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Miami-Dade Community Relations Board To Host Interfaith Gathering

MIAMI (CBSMiami) - A recent string of anti-Semitic vandalism has prompted the Miami-Dade County Community Relations Board (CRB) to host an interfaith gathering.

The "I Am My Brother's Keeper" Interfaith Assembly is meant to condemn hatred and promote understanding.

The gathering will happen on Tuesday, September 23rd at 4 p.m. in the east lobby of the Stephen P. Clark Center located at 111 NW 1st Street.

It will be open to the public and will include the participation of Miami-Dade faith and community leaders, government and law enforcement officials and other people of good will.

In a statement, CRB said those participating will "share words of healing and mutual support."

The statement continued, "An attack on any segment of our community is an attack on all of us. No one in our community should be singled out for hatred, prejudice or blame based on his or her ethnic origin, nationality or religion."

The assembly comes after a several anti-Semitic actions have swept through South Florida just before the start of the Jewish High Holy Days.

Actions such as the murder of Rabbi Yosef Raksin who his way to synagogue, a Miami Beach temple defaced with graffiti that depicted a swastika and a store in Surfside marked with swastika and KKK symbols.


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