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I-SRV Proclamation of Solidarity


page1image6392464Recently, flyers were distributed in our Tri-Valley are disparaging Jewish people and blaming them for the Covid pandemic.

We invite you to join our rejection of such hate in our community, where we raise our children.

Let’s not let this happen, again. Speak out against all forms of hatred. Call on our city and county leaders to endorse our Proclamation (see other side) and create their own Proclamations. Post this Proclamation in visible places.

Download the flyer here: I-SRV Solidarity Day_flyer



Whereas, the people of the San Ramon Valley support one another when we are hurting, and today is no exception; and

Whereas, many of us cannot begin to understand the depths of anguish and pain caused by the inexcusable accusations made against people of the Jewish faith in flyers passed around our community; and

Whereas, the anguish, suffering, and pain caused by any form of hate are reverberating throughout our country; and

Whereas, we, Interfaith of San Ramon Valley (I-SRV), as members of diverse faith communities, condemn any and all forms of hatred in our community; and

Whereas, we stand with all members of the entire San Ramon Valley community and with people from all faith practices, all cultures and all ethnicities; and

Whereas, at this moment in time, we especially stand in solidarity with members of our Jewish community who have been the target of recent flyers;

Now, Therefore, the Interfaith of San Ramon Valley, California, does hereby proclaim its solidarity with those who reject hate and embrace love, peace and

Dated this 26th day of February, 2022.

Baha’i Community
Siamak Danandeh

Beth Chaim Congregation
Rabbi Dan Goldblatt Naomi Ehrlich

Danville Congregational Church
Rev. Todd Atkins-Whitley

Hope Lutheran Church of Rossmoor
Robin Kanno

Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County
Rev. Wil McGarvey

Peace Lutheran Church
Rev. Steve Harms Howard Barto

SRV Islamic Center
Aquila Aswat Sabra Suharwardy

SRV United Methodist Church
Rev. Dr. Kim Risedorph

San Damiano Retreat Center
Lisa Briones Jim Greer

St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church
Rev. Raymond Sacca Joy Addiego Rosemarie McKenney

St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church
Rev. Todd Bryant

Rev. Susan Geissler-O’Neil

Kari Doolittle


Goal of our Solidarity Day:

to engage people in our community in our Proclamation


Schedule of the Day:

  • Date – Saturday, February 26 from 12-2pm
  • Parking – Member communities may organize parking at the Park & Ride, then carpool to Farmers Market
  • Gathering – Meet at noon at Danville Farmer’s Market (look for the “Hate Against Any is Hate Against All” banner)
  • Agenda –

o   Circle the market until it closes at 1pm

o   Walk on Iron Horse Trail from Farmers Market to Hartz, then return along city streets

o   Return to library for prayer, quick talk, music

o   Conclude at 2:00pm


Download the flyer here:  I-SRV Solidarity Day_flyer

Download the proclamation here: I-SRV Proclamation of Solidarity_with signatures _FINAL