Message from JLC Chairman Jonathan Goldstein
29 October 2018
The massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh has shaken our community, and Jews around the world, to our very core. My heart goes out to those who have lost loved ones and I wish Refu’a shlema to those who were wounded.
Evil has struck at the heart of our Jewish life; death has desecrated our house of worship. Yet we remain defiant in the face of hatred and violence. We recommit ourselves to peace and civility and vow not to succumb to this darkness.
This week, I encourage all British Jews to stand together with our brothers and sisters around the world by taking part in the #ShowUpForShabbat initiative.
This Shabbat, in synagogues across the world, across all denominations, in greater numbers than usual, we will show solidarity with the victims of the shooting and stand united against antisemitism.
Please do show your support for this international campaign and show up for Shabbat this week.
If you would like to send a message of support ahead of Shabbat to the Pittsburgh Jewish community, please visit the JLC page here https://www.thejlc.org/pittsburgh