Our hearts are heavy with sadness and shock as we mourn the victims of the mass shooting that occurred during Shabbat services at the Tree of Life Synagogue yesterday. As a way of offering some comfort and support to this Jewish community, we are asking our Temple members to send messages of comfort and/or to make donations to the victims’ families (https://www.gofundme.com/tree-of-life-synagogue-shooting), the Tree of Life Synagogue (https://www.tolols.org/), or HIAS (the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, a nonprofit humanitarian aid organization that provides assistance to refugees supported by the Tree of Life Synagogue, https://www.hias.org/).
Please send messages of comfort to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 1st. You may also bring cards and messages to Family Shabbat on November 2nd. Jill and Rachele will package the messages and send them along with a care basket to the Tree of Life Synagogue.