Last week four French Jews were preparing for a meal they did not get to eat. Instead of lighting the Shabbat candles with their families, people all over the globe were lighting candles in their honor. Instead of sharing a meal with their loved ones, their loved ones gathered with strangers the world over to say Kaddish for them.
This Friday night, let us gather together and make Kiddush in their honor – either at the Boulder Center for Judaism or in your own home. These acts of solidarity make us stronger as Jews and remind us that we have each other – the whole am Yisroel – to lean on in times of persecution and danger.
Thirteen other souls were snuffed out last week in Paris – human beings whose only “crime” was the pursuit of their freedom of speech. We mourn for them as well. Please join us this Friday evening for services at 6:30 pm and Kiddush and Shabbat dinner at 7:00 pm at the Boulder Center for Judaism (4900 Sioux Drive, Boulder). There is no fee but we’d appreciate an RSVP so we know how many people to expect. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you cannot join us, please make Kiddush this week with your family and friends and take a moment to remember those who have recently joined the long list of individuals murdered for being Jewish. Am Yisroel chai! (the Jewish people lives!)