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La Jolla's Jewish Community Center holds rally to 'stand up to hate'

La Jolla's Jewish Community Center holds rally to 'stand up to hate'

In response to the anti-Semitic presence and violence that broke out in Charlottesville, Va. Aug. 12, the Leichtag Foundation hosted a rally titled, “Our San Diego Jewish Community Stands Up Against Hate,” Aug. 15 at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center in La Jolla. The Charlottesville rally featured protesters holding Nazi flags, physical attacks on counter-protestors. One counter-protestor, Heather Heyer, was killed when a car drove into the crowd.

Banners with the Anti-Defamation League of San Diego's motto "No Place for Hate" hang at the entrances (Ashley Mackin)

At the La Jolla event, speakers from the Jewish and political communities spoke to a packed...

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