On Sunday, December 6, 1987, a quarter of a million people marched on the National Mall for the freedom of Soviet Jews. “Freedom Sunday for Soviet Jews” was reported to be the largest Jewish rally ever held in Washington. We showed the world our strength and power when unified for a just and righteous cause.
Friends, after 36 years, it’s our time again. The Jewish Federations of North America, in partnership with Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, is organizing a “March for Israel” on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., for this Tuesday. Federations across the country are mobilizing again to show our strength with huge numbers of people. East coast communities are scooping up buses. Communities too far to drive are chartering flights. We are marching for Israel. We are marching to free our hostages. We are marching against antisemitism. Congress is in session, and they will see and hear us. The world will see and hear us.
In December 1987, I was studying for finals and missed the historic event. I still regret that decision. Let’s make sure that Northeastern New York shows up for this one—and we bring our kids.
I have buses, hotel rooms, and boxed-lunches ready to go. We’re stopping in Teaneck for dinner on the way down and Baltimore on the way back. We’re going to have a great time.
Please register here by 5:00 p.m, Sunday. My apology for the rush; the march was organized only a week ago, and we need to confirm buses and hotels.
Don’t miss this once-in-a-generation experience!