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Stand Strong for Israel Rally 7-17-14
Thank you to the 1,000 members of our Greater Washington Community who joined us in Washington, DC on Thursday, July 17th to Stand Strong For Israel.
We stand strong for peace.
We stand strong for Israel's right to self-defense.
We stand strong for the unbreakable U.S.-Israel partnership.
We stand strong for the people of Israel.
All pictures courtesy of Anthony Marill.
Thank you to the following leaders who spoke at the rally:
Rabbi Uri Topolosky, Beth Joshua, Kemp Mill
Ron Halber, Executive Director, Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington
Reuven Azar, Deputy Chief of Mission to the Israeli Embassy,
Denis Stevens, Deputy Ambassador, Embassy of Canada
Rabbi David Saperstein, Director and Counsel of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
Steve Rakitt, Executive Vice President & CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
Rabbi Levi Shemtov, Executive Vice President of American Friends of Lubavitch
Rev. Dr. Jason Poling - Senior Pastor, New Hope Church
Pnina Agenyahu, Community Shlicha for the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett (D-MD)
Irwin Cotler, MP from Canada
Ariel Cohen, Herritage Foundation Scholar
Congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ)
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX)
Congressman Brad Schneider (D-IL)
Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA)
Rabbi Gil Steinlauf, Adas Israel Congregation
Rabbi Batya Steinlauf, JCRC
Cookie Hymer Blitz, JCRC President
Sarah Stern, EMET
Thank you to the following supporting organizations:
Adas Israel Congregation, Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation, ADL, Agudas Achim Congregation, Aish HaTorah, AJC, American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, B'nai B'rith International, B'nai Shalom of Olney, Beth El Hebrew Congregation, Beth Joshua Congregation, Beth Sholom Congregation and Talmud Torah, Bethesda Jewish Congregation, B'nai Israel Congregation, Chabad Lubavitch of Alexandria-Arlington, Chabad Lubavitch of Northern Virginia, Chabad Lubavitch of Upper Montgomery County, Congregation Adat Reyim, Congregation B'nai Tzedek, Congregation Beit Chaverim of Calvert County, MD, Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County, Congregation Beth Emeth, Congregation Har Shalom, Congregation Har Tzeon-Agudath Achim, Congregation Olam Tikvah, Congregation Or Chadash, Congregation Sha'are Shalon of Waldorf, MD, EMET, Etz Hayim, Arlington, VA, Ezras Israel Congregation of Rockville, Gather The Jews, GMU Hillel's Israel Advocacy Committee, Greater Washington Area Chapter of Hadassah, GWU Hillel, Hevrat Shalom Congregation of Maryland, Hillel International, ICCGW - Israel on Campus Coalition of Greater Washington, Israel Forever Foundation, Israel on Campus Coalition, Israel Tzofim Scouts, Jerusalem Online U, Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, Jewish Council for the Aging, Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, Jewish Federations of North America, Jewish National Fund, Jewish Rockville Outreach Center, JINSA, Kemp Mill Synagogue, Kesher Israel Congregation, Kol Ami, the Northern Virginia Reconstructionist Community, Kol Shalom, Magen David Sephardic Congregation, National Council of Young Israel, NCSEJ, NJDC, Ohev Shalom The National Synagogue, Ohr Kodesh Congregation, Orthodox Union, Religious Action Center, RJC, Shaare Tefila Congregation, Shaare Torah, Shirat HaNefesh, Sixth and I Synagogue, StandWithUs, Step Up For Israel, Temple Beth Ami, Temple Emanuel, Temple Rodef Shalom, Temple Shalom, Temple Sinai, Washington DC, Tifereth Israel Congregation, Tikvat Israel, Washington DC Jewish Community Center, Washington Hebrew Congregation, ZOA