Over 2000 walk for Darfur in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Walk for Darfur 2009 (from latimes.com)

Los Angeles Walk for Darfur 2009 (from latimes.com)

Jewish World Watch held a hugely successful Rally for Darfur in Los Angeles yesterday.   Over 2000 people attended and they raised over $100,000.

“We . . . made a promise to our ancestors to never forget,” Riter (Rabbi Ted Riter of Temple Adat Elohim in Thousand Oaks) said, referring to a commitment by fellow Jews not to let atrocities such as the Holocaust go unchallenged.

“You think we’d learn the lesson, and we haven’t,” he said. “We don’t want our kids to have to walk.”

Congratulations to Mina Rush and everyone else at JWW for doing an excellent job in raising the awareness of the genocide in Darfur.  And this after organizing the first ever Rally for Darfur in Orange County.  Kudos!

Read the article in the LA Times.

And the coverage by the Daily News.

Walk for Darfur

Save the date and register now!

On March 29th, the 2nd San Diego Walk for Darfur is taking place.

Run, jog, or walk around Mission Bay Park while simultaneously raising awareness about the catastrophic situation in Darfur.

All funds raised will be distributed to American Jewish World Service for its various projects providing aid to men, women, and children in Darfur’s many IDP camps.

You may register as an individual or as a team.

Don’t miss this great event!

If you could email me at kristen@ocfordarfur.org when you register, I would appreciate it. We would like to see how many of our members plan to attend.