Jewish activists meet for candlelit vigil tonight to mourn murder of LGBT youth in Tel Aviv

Israeli woman demonstrates in downtown Jerusalem against last week's attack / photo courtesy of AP

Israeli woman demonstrates in downtown Jerusalem against last week's attack / photo courtesy of AP

This afternoon, GLOE sent out an email mailing, announcing a candlelit vigil for tonight, August 3, 8:15 p.m., in Dupont, to condemn last week’s murders of two LGBT youths in Tel Aviv.

The unknown shooter, a man in black, is still at large, according to CNN.

Speakers confirmed for this evening’s event, according to the email, include Raby Toby Manewith of DC’s LGBT synagogue, Bet Mishpachah, Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld of Orthodox congregation, Ohev Shalom, and Zvi Bellin of the National Engagement Associate, Nehirim: GLBT Jewish Culture & Spirituality.

Contact Joanna Blotner at jblotner@hrc.org for more information.

Cross-posted in part to The Examiner.

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