Social Issues

Senior Pastor to Speak at Anti-Semitism Rally

Senior Pastor Scott Black Johnston will speak at an anti-Semitism rally organized by Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney on Sunday, March 17.

Scott is one of four New York City clergy invited to take part in the 2 pm rally at Asphalt Green on the Upper East Side. Joining Scott and Congresswoman Maloney will be Rabbi Chaim Steinmetz of Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun, Rabbi Joel Mosbacher of Temple Shaaray Tefila (both in Manhattan) and Imam Qazi Qayyoom of the Muhammadi Center of Jackson Heights, Queens.

Asphalt Green was the site of a recent vandalism when swastikas and an ethnic slur were scrawled on the walls inside the athletic facility’s Upper East Side campus.

“I am deeply disturbed to hear of yet another anti-Semitic attack in my community,” Congresswoman Maloney said in a statement. “Sadly, this incident is part of an alarming spike in anti-Semitic attacks, hate crimes and rhetoric throughout New York City and our nation.”

Asphalt Green is located at 1750 York Ave., at 91st Street. Members of the Fifth Avenue community are encouraged to attend.