Jewlicious has signed up to be a participating organzation for the NYC protest organized by the Stand for Freedom in Iran Coalition.

Protests are planned in major cities against the Iranian dictators. Perhaps this is the year we can get him locked up for taking American hostages in Tehran.

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Protest list courtesy of StandWithUs & The Israel Project

Date: Thursday, September 24, 2009, Time: 12 p.m. (noon)
Location: Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 47th Street and 2nd Avenue, New York, NY
Contact: [email protected] or 212-983- 4800 x 152
Web site: www.standforfreedominiran.org

Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Location: The Federal Building on Wilshire and Veteran
Sponsoring organization: StandWithUs, Signs will be provided, tell your friends! Note: There are no bathrooms on this corner

Date: Thursday, September 24, 2009
Time: 12 p.m. (noon)
Location: Farragut Square Park, 17th and K Streets
Contact: Arielle Farber at [email protected] or 301- 770-0881
Web site: www.jcouncil.org

Date: Thursday, September 24, 2009
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus
28123 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48334-3738
Sponsoring organization: Jewish Community Relations Council of Detroit
Contact: Allan Gale at [email protected] or 248-642- 2641; Robert Cohen at [email protected] or 248-642- 2640
Web site: www.detroitjcrc.org

Stand for Freedom in Iran Rally
Date: Thursday, September 24, 2009
Time: 12 p.m. (noon)
Location: Jewish Federation, 12 Millstone Campus Dr., St. Louis, MO, 63146
Contact: Arlene Baer at [email protected] or 314-442- 3871
Web site: www.jewishinstlouis.org

Special thanks to the Israel Project for helping us create this list. See below for sponsors of the NYC protest:

The Stand for Freedom in Iran coalition is led by:

Progressive American Iranian Committee

Jewish Community Relations Council of New York

UJA-Federation of New York

National Interagency Task Force on Iran

Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union

New York City Central Labor Council: AFL-CIO

American Federation of Teachers

United Federation of Teachers

NAACP – New York Conference

New York Coalition of 100 Black Women

National Puerto Rican Coalition

100 Hispanic Women

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Partner Organizations Include:

18th of Tir Student Leaders

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AIPAC – American Israel Public Affairs Committee

Alliance of Iranian Women

America Israel Friendship League

American Association of Jews From the Former USSR

American Council for World Jewry

American Forum of Russian Jewry (AFRJ-RAJI)

American Jewish Committee



American Sephardi Federation

Anti-Defamation League

Asociacion De Mujeres Progresistas



Bloggers United for Cuban Liberty

B’nai Brith International

Bnai Zion

Bangladesh Hindu Buddhist Christian Unity Council USA

Center of Hope International

Chinese Community Relations Council

Community Security Service

Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations

Congregation Beth Israel – West Side Jewish Center

Dor Chadash

East River Development Alliance

Emunah of America

Foundation for Democracy in Iran

Go Proud

Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America

Hebrew Union College- Jewish Institute of Religion/New York School

Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life



International Rabbinic Fellowship

Iran Human Rights Documentation Center


Israel Cancer Research Fund

Jewish Community Relations Council of the UJA of Northern New Jersey

Jewish Council for Public Affairs

Jewish International Connection New York

Jewish Labor Committee

Jewish National Fund

Jewish Reconstructionist Federation

Jewish Reconstructionist Federation – New York/New Jersey Region

Jewish Women’s Leadership Caucus of Brooklyn


Justice Through Music

Korean American Association of Greater New York

Korean American Association of Long Island

Korean American Public Affairs Committee

Korean Community Empowerment Council

Log Cabin Republicans of New York

Manhattan Jewish Experience


National Council of Jewish Women

National Council of Young Israel

National Jewish Democratic Council

New-York Assosiation of Holocaust Survivors, Inc

NY Divinity School

New York Persian Parade

New York Region of Hadassah

Northeast Queens Jewish Community Council

Orthodox Union

Pars TV

Pen Pal Program for Tolerance

Persian Radio

Planet Iran


Queens Jewish Agencies Coalition

Queens Jewish Community Council

R Jeneration

Reform Party of Syria

Republican Jewish Coalition

Simon Wiesenthal Center

Stand With Us

Telos Press

The Council of Young Jewish Presidents

The Committee for Defense of Political Prisoners Iran

The David Project

The Frisch School

The Jewish Theological Seminary

The Union for Reform Judaism

Turkish American Community of New York

United Hebrew Trades-New York Jewish Labor Committee

United Jewish Communities

United Jewish Communities of MetroWest New Jersey

United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism

Uri L’Tzedek

Velvet Revolution

Westchester Jewish Conference

World Council of the Cedar Revolution

World Jewish Congress

Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future


Zionist Organization of America

About the author

Rabbi Yonah


  • This is very important cause because “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”

  • I find this coalition really objectionable, particularly because it’s not Iranian. This isn’t a rally to free the people of Iran from Ahmadinejad because we care about Iranians, it’s a rally to beat up on Iran in the public’s eye because we care solely about Israel’s nuclear superpower. There’s a hundred Jewish groups on there and a handful of Iranian groups that aren’t Persian Jews.

    My cousin is dating an girl from Tehran and I’m really curious what she thinks about all these Zionists coming to her countrymen’s “defense”.

    • Sigh. So uh… only Darfurians should protest against what the government of Sudan is doing in Darfur. And all those Jews protesting on behalf of the Palestinians should just fuck off. All I can do is speak for myself… when I saw what went down in Iran after the elections, when I saw innocent civilians beaten and shot by the Iranian police, what can I tell you? I felt sincere empathy for the people of Iran. I tweeted news coming out of Iran for days, I did whatever I could. Of course Ahmadinejad and his nukes scare me. They ought to scare everybody. But I have never met a Persian/Iranian non-Jew I didn’t like and I just went with my gut. That’s what our membership in the coalition was based on.

  • I’m speaking a little out of turn here, admittedly, because I can’t reach my Iranian friends quickly enough for this comment thread. Report back I will.

    There was a separate protest against Ahmadinejad yesterday by the Iranian community. And so I find today’s rally really disingenuous. Months ago the rhetoric from the Jewish community was that Iran as a whole is full of religious fundamentalists hellbent on blowing Israel off the map. Now the language is all about freeing a democratic people from government oppression?

    Why wasn’t the Iranian diaspora at the Jewish-led rally today? Because this coalition was assembled out of self-serving pro-Israel groups. Ahmadinejad has no authority over the nuclear program or any foreign policy, and yet the Jewish community made him our new Hitler. Even if Mousavi won the election, there would still be a nuclear program and Jewish groups would still be saber-rattling against Iran.

    This rally is disingenuous. I don’t beleive caring for Iranians’ elections is anything but the anti-Iran flavor of the week. It’s really discomforting this level of fooling ourselves.

    • Again, I can only speak for myself. I don’t have anything against the Iranian people. The Mullahs clearly have an interest in keeping Ahmadinejad around, why else would they allow him to pull off that farce of an “election?” I know many Iranians are disenchanted with their current leadership, anyone with half a brain knows that and knew that prior to the electoral unrest. “We” didn’t make him into our new Hitler, he did that himself, and with the approval of the Mullahs. “We” don’t put words in his mouth. “We” don’t force him to deny the Holocaust, make incredibly anti-Semitic speeches about Jews and vow to wipe Israel off the map. I don;t think we’re sabre rattling against iran, just against those elements in the government hell bent on pursuing a policy of supporting terror groups and acquiring nuclear capabilities which every moron knows will be used for the creation of offensive weapons. The Iranian government hasn’t even pretended to begin to build the infrastructure necessary to make peaceful use of their nuclear energy capabilities. So yes, I am opposed to those in power in Iran, but that doesn’t mean I do not care for the people.