A "rally for Israel and for peace" is how Larry Zimmerman of East Hampton is describing an event that he and Mitchell Agoos have organized for Sunday at 2 p.m. in Herrick Park.
"Everybody is in shock with the atrocities that Hamas inflicted on Israel. I just wanted to get the community together, so they could lean on each other, cry on each other, reconnect with each other," he said. It was important to him and Mr. Agoos, who first met at Chabad of the Hamptons in East Hampton, that the rally take place outside so that it would be visible to the broader community.
"East Hamptonites as a community always stand beside each other and I just wanted to pull everyone together," Mr. Zimmerman said.
Clergy of all faiths, from East Hampton to Montauk, will speak, and public officials are also expected to attend. People have been encouraged to park in the long-term lot off Lumber Lane, as the rally will take place in the part of the park between that lot and the Reutershan lot.