Large LA Congregation Moves Sabbath Service Due to Pro-Palestinian Protest

Louis Keene writing for the Forward:

Congregants of Temple Beth Am headed to Saturday afternoon prayer services won’t be going to the synagogue that’s anchored their Jewish neighborhood in mid-city Los Angeles since the 1950s.

They will instead convene at a private home, the Conservative synagogue’s senior rabbi announced Thursday, due to safety concerns related to a pro-Palestinian protest organizers plan to hold at a park across the street.

The Dec. 23 protest at La Cienega Park is billed as “Black and Palestinian Solidarity for a Ceasefire this Christmas” with several organizations involved, including Black Lives Matter Los Angeles.

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