Rally for unity against anti-Semitism this Sunday

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Queens Stands Together, a newly formed coalition of local civic organizations and community leaders is calling on Queens residents to stand together against anti-Semitism at a rally in Forest Hills this Sunday, Jan. 12.

Friends, neighbors, community leaders and elected officials from across the borough are expected to gather in MacDonald Park at 12 p.m. (at the intersection of Queens Boulevard & 70th Road) and show their solidarity with Jewish New Yorkers, who have been the target of a recent wave of attacks from the Hanukkah stabbings at a rabbi’s home in Monsey to ongoing anti-semitic incidents in Brooklyn.

The upcoming Queens Unity Rally Against Anti-Semitism follows a citywide march last weekend, on which tens of thousands traversed the Brooklyn Bridge from Lower Manhattan in support of the Jewish community. City and State leaders (see more detailed stories on response from Governor Cuomo and Mayor De Blasio written by The Queens Ledger’s Benjamin Fang) are addressing the situation with increased security in Jewish neighborhoods.

“Anti-Semitism has no home in Queens,” said Ethan Felder, founder of Queens Stands together and one of the organizers for Sunday’s rally, in a statement. “It is urgent for our communities to rise up against this form of racism in all its complex and varied manifestations.”

 

Co-Sponsoring Organizations:

  • Bukharian Jewish Community Center of Forest Hills
  • Reform Temple of Forest Hills
  • Malkut: A Progressive Spiritual Community of Western Queens
  • Forest Hills Jewish Center
  • South Asian Fund for Education Scholarship and Training
  • Sadhana: A Coalition of Progressive Hindus

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