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Bring Back Our Boys Rally

Over 250 members of the Greater Washington Jewish community chanted, waved signs and withstood the brutal heat in front of the Israeli embassy in D.C. on June 18th night to show their support for the three Israeli teenagers who were kidnapped June 12th.

Speaker after speaker called Eyal Yifrah, 19, Gilad Shaer, 16, and Naftali Frenkel, 16, a part of their family and said they would not rest until they were returned home safely.

"I am not an Israeli, but these are my sons. These are my brothers, and these are my boys," said Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.).

"They are not soldiers. They are not combatants. They were just kids coming home from school," declared Rabbi Adam Raskin of Congregation Har Shalom in Potomac. "They are our kids. This is a kidnapping from our family," he said, asking, "Can you imagine the anguish and the pain of their parents?"

The vigil was sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington, the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, and The Israel Forever Foundation. Speakers included area rabbis, two members of Congress, a Presbyterian minister and Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer.

Ron Halber, JCRC executive director, called the kidnapping "nothing more than a moral outrage and an act of barbarism," and said the Jewish community here stands in "complete and total solidarity. We will not stop advocating until we bring our boys home.

It's not just the Jewish community, noted Presbyterian Minister Roy Howard of St. Marks Church in North Bethesda. "We are united with Israel, the Jewish people," he declared to the crowd. "They are not my boys, but I stand in solidarity with you."


Bring Back Our Boys Rally
Bring Back Our Boys Rally

Bring Back Our Boys Rally
Bring Back Our Boys Rally

JCRC's Ron Halber being Interviewed before the rally
JCRC's Ron Halber being Interviewed before the rally

William Daroff of JFNA and Rabbi Uri Topolosky of Beth Joshua
William Daroff of JFNA and Rabbi Uri Topolosky of Beth Joshua

Bring Back Our Boys Rally
Bring Back Our Boys Rally

Bring Back Our Boys Rally
Bring Back Our Boys Rally

Bring Back Our Boys Rally
Bring Back Our Boys Rally

Bring Back Our Boys Rally
Bring Back Our Boys Rally

Pnina Agenyahu of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
Pnina Agenyahu of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington

Bring Back Our Boys Rally
Bring Back Our Boys Rally

Bring Back Our Boys Rally
Bring Back Our Boys Rally

Bring Back Our Boys Rally
Bring Back Our Boys Rally

Bring Back Our Boys Rally
Bring Back Our Boys Rally

Bring Back Our Boys Rally
Bring Back Our Boys Rally

Bring Back Our Boys Rally
Bring Back Our Boys Rally

Bring Back Our Boys Rally
Bring Back Our Boys Rally

Bring Back Our Boys Rally
Bring Back Our Boys Rally

Cantor Arianne Brown of Adas Israel singing Oseh Shalom
Cantor Arianne Brown of Adas Israel singing Oseh Shalom

Rabbi Gil Steinlauf of Adas Israel
Rabbi Gil Steinlauf of Adas Israel

Bring Back Our Boys Rally
Bring Back Our Boys Rally

Bring Back Our Boys Rally
Bring Back Our Boys Rally

Israeli Embassy staff members
Israeli Embassy staff members

Rabbi Adam Raskin of Congregation Har Shalom
Rabbi Adam Raskin of Congregation Har Shalom

Bring Back Our Boys Rally
Bring Back Our Boys Rally

Bring Back Our Boys Rally
Bring Back Our Boys Rally

Bring Back Our Boys Rally
Bring Back Our Boys Rally

Bring Back Our Boys Rally
Bring Back Our Boys Rally

JCRC staff member, Nirma Medrano showing her support
JCRC staff member, Nirma Medrano showing her support

Bring Back Our Boys Rally
Bring Back Our Boys Rally

Bring Back Our Boys Rally
Bring Back Our Boys Rally

Bring Back Our Boys Rally
Bring Back Our Boys Rally

Bring Back Our Boys Rally
Bring Back Our Boys Rally

Bring Back Our Boys Rally
Bring Back Our Boys Rally

Bring Back Our Boys Rally
Bring Back Our Boys Rally

Reverend Roy Howard of St. Mark's Presbyterian Church speaking
Reverend Roy Howard of St. Mark's Presbyterian Church speaking

Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL)
Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL)

Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL)
Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL)

Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL)
Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL)

Israel's Ambassador to the U.S., Ron Dermer
Israel's Ambassador to the U.S., Ron Dermer

Ambassador and Mrs. Dermer
Ambassador and Mrs. Dermer

Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL)
Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL)

Bring Back Our Boys
Bring Back Our Boys

Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL) and Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY)
Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL) and Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY)

Ambassador Dermer, Congressman Engel and Congressman Deutch
Ambassador Dermer, Congressman Engel and Congressman Deutch

Ambassador Dermer and Congressman Engel
Ambassador Dermer and Congressman Engel

Ambassador Dermer
Ambassador Dermer

Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL)
Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL)

Mrs. Rhoda Dermer
Mrs. Rhoda Dermer

Ambassador Ron Dermer
Ambassador Ron Dermer

Ambassador Dermer
Ambassador Dermer

Bring Back Our Boys Rally
Bring Back Our Boys Rally

Bring Back Our Boys Rally
Bring Back Our Boys Rally

Bring Back Our Boys Rally
Bring Back Our Boys Rally

Bring Back Our Boys Rally
Bring Back Our Boys Rally

Bring Back Our Boys Rally
Bring Back Our Boys Rally


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