The Rabbinic Council of Boulder Offers Prayers And Asks For Your Help In The Wake Of Terrorist Attacks In Israel

Dear Friends,

In light of the horrific attacks and acts of terrorism perpetrated by Hamas, we reach out offering community and accompaniment. Our hearts are with you.

We mourn the deaths and injuries, especially of innocent civilians, young and old.

We stand with Israel and  pray for the safety of all who live there. We pray for the return of the captives. We pray for comfort for those who are mourning and for healing for those who are wounded.  We pray for family, friends, and all those who have been called up to active duty and wish for their safe return home. We pray  for a quick and merciful end to the violence. We pray for leaders near and far to extinguish hatred and promote peace. 

In the coming weeks, we will seek to create ways to come together and support one another. Please join us October 11 at 6pm at Congregation Har HaShem for a community-wide vigil. Let us hold each other in compassion and take comfort in community. We need each other in times like these. 

If you are able, consider making a donation to one of the following organizations in support of the war against terrorism in Israel, or to any of the other many organizations seeking to make a positive difference:


The Jewish Agency for Israel Funds for Victims of Terror

Jewish Federations of North America

Below are the statements from various rabbinic associations and assemblies to which Haver’s members belong:

Central Conference of American Rabbis

Union for Reform Judaism

Rabbinical Assembly

Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association

Aleph: Alliance for Jewish Renewal 

Haver, the Rabbinic Council of Boulder

Rabbi Deborah Bronstein, Rabbi Emerita Congregation Har HaShem
Rabbi Ori Har DiGenarro, Conscious Learning Community
Morah Yehudis Fishman, Community Educator
Rabbi Tirzah Firestone, Rabbi Emerita Congregation Nevei Kodesh
Rabbi Ruth Gelfarb, Congregation Har HaShem
Rabbi Sarah Bracha Gershuny, Community Rabbi
Rabbi Lynne Goldsmith, Adventure Judaism
Rabbi Fred Greene, Congregation Har HaShem
Rabbi Jamie Korngold, Adventure Judaism
Rabbi Hannah Laner, Community Rabbi
Rabbi Charna Rosenholtz,
Rabbi Eva Sax-Bolder, Community Rabbi
Rabbi Alan Shavit-Lonstein, Adventure Judaism
Rabbi Marc Soloway, Congregation Bonai Shalom
Rabbi Diane Tiferet Lakein, Congregation Nevei Kodesh

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