Florida's Jewish community reacts to attack in Israel


October 13, 2023

The Jewish community shows their support for Israel at a rally on Sunday, Oct. 9.

The Israeli-American Council, the Jewish National Fund and the Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando quickly pulled together a rally on Sunday, Oct. 8, to show their support for Israel and where many call "home."

T-shirts stating "I Stand With Israel" were available in the foyer of the JCC as approximately 350 people gathered to stand in solidarity. Intermingled with the crowd were Representative Anna Eskamani, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings and Val Demings, as well as Congressman Maxwell Frost, who stated that antisemitism needs to be fought globally and domestically.

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