Community-wide candlelight vigil for Orlando victims
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Community-wide candlelight vigil for Orlando victims

A candlelight vigil honoring the memory of the 49 people killed in an Orlando nightclub on June 12 was held at the Rockland County Courthouse in New City on June 15. Organized by Penny Jennings, the County Commissioner of Human Rights, and Ed Day, Rockland County’s chief executive, the vigil drew representatives from all Rockland faith communities.

Participants included Rabbi Jeremy Ruberg of the New City Jewish Center, who is president of the Rockland Board of Rabbis; Gary Siepser, CEO of Rockland Jewish Federation in West Nyack; and  Rabbi Dov Oliver of Rockland Community College. They were joined by representatives from the Nanuet Hebrew Center, the Orangetown Jewish Center, and the Jewish Federation and Foundation of Rockland.

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