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What you need to know about Sunday’s STL March For Israel

March to free the hostages. March for Israel. March against antisemitism.
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Embracing the spirit of Hanukkah — the holiday’s lasting message about overcoming challenges, standing against formidable forces and the significance of unity — is especially pertinent as the St. Louis community gears up to march in solidarity with Israel on Sunday, Dec. 10.

The STL March for Israel hopes to keep the community and the world focused on the 138 remaining hostages still held in captivity by Hamas as well as the worldwide rise in antisemitism.

“This is our community’s moment to stand together in unity and raise our voices in support of the hostages and Israel and against antisemitism,” said Jackie Levey, executive director and CEO of WashU Hillel. “With antisemitism rising globally, particularly on college campuses throughout the United States, we wanted to ensure that this march occurred before winter break and close to campus. We felt it was important to allow college students to participate and share their pride and also for them to see and experience the full support of the entire Jewish community.”

The event will begin at 1 p.m. at the corner of Kingsland Avenue and Delmar Boulevard in University City’s Loop neighborhood. Levey, accompanied by some WashU students, will kick off the march with a short presentation before the marchers head east toward Eastgate Avenue.

Hanukkah celebrates the triumph of the Maccabees over an enemy that sought to eliminate the Jewish people. The STL March for Israel will make the fourth night of Hanukkah even more meaningful.

“I think that’s a continual narrative for us as Jews,” said Rabbi Brigitte Rosenberg of United Hebrew Congregation. “We have to show up for ourselves. We have to be present. We shouldn’t just light the hanukkiah in vain. Every night we should proclaim the miracle we overcame so long ago and celebrate that we’re still here.

Parking is available on Kingsland Avenue. Security will be led by Jewish Federation Community Security Director Scott Biondo and local law enforcement.

STL March for Israel

When: Sunday, Dec. 10 at 1 p.m.
Where: Meet on Delmar at Kingsland in University City Parking: Available on Kingsland Avenue
More info: Click here.

 

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