We are horrified by the recent shootings in Georgia that claimed the lives of eight people, including six women of Asian descent.
The rabbis of Haver stand in solidarity with the grieving families and communities and offer our support. There is no explanation that can right this heinous wrong, and no excuse will ever be acceptable.
We condemn this murderous act borne of hatred and violence against women. Make no mistake, this was a hate crime. We must work together as a nation to ensure female lives are accorded their true worth, and women everywhere are able to live in dignity with fair wages, freedom of movement, reliable legal protection, and freedom from threats and acts of male violence.
As we prepare for Passover to remember our long journey from oppression into freedom, we reach out our hands to the Asian American community offering strength, support and love. Our narrative of freedom demands that we work for dignity and equality for all of humanity.
#StopAAPIhate #AsianAmericansAdvancingJustice #SupportADL
Haver, the Rabbinic Council of Boulder
Rabbi Deborah Bronstein, Rabbi Emerita Congregation Har HaShem
Rabbi Ori Har DiGenarro, Conscious Learning Community
Rabbi Tirzah Firestone, Rabbi Emerita Congregation Nevei Kodesh
Morah Yehudis Fishman, Community Educator
Rabbi Ruth Gelfarb, Congregation Har HaShem
Rabbi Sarah Bracha Gershuny, Community Rabbi
Rabbi Lynne Goldsmith, Adventure Judaism
Rabbi Fred Greene, Congregation Har HaShem
Rabbi Nadya Gross, Pardes Levavot
Rabbi Victor Gross, Pardes Levavot
Rabbi Jamie Korngold, Adventure Judaism
Charna Rosenholtz, Reb Zalman Scholar in Residence at Congregation Nevei Kodesh
Rabbi Alan Shavit-Lonstein, Adventure Judaism
Rabbi Marc Soloway, Congregation Bonai Shalom
Rabbi Diane Tiferet Lakein, Community Rabbi