Jewish Federation of Ulster County establishes anti-Semitism incident hotline
The Daily Freeman is reporting in response to a recent increase in reported anti-Semitic incidents, the Jewish Federation of Ulster County has launched a hotline for reporting such incidents. The federation has announced all calls to the hotline will be monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week and reports received “will be verified and referred to appropriate authorities, including law enforcement agencies when appropriate.” In a press release, the federation’s president, Rondavid Gold, and its executive director, David Drimer, said the organization has created the Ulster County Anti-Semitism Hotline on its website, UCJF [dot] org, where victims of, or witnesses to, anti-Semitic acts can report them to the Ulster County Federation by calling (845) 859-9858 or filling out an interactive form on the website. The federation will also evaluate potential legal action, engage government agencies and coordinate with news media, if applicable, in response to subsequently reported incidents. If callers wish to remain anonymous, their identities will not be divulged to third parties. The first response to a violent or threatening anti-Semitic incident is to immediately call local law enforcement, the organization advised. Read the full story in the Daily Freeman.