The largest Jewish gathering in U.S. history, the #MarchForIsrael on Nov. 14, 2023, brought more than 290,000 people to Washington, D.C., and an estimated 250,000 watched the event via livestream. Sponsored by Jewish Federations of North America and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, the event was a moving display of unity and solidarity with the people of Israel, calling for the return of the missing hostages captured by Hamas terrorists on Oct. 7 and denouncing the rise of antisemitism since the beginning of the Israel-Hamas war.
Our Greater Boston Jewish community was well represented at the March for Israel, with nearly 1,600 people—including grade school students, families, community leaders, allies, clergy, and college students—traveling to attend the historic event and show that Boston stands with Israel.
Speakers included family members of the hostages; Israeli President Isaac Herzog; Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.); House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-L.A.); Ambassador Deborah Lipstadt, U.S. Special Envoy to Combat Antisemitism; CNN political commentator Van Jones; actress Debra Messing; and many others.
We invite you to watch the recording of the event below.