Governor Andrew Cuomo is calling on the State Police to launch an investigation into a report that several headstones were toppled at a Jewish cemetery in Rochester this week.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia says the noon rally Thursday is meant to "restore a sense of security and peace to our community".
Dragon said, "For him to make a statement like he did and for him to say that this isn't acceptable is incredibly important for the Jewish community to hear right now because NY has been a target".
Hundreds of people gathered on Independence Mall for a Stand Against Hate rally on Thursday, in a show of support for Philadelphia's Jewish community.
Numerous people from all faiths attended the rally to show solidarity to the Jewish community in the wake of the threats.
In the past month, Jewish day schools, community centers and synagogues have been targeted by more than 180 bomb threats.
Gov. Tom Wolf requested the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate a string of threats and vandalism in Pennsylvania against Jewish institutions as hate crimes. They will fail in their attempts to instill fear in all of us.
"I am interested in using this vantage point to look at the world in a way we wouldn't otherwise", he said.
Rochester's local Democrat & Chronicle reported in an interview with the non-profit's president, Michael Phillips, that he doesn't want to, "label it (the vandalism) anti-Semitism".
They say here in the Dolyestown area speciffically the KKK has been spreading hate literature.