We’ve all heard voices of hatred and antisemitism around the globe glorifying the October 7th attacks. But these voices will never drown out those of Americans who stand against terror and with Israel. Now it’s time to raise your voice: to defeat antisemitism, to demand freedom for the hostages, and to demonstrate that America stands with Israel.
MARCH for Israel
MARCH to Free Hostages
MARCH Against Antisemitism
Tuesday, November 14th | 1:00 PM
National Mall, Washington D.C.
To connect with others from Across Greater Washington and pick up rally signs, meet us in front of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History (South side, closest to the Mall on Madison Drive NW). We will coordinate here from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, moving in shifts to go through security.
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Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS THE DURATION/TIMING OF THE MARCH?
The program begins at 1:00 PM. Doors open at 10:00 AM to allow people to enter the area and get through security. The pre-program event begins at 11:30 AM. We expect the entire program to be over by 3:00 PM.
WHAT ROLE ARE LOCAL FEDERATIONS PLAYING FOR THE MARCH?
Federations are guiding and leading their communities’ participation in the march. The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington will designate one single point of contact, maintain a list of participants attending from within our community, and communicating details back to The Jewish Federations of North America.
SHOULD WE BEGIN BOOKING HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS?
Yes, please book your hotels ASAP. JFNA will not be coordinating rooms. For individuals or organizations, please reach out to your local Federation to see if they are coordinating hotels on behalf of your community.
WHERE IS THE BUS PARKING AREA?
The designated bus parking area will be at the Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) Memorial Stadium (2400 East Capitol St NE, Washington, DC 20003). Transportation guidance will be provided ASAP with directions.
IF I AM ON A BUS THAT DROPS OFF AT RFK, HOW DO I GET TO THE MARCH?
Participants will need to take the metro to the Smithsonian stop, which is the closest stop to the march entrance. Please expect a 30-45 min trip via metro from RFK stadium to the march. These times could be longer due to demand. We recommend that local groups take the metro from their starting locations as opposed to traveling by bus; this may save your group money and time.
WHERE WILL THE CHECK-IN/ENTRANCE AREA BE?
The closest metro stop to the rally entrance is Smithsonian on the blue/orange/silver line. To connect with others from across DC, MD, and Northern VA and pick up rally signs, meet us in front of the Smithsonian Museum of American History (south side, closest to the Mall on Madison Drive NW). We will coordinate here from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, moving in shifts to go through security.
ARE THERE ANY ITEMS THAT ARE PROHIBITED FROM BEING BROUGHT INTO THE VENUE AREA?
Prohibited items include: aerosols, ammunition, animals other than service/guide animals, backpacks and bags exceeding size restrictions (18″ by 13″ by 7″), bicycles, balloons, coolers, drones and other unmanned aircraft systems, explosives, firearms, flammable liquids, glass, thermal, or metal containers, laser pointers, mace/pepper spray, packages, recreational motorized mobility devices, selfie sticks, signs exceeding the size restrictions (12″ by 24″ by 1/4″), structures (including chairs, tents, tables, etc), supports for signs and placards, toy guns, umbrellas, weapons of any kind, any other items determined to be potential safety hazards.
CAN I BRING A BACKPACK OR BAG INTO THE EVENT SPACE?
Yes, you are welcome to bring a small bag or backpacks into the event (size restricted at 18″ by 13″ by 7″). (NOTE: suitcases/luggage will not be permitted).
CAN WE BRING SIGNS AND/OR WEAR SHIRTS TO THE EVENT?
Yes, feel free to bring signs to the event space. Please note that paper signs are allowed, but stakes/poles/sticks/posts are prohibited. Feel free to design and wear t-shirts for your community.
CAN WE BRING FLAGS TO THIS MARCH?
We will distribute Israeli hand-flags and American hand-flags available for guests in our event space. Your are welcome to bring flags with you but please note that flag-poles and wooden stakes are prohibited.
WILL THERE BE FOOD AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE SITE OF THE EVENT?
At this time, we are unable to provide food and beverages, you will need to exit the venue and re-enter through a security line. Participants are encourages to bring food and water into the event area.
CAN I BRING WATER INTO THE EVENT SPACE?
Yes, we are strongly encouraging participants to bring water with them. Please note: water will not be permitted in glass, metal, or thermal containers.
WILL THERE BE ASL INTERPRETERS?
Yes. ASL interpreters have been secured and will be displayed on Jumbotron.
WILL THERE BE CLOSED CAPTIONING AVAILABLE ON THE SCREENS FOR ALL OF THE SPEAKERS?
Yes, there will be closed captioning available during speeches.
WILL THERE BE ACCESSIBLE PORTA POTTIES?
Yes, we will have porta potties and wheelchair accessible porta potties on site.
WILL THERE BE ANY SIGNAGE TO HELP WITH WAYFINDING?
Yes, we will have signage available to help direct participants.
IS THERE AN ADA POINT OF CONTACT PEOPLE CAN EMAIL FOR ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?
Yes. Email [email protected] for ADA questions.
WHAT SECURITY MEASURES ARE BEING TAKEN FOR THIS MARCH?
The safety and security of all participants is our highest priority. We are coordinating directly with multiple local and national Law Enforcement agencies including U.S. Park Police, D.C. Metropolitan Police, U.S. Capitol Police, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Metro Transit Police, and other relevant security agencies. We have also retained the services of additional security assets based on recommendations of law enforcement and our security advisors.
For more information, visit www.marchforisrael.org/faqs.