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According to a new report released earlier this week by a national coalition aimed at addressing anti-Asian discrimination amid the pandemic, there have been a recorded 3,795 anti-Asian hate incidents between March 19, 2020 and February 28, 2021. More than 500 of the hate-related incidents occurred just this year. 

As we approach Passover, a season dedicated to moving our world from all forms of enslavement towards freedom and opportunity, we want our Koreatown neighbors and the entire Wilshire Boulevard Temple family to know that the Karsh Family Social Service Center and Wilshire Boulevard Temple are dedicated to supporting and caring for our AAPI (Asian American & Pacific Islander) friends, Temple members, Temple and school staff, clients, and partners.

The Jewish people know all too well the destructive forces of discrimination and ignorance.  Our most sacred text, the Torah, implores us to "love our neighbors as ourselves."   We want everyone in the AAPI community to know our arms are open to you with love and support. 

Lila Guirguis, Executive Director
Karsh Family Social Service Center
at Wilshire Boulevard Temple

The Clergy, Staff, and Trustees of
Wilshire Boulevard Temple