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Media Advisory

Maryland Federal and State Officials, Montgomery County Government, and Leaders of the Jewish Community of Greater Washington Stand Together to Reaffirm Jewish Solidarity Response to threats against the Jewish Community

For Immediate Release: Thursday, March 2, 2017

Friday, March 3, 10 a.m.

Bender Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington,
6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD 20852

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington will be joined by U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen; Representatives John Sarbanes, John Delaney, and Jamie Raskin; and several other State and Montgomery County Government officials to hold a press conference reaffirming the County’s solidarity with the Jewish community. The event will be hosted by the Bender Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington (JCC) at 6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville, Md. 20852 at 10 a.m.

“We want to make sure that our Jewish community knows they are valued and respected,” said Leggett. “They are an integral part of our County’s celebrated, diverse makeup.”

This event is being held in response to acts of hate and violence toward the Jewish community in our immediate area and beyond.

The mission of the JCC is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment, connecting the people of the County’s Jewish community with each other, Israel, and the broader community. They inspire individuals of all ages and backgrounds to enhance their social, physical, intellectual and spiritual well-being through programs of excellence rooted in Jewish values.

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Release ID: 17-140
Media Contact: Ohene Gyapong 240-777-6507