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
Archives of Local Media Coverage:
June 1, 2018 — Read the June 1 AL.com article on Rabbi Stephen joining the TBE staff.