Tom is an MIT graduate who was homeless, living in a a tent in the woods, when the Jewish Family Service of Metrowest (JFS), reached out to help.
The incident in Brookline was captured in surveillance video.
“IBM profited from the Holocaust and we are here to say: Never Again,” said organizer Sarah O’Connor.
A veteran of the Israeli military and a personal trainer, she held the man and asked passers-by to call 911, but no one was willing to get involved.
In response to synagogue shootings across the country, “it’s a necessity now,” the rabbi said.
The teens say they have no regrets about helping a man with an anti-Semitic tattoo.
Four different cities saw anti-Semitic vandalism on Wednesday - not even including the attempted arsons on synagogues in Chicago and Boston.
A person caught on a neighbor’s video camera is seen walking away from the home around the time of the fire.
The vote follows discussions that started when the Boston Workmen’s Circle signed a statement by the anti-Zionist Jewish Voice for Peace.
All Hillels support Israel, but at Northeastern, students say theirs is so focused on the Jewish state it doesn’t do much about Jewish identity.