Providence, RI – The Providence Police are investigating an antisemitic note left at the reception area of the Brown-Rhode Island School of Design Hillel Center Sunday.
In a letter to the Hillel community, Rabbi Josh Bolton said staff alerted both the on-campus police and the Providence Police.
“I personally came to campus and met with detectives who opened an investigation into the incident. The investigation remains ongoing,” Rabbi Bolton wrote.
Public safety officers, he said, determined that there was no current threat to Jewish students on campus. Hillel opened its doors Monday at 9:00 am. “While BRH takes any expression of antisemitism very seriously, we will not allow an incident like this to divert our focus from our core mission of building a flourishing Jewish community, and supporting the growth of Jewish students on College Hill,” Rabbi Bolton wrote.
Brown released the following statement:
“Any act of religious intolerance, including antisemitism, is entirely unacceptable and a direct affront to the ideals of inclusion and sense of belonging that are essential to the Brown community. We remain resolved in our collective, campus-wide effort to ensure a community where all individuals feel safe and valued and where the value of religious tolerance is upheld.”