December 14, 2023

Congresswoman Lee Releases Statement on Vandalism of Lake Merritt Menorah

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-12) today released the following statement on the destruction of the large Menorah on display at Lake Merritt in Oakland:

“I’m deeply saddened and disheartened that the Lake Merritt Menorah was destroyed earlier this week. My heart and prayers go out to the Jewish community in Oakland, and I strongly condemn this vile act of antisemitism. 

“Last night, Oaklanders salvaged the menorah and gathered together to celebrate its re-lighting, spreading love and support in the way only Oakland does. I’m proud of my constituents. We will not let hate win.”