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Hundreds attend community gathering in Westport to support Israel

The event was hosted by Temple Israel for those feeling lost and vulnerable amid the Israel-Hamas War.

News 12 Staff

Oct 10, 2023, 12:24 AM

Updated 257 days ago

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Dozens of community members along with elected officials attended a gathering in Westport Monday to support Israel.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Fairfield County hosted the event at Temple Israel for those feeling lost and vulnerable amid the Israel-Hamas War. They invited all synagogues to participate.
Rabbi Michael Friedman, of Temple Israel, says the event is about unity at a difficult time.
"We want to support one another and determine how we can support our brothers and sisters in Israel and want to remember and mourn some of the victims who have already been killed in this very difficult time," says Friedman.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal says he's working to send more aid to Israel.
"We will do whatever it takes on a bipartisan basis," says Blumenthal. "Support for Israel."


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