The Charlottesville protesters claimed they marched to defend Confederate memorials, but much of their venom was directed at Jews. NPR’s Tom Gjelten reports on how that hate speech and vitriol is driving many Americans to donate to organizations that fight anti-Semitism.
TOM GJELTEN, BYLINE: Jewish community centers were founded to serve the Jewish immigrant population. Today, many of them serve anyone who comes in. Michael Feinstein directs the JCC in Bethesda, Md.
MICHAEL FEINSTEIN: We’re still probably 85 percent Jewish, but I’ve been noticing more and more non-Jewish members coming in and using our fitness center. We have non-Jewish families coming to our preschool. And we have many non-Jewish families in our day camp as well.