Candlelight vigil in Glen Cove offers prayers to those impacted in Israel-Hamas conflict

Over 200 Long Islanders came together in the Children's Memorial Garden of the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center for the ceremony called "Families Light up the Darkness."

News 12 Staff

Oct 22, 2023, 9:35 PM

Updated 185 days ago

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Dozens of families gathered in Glen Cove on Sunday for a candlelight vigil for the victims, hostages and their families who are being impacted by the Israel-Hamas war.
Over 200 Long Islanders came together in the Children's Memorial Garden of the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center for the ceremony called "Families Light up the Darkness."
A moment of silence was held to honor those who lost their lives and participants prayed for the safety and well-being of those affected by the terror attacks in Israel.
Organizers said it was a meaningful opportunity to come together as a community to show their support for Israel.
Each attendee was given a candle to light with a suggested donation request of $36 as that number has significance in Judaism.
"The number 18 in Judaism stands for life, hei, 36 is double hei, it is a validation of life and of how much we care about every single life," explained Moji Pourmoradi, executive director of Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center.
The donations from the vigil will go toward educational programs on Long Island to combat antisemitism and hate. The monetary donations will also be used to purchase an ambulance for responders in Israel.
If you would like to donate, you can visit the Holocaust Memorial And Tolerance Center website.


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