Toronto Jews Rally for Kidnapped Israeli Teens

This piece first appeared in The Times of Israel.

Attendees of rally in Toronto in support of kidnapped Israeli teens, including Israeli Consul DJ Schneeweiss (center left), hold up #BringBackOurBoys signs in English and Hebrew for photo to be sent to the teens' families.(Courtesy of UJA Federation of Greater Toronto)

Attendees of rally in Toronto in support of kidnapped Israeli teens, including Israeli Consul DJ Schneeweiss (center left), hold up #BringBackOurBoys signs in English and Hebrew for photo to be sent to the teens’ families.(Courtesy of UJA Federation of Greater Toronto)

TORONTO — A thousand members of Toronto’s Jewish community came out Thursday evening to a rally in solidarity with Gil-ad Shaar, Naftali Frankel and Eyal Yifrach, the three missing Israeli teens believed by Israel to have been abducted by Hamas.

At the gathering, which took place at the local Schwartz/Reisman Jewish community center, speakers and audience members alike expressed full-throated support for the Jewish state and the IDF, as well as gratitude for the current Canadian government’s backing of Israel.

The event was organized by the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, the city’s Jewish umbrella organization, and the Center for Israel and Jewish Affairs.

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© 2014 Renee Ghert-Zand. All rights reserved.

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