The Shabbat attack at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh was the deadliest act of anti-Semitism in North American history. On November 2-3, 2018, we are responding with our greatest show of solidarity: a continental Solidarity Shabbat with the Jewish community of Pittsburgh. As we observe #SolidarityShabbat and #StandWithPittsburgh, we are also partnering with the American Jewish Committee (AJC) on #ShowUpForShabbat and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on #NeverIsNow.
Throughout Greater Washington and around the country, we will gather across denominations to pray, to mourn, and to strengthen one another. We hope that every member of our community knows that they are part of a national response to the hatred and violence that has tried – and failed – to tear us apart.
We are one people, and though Shabbat was taken from us in the name of hate, we will reclaim it together in the name of love. At synagogues, community centers, and homes across North America, we will be gathering together in prayer, compassion, and unity — as one people. From Toronto to Tampa. From Milwaukee to Montreal, in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia, and in every city in between, we stand as a reminder of the power of community.
Here’s how you can take part in #SolidarityShabbat and #StandWithPittsburgh in Greater Washington. Together, we will #ShowUpforShabbat.