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“And We Need Each Other…”

“And we need each other when we need arms to hold us as we weep.” 
– High Holiday Liturgy

What a heart-wrenching day this has been. We are all grief-stricken by the anti-Semitic attack on the worshipers in a Pittsburgh synagogue.

How can we even imagine what the families and friends of the fallen are feeling right now? We are with them in our hearts.

I hope that each of you created time today to reach out to someone you care about, with a hug, or a  visit, or a text, or a call. These are the times in which we need each other, to remind ourselves that love is stronger than hate.

The ADL issued a statement reporting that this was the “the deadliest attack against the Jewish community in the history of the United States.”  And Jeremy Shaver of the ADL  went on to remind us that this attack “occurs at a time when ADL has reported a historic increase in both anti-Semitic incidents and anti-Semitic online harassment.

So what can we do? What must we do?

One of the most important things we can do right now is to stand together as a community in solidarity with the Tree of Life Synagogue. Let’s show the world that we are stronger than hate.

Please join the Boulder community tomorrow, Sunday,  Oct 28, 2018, at Congregation Har HaShem, 4:30 – 6:00 pm for a unified and healing response to the shooting. We thank the JCC for organizing this event and Har HaShem for hosting.

For information and to RSVP, please visit this Facebook page.

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