Standing With Israel
May 30 - Montgomery, AL
survivor Irving Roth was the keynote speaker at the historic Dexter Avenue King
Memorial Baptist Church, the first pastorate of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and
the current senior pastorate of Rev. Cromwell Handy. The
promotional efforts of the Jewish Federation of Central Alabama resulted
in several from the community joining Christians for the event.
Officials from the federation were also on hand. Pastor Handy extended an
invitation to hold several meetings in the future as a result of the gathering.
who attended heard an introduction to CUFI and the overwhelming contributions
of Jewish American civil rights activists to the cause of African American civil
liberties over the last 110 years. Following the presentation, the
attendees were moved by the compelling story of survival of Mr. Roth who
escaped the the Holocaust.
outlets were present to interview Mr. Roth. Interestingly, the meeting
fell on the Feast of Pentecost, one of the seven feasts of the Lord mentioned
in the Bible, a day of deep significance to both Jews and Christians. How
fitting a setting for the two communities to come together on this feast day to
stand for Israel.