On Tuesday, students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people were killed last week, traveled to the state capital in Tallahassee to demand action to end gun violence. They joined students from across the country in walking out of classes to protest.
During a live TV shot of the Parkland students boarding buses for their trip to Tallahassee, a CNN reporter noticed Rabbi Shuey Biston, the Chabad Rabbi of Parkland, helping a local student put on Tefillin. She tweeted the clip accompanied by the following message: “I think I just spotted in the background, behind the black car, of the prep for the Parkland students march – young man having tefillin wrapped – no?”
Rabbi Biston tells YWN that many of the families of victims and classmates are members at Chabad of Parkland. In fact the boy putting on Tefillin in this video is Cameron Kasky, the founder of the “Never Again” student movement.
I think I just spotted in the background, behind the black car, of the prep for the Parkland students march – young man having tefillin wrapped – n o? https://t.co/52LGPh3t71
— Hadas Gold (@Hadas_Gold) February 20, 2018
As reported on YWN, 40% of the student population at Marjory Stoneman Douglas is Jewish, as well 5 of the victims. Local Chabad Rabbis have been instrumental in supporting the grieving Jewish community during this incredibly difficult period.
(Nat Golden – YWN)