A Stand Against Hate

In response to racially divisive, violent events over the past few weeks, the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation (DJCF) granted $25,000 to five organizations that make a conscious difference in the community – the Dallas Holocaust Museum, Anti-Defamation League, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Catholic Charities – Refugee and Resettlement Department and Cathedral of Hope. “There is something very serious and frightening going on. Anytime you can see in an American city where the KKK, neo-Nazis and white supremacists are marching, we should be concerned,” Meyer Bodoff, President/CEO said. “People of goodwill should not sit back and ignore that. We better be prepared and come together to fight it. Unfortunately the ground that we come together is the place where the haters hate all of us. They don’t make exceptions.

At the recent press conference for the grants presentation Rusty Cooper, Chairman of the Board, opened the program.  “It is with bittersweet emotions that we come together this morning. Sadness that in our country there is a rising level of hate that is spreading like a virus and many people are afraid to call it what it is. Abraham Lincoln told us that silence in the face of evil makes cowards of men. And yet the other side of the coin are the five organizations that we honor today. Organizations committed to standing up and not being silent.”

Along with representatives from each beneficiary, DJCF trustees Howard Cohen and David Eisenberg were also in attendance.  Dignitaries included in the audience were Holocaust Survivor and Korean War veteran Max Glauben and his wife Freida, as well as World War II veteran Leon Rubenstein.

“It was an honor to stand with representatives of these organizations and to support their vital work,” Meyer Bodoff, President/CEO said. “We believe in the basic right of every human being to be treated with dignity and respect. Those who carry messages of hate and racism are not welcome in our community. We have learned the awful lessons of history when people of good will remain silent. That will not happen in Dallas today.”

Testimonials

The Dallas Jewish Community Foundation continues to be very helpful in working together to meet the various philanthropic goals and desires that many of my clients have. Meyer Bodoff and his staff are very professional and continue to adapt…
Scott R. Cohen - Waldman Bros, CFP®, CFS®, CAP®
I have the privilege to serve as Chair of Create A Jewish Legacy, the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation's endowment and bequest initiative. That gives me the chance to collaborate with community partners and their donors to ask their const…
Stuart Prescott - Marsh & McLennan Agency Known Locally as Prescott Pailet Benefits
Our family philanthropic fund with the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, which we established approximately 5 years ago, has provided us with the ability to plan and organize our charitable giving. First, it has allowed us to contribute t…
Dr. Harlan and Hannah Kay Pollock
The Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, particularly under the leadership of Meyer Bodoff, continues to stand out among community organizations. Most nonprofits, focus on the "how" or "way" donors can give. In my experience with Meyer and…
Todd S. Healy, MSW, CLU, ChFC, AEP - Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy, HealyPartners
We have enjoyed a terrific long-standing relationship with the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation. Professionals and families need a trusted partner, not just one with the knowledge and skills to get the job done, but one with a "heart". …
Lenny Krasnow - M.B. & Edna Zale Foundation
My experiences with the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation as a practicing CPA as well as a lay volunteer have been very fulfilling. In my professional dealings with the Foundation staff, they exhibit a high degree of professionalism and r…
Sandy Kaufman - Stanford Kaufman & Associates
My experiences with The Dallas Jewish Community Foundation have only been positive. Meyer Bodoff and his staff may be the most compassionate and capable group of people assembled in the field of philanthropy in Dallas, TX. They never fail…
M. Alan Alspaugh, CLU, CAP® - Eagle Strategies, LLC
Our relationship with Dallas Jewish Community Foundation goes all the way back to its formation as a separate entity in 1999. We are very proud of this relationship and continue to enjoy watching the Foundation grow in size and stature as …
David Rosenberg - Thompson & Knight LLP
As an attorney (and CPA) who often represents families involved with complex tax and estate matters relating to wealth preservation and transfer strategies, it is reassuring to know that the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation is available a…
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