On Thursday, February 15, Mayor Ron Belmont of the Town/Village of Harrison joined forces with mayors throughout the United States and Europe by signing onto the AJC’s (American Jewish Committee’s) Mayors United Against Anti-Semitism campaign. Launched in 2015, the initiative was developed to address the alarming spread of anti-Semitism throughout the world.
Recognizing the unique position mayors and local officials have, the AJC is committed to enlisting the support of these elected officials to create tolerant and inclusive communities. To date, over 350 mayors and municipal leaders in the United States and 200 European mayors have joined the initiative and the list continues to grow. By adding his name to the list, Mayor Belmont is pledging to advance respectful coexistence and affirming that anti-Semitism has no place in Harrison.
Clergy, staff and lay leaders from Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester, 2125 Westchester Avenue, Rye, brought this campaign to Mayor Belmont's attention. "This is about standing up for what is right," said Rabbi Howard Goldsmith. "In this age of divisiveness when lines of civil discourse are blurred all too often, Mayor Belmont has staked out an important position for the Town/Village of Harrison. We are proud to partner with him and all of Harrison on this vital issue."