UPDATE: West Seattle Junction rally against anti-Semitism

12:21 PM: On all corners of Walk-All-Ways, people are standing against anti-Semitism and against hate in general. There’s even been dancing – a mini-flash mob of “Hava Nagila.”

Hate-Free Delridge organized the demonstration as a community response to the anti-Semitic vandalism in Sunrise Heights a week ago.

The woman whose home was vandalized was here thanking organizers. The rally is expected to continue until 1 pm.

1:37 PM: The sentiments expressed were many, but all springing from the heart:

Participants spanned the generations:

Longtime local advocates were there too:

Tonight happens to mark the start of Hanukkah, the eight-night Festival of Lights. West Seattle synagogue Kol HaNeshamah plans to be at Walk-All-Ways next Saturday night (December 8th) with a “pop-up” celebration to which all are invited.

12 Replies to "UPDATE: West Seattle Junction rally against anti-Semitism"

  • Jim P. December 2, 2018 (12:51 pm)

    I can’t generally make it to such events due to mobility issues but my heart and mind is there in full support.We are one, we are humans.Jim P.

  • Maria La Faci Moore December 2, 2018 (2:47 pm)

    On this 1st day of Hanukkah, it was a wonderful to arrive at the Farmers’ Market and be met with this wonderfully diverse group with their signs of support for a segment of the community that was recently attacked. “Hava nagila (let’s rejoice)! Chag Sameach (Happy Holiday!” Maria La Faci Moore

  • Ginny Bear December 2, 2018 (5:30 pm)

    Cheers to those who participated in spirit and in body!

  • E December 2, 2018 (6:18 pm)

    Couldn’t make it to the rally today but so glad to see a good turnout. I too am standing in the side of love. And I support my Jewish neighbors. There are more of us with love in our hearts than there are of those pathetic people who perpetrate anti-Semitic actions. 

  • jena December 2, 2018 (9:33 pm)

    Thank you!

  • SW December 2, 2018 (10:14 pm)

    Awesome! 

  • Rachel--Hate Free Delridge December 2, 2018 (10:21 pm)

    A big thank you to every person who showed up today–we had an enthusiastic, passionate, diverse crowd participating peacefully, but with a clear message of solidarity against hate and anti-Semiticism, and support for the families affected by the hate crime last weekend!  There were at least 200 people who joined us in the Junction today, which made me so proud of this amazing community where I live! I am inspired seeing how the strength of goodness, makes the hate weaker.  Happy  Hanukkah!

  • Jen December 2, 2018 (10:41 pm)

    Bless you, WS neighbors.  As a long time resident and a Jew, my heart is overflowing.

  • Marie December 3, 2018 (12:48 am)

    This is so heartening. Now, more than ever, we need to stand together. Thanks, neighbors!

  • Ann December 3, 2018 (6:30 am)

    Thanks to all the friends and neighbors who participated in this show of solidarity with people of all creeds and colors. This is what community is about.

  • Bea December 3, 2018 (8:57 pm)

    Proud to be a West Seattlite!Thanks to organizers.More love, less Trump.

  • Michelle December 4, 2018 (8:24 am)

    So glad to see this!  Hate has no place here!!

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