The Akron Jewish community invites the public to gather for an interfaith community vigil, “Standing Together” on Thursday, Nov. 1, from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m., at the Schultz Campus for Jewish Life, 750 White Pond Dr.
Community members of all faiths, backgrounds and neighborhoods are invited to join the gathering and mourn the loss of the 11 people killed and those who were severely wounded by Saturday’s shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with our brothers, sisters, first responders and community members were impacted by this horrific crime of hate,” said Jewish Community Board of Akron CEO David Koch. “Together we stand with all of Pittsburgh and the victims in the face of this terrible violence, and we hope you will join us on Thursday as we stand together as a community.”
Clergy from Temple Israel, Anshe Sfard Synagogue and Beth El Congregation will lead the public in prayer. Interfaith community members and public officials have been invited as special guests.
The Jewish Community Board of Akron (JCBA) is a volunteer association of concerned and committed people that exists for the purpose of preserving, enhancing and perpetuating the Jewish way of life. It is affiliated with the Jewish Federations of North America. Along with the various programs and services the JCBA provides to the Akron-area Jewish community, the Annual Campaign provides funds for these Schultz Campus for Jewish Life agencies: the Shaw JCC of Akron, The Lippman School and Jewish Family Service. The JCBA also provides monies to many other local, national and international Jewish programs and agencies.