For the second year in a row, the Zionist Organization of America has invited Steve Bannon to their gala. Bannon has been an integral part of the current resurgence of white supremacy in this country, the very kind that led to Neo-Nazis marching on Charlotteville and threatening to burn down the local synagogue.
No matter how you feel about the ZOA as an organization, we cannot let this action go unnoticed. The Orthodox community cannot stand idly by as Jewish leaders cozy up to those directly responsible for the rise in antisemitic events, and hatred towards marginalized communities in this country. We stand in solidarity with those who have feared for their lives and well-being under this administration.
Join Hitoreri as we protest the ZOA gala. Other groups such as IfNotNow will be protesting as well. We will meet up beforehand to share some words of Torah, and join them in the larger protest.
While we understand that there may be a diversity of views when it comes to this topic, we think this is a unique opportunity to stand up together against bigotry and antisemitism.