Reconstructing Judaism and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association released a joint statement on the horrible news that took place in Christchurch, New Zealand this morning. You can read it at this link. Please feel free to share it as best you see fit. The statement includes a link to a prayer that could be utilized at Shabbat services, and we’d like to provide that link again here. Finally, the statement includes this link to the donation web page created by the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh to collect funds from the North American Jewish community to support the two mosques and the families of the victims of the terrorist attack.
Obviously, our shock and grief at this act of brutality and terror is beyond words. We deeply appreciate the many reports we are seeing of rabbis, lay leaders, and others across our movement who are reaching out to their Muslim neighbors and engaging in acts of compassion and solidarity on this dark day.
From all of us in the department of Affiliate Support at Reconstructing Judaism,
Rabbi Maurice Harris | Associate Director of Affiliate Support and Israel Affairs Specialist