As the members of the Pacifica Institute, we were deeply saddened and disturbed by the news of the recent bomb threats to Jewish Centers in the Bay Area and across the nation. We want to emphasize now more than ever that we stand together with our Jewish brothers and sisters to actively oppose any form and any level of intimidation, violence, and discrimination. These hate crimes not only target the Bay Area Jewish communities, but also attack the basic human values and ideals that bind us all. As part of the multi-cultural and multi-religious society, we strongly feel that it is our duty to maintain peace and love and to become advocates for building bridges. We stand firm with our Jewish friends!