As Shabbat approaches, so too does a weekend of gun violence prevention-related events, centered in Washington, D.C., with satellite events taking place across the United States. The Reform Jewish community, led by our NFTY teens and alumni, is both organizing and participating in a number of these events throughout the weekend, with a strong presence in D.C. and cities across the country.
If you’re unable to participate in this weekend’s advocacy events but would like to tune in from afar to show your support, here are a few of the elements we’ll be livestreaming and otherwise sharing online.
Friday, March 23rd
7:00pm EDT: “March for Our Lives Interfaith Prayer Vigil”
Rabbi Jonah Pesner, director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, and Lila Greene, NFTY’s president-elect, will speak at this an interfaith prayer vigil for activists, students, and pilgrims, hosted by the Washington National Cathedral, going live at 7:15pm and 7:30pm, respectively. Watch the livestream on YouTube.
8:00pm EDT: “Shabbat for Our Lives”
Washington Hebrew Congregation in Washington, D.C., will livestream its Friday evening Shabbat services, followed by a social justice song session and sign-making for Saturday’s march. Watch the livestream from their sanctuary.
Saturday, March 24th
9:00am EDT: #JewsDemandAction Shabbat Worship Experience
Tune in via livestream as thousands of Reform Jews gather in Washington, D.C. before marching together at the March for Our Lives. Through prayer, song, and inspiring commentary from both teens and adults, we will gather our strength as a Movement before we take to the streets to demand action on gun violence prevention. Watch our livestream at nfty.org/LiveFromDC.
7:30pm EDT: Hillel Havdalah from the Jefferson Memorial
Reform Jewish college students will be among those joining Hillel International’s Havdalah service at the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C., celebrating activism and discussing ways Jewish college students can be activists back on campus. NFTY alumna Deni Budman will go live on NFTY’s Facebook page from the service. Visit NFTY’s Facebook page to watch our livestream.
Visit nfty.org/gvp to learn more and to take part in NFTY’s sustained campaign to create change and make our world a safer and more just place.