Committed to the idea that each person is created in the Divine Image, we, the undersigned Rye, Port Chester, Harrison, and Rye Brook religious leaders stand united against the recent spate of anti-Semitic acts carried out locally and around the nation.


Harassment through bomb-threats to Jewish Community Centers, intimidation through swastika graffiti, and the horrifying desecration of Jewish cemeteries all run counter to the religious values that we all share. We commit to remaining vigilant in opposing anti-Semitism and all forms of discrimination, prejudice and intimidation against any of God’s children.


Rather than succumb to fear, rather than close ourselves off, we will continue to build bridges of cooperation, understanding, and holiness among our congregations and all people of goodwill. In doing so, we will demonstrate to the world that Westchester County remains a place that, in the words of President George Washington, “gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance.”


Rev. Hilario Albert

St. Peter’s Episcopal, Port Chester 


Rabbi Jaymee Alpert

Congregation Kneses Tifereth Israel, Port Chester


Fr. Patrick Angelucci SDB

Corpus Christi — Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, Port Chester


The Rev. Dorothée R. Caulfield

Christ’s Episcopal Church, Rye 


Cantor Melanie Cooperman

Community Synagogue of Rye 


Rev. Monsignor Donald M. Dwyer

Church of the Resurrection, Rye 


Rev. Robert D. Flanagan

Christ’s Episcopal Church, Rye


Rabbi Leora Frankel

Community Synagogue of Rye


Rabbi Howard J. Goldsmith

Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester, Rye


Rabbi Daniel Gropper

Community Synagogue of Rye


Fr. Richard Guarnerie

St. Gregory the Great of Harrison



Rabbi Eytan Hammerman

Jewish Community Center of Harrison 


The Rev. Dr. Craig Higgins, Senior Pastor

Trinity Presbyterian Church, Rye


The Rev. Sanford A. Key

Christ’s Episcopal Church, Rye


The Rev. Daniel Love

Rye Presbyterian Church


The Rev. Steve Magneson, Associate Pastor

Trinity Presbyterian Church, Rye


The Rev. Dr. John Miller

Rye Presbyterian Church


Pastor Jim O’Hanlon

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Rye Brook


The Rev. Kristin Saylor

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Port Chester


Cantor Alexis K. Sklar

Congregation Kneses Tifereth Israel, Port Chester


Cantor Meredith Stone

Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester, Rye


Father Elias G. Villis

The Greek Orthodox Church of Our Saviour, Rye





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