Bend the Arc Statement on Jersey City Shooting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 11, 2019

CONTACT: Elliot Levy,, 202-800-7409


New York – Following the devastating shooting at a kosher grocery in Jersey City on Tuesday, Stosh Cotler, CEO of Bend the Arc: Jewish Action, released the following statement:

“We are heartbroken by yesterday’s tragic shooting at a kosher market in Jersey City. We once again join together with our Jewish community across the country in mourning for the victims as we experience another unspeakable act of antisemitic violence.

“While we wait to fully understand the motives of the shooters, we know that we cannot allow this kind of violence to become further mainstreamed. We will continue organizing for an end to hatred, bigotry and violence against our Jewish community and all people.

“We also call on Jewish communal institutions and spaces to be mindful of how their responses to violence can be dangerous or unwelcoming to Jews of color. We reaffirm our vision of an American Jewish community that is fully inclusive of Jews of all races and ethnicities, and we remain in steadfast solidarity with our allies to build a multiracial democracy where all of us can live, love and thrive.”