Last Shabbat, we witnessed the deadliest act of anti-Semitism in Jewish North American history. This Shabbat, Federations across North America are asking communities to come together in solidarity. With the support of the Orthodox Rabbinical Council of Greater Phoenix and the Board of Rabbis of Greater Phoenix, synagogues throughout the Valley are hosting a Solidarity Shabbat on November 2 or 3. The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix encourages the community to attend Shabbat services at the synagogue of their choice.
“There are no words to express our grief for the families and the community of the Tree of Life synagogue. We are all mourning this unspeakable loss,” says David Weiner, board co-chair of Federation. “We cannot let hate win. We cannot let fear win. We cannot let anti-Semitism win. We must stand unafraid. Let our voices and our shared presence send an unequivocal message to the world – there is no place for hate in our communities and we will stand together in our places of worship and pray freely, with Pittsburgh and for Jewish people everywhere.”
Together at the Table
Hundreds of young adults are gathering #TogetherattheTable in response to last weekend’s violence in Pittsburgh. Onetable.org has partnered with the Anti-Defamation League for #SolidarityShabbat dinners.
So far there are 78 #TogetherattheTable #SolidarityShabbat dinners on dinners.onetable.org and even more not listed who’ve written in to OneTable to ask for resources or let them know they stand in solidarity with the movement.
Jewish and secular organizations across the country are signing on to be a part of the campaign.
For more information, visit onetable.org/together-at-the-table-pittsburgh.