UMass Hillel is disheartened by the discovery of five swastikas on the Fine Arts Center yesterday. Swastikas are symbols of hatred and violence towards Jews and others and have no place at UMass or anywhere. We denounce anti-Semitism and remain committed to cultivating a campus community where Hate Has no Home. Now is a time to reaffirm the Jewish value that every person has inherent worth and to deepen our commitment to build a world of dignity, respect, tolerance and goodness.
UMass Hillel is here for students. We are holding several opportunities for anyone who wants to talk and be in community. Please check the UMass Hillel Facebook page for details. Students, please don't hesitate to reach out if you are upset and want a listening ear. Know we are always here for you.