The surge was marked by deadly attacks on Jews in California, New Jersey and New York last year.
The World Jewish Congress, the Anti-Defamation League and several other American Jewish groups praised the order, but more liberal-leaning groups were critical.
The president's comments at the Israeli American Council summit were called "vile and bigoted."
One year after the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, some Jews said they’ve downplayed their religious identity in public.
During the Days of Awe -- the Jewish calendar's holiest season -- progressive Jews are advocating for the rights of undocumented immigrants.
The president mentioned the founder of Ford Motor Co., who frequently used his platform to spread anti-Semitic messages across the country and the world.
His claim that Democrat-leaning Jewish Americans are 'disloyal' is outright anti-Semitic, the ADL says.
Michael Steele warned that the president’s claim that Jewish Americans who vote for Democrats are disloyal is “just the warmup.”
The Vermont senator and 2020 presidential candidate said, "I am a proud Jewish person and I have no concerns about voting Democratic."
“We chose our traditional day of mourning to be sad together. But we also wanted to share our anger," said the CEO of the National Council of Jewish Women.