East Cobb synagogue to begin anti-bias training initiative – East Cobb News

Posted By on August 29, 2020

Following Mondays story about swastikas and other graffiti found in an East Cobb neighborhood comes word of an event next week that will launch a new community initiative a local Jewish leader said is designed to build understanding and allyship.

Allison Padilla-Goodman, vice president of the Southern division of the Anti-Defamation League, told East Cobb News that a gathering on Monday at the Temple Kol Emeth synagogue in East Cobb will include a developing list of partners in the interfaith effort.

She said we have several confirmed Cobb County officials and interfaith leaders in the area. Larry Sernovitz, the new rabbi at Kol Emeth, said it is a growing list and we are so blessed to know that so many organizations, including the Cobb County Government and Police Department, will be present.

The event isnt open to the general public due to physical distancing issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. But the event will consist of plans to conduct anti-bias training events in the community over the coming weeks.

Sernovitz sent out a message to his congregation on Monday that multiple swastikas were found in a neighborhood in the area around Holly Springs Road and Post Oak Tritt Road, and that residents of that community worked to remove the graffiti.

Also spray-painted on a decorative slab was MAGA 2020, or Make America Great Again, a slogan for President Donald Trumps re-election campaign.

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