Community Vigil for Israel Will Be Held at Har HaShem Wednesday

The horror and brutality of Hamas’ attack on Israeli civilians and soldiers is still unfolding and we are reeling in grief, anguish, anger and fear.  More Jews were killed in one day than any time since the Holocaust and with over 900 confirmed dead, it would be equivalent to more than 32,000 Americans proportional to population, or eleven 9/11s.  We also hear such chilling details of the brutal nature of this terrorist attack on multiple fronts and have such deep concern for those taken hostage, including grandparents and grandchildren together.  So many of us have friends and family members who are being called up for service and it is terrifying and our hearts are with our brothers and sisters there.

The Boulder Jewish community is organizing a vigil for 6:00 pm this Wednesday evening, October 11, 2023, at Congregation Har HaShem, 3950 Baseline Rd., Boulder. If you cannot make it in person, it will also be livestreamed. Here are links to the Facebook event, and the JCC event page — please share.

All are welcome to join ADL Mountain States Region, Adventure Judaism, Boulder Center for Judaism, Boulder Hadassah, Boulder Jewish News, Boulder JCC, Boulder-Ramat HaNegev Sister City Initiative, Chabad at University of Colorado, Congregation Bonai Shalom, Congregation Har HaShem, Congregation Nevei Kodesh,  CU Boulder Hillel, Haver: The Rabbinic Council of Boulder, Israeli American Council,  JEWISHcolorado, Jewish Family Service of Colorado, Jewish National Fund USA, and others as we create a space to hold and process our multitude of emotions in a compassionate environment.

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