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A Shared Message of Unity

A Shared Message of Unity

Oct 31, 2018

B’NAI ISRAEL JEWISH CENTER INVITES THE PETALUMA COMMUNITY TO OBSERVE A SHARED MESSAGE OF UNITY

Announcement

In the wake of the attack in Pittsburgh this past week, where 11 people lost their lives simply because of their faith, we as a nation, we as a community, have been deeply impacted by such unbridled hate and violence.

What happened in the Tree of Life Synagogue during Shabbat Services, Saturday October 27, 2018, ought to serve as a reminder that our world is still a fragile place, where many of us still grapple with discrimination, contempt and fear.

Our struggle to confront all forms of hatred, including anti-Semitism, is not only of great importance to Jews, but all people who value compassion, justice and humanity.

This Saturday, B’nai Israel Jewish Center invites you to join our community for a Shabbat service. It is a specific time for us to be together, to remember those whose lives were taken, and affirm our support for each other in challenging world.

DATE: Saturday, November 3, 2018
TIME: 9:45 AM - 11:00 a.m.
PLACE: 740 Western Avenue, Petaluma, CA 94952

In echoing Martin Luther King Jr., “People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they have not communicated with each other.”

Please join us for a morning of reflection and remembrance, so that we may move forward in a renewed understanding of and compassion for all who live among us.

May I suggest that you arrive early as there will be security checks on the way into the building.

Shalom,
Rabbi Ted Feldman/B’nai Israel Jewish Center of Petaluma