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Reconstructing Judaism and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association have signed on to an open letter to Elon Musk alongside 100+ Jewish organizations denouncing antisemitism on Twitter. Numerous racists and bigots who had been banned from the social media platform have been reinstated since Musk took over.  See the letter below:

Dear Mr. Musk,

We write as Jewish organizations concerned about the proliferation of hate speech on Twitter, including antisemitism, and to strongly urge you to act swiftly to address it. Both reports and our own experiences demonstrate an increase in antisemitic and white supremacist posts and images on the platform. The recent disbanding of the Trust and Safety advisory group compounds our concern.

A commitment to principles of free speech does not preclude shunning those who traffic in hate. Everyone is entitled to speak, however they are not entitled to a global megaphone to make their vitriol heard. Twitter can be a place for a robust exchange of ideas while refusing to amplify voices that attack others because of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability.

We are equally concerned by several of your own posts that suggest sympathy for white supremacists. This includes your tweets of a photo of a Nazi soldier and Pepe the Frog, which has become a popular meme among the alt-right. No matter your intent, we unequivocally condemn anything that affirms those who espouse hate, including against Jews. History and recent experience demonstrate that online hate inspires real life violence. Perpetrators of the Tree of Life massacre in Squirrel Hill, PA, the Poway, CA synagogue attack, and the hostage taking at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, TX, among others, were all motivated to violence by the online communities of which they were a part.

Twitter has shown that it can be a force for good in the world. To continue to be so requires your intentional leadership and unequivocal rejection of antisemitism and all forms of hate. As Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel famously said, “The opposite of good is not evil; the opposite of good is indifference.” Do not be indifferent to antisemitism spread on the platform you own. We urge you to immediately take meaningful, quantifiable steps to reduce hate on Twitter.


Natick, MA

21C Ethics
New York, NY

A Way In
Philadelphia, PA

Agudath Sholom Congregation
Lynchburg, VA

Albert Einstein Academy
Chandler, AZ

ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal
Philadelphia, PA

Am Shalom
Glencoe, IL

New York, NY

American Conference of Cantors
Schaumburg, IL

American Jewish World Service (AJWS)
New York, NY

Americans for Peace Now
Washington, DC

Association of Reform Jewish Educators
New York, NY

Avodah New York
New York

B’nai Israel
Rochester, MN

Bend the Arc: Jewish Action
New York, NY

Beth Chai – the Jewish Humanist Congregation of Greater Washington
Bethesda, MD

Beth David Reform Congregation
Gladwyne, PA

Beth El Hebrew Congregation
Alexandria, VA

Beth Emet the Free Synagogue
Evanston, IL

Carolina Jews for Justice
North Carolina, NC

Central Conference of American Rabbis
New York, NY

Chicago Jewish Labor Committee
Chicago, IL

Coastal Roots Farm
Encinitas, CA

Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism
Washington, DC

Congregation Beth Am
Tampa, FL

Congregation Beth Emeth
Albany, NY

Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek
Chester, CT

Congregation Beth Tikvah
Worthington, OH

Congregation Beth Torah
Richardson, TX

Congregation Brith Sholem
Ogden, UT

Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun
Milwaukee, WI

Congregation Gates of Heaven
Schenectady, NY

Congregation Rodeph Shalom
Philadelphia, PA

Congregation Sha’aray Shalom
Hingham, MA

Congregation Shaarai Shomayim
Lancaster, PA

Congregation Shalom of San Antonio
San Antonio, TX

Democratic Jewish Outreach PA
Ft. Washington, PA

Early Childhood Educators of Reform Judaism
Phoenix, AZ

East End Temple
New York, NY

Greenwich Reform Synagogue
Greenwich, CT

Silver Spring, MD

J Street
Washington, DC

Jewish Community Action
Saint Paul, MN

Jewish Community Relations Council of Milwaukee Jewish Federation
Milwaukee, WI

Jewish Council for Public Affairs
New York, NY

Jewish Emergent Network
Los Angeles, CA

Jewish Labor Committee
New York, NY

Jewish Multiracial Network
Oakland, CA

Jewish Voice for Peace New Haven
New Haven, CT

Jewish Women International
Washington, DC

Jewish World Watch
Encino, CA

Jews for Justice-Texas
Hurst, TX

Jews of NorEast Tarrant County
Grapevine, TX

JOFA: Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance
New York, NY

Kesher Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA


New York, NY

Makom Shelanu Congregation
Ft. Worth, TX

MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger
Los Angeles, CA

Men of Reform Judaism
New York, NY

National Association for Temple Administration

National Council of Jewish Women – Long Beach
Long Beach, CA

National Council of Jewish Women – San Antonio
San Antonio, TX

New Jersey Jewish Labor Committee
Cranford, NJ

New York Jewish Agenda
New York, NY

NFTY – The Reform Jewish Youth Movement
New York, NY

Politics with Dana and Steve
Highland Park, IL

Program and Engagement Professionals of Reform Judaism

Rabbinical Assembly
New York, NY


Reconstructing Judaism
Philadelphia, PA

Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association
Wyncote, PA

Reform Jewish Community of Canada

Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
Washington, DC

New York, NY

Shir Ami Congregation
Newtown, PA

Sinai Temple
Champaign, IL

Society for Humanistic Judaism
Farmington Hills, MI

Temple Beth Am
Pinecrest, FL

Temple Beth Ami
Rockville, MD

Temple Beth El
Aptos, CA

Temple Beth Or Tikkun Olam Committee
Raleigh, NC

Temple Beth Torah
Wellington, FL

Temple Beth-El
South Bend, IN

Temple B’nai Israel
Kalamazoo, MI

Temple Emanuel
Kensington, MD

Temple Israel
Columbus, OH

Temple Israel of Hollywood
Los Angeles, CA

Temple Israel of Long Beach
Los Alamitos, CA

Temple Judea
Coral Gables, FL

Temple Micah
Washington, DC

Temple Rodef Shalom
Falls Church, VA

Temple Shaaray Tefila
Bedford Corners, NY

Temple Shaaray Tefila
New York, NY

Temple Shalom
Chevy Chase, MD

Temple Sholom
Chicago, IL

Temple Sinai
Sharon, MA

Texas Jews for Justice
Ft. Worth, TX

The Den Collective
Greater Washington Area, DC/MD/ NoVA

The Temple
Louisville, KY

The Temple, Congregation Bnai Jehudah
Overland Park, KS

The Workers Circle
New York, NY

T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights
New York, NY

Union for Reform Judaism
New York, NY

Valley Beit Midrash
Scottsdale, AZ

Washington Hebrew Congregation
Washington, DC

Women of Reform Judaism
New York, NY

Women’s Rabbinic Network
New York, NY

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