In response to the anti-Semitic vandalism of the Northshore Jewish Congregation’s building on September 5, the congregation is organizing a communal gathering of support as a unified stand against hate, anti-Semitism, and prejudice of any kind. This event, which is open to all, has a large component of non-Jewish partners, both political and religious, who were outraged at the incident and wanted to lend their public support the only Jewish presence on the North Shore.
The event will get underway on Sunday, September 16 at the NJC, 1403 N. Causeway Blvd, in Mandeville, LA (on the service road parallel to N. Causeway Blvd.) at 4:00 p.m.
Notable attendees and speakers include NJC president Jeremy Shalett: NJC interim Rabbi Alexis Pinsky; St. Tammany Parish President Pat Brister; Aaron Ahlquist, the South Central Region’s director of the Anti-Defamation League and Father Emile “Buddy” Noel, the Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Officer of the Archdiocese of New Orleans.