STOP! (Stop Terrorist Opera!) supporters include: ZOA (Zionist Organization of America); The Simon Wiesenthal Center; JCCWatch.org; Mothers Against Terrorism; AFSI (Americans for a Safe Israel); AMCHA; the Catholic League; AFI (Advocates for Israel); COPMA (Citizens Opposed to Propaganda Masquerading as Art); COJO (the Council of Orthodox Jewish Organizations) Jewish Action Alliance; HRCARI (Human Rights Coalition Against Radical Islam); CIPAC (Christians’ Israel Public Action Campaign); Simon Weisenthal Center; Israel’s Voice; Israel Forever Foundation; Rambam Mesivta HS; Hasbara Fellowships; One Israel Fund; MERCL (Middle East Research Center Ltd); Lincoln Square Synagogue; RAJE (Russian American Jewish Experience); National Alliance on Jewish Affairs; Stand with Us; Jewish Political Education Foundation; Congregation Or Zarua; International Committee for the Land of Israel; Congregation Ohab Zedek; Shalhevet HS for Girls; Strength to Strength; Westchester Hebrew High School and more!
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to volunteer!
Please watch our Protest News page for upcoming protests and days when we will be distributing flyers at Lincoln Center.
Please attend the next big protest rally at the Met, 65th and Broadway, on Monday evening October 20th at 6 p.m.! Also the same day (October 20th) we will have a press conference at Lincoln Center at 5 p.m.!
And thank you for making our protest rallyon Monday Sept. 22nd a huge success! Thousands of people came from near and far to protest!! Thank you!
NOTE: The STOP (Stop Terrorist Opera) Coalition is a NON-VIOLENT LAW-ABIDING PROTEST MOVEMENT. SEE IMPORTANT LETTER at the bottom of this page from one of our coalition’s co-founders.
In addition to the STOP coalition, many other organizations have joined this battle and have spoken up to condemn the Met for performing this pro-terrorist opera. An open letter to the Met was signed by representatives of numerous groups, including those listed below:
Dear Mr. Gelb:
. . . . [T]his production runs the risk of legitimizing acts of terror, which is particularly sensitive now as anti-Jewish attacks and expressions of hatred against Jews have reached frightening levels around the globe, and innocent American journalists have been cruelly beheaded by radical Islamists.
As we would never try to find the humanity in those who perpetrated the barbarism of 9-11, whose 13th anniversary we just commemorated, it is surely morally objectionable to seek the same for Mr. Klinghoffer’s executioners. . . .
Ronald G. Weiner, President, Jewish Community Relations Council of New York
Michael S. Miller, Executive Vice President and CEO, Jewish Community Relations Council of New York
Alisa R. Doctoroff, President, UJA-Federation of New York
Linda Mirels, Chair of the Board, UJA-Federation of New York
Eric S. Goldstein, CEO, UJA-Federation of New York
Rabbi Steve Gutow, President and CEO, Jewish Council for Public Affairs
Ethan Felson, Vice President and General Counsel, Jewish Council for Public Affairs
Rabbi David-Seth Kirshner, President, New York Board of Rabbis
Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, Executive Vice President, New York Board of Rabbis
Marcie Natan, President, Hadassah
Ellen Hershkin, Coordinator of the PRAZE Division, Hadassah
Lynn Schusterman, Co-Chair, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
Gail Perl, President, WIZO USA
Martin Nachimson, President, Orthodox Union
Allen Fagin, Executive Vice President, Orthodox Union
Richard Skolnik, President, United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism
Rabbi Steven Wernick, CEO, United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism
Farley Weiss, President, National Council of Young Israel
Robert Levi, Chairman, National Council of Young Israel
Rabbi Yosef Blau, President, Religious Zionists of America
Martin Oliner, Chairman, Religious Zionists of America
Feliks Frenkel, Chairman of the Board, Council of Jewish Emigre Community Organizations
Roman Shmulenson, Executive Director, Council of Jewish Emigre Community Organizations
Jack Grunspan, Executive Vice President, Bnai Zion Foundation
Alicia Post, Director, Northeast Region, Bnai Zion Foundation
Michael Feinman, Greater New York Executive Director, Jewish National Fund
David Newman, Executive Director, JCRC-LI
Paul B. Warhit, President, Westchester Jewish Council
William H. Schrag, Executive Committee Member, Westchester Jewish Council
Gale S. Bindelglass, Chair, JCRC of the Jewish Federation of Northern NJ
Joy Kurland, Director, JCRC of the Jewish Federation of Northern NJ
Rabbi Steven Moss, President, Suffolk County Board of Rabbis
Rabbi Michael Stanger, President, Long Island Board of Rabbis
Cynthia Zalisky, Executive Director, Queens Jewish Community Council
Warren Hecht, President, Queens Jewish Community Council
Stephen Reiner, President, Kings Bay YM-YWHA
Leonard Petlakh, Executive Director, Kings Bay YM-YWHA
Maya Gurevich, President, New York Association of Jews from the Former Soviet Union
Inna Arolovich, Vice President, New York Association of Jews from the Former Soviet Union
Zaki Tamir, Chairman, Crown Heights Jewish Community Council
Rabbi Eli Cohen, Executive Director, Crown Heights Jewish Community Council
Avrohom Hecht, Executive Director, JCC of Canarsie
Michael Rosenbaum, President, Board of Directors, Sid Jacobson JCC
David Black, Executive Director, Sid Jacobson JCC
Steven Markowitz, Chairman, Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County
Fred Teng, President, America China Public Affairs Institute
Avi Posnick, New York Regional Coordinator, StandWithUs
Mathew Lazar, Founder & Director, Zamir Choral Foundation
Sarri Singer, Founder and Director, Strength to Strength
Rabbi Haskel Lookstein, Senior Rabbi, Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun
Rabbi Elie Abadie, Senior Rabbi, Edmond J. Safra Synagogue
Rabbi Howard Stecker, Senior Rabbi,Temple Israel of Great Neck
Alan M. Klinger, President Temple Israel of Great Neck
Jonathan Jaffe, Senior Rabbi, Temple Beth El of Northern Westchester
Rabbi Rafi Rank, Rabbi, Midway Jewish Center
Rabbi Marci Bellows, Rabbi, Temple B’nai Torah
Rabbi Claudio J. Kupchik, Rabbi, Temple Beth El of Manhattan Beach
Lester Bleich, President, Young Israel of West Hempstead
Rabbi Dr. Alan F. Lavin, Senior Rabbi, Congregation Beth Tikvah
Rabbi Ari Jacobson, Rabbi, Young Israel of Monsey and Wesley Hills
Rabbi Yisroel Gottlieb, Rabbi, Congregation Bais Torah
Rabbi Jacob Herber, Rabbi, Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid
Ben Davis, Executive DIrector, Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley
Cheri DeKofsky, Executive Director, Jewish Federation of Ventura County-California
Rabbi David Lerner, Rabbi, Temple Emunah
Nancy Fisher, Interim Co-Executive Director, Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest NJ
Laura Zimmerman, Executive Director, Jewish Community Relations Council of Hartford
NOTE: The STOP (Stop Terrorist Opera) Coalition is a NON-VIOLENT LAW-ABIDING PROTEST MOVEMENT. SEE IMPORTANT LETTER BELOW to the New York Post from one of our coalition’s co-founders:
Dear Editor –
We are all aware that Peter Gelb, the Met’s general manager has purposefully informed the media that he anticipates “violence” at the Klinghoffer opening and ergo, the Post reports an anticipated large police presence. We appreciate that protection for our protestors’ physical security.
Let the record show that we are not like those whom the Opera promotes – the terrorists who murdered Klinghoffer and their ilk, who have and continue to murder so many. We are not amongst the jihadist killers, arsonists, bombers, beheaders and the like romanticized by apostate librettist Goodman, terrorist humanizer composer John Adams and Peter Gelb who believes that the protestors are the ones who will bring anti-Semitism, rather than his racist Opera.
Jeffrey S. Wiesenfeld, co-founder
Stop the Klinghoffer Opera Coalition.