Calgary Jewish community rallies to bring home the hostages

A vigil was held in Calgary earlier this month for the safe return of the hostages. Photo Calgary Jewish Federation

(Calgary) – lluminated by candles and a glowing “bring them home” marquee, over 500 community members and allies gathered at the Paperny Family Calgary JCC field on the evening of November 14 to call for the safe return of Israeli hostages believed to be held by Hamas in Gaza.

From songs of peace performed by Dror Pery, Elliott Steinberg, and Greg Storzhakov to Adam Hartwick’s testimonial from his time living in Kibbutz Be’eri, Israelis and Calgarians came together to bring light and hope into the community. Lisa Libin and Ortal Luzon shared words of solidarity and inspiration, with Jordan Balaban and Zoe Polsky leading a prayer in Hebrew and English for those in captivity.

Calgary Jewish Federation thanked everyone who attended and showed their support, and todah raba to Calgary Police Service and Commissionaires for providing security for the event.

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