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Black-Jewish Alliance plans trip to Washington, D.C.

WORCESTER – The Black-Jewish Alliance, a partnership between the Jewish Federation of Central Mass. and the Worcester Chapter of the NAACP, is organizing a trip to Washington, D.C. Feb. 16-17. 

The trip will include visits to the African American History Museum and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. 

“This is the first trip that we have undertaken,” said Steven Schimmel, executive director of the Jewish Federation of Central Mass. “We just had the Songs of Hope concert and this is working off the momentum of that.”

“Songs of Hope II,” held Dec. 8, celebrated the historic partnership between the African American and Jewish communities on behalf of civil rights, freedom and dignity for all people.

Participants in the February trip to Washington, D.C. will leave Logan Airport at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16 and will return to Logan at 7:10 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 17. The cost of the trip is $475 person if registered by Jan. 31. The cost includes airfare, hotel (based on dual-occupancy) and Sunday dinner.

“It’s particularly important right now to continue to build relationships and alliances with the African American community in light of recent events and in light of ongoing concerns within both of our communities,” Schimmel said. “There’s no better time to be allies and to better understand one another, and we are really prioritizing that.”

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