The Jewish Community Relations Council of Jewish Federation of Greater Toledo is organizing a large rally, "Shine a Light on Antisemitism."


Speakers will include Jewish community members and non-Jewish allies, including Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur and Sheena Barnes, Executive Director of Equality Toledo. Other attendees will include local, state, and federal elected officials; various religious, ethnic, and minority groups; K-12 and university educators; and law enforcement. The public is encouraged to attend.

The rally will include a public Hanukkah menorah candle lighting. Complimentary and delicious Hanukkah foods will be offered. A heated tent will be erected in case of inclement weather.

This event is being organized in response to a significant increase in antisemitic violence, harassment, and intimidation, and a corresponding rise in other forms of bigotry, intolerance, and hate, across Greater Toledo and all of Ohio.

This rally is co-sponsored by Congregation B’nai Israel, Congregation Etz Chayim, Temple Shomer Emunim, and the YMCA of Greater Toledo. 

For more information contact Daniel Pearlman at


It is up to all of us to shine a light on antisemitism.