Am Israel Chai!
Throughout history, Jewish people have faced hatred and antisemitism with strength, love, and resilience. We stand in complete solidarity with the people of Israel, so many of whom are directly in harm’s way, and pray for all those who are defending the State. And we pray for the healing of the wounded, redemption for those captured, and comfort for the many bereaved. All people of conscience must stand in solidarity with Israel.
We are currently bearing witness to some of the most tragic actions towards Jews in modern history. As part of the Union for Reform Judaism and ARZA Canada that support Israel, we here at Temple Shalom are outraged by the brutal attack, assault and murder of Israeli citizens by the Hamas terrorist organization. Temple Shalom is working collaboratively with all of Winnipeg’s Jewish organizations as we seek healing, comfort, and solidarity in these most difficult times. This is our community. We are here for you.
Allan Finkel, Rabbi Emeritus Temple Shalom
Judith Huebner, President Temple Shalom