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Solidarity Shabbat

November 2, 2018 - November 3, 2018

Solidarity Shabbat | We Stand With Pittsburgh | November 2-3, 2018"

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.


To be listed as a host congregation, please contact

Host Congregations in Greater Washington (in formation)


Participate in a Moishe House program

Join OneTable’s Together at the Table

Find a Hillel on your campus

Explore resources from the Jewish Emergent Network

Find support from PJ Library: How to Talk to Children About Anti-Semitism

Federation’s Communal Security Fund
To meet the immediate security concerns in our community, Federation has guaranteed a minimum of $100,000 towards emergency grants to synagogues and other Jewish organizations that are struggling to afford security. Donations to support this effort may be made to Federation’s Communal Security Fund to ensure that every community member feels safe in their places of gathering and worship. 100% of your gift will go towards meeting the immediate security needs of the synagogues and organizations serving our local community.


November 2, 2018
November 3, 2018

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