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Committed to the idea that each person is created in the Divine Image, we, the undersigned Rye, Port Chester, Harrison, and Rye Brook religious leaders stand united against the recent spate of anti-Semitic acts carried out locally and around the nation.

 

Harassment through bomb-threats to Jewish Community Centers, intimidation through swastika graffiti, and the horrifying desecration of Jewish cemeteries all run counter to the religious values that we all share. We commit to remaining vigilant in opposing anti-Semitism and all forms of discrimination, prejudice and intimidation against any of God’s children.

 

Rather than succumb to fear, rather than close ourselves off, we will continue to build bridges of cooperation, understanding, and holiness among our congregations and all people of goodwill. In doing so, we will demonstrate to the world that Westchester County remains a place that, in the words of President George Washington, “gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance.”

 

Rev. Hilario Albert

St. Peter’s Episcopal, Port Chester 

 

Rabbi Jaymee Alpert

Congregation Kneses Tifereth Israel, Port Chester

 

Fr. Patrick Angelucci SDB

Corpus Christi — Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, Port Chester

 

The Rev. Dorothée R. Caulfield

Christ’s Episcopal Church, Rye 

 

Cantor Melanie Cooperman

Community Synagogue of Rye 

 

Rev. Monsignor Donald M. Dwyer

Church of the Resurrection, Rye 

 

Rev. Robert D. Flanagan

Christ’s Episcopal Church, Rye

 

Rabbi Leora Frankel

Community Synagogue of Rye

 

Rabbi Howard J. Goldsmith

Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester, Rye

 

Rabbi Daniel Gropper

Community Synagogue of Rye

 

Fr. Richard Guarnerie

St. Gregory the Great of Harrison

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Rabbi Eytan Hammerman

Jewish Community Center of Harrison 

 

The Rev. Dr. Craig Higgins, Senior Pastor

Trinity Presbyterian Church, Rye

 

The Rev. Sanford A. Key

Christ’s Episcopal Church, Rye

 

The Rev. Daniel Love

Rye Presbyterian Church

 

The Rev. Steve Magneson, Associate Pastor

Trinity Presbyterian Church, Rye

 

The Rev. Dr. John Miller

Rye Presbyterian Church

 

Pastor Jim O’Hanlon

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Rye Brook

 

The Rev. Kristin Saylor

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Port Chester

 

Cantor Alexis K. Sklar

Congregation Kneses Tifereth Israel, Port Chester

 

Cantor Meredith Stone

Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester, Rye

 

Father Elias G. Villis

The Greek Orthodox Church of Our Saviour, Rye

 

 

 

 


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