Just since the beginning of this year, 77 Jewish Community Centers (JCCs) — nearly half of all JCCs in the United States — have received bomb threats, as have eight Jewish schools. Jewish cemeteries in St. Louis, Philadelphia, and Rochester, New York have been vandalized. And a bullet was fired into the window of a (thankfully, empty) synagogue classroom in Evansville, Ind.
This surge of anti-semitic acts has left many American Jews, including members of the Los Alamos Jewish community, feeling new anxieties about their own safety and the safety of their communal institutions.
To show support for their fellow Jewish communities across the country, and to show their determination to stand fast in the face of hatred, the Los Alamos Jewish Center is holding a candlelight vigil at 6:15 p.m. Monday, March 6.
The Los Alamos Jewish Center is at 2400 Canyon Road, next to the Los Alamos Nature Center. The vigil will be preceded at 5:45 pm. by a brief evening prayer service.
The community is invited to participate in Monday’s candlelight vigil.