In response to the October 27th anti-Semitic murder of 11 worshippers at Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the American Jewish Committee (AJC) encouraged people worldwide to stand in solidarity with their Jewish neighbors through a campaign called #ShowUpForShabbat. On November 2, the first Shabbat after the shooting, synagogues hosted an influx of attendees, both Jewish and non-Jewish. Temple Israel in Boston hosted a Shabbat of Comfort, Community and Courage. The main chapel, which holds over 500 people, was full, and a neighboring room livestreaming the service... Read more about Shabbat of Comfort, Community and Courage
This event took place at the New England Holocaust Memorial, in memory of the victims of the Pittsburgh shooting. It was co-sponsored by Boston Workmen's Circle Center for Jewish Culture and Social Justice, IfNotNow Boston, Kavod community, and Jewish Voice for Peace Boston.
This vigil in mourning for the victims of the Pittsburgh shooting was co-sponsored by Boston Workmen's Circle Center for Jewish Culture and Social Justice, IfNotNow Boston, Kavod community, and Jewish Voice for Peace Boston.
Are you confused and hurting about what happened in Pittsburgh? Are you thinking about how those events and people's reactions fit into larger systems of oppression? Are you wondering about how anti-semitism is connected to white supremacy and the Occupation in Israel/Palestine?
In this workshop, we will explore these questions in a supportive community as well as actions we can take moving forward. Join us in reflecting and discussing. Dinner will be provided.
This event is intended for self-identified young Jews, though all are welcome. It is being hosted by IfNotNow Boston.
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Last Shabbat, we witnessed the deadliest act of anti-Semitism in North American history — the attack at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. This Shabbat, we are responding with our greatest show of solidarity. A continental Solidarity Shabbat with the Jewish community of Pittsburgh.
At synagogues, community centers and homes across North America, we will be gathering together in prayer, compassion and unity — as one people. And as the Federation Movement. From Toronto to Tampa....