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A Statement Regarding Anti-semitism at The Lovett School

08/24/2017 04:42:21 PM

Aug24

Temple Sinai Clergy

The Temple Sinai clergy were informed on August 13 about an incident classified by the ADL as an act of anti-Semitism involving students who attend The Lovett School at an off-site party. We believe that anti-Semitism thrives in a climate of fear and ignorance and, on behalf of the congregation, condemn the action as an expression of bigotry and contempt.

We have been in communication with several parents who have addressed this issue with the school administration and who were heartened by their apologetic and empathetic response. We, too, are satisfied that the school is taking the necessary steps to address this matter, extending appropriate disciplinary action, reaching out to all Jewish students and faculty, and also connecting with Rabbi Peter Berg at The Temple for additional counsel and support. Our hope is that the students who were involved in this incident will understand and better appreciate the insensitivity of their actions.

Our clergy and educational staff are available should parents desire resources or support in discussing this and similar incidents with children.

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