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Response to Highland Park

 

Dear Friends,

 

We are horrified by the sickening and senseless shooting today at the Highland Park July 4th Parade. Our hearts break for those who have been murdered and wounded, along with all of their loved ones. Our thoughts and prayers are with our entire community, our neighbors and friends, and all of the first responders and police on the scene. We join with all people of good will in our heartbreak that such senseless violence and loss of innocent human life have once again wreaked havoc, this time in the midst of our own community, neighborhood, congregation and home. This touches each of us deeply and personally; the grief, pain, and fear affect us all.

 

We remain in close contact with law enforcement as well as our own crisis team. Once the shooter is apprehended, we will plan to convene communally to pray for healing and solace. We will email with details once available and post here on our website. In the meantime, your clergy team is here to be of support. If you would like to talk, please email Rabbi Geffen, Rabbi Greene or Cantor Goldstein and one of us will get back to you as soon as we are able.

 

We pray that the memories of the victims be for a blessing; we pray that their loved ones somehow find comfort amidst such destruction, that the pain of suffering be eased; we pray that the wounded find healing, that justice be swift, and that there might one day be a world of shalom, peace. 

 

L'Shalom,

Mon, August 15 2022 18 Av 5782