The JCRC protects the Jewish community and the rights of Jews everywhere, monitoring and responding to antisemitic activity and promoting tolerance. Below are resources for reporting and monitoring antisemitism provided by the JCRC.

If you have any questions regarding these resources, contact JCRC via the contact form.

Recent Antisemitism Audits
Updated 6/18/24

2023 Audit of Antisemitic incidents
Press Release for 2023 Antisemitism Audit

How to Report Antisemitism

To report an antisemitic incident, fill out this form. Any information you send to the Jewish Community Relations Council is Strictly Confidential.

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Guidelines for Reporting Incidents

What is Considered Antisemitic Activity?

Antisemitic activity includes overt acts of expressions of anti-Jewish bigotry and hostility. Many incidents are not crimes. Activity can generally be categorized as follows:

  • Expression – Written or verbal communication by groups or individuals, including public, elected, or religious figures. Includes publicly or privately directed letters, phone conversations, articles, speeches, e-mail, or other online communication
  • Vandalism – Desecration, vandalism, or other criminal activity against property
  • Harassment, Threats, and Assaults – Directed at individuals or institutions
  • Discrimination – Employment, education, housing, or organizational membership
  • Hate Group Activity – Rallies, recruitment, or other activities organized or sponsored by groups such as the Ku Klux Klan, Skinhead, or other White Supremacist groups

These are not exhaustive or exclusive. We encourage you to report all incidents.
Please submit original documents, recordings, transcriptions of conversations, police reports, photographs, flyers, etc., to verify or substantiate reports.

How Does the JCRC Use the Information?

  • The professional staff attempts to verify or corroborate all incidents.
  • We respect all requests for anonymity and/or confidentiality by those reporting incidents.
  • We refrain from publishing or otherwise making available the names of individual victims or perpetrators. This policy may exclude public figures or comments made in the public domain.
  • The JCRC may intervene or provide follow-up on reported incidents, but only in conjunction with the reporting party. This is done on a case-by-case basis.
  • Based on reported incidents, the JCRC prepares and distributes an annual audit of antisemitic incidents to local Jewish organizations, agencies and synagogues, local media and national organizations, as deemed appropriate.
  • The information is used to develop educational and outreach programming.

How We Counter Antisemitism

  • Direct work of JCRC with schools, leaders, and institutions in response to incidents.
  • JCRC is bringing ADL’s Words to Action programs to local youth and their parents. The training, previously known as Confronting Antisemitism, will reach youth from four local synagogues and also BBYO-Wisconsin this spring. This programming will include sessions for parents. We are working to share this with the community so that they can participate.
  • Hours Against Hate (HAH) proactively works with schools.
    HAH is continuing to fund work that builds bridges, including funding books about diversity for school libraries.
  • Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center and Jewish Museum Milwaukee, both programs of Milwaukee Jewish Federation, serve many thousands of students and other community members.
  • Jewish Family Services, a partner agency, is hiring a victim advocate for victims of antisemitism.
  • Ongoing relationship-building and government affairs are all focused on defending Jews, individually and collectively.