Occupy Wal Street

Hundreds Observe Yom Kippur At Occupy Wall Street Protest

‘Every denomination of Judaism’ represented at event; calls for social justice from significant crowd.

10/10/2011
Jewish Week Correspondent

In a turnout that exceeded the expectations of even the event’s organizers, as many as 1,500 people attended a Yom Kippur service Friday night within yards of the Occupy Wall Street protest in Lower Manhattan.

Participants in the service, organized by supporters of the protest, included many of those involved in the demonstration, local Jewish residents who had come simply for the service itself, and non-Jewish onlookers.

Protestors pause for prayer. (Photo by Julie Dermansky)
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