Solidarity Vigil for Victims of Antisemitism & Racism


Join us this Sunday at 6pm in Dupont Circle to mourn 13 lives lost to white supremacy this week and to commit to build towards collective liberation.

During Shabbat morning prayers on Saturday, October 27, a white gunman walked into the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA and killed eleven people, who were members of Tree of Life Synagogue as well as Dor Hadash and New Light congregations. The Wednesday prior - and to shamefully less attention and collective mourning among many of our communities - a white gunman tried to enter a Black church. and then shot and killed two Black people in Jeffersontown, Kentucky. We remember all of their names:

Joyce Feinberg, 75
Richard Gottfried, 65
Vickie Lee Jones, 67
Rose Malinger, 97
Jerry Rabinowitz, 66
Cecil Rosenthal, 59
David Rosenthal, 54
Bernice Simon, 84
Sylvan Simon, 86
Maurice Stallard, 68
Daniel Stein, 71
Melvin Wax, 88
Irving Younger, 69

We know that the path to safety for all is in building joint struggles for justice and showing up to protect and defend one another from all forms of supremacy, racism, and bigotry.

As a community, we re-commit ourselves to do the hard, but critical work of building power together for our collective movements to erase antisemitism, white supremacy, Islamophobia, misogyny, xenophobia, imperialism, transphobia, ableism, and all other forms of state and institutional violence which put our communities in danger.

Preceding this vigil, IfNotNow DC and the New Synagogue Project will be hosting DC Community Minyan for the Tree of Life Synagogue. Like this event, it is open to people of all faiths, races, genders, and other identities.

May the memories of those we lost be a blessing.

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Date & Time

October 28, 2018 at 6pm Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
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