Together Against Hate Presented by the JCA and First Coast YMCA

In a shared vision to unify our community, the Jewish Community Alliance (JCA) and First Coast YMCA are proud to announce the second year of our Together Against Hate partnership program. Our work continues this year as we build a more inclusive Northeast Florida through educational events.

Speaker Series Events:

September 2024

Embracing Immigrants and Refugees

Learn the basics of immigration and the contributions to the social fabric of our country.

October 2024

Nurturing the Muslim and Jewish Relationship through Sevap/Mitzvah

Discover the work being done in our community that has the power to repair the world one social impact at a time.

November 2024

Civil Discourse

Learn how to discuss matters of public concern in a manner that seeks to expand knowledge and promote understanding.

December 2024

Military Community: Unique Barriers and Challenges

Learn from community resource providers about the unique barriers and challenges facing our active duty, reserves, guard & veteran community.

January 2025

United Against Hate: Identifying, Reporting and Preventing Hate Crimes

The U.S. States Attorney’s office will share information on how to address the rising hate crimes happening across our country.


The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) joins us to discuss the rise of Jew-hatred and what is being done to initiate change.

February 2025

Racing Against Hate 5K Run/Walk 

A visual display of unity where hundreds of neighbors will gather to race against hate.

March 2025

Derek Black: The Klansman’s Son

Derek Black joins us to share their astonishing memoir of a childhood built on fear, growing up as the son of the Grand Wizard of the Klu Klux Klan (KKK), and how he broke free from this community of hate.