Jewish Federation Invites The Community To "Stand In Solidarity With Israel"

Monday, July 28, 2014

The Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga along with B’nai Zion Congregation, Mizpah Congregation and Chabad of Chattanooga, invite the community to a Stand in Solidarity with Israel event on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Waterhouse Pavilion at Miller Plaza. The event is open to the greater Chattanooga community. 

Several community and clergy members, both Jewish and Christian, will speak about Israel from their various perspectives. Additionally, the Deputy Consul General to Israel from the Southeast United States, Ron Brummer, will be in attendance and give remarks. The event will conclude with a prayer for peace, a prayer for Israel and the singing of Hatikvah, Israel’s National Anthem (The Hope). 

July 30 is a significant date for this Israel Solidarity event as it is the Shloshim, or the thirtieth day since burial of the three Israeli teenagers that were murdered in Israel - Gil-Ad Shaer, Naftali Fraenkel, and Eyal Yifrah. Additionally, there will be a time of remembrance for all victims who have been killed in the recent war in Israel and Gaza, including Mohammed Abu Kheidar the Arab youth murdered in Israel. At a later date, four trees will be planted at the Jewish Cultural Center in Chattanooga.


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