LETTER: Jewish residents shouldn’t have to choose between faith and Johnston Amazon meeting attendance


To the editor:

Recently I found out that the one major meeting on the massive Amazon proposed project where public comments could be made in front of the Town Council was going to be held on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m.

This is the exact start of Yom Kippur, the holiest of holidays for Jewish people across the state.

It is inconsiderate and inappropriate for a meeting with this kind of relevance that goes far beyond the Johnston border to be scheduled on such an important Holiday.

I am assuming Town Council members had access to a calendar when they scheduled the meeting. Ignorance is no excuse!

But hey, let's make sure anyone who wants a religious exemption to not get the COVID VACCINE are front and center in our minds.

I urge the Johnston Town Council to change the date and not exclude every member of the Jewish faith from attending.

Lauren Niedel

Glocester, RI


Submit Letters to the Editor by emailing them to Johnston Sun Rise Editor Rory Schuler, rorys@rhodybeat.com.


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