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Known Antisemite Jon Minadeo II Holds Antisemitic Rally Outside Orland Area JCC

On Thursday, May 6, an antisemitic group called the Goyim Defense League, led by Jon Minadeo II, stood across the street from The Roth Family JCC with signs to protest against the Holocaust Center, according The Jewish Federation CEO, Keith Dvorchik.

This group is a loose network of individuals organized by six people and founded in California, spews their contempt for Jewish people in California, Colorado, Florida and New York. They share their antisemitism by way of the Internet, propaganda distributions and street protests.

Dvorchik issued a statement through email that the JCC security staff were aware of their presence in Florida and were prepared for any arrival. Dvorchik was notified by law enforcement in advance and the group was denied entry to the JCC property but stood across the street from the JCC on Maitland Ave. and had signs posted on Maitland Blvd.

Campus Security Director Jake Silverman, JCC security guard “Mr. Mike,” the Maitland Police Department and Orange County Sheriff’s Office made sure the campus remained secure during their protest.

Silverman, law enforcement and the Secure Community Network will continue to monitor the situation and provide additional support to the campus if necessary.

Because of everyone’s quick response, activities at the JCC were able to continue.