In the face of evil...
...we often sit paralyzed in fear. We hunker down. We are afraid. This is natural, especially in light of what happened this week in Pittsburgh at Tree of Life synagogue. But I know a way to show the terrorists they have truly failed.
Show up to Shabbat service this week.
We will worship together as a community and we will remember the victims, Jewish and non-Jewish of this act of terrorism. But we will not cower.
No, this is a not a way to get you to come to services. This is a statement of faith and a statement of what it means to be able to worship as an American in a free land.
I also want you to know that the temple will be providing security for all services and classes for the foreseeable future. You will be hearing details in the coming days.
Shabbat service begins at 7:30 pm on Friday.