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Standing Together RVA 

Yesterday afternoon approximately 150 people gathered at the Emek Sholom Holocaust Memorial Cemetery for a solidarity rally. Several speakers addressed the crowd in a program sponsored by Bonay Kodesh, Congregation Beth Ahabah, Emek Sholom Holocaust Memorial Cemetery, First Unitarian Universalist Church of Richmond, Islamic Center of Virginia, Jewish Community Relations Committee of the Jewish Community Federation of Richmond, Richmond Hill, Richmond Peace Education Center, Temple Beth-El, Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities and Weinstein JCC.
Abide Sindhoo places a stone on a Holocaust Memorial at Emek Sholom Memorial Cemetery at the end of the Standing together RVA solidarity rally.
Standing Together Solidarity rally.
Habiba Osei bows her head in prayer.
Holocaust survivor Jay Ipson of Richmond shows a photograph of himself and his mother when he was eight years-old, standing outside a concentration camp in Lithuania in 1941.
Dan and Dot Ivey, of Richmond.
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Rev. Lacette Cross, Restoration Fellowship and Ms. Cristina Dominquez Ramirez, VCIC Richmond Chapter.
Holocaust survivor Jay Ipson.
Dr. Jim Somervile, Richmond First Baptist Church.
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Rev. Lacette Cross, Restoration Fellowship.
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Those in attendance lined up after the program to place a stone on the Holocaust memorial.
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Alex Keisch (center) listens to remarks during the program.
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Ms. Inge Horowitz, representative of Emek Sholom Memorial Cemetery.
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Elizabeth Smartt hugs Lyla Smartt, 10, as they listens to remarks.
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Robert and Tanya Pruett.
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Abide Sindhoo places a stone on a Holocaust Memorial at Emek Sholom Memorial Cemetery at the end of the Standing together RVA solidarity rally.
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