Greater Washington DC and New York City Interfaith Leaders to Gather in Prayer and Solidarity Calling For Alan Gross' Immediate Freedom from Cuba on Humanitarian Grounds

Sep 19, 2011, 15:34 ET from Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington

Simultaneous Vigils to Take Place at Cuban Interests Section (DC) & Cuban UN Mission  (NYC) with Gross Family

ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Interfaith leaders will gather in prayer and solidarity in DC and New York on Friday, September 23, at 9:30 am and call for Alan Gross' immediate freedom from Cuba on humanitarian grounds.  The simultaneous vigils will take place at the Cuban Interests Section in DC and in New York at the Cuban UN Mission. Members of the Gross family will participate in both vigils. At both events, event organizers plan to present Cuban authorities with the results of a national online petition drive containing over 10,000 signatures supporting Alan's immediate freedom. The DC event will be sponsored by the Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington. The New York event will be sponsored by the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York and the New York Board of Rabbis.

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Contacts In Washington DC:


Ron Halber

Executive Director

Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington

W: (301) 770-0881 c: (301) 602-5709


Rev. Clark Lobenstine,

Executive Director,

Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington

w: (202) 234-6300 c: (202) 487-8635



Contacts In New York:


Rabbi Joseph Potasnik

Executive Vice President

New York Board of Rabbis

Executive Vice President

w: (212) 983-3521 c: (917) 903-9111


Michael Miller

Executive Director
Jewish Community Relations Council of New York

w: (212)-983-4800 #130 


Malcolm Hoenlein

Executive Vice Chairman

Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish

Organizations

(212) 318-6111



SOURCE Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington