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“Stand with Pittsburgh: Prayer Gathering for Shalom” was held Oct. 30, 2018, at Temple Beth-El. Click on the image below to watch the full program video. Click here to view a photo gallery.

Birmingham Prayer Gathering for Pittsburgh

WATCH LIVE: Stand with Pittsburgh: A Prayer Gathering for Shalom in front of Temple Beth-El Synagogue in Southside, Birmingham. The latest from Pittsburgh:

Posted by WBRC FOX6 News on Tuesday, October 30, 2018

For Immediate Release: Oct. 28, 2018

Stand with Pittsburgh: A Prayer Gathering for Peace

Birmingham, AL–The Birmingham Jewish Community is shocked and saddened by the hatred and the senseless loss of life experienced by members of the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday, our Shabbat. We grieve for those lost and pray for healing for their loved ones and their whole community. We are touched by and grateful for the outpouring of support and love from the greater Birmingham faith community.

We invite the Birmingham community to attend “Stand with Pittsburgh: A Prayer Gathering for Shalom (Peace)”, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 6:30 pm on the steps of Temple Beth El Synagogue, 2179 Highland Ave. S. in Birmingham’s Southside. The event, coordinated by the Jewish synagogues and institutions, will offer prayer for Shalom, peace, for our brothers and sisters in Pittsburgh and for our country. We will mourn together, lift our voices in prayer and song, and reaffirm life with hope and faith.

Event sponsors include: Temple Beth-El, Temple Emanu-El, Knesseth Israel Synagogue, Chabad of Alabama, Birmingham Jewish Federation, Birmingham Jewish Foundation, Collat Jewish Family Services, Levite Jewish Community Center, N.E. Miles Jewish Day School, Birmingham Holocaust Education Center and Faith in Action Alabama.

Contact: Lauren Schwartz, Executive Director of Collat Jewish Family Services; PH: 205-879-3438


Read the Oct. 30 article on the Prayer Gathering for Peace.

Archives of Local Media Coverage:

June 1, 2018 — Read the June 1 article on Rabbi Stephen joining the TBE staff.

May 31, 2018 — Read the TBE press release welcoming Rabbi Stephen Slater to the TBE staff.