Shliach Presents Antisemitism Report at Kentucky Capitol

Republicans and Democrats from the Kentucky State Senate and House joined the Kentucky Jewish Council led by Rabbi Shlomo Litvin for an in-depth report on antisemitism in the state over 2022.

Kentucky House Republican Leadership, Republicans and Democrats from the State Senate, and staff from the offices of Governors Andy Beshear and Attorney General Daniel Cameron joined the Kentucky Jewish Council for an in-depth report on Antisemitism in Kentucky over 2022.

The report released by the Kentucky Jewish Council, the leading Jewish voice and advocate for the Jewish community in Frankfort and across the Commonwealth detailed over 30 serious incidents of antisemitism over the last year, including threats and acts of violence.

In 2021, Kentucky became the first US State to adopt the International Holocaust Alliances’ Definition of Antisemitism, the Jewish community’s accepted definition of the term.

“The sheer range of incidents, from Left and Right, Louisville and Lexington, White Supremacists, and the Black Hebrew Israelite Hate Cult, is deeply concerning,” said Rabbi Shlomo Litvin, Chairman of the Kentucky Jewish Council. “We have seen antisemitism in the Media, on college campuses, and even in the attempted assassination of a Jewish Mayoral candidate in Louisville.” 

“I am gratified to see broad representation from both parties, both chambers, and the Governor and Attorney General” said Litvin. “The Lubavitcher Rebbe said that in the United States: ‘It is the role of government to uplift segments of society, and thereby ensure the flourishing of the whole’. I am glad to see that spirit alive in Kentucky, as we continue to face this critical issue.”

The presentation was also attended by the office of Faith-Based Initiatives, The Capitol Commission On Race, and Jewish Leaders from across Kentucky. The Kentucky Jewish Council has offered further appointments to legislators who were unable to attend. The full Report is Available on the Kentucky Jewish Councils Website at

The KJC is the leading statewide voice and advocate for the Kentucky Jewish community, committed to representing and defending the Jewish community across the Commonwealth.

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