Thursday, November 21, 2013

Mourning JFK's Death at his Childhood Home

Nowhere was JFK's death mourned more than in his home state - and there, nowhere more than in his home town of Brookline, where I grew up.  

See below a report on JFK's birthplace with vintage film of the procession of grief to that birthplace from my shul, Congregation Kehillath Israel, just up the street.  Thousands were there on that sad Monday, and the procession was led by Rabbi Saltzman and my father, Cantor Michal Hammerman. You can see him in the cantorial hat, both in the video below and in the photo above.

Read about the JFK house and the Kehillath Israel connection here.

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