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Victoria Vigil Against Antisemitism Sunday @ 1pm

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Vigil Against Antisemitism Sunday @ 1pm
by Ben Isitt
Dear Friend; Happy New Year. I hope you had a relaxing holiday.
 
As we begin tackling issues at City Hall and across the region, recent vandalism at the Jewish cemetery in Oaklands has reminded us of the ongoing need to combat racism and discrimination whenever and wherever it appears. 
 
If possible, please attend the following event on Sunday and share the information with your contacts, to show that our community is united in support of human rights:

I am sure that you agree that hate and desecration of sacred places do not belong in our community and that people of goodwill must stand together to discourage such behavior whenever our fellow Victorians are targeted.

On Sunday Jan 8 at 1:00 p.m. Victorians will gather at the Jewish Cemetery of Victoria for a positive affirmation of our commitment to respect, freedom and inclusivity.
 
Vigil at Jewish Cemetery, Sunday, Jan 8 @ 1pm
(Located at intersection Fernwood Road and Cedar Hill Road)
 

Sometime around Christmasfive gravesites in the 152 year old Jewish Cemetery (consecrated 1860) were defaced with hateful symbols and slogans. Let’s stand together against these cowardly and hateful acts and show our support for positive community relations.

Rabbi Harry Brechner will lead a brief vigil for respect and inclusivity in our community, inviting community leaders to raise their voices in support and bringing people together in positive action. If you can join us you are most welcome. Please re-circulate this message as widely as possible. Let’s have a great turnout and show how a healthy community reacts to hate crimes.

For further information and to send your messages of support please contact Congregation Emanu-El or Rabbi Harry Brechner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

 
 
Ben Isitt
Victoria City Councillor and CRD Director
Email. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Tel. 250.882.9302

 

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