Stamford rally unites the community in support of Israel

The community arranged blue ribbons, waved flags and held signs as Faith leaders and elected officials gave speeches of support.

Justin DeVellis

Oct 18, 2023, 12:19 AM

Updated 224 days ago

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Dozens of people from all different races and religions gathered outside the government center to rally in solidarity with Israel. The group also marched down to Mill River Park.
The rally was organized by the United Jewish Federation Stamford, New Canaan and Darien, the Stamford board of Rabbis and the Interfaith Council of Southwestern Connecticut.
The community arranged blue ribbons, waved flags and held signs as Faith leaders and elected officials gave speeches of support.
Diane Sloyer, the CEO of the UJF of Greater Stamford, New Canaan, Darien, said it's important for people to stand against terror.
"We stand with our brothers and sisters throughout the world in times of hate, and we're hoping that people will join with us in solidarity," said Sloyer.
Stamford parents with kids serving in the Israel Defense Forces spoke out on the terror.
Rabbi Daniel Cohen, from the Agudath Sholom, were among the leaders speaking out on the attacks.
"In America and Israel, we protect our citizens with missiles. Hamas protects its missiles with citizens," Cohen said. "It gave people a sense of strength and so grateful to live in such a wonderful city and country that truly understands we're all children of God."
Organizers and faith leaders said they're hoping for peace.
Leaders of the United Jewish Federation said people can help by donating to UJF.


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