More than 2,100 acts of assault, vandalism and harassment were reported last year, according to the ADL, which has been tracking these incidents since 1979.
“This was a year of unprecedented antisemitic activity, a time when many Jewish communities across the country had direct encounters with hate,” said ADL CEO Jonathan A. Greenblatt. “We are committed to fighting back against this rising tide of hate and will double down on our work with elected leaders, schools, and communities to end the cycle of hatred.”
More than 230 incidents targeting Jewish synagogues and community centers were recorded, including three major attacks:
Poway Mayor Steve Vaus said at the time that the congregation was targeted by “someone with hate in their heart … towards our Jewish community and that just will not stand.”
“Please stand up and stop this hatred,” said Neumann’s daughter, Nicky Kohen, said in December. “It cannot keep going on. We want our kids to go to school and feel safe. We want to go to our synagogues and feel safe. We want to go to groceries and malls and feel safe.”
Overall, five deaths linked to antisemitic violence were reported and 91 people suffered from physical assaults, according to the ADL release.
There were six antisemitic incidents per day on average in the US, the release said.
Every state but Alaska and Hawaii reported incidents, with the highest numbers in New York, New Jersey, California, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. More than half of the reported assaults occurring in New York City, the release said, and 25 happened in Brooklyn alone.