A political event being held at Union Temple in the Prospect Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn has been canceled, following anti-Semitic vandalism at the venue. The graffiti included the words, "kill all Jews" written in black marker. Organizers and temple leaders decided to cancel the event out of concern for safety, given the recent rise of hate crimes and anti-Semitism.
The event was to be hosted by Broad City star, Ilana Glazer. Part of the Generator Collective series, Glazer would be interviewing activists and politicians. The event was designed to connect volunteers to candidates for canvassing detail ahead of the November 6 midterm elections.
One attendee posted a video to Instagram of Glazer announcing the event's cancellation. "This is action in itself, gathering," Glazer says. "We'll follow up with more specific action for this weekend. And whatever, let's change the world."
The cancellation comes just days after the shooting at Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. Robert Bowers has been charged in connection with the Saturday shooting that left 11 members of the synagogue dead.
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