Long Island Stands United With Israel Rally at Eisenhower Park
An estimated attendance of 5,000 people went to Eisenhower Park on Sunday, Nov 12th for the United Jewish Appeal – Federation New York’s Long Island Stands with Israel rally, to express a slew of emotions over the events in the Middle East.
Mindy Perlmutter, the executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Long Island thanked Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman and the Nassau County Parks Department for allowing the rally to go off successfully, and Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder and the Nassau County Police Department for protecting the Jewish community. Among the speakers were Senator Charles Schumer, Congressman Nicholas LaLota, Rabbis from across Long Island including Rabbi Ya’akov Trump from Young Israel of Lawrence-Cedarhurst and Rabbi Elie Weinstock of the Jewish Center of Atlantic Beach. Also speaking was UJA Witness Project student Alec Wachsman, influencer Emily Austin, UJA Long Island Chair Pamela Barnett, music artist Asher Laub, Dagan Cohen, director of the Center for Israel at Sid Jacobson JCC, and more.