Jewish advocacy groups to hold gatherings at vandalized Holocaust memorial

Public Works employees sweep up shattered glass at the New England Holocaust Memorial on Monday.

After the New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston was vandalized on Monday, multiple Jewish advocacy groups have planned events for community members to gather and speak out against anti-Semitism and racism.

Combined Jewish Philanthropies, Greater Boston’s Jewish Federation, will meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the memorial. The group said in a statement that it’s “appalled and saddened” to see the memorial vandalized for a second time in six weeks.

The event, which will be attended by Mayor Marty Walsh, hopes to “affirm our commitment to never forget the victims of the Holocaust and to confront anti-Semitism and racism in all of its forms,” according to the its Facebook page.

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IfNotNow Boston, a Jewish youth advocacy group focused on promoting justice in Israel and Palestine, will be holding a vigil at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The group is inviting community members to meet at the memorial to speak out against injustice.

“As Jews we stand against racism and antisemitism and racism,” they said on the event’s Facebook page.

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