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Missoula's Chabad Jewish Center celebrates unity

Posted at 6:12 PM, Sep 08, 2019

MISSOULA — Earlier this year, Anti-Semitic fliers showed up earlier this year on the doorsteps of some Missoula neighborhoods.

Now with Jewish New Year and Yom Kippur coming up, the Chabad Jewish Center and the University of Montana University Center held a cultural celebration.

Music, kosher food, an information booth, and face painting arrived to Bonner Park on Sunday.

Children danced to the music, with balloon animals on their heads. This was the first event of its kind, and organizers say turn out was pretty good.

Rabbi Chezky Vogel says the center aims to be fun and engaging.

"I feel like a unity through diversity is really important to stress. We don't have to blur the lines between our cultures. Unity through diversity is really what this is all about, so we're happy we made it happen."

Rabbi Chezky adds that anyone who wants to celebrate upcoming Jewish holidays can find event information on their website.