In response to the storming of the US Capitol on Wednesday, New York City politicians, entertainers and spiritual leaders will conduct an interfaith vigil for democracy virtually in an event convened by the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan on Friday.
"We The People: An Interfaith Virtual Vigil for Democracy" will feature remarks by NYC Congressmen Jerrold Nadler and Mondair Jones and readings and blessings by local Jewish, Christian and Muslims spiritual leaders.electoral win, causing damage and forcing members of Congress to evacuate. Five people were killed and dozens were arrested amid the violence.On Wednesday, thousands of rioters clashed with security forces and stormed into the US Capitol as the Senate met to certify President-elect Joe Biden's
Reverend Dr. Chloe Breyer, The Interfaith Center of New York; Daisy Khan, Founder & Executive Director, Women’s Islamic Initiative in Spirituality and Equality (WISE); Rabbi Joy Levitt, Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan; Fr Michael Lynch, Ecumenical Officer for the Diocese of Brooklyn; Rabbi Avram Mlotek, Base MHTN and Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan; Pastor Gil Monrose, Mt. Zion Church of God 7th Day, Founder of Gd Squad/the 67th Pct Clergy Council; Dr. Uma Mysorekar, President of the Hindu Temple Society of North America; Rabbi Mira Rivera, Romemu will participate in the event.
Mandy Patinkin will sing "God Bless America" and Tony Perry will perform "Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor" during the event. Neshama Carlebach, Reverend Milton Vann, Cantor Natasha J. Hirschhorn and friends will also feature in the online event.
The event will take place at 10 p.m. IST (3 p.m. EST) online with free registration required ahead of time.
The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan is a non-profit community center on the Upper West Side, serving over 55,000 people each year.For registration, click here.