Jewish Community Expresses Solidarity with Pittsburgh

Jewish Community Expresses Solidarity with Pittsburgh.We are pained and horrified by the horrible attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh last Shabbat. We mourn the 11 holy souls who were so senselessly taken from our midst, and pray to G-d to provide strength and comfort to their shocked and grieving families. We further pray for a complete and speedy healing of the injured, of the survivors, and of all of those around the country and the world who were traumatized by this atrocity.

Some of the injured were law enforcement heroes who willingly chose to put themselves in harm’s way to help others. We are grateful for their dedication, and grateful to live in a country that protects our right to live openly and proudly as Jews. We value immensely the outpouring of support from so many of our fellow Americans.

As a community, we are encouraging everyone to attend your synagogue this Shabbat, as Jewish communities across the country are doing in solidarity with the Jewish community in Pittsburgh. If the haters want there to be less Judaism, we will respond by increasing our Jewish involvement. If there are people acting on fanatical and baseless hatred, we will respond with undiscriminating and absolute acts of love and kindness. This is the Jewish response. The world needs our prayers and good deeds now more than ever!

Community synagogues participating include:

Beth El of Margate: Rabbi Krauss and Cantor Goren; Young Israel of Margate: Rabbi Orimland; Rodef Sholom: Rabbi Ever; Shirat Hayam: Rabbi Kremer, Rabbi Geller, Cantor Wolbransky; Beth Israel: Rabbi Weis and Cantor Averbakh; Temple Beth Shalom: Rabbi Fox.

We hope to see you this Shabbat in your synagogue!