23 September 2009

Westboro at CBE: Community Response

The community response == not only from across the neighborhood and city but from across the country has been extraordinary.

Gersh Kuntzman at the Brooklyn Paper provides a terrific summary of the situation right HERE.

I want to thank our public servants who have reached out, in no particular order:

City Council Candidate Brad Lander
NYC Councilman David Yassky
NYC Councilman Bill de Blasio
Brooklyn Boro President Marty Markowitz
NY State Senator Velmanette Montgomery
NY State Senator Eric Adams
US Rep Yvette Clarke

Clergy members who have reached out have included:

Rev Daniel Meeter at Old First
Rabbi Ellen Lippman at Kolot Chayyeinu: Voices of our Lives

In addition, we have heard from a number of wonderful organizations like Lambda Legal, the ADL, the AJC, and the JCRC.

Finally, there are the countless individuals who have responded, as Jews, with a perfect combination of moral outrage and bitterly good humor. Thank you to all!

I will keep regular updates on my facebook profile and will try to keep blogging as well.

There is no doubt that those who believe in and practice tolerance and peace will win the day. And we will have a beautiful Shabbat Shuvah at CBE.

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