Hate crimes against Jews and others are rising at alarming rates. Meanwhile, antisemitic comments are widespread on social media. These trends are sadly prevalent in South Florida and communities across the globe. 

2 in 3 religious hate crimes are against Jewish people who make up just 2% of the U.S. population.1

Nearly 500 antisemitic acts of harassment and assaults have taken place at Jewish institutions in Florida since 2018.2

61% of Floridians aged 18-39 did not know that 6 million Jewish people were killed in the Holocaust.3

our impact

Through your dedicated support, we are advocating to legislators, educating on how to stand up to antisemitism, and strengthen security so people can safely take part in Jewish life.

Block 1

awarded to Federation, local synagogues and Jewish organizations to support security, training, equipment and resources at centers of Jewish life.4

Block 2

participated in our Jewish Community Relations Council’s (JCRC) Antisemitism Today, workshop which helps community members identify and combat the many forms of antisemitism.5

Block 3

had the opportunity to meet with a Holocaust survivor as part of a collaboration between our JCRC and Palm Beach County school district to strengthen Holocaust education.5



“Federation has empowered me to advocate against and combat antisemitism and bigotry, create a more inclusive community, and enhance the relationships between the Jewish community and other faiths.”
– Ilan Kaufer


Carson Nightwine

Director of Community Security

Carson’s top priority is ensuring the safety and security of the Jewish community.

Click here to learn more about Carson.


  1. FBI Hate Crimes Data, 2020
  2. ADL Audit of Antisemitic Incidents, 2021
  3. Claims Conference: 50 State Survey on Holocaust Knowledge of American Millennials and Gen Z Reveals Shocking Results
  4. Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, J-Secure Impact Data Report
  5. Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, Jewish Community Relations Council