Jews turned out in LARGE numbers at the protest. I saw a LOT of signs showing Jewish solidarity. I think in general we tend to turn out in large numbers, but we tend to not display our Jewishness so openly. It was so moving to see Jews really openly being Jewish at this progressive protest and showing solidarity. One old woman walked up to me and squeezed my arm and thanked me for being there. Her parents were immigrants who escaped the Holocaust. I had tears in my eyes due to our encounter.
One Jewish man wearing a Star of David asked to take a picture of my sign that expressed Jewish solidarity with Muslims and shook my hand, saying shalom. Another man who was supposed to watch my sign when I went to the bathroom had picked it up and starting holding it, and explained that his grandparents were Jewish and had also escaped the Holocaust.
Anyway, it was really amazing to see all the Jews turning out for this. I hope that we’ll be more openly Jewish in the future at these demonstrations.