Montclair Mayor Robert Jackson announced a meeting between Township Jewish and the African-American Communities. Jackson writes:
I am pleased to announce that Rabbis and African-American Clergy from greater Montclair will meet in the next 48 hours to address the relationship between the Jewish and African-American communities. I cannot overstate how much these leaders have committed to addressing the incendiary cloud hanging over our community at the moment.
Heinous incidents nationwide, and in Jersey City and Monsey in particular, shocked and sickened all of us. However, recent developments have made it abundantly clear that there is much work to be done, even in our beloved Montclair.
Hate, bigotry, racism, anti-Semitism, and intolerance have no place anywhere and particularly in our community and as a community we will work tirelessly to ensure that they are addressed head-on and rooted out.
Please keep these leaders, the meeting, and our community in your thoughts and prayers and let’s be ready to commit ourselves to affirming the best Montclair, the Montclair of our dreams.
Mayor Jackson’s announcement comes In response to this:
Montclair Rabbi Calls Out NJ Association of Black Educators President For Publicly Criticizing Hasidic Jews at 4th Ward Meeting