A large crowd came together to express solidarity with Israel on Sunday, December 3, 2023, at the pier in Huntington Beach, California.

It was a peaceful and moving “We Stand with Israel” ceremony. Community and religious leaders from various denominations came together to pray for the hostages, for the safety of our soldiers, and for the well-being of all Israelis and Jews around the world.

It was a beautiful California afternoon. People of all walks of life mingled along the beach, surrounded by a sea of Israeli and American flags gently fluttering in the crisp ocean breeze as we sang “Am Israel Chai”.

And as the sun began to set, a festive Youth Christmas Parade made its way down Main Street, serving as a vivid reminder that celebrating a mosaic of beliefs in peaceful coexistence is indeed possible. Let’s come together, let’s live and let live and Make the World Great for All.