In the face of an act of anti-Semitic hatred in Pittsburgh, our Congregation has been touched by those beyond our own community who have reached out to us. They recognize that an act of violence directed at a faith community deeply impacts all of us who are part of that group. It is a reminder that words matter. Hateful words lead to hateful acts. Loving words build connection and community. Our best response is to continue to live authentically in our faith and identity, and do our part to help create the kind of world that we want to live in.
Rabbi Rachel Gurevitz, Congregation B’Nai Shalom, Westborough