We wanted to share with you last night’s rally at Beth Emeth. We had over 600 people there – young and old, Israelis, Americans, an Ethiopian Jew who is studying at the university, chabad and unaffiliated – almost all in red. It was so moving and powerful! We had nearly ALL of the Rabbis in the community come together on the bimah to offer the Prayer for Israel. Unprecedented!
Below is a video which will give you a sense of the rally.
Malka Evan, Chair of Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York, was the master of ceremonies. Hank Greenberg gave one of the most unbelievable speeches I have ever heard. He begins at about 13:30 on here.
A proclamation by Mayor Gerald D. Jennings declaring November 20, 2012 as “Stand With Israel Day” was read.
Please understand we as a whole community are rallying behind the region and hold everyone in our constant thoughts.
Director, Community Coalition for Jewish Education