Community-wide Prayer Vigil for the Victims of the Attack on the Tel Aviv LGBT Jewish Youth Group
Aug 5, 2009 - 7:00 pm
57 Bethune St
Last Saturday night, an unknown assailant opened fire on a meeting of a gay and lesbian youth group in Tel Aviv, killing three people and injuring fifteen. This Wednesday, New York responds. Please join us for a community-wide memorial service as we stand in solidarity with the victims of this vicious attack and demand equality for LGBT people everywhere.
Speakers include Congressman Jerrold Nadler, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum, Nehirim director Jay Michaelson, and others.
The service will also include the traditional reading of tehillim (psalms) and a candlelight vigil. Sponsors (still in formation) include Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, the New Israel Fund, Nehirim: GLBT Jewish Culture & Spirituality, JQYouth, the JCC in Manhattan, The Arcus Foundation and Keshet.
Wednesday, August 5, 7pm, Congregation Beit Simchat Torah
57 Bethune Street, New York, NY
Bank Street Plaza
For more information, please contact Katie Naughton at firstname.lastname@example.org .