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Special service Saturday at Temple Beth El in memory of Pittsburgh victims
November 3, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Rabbi Fellner will be holding a special Shabbat (Saturday) service in support of the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh. The service starts at 11:30 a.m. at the Temple Beth El on Oak Street in Patchogue. Scroll down for a map and a message from the Rabbi.
Dear Congregants and Members of the Community
The horrific bloodshed that took place in Pittsburgh this past Shabbat (Saturday) not only desecrated the sanctuary of Tree of Life Congregation, it defiled every synagogue and place of worship, as well. The sanctity of the Shabbat everywhere was broken. The lives of those who were in synagogue, the lives taken and the lives shaken by this unholy incident have been attacked by a senseless hatred, which we, as Jews, and all of us as citizens, know only too well.
As a community we should respond by gathering together, sharing our thoughts, and praying together. We cannot be silent at a time like this. Our services this Shabbat, November 3, will be dedicated to those whose lives were lost as well as to the resilience that the Jewish community always has demonstrated during its darkest times. We have an ongoing responsibility as Jews and as citizens of a community to continue to strengthen our community and always reach out to those who are in need, and to all who come here for safety, support and a new life.
We invite you all to this special Shabbat (Saturday) service, which will begin at 11:30am. We will be joined by members of the Patchogue community, including Mayor Pontieri and members of the clergy, so that we, as a community, may reach out to one another and in support of Tree of Life Congregation to be a living branch at a time when antisemitism and causeless hatred is seeking to uproot all that is dear to us.
We encourage you to share this information with your friends and family, as we welcome all members of our community to join us for this special Shabbat.
Rabbi Azriel C. Fellner
Co-Presidents Cheryl Gavin and David Stern
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