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Solidarity Gathering at Max Brenner
More than 150 people from the Greater Washington area assembled for a solidarity gathering with the people of Israel organized by the JCRC on Friday, June 10th at the Max Brenner Chocolate Bar in Bethesda. The JCRC organized the gathering in response to the deadly terrorist attack that killed four Israelis on Wednesday at the Max Brenner Café in Tel Aviv.
Speakers at the gather included: Dikla Hazony (35), a resident of Chevy Chase, who lost her first cousin, Ido Ben-Ari in the terrorist attack; Steve Rakitt, the CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington; Ron Halber, Executive Director of the JCRC; Reuven Azar, Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Israel to the United States; Rev. Dr. Rosetta Robinson representing the Council of Churches of Greater Washington; Rev. Roy Howard, Pastor of the St. Mark Presbyterian Church; Rabbi Greg Harris, Head Rabbi of Congregation Beth El in Bethesda; Rabbi Baht Weiss, Vice President of Programming at the Washington Board of Rabbis and Pnina Agenyahu, Jewish Agency Senior Emissary (Shlicha) to the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. Rev. Mansfield "Kasey" Kasemen was in attendance representing Montgomery County Government's Interfaith Community Working Group.