As Jews we learn to welcome the stranger. We learn to forgive. We learn to cherish lives, whether they are in Connecticut, Israel, Haiti or Ukraine. We don’t throw fellow Jews into an unsafe environment (with no security training) which have become targets of deadly mass shootings.
The Parade features over 40,000 marchers from many organizations. Hundreds of thousands enthusiastic spectators watch American and Israeli community leaders and dignitaries, entertainers, artists, musicians, dancers, celebrities, floats and marching bands. Many more watch on the live broadcast via television or live-stream.