Council issues Jewish American Heritage Month proclamation

On Monday, May 16, Mayor Teddy Gray King and the Piedmont City Council issued a proclamation recognizing May as Jewish American Heritage Month, noting among other things, that Jewish Americans have increasingly experienced antisemitism, and that Piedmonters share an obligation to combat this and to include Jewish Americans in all facets of civic life. 

The Anti-Defamation League said in late April that antisemitic incidents reached an all-time high in the United States in 2021, “with a total of 2,717 incidents of assault, harassment and vandalism reported to ADL (the Anti-Defamation League). This represents the highest number of incidents on record since ADL began tracking antisemitic incidents in 1979 – an average of more than seven incidents per day and a 34 percent increase year over year.”

Sara Kaplan with her daughter, 7 month old Maya and Mayor Teddy Gray King, who attended to meeting representing the Jewish community.

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