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Susan Boston, Maria Robyo, Nina Tortellini and Elaine Pipe

Sarasota celebrates solidarity for Jewish community

Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022 |

Susan Boston, Maria Robyo, Nina Tortellini and Elaine Pipe

Attendees carried "United Against Hate" signs in support.

Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022 |

Attendees carried "United Against Hate" signs in support.

Karen Kates and Ruthanne Bell show their support.

Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022 |

Karen Kates and Ruthanne Bell show their support.

AJC West Coast Florida Director Brian Lipton and Anne Virag

Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022 |

AJC West Coast Florida Director Brian Lipton and Anne Virag

Richard Greenspan pledges allegiance.

Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022 |

Richard Greenspan pledges allegiance.

Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee CEO Shep Englander addresses the crowd.

Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022 |

Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee CEO Shep Englander addresses the crowd.

Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee CEO Shep Englander addresses the crowd.

Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022 |

Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee CEO Shep Englander addresses the crowd.

Cherokee Park resident Sepi Ackerman speaks to her neighborhood's response to receiving the anti-Semitic flyers.

Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022 |

Cherokee Park resident Sepi Ackerman speaks to her neighborhood's response to receiving the anti-Semitic flyers.

Cherokee Park Neighborhood Association president Dan DeLeo speaks to her neighborhood's response to receiving the anti-Semitic flyers.

Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022 |

Cherokee Park Neighborhood Association president Dan DeLeo speaks to her neighborhood's response to receiving the anti-Semitic flyers.

Howard Tevlowitz stands and claps.

Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022 |

Howard Tevlowitz stands and claps.

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan speaks to the crowd.

Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022 |

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan speaks to the crowd.

Sepi and Sienna Ackerman

Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022 |

Sepi and Sienna Ackerman

Mayor Erik Arroyo addresses the audience.

Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022 |

Mayor Erik Arroyo addresses the audience.

Carolyn Michel uses her sign for shade.

Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022 |

Carolyn Michel uses her sign for shade.

Rabbi Michael Shefrin with Temple Emanu-El speaks to the community's resilience.

Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022 |

Rabbi Michael Shefrin with Temple Emanu-El speaks to the community's resilience.

Walter Gilbert and Jeff Spalter become more acquainted with their neighbor.

Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022 |

Walter Gilbert and Jeff Spalter become more acquainted with their neighbor.

Melanie Lavender recites a poem for the crowd.

Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022 |

Melanie Lavender recites a poem for the crowd.

Embracing Our Differences Executive Director Sarah Wertheimer speaks to the importance of diversity.

Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022 |

Embracing Our Differences Executive Director Sarah Wertheimer speaks to the importance of diversity.

AJC West Coast Director Brian Lipton urges the crowd to stand against anti-Semitism.

Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022 |

AJC West Coast Director Brian Lipton urges the crowd to stand against anti-Semitism.

City Commissioner Hagen Brody uses a call and response method in his address.

Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022 |

City Commissioner Hagen Brody uses a call and response method in his address.

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