It’s been an ugly, painful week marked by multiple, high profile hate crimes around the country. Unfortunately, this is not an aberration but a continuation of assaults that have intensified since Trump’s election – the attacks on immigrants, activists, communities of color, women, journalists, faith groups, and folks who identify as LGBTQ. Last Sunday several hundred people led by our friends The Nields and kids' vocal groups Local Chorus and Focus Chorus, filled Congregation B'nai Israel of Northampton, MA with Songs of Hope and Resistance, a benefit concert for the RFC. It comforted and inspired those who attended. May this brief video of excerpts from the concert do the same, and give energy for the important week ahead.