By Ron Ticho
Special to HAKOL
Despite relatively short notice, Congregation Brith Sholom was able to secure a bus and organize a trip to New York City for Lehigh Valley residents to take part in New York City’s March Against Hate on Sunday, Jan. 5.
With the support of the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley, over 30 locals from several congregations joined with the thousands of people who marched across the Brooklyn Bridge to demonstrate their support for the Jewish community.
The “No Hate, No Fear Solidarity March” was organized in response to a spate of anti-Semitic attacks that had taken place in the New York metropolitan region in the past month. The March kicked off in Foley Square and ended in Brooklyn’s Cadman plaza with a rally.
Brith Sholom’s Rabbi Michael Singer led the contingent from the Lehigh Valley and was interviewed by NBC 4 New York.
“This is so important, because we all stand together against hate and fear, and no one should be afraid to worship the way they want,” he told the reporter. “We’re marching and letting our feet do the praying for us.”