Progressive movement is there for Gilad Schalit
Staff members from the headquarters of the World Union, together with staffers from the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism and the Jerusalem campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, stood on the city’s King David Street on March 15 for five minutes of silence on behalf of kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Schalit.
The commemoration was a nationwide effort to draw attention to Schalit’s plight, with each minute symbolizing a year of the soldier’s captivity in the Gaza Strip.
IMPJ executive director Rabbi Gilad Kariv led the group in prayer and song, and called the campaign was “a fine example of the power of the individual – how one person with an idea can bring about change.”
Staff from the World Union, IMPJ and HUC-JIR gather in solidarity with Gilad Schalit. (Photo: Uri Lamm)