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Street view of Tree of Life Congregation building in Pittsburgh

It was Sunday morning. There should have been parents dropping off children for Sunday school, people out walking dogs, running, biking. Instead it was just… silent.

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner
Teen wearing Converse and holding backpack against a brick wall

On Saturday night, I asked my 15-year-old son how he was doing. Was he scared? Overwhelmed?

Michelle Shapiro Abraham with Dr. Betsy Stone
Caution tape across greenery

The horrific and deadly attack on Tree of Life – Or L’Simcha Congregation in Pittsburgh marks one of the darkest days in American Jewish history.

the staff of ReformJudaism.org
Members of Temple Beth Orr at a March for Our Lives event

Days after the shooting in Parkland, a congregant asked me to go to the high school with her to offer a prayer. My encounter there helped me and my community turn crisis to opportunity.

Rabbi Marci R. Bloch
Reform Jewish teens seen from behind at gun violence prevention march

I don't want my daughter to know we live in a world in which she could get shot in her second-grade classroom. Am I too protective? Too naive? Too selfish?  

Lisa Samick
Reform Jewish students at March for Our Lives

As a follow-up to last month’s March for Our Lives, Reform Jewish young people have designated April 10th as a National Call-In Day for Gun Violence Prevention.

Logan Zinman Gerber
Jewish young adult holding a sign about gun violence prevention in front of a March for Our Lives banner

We are urging Congress to pass comprehensive legislation that would improve public safety, prevent gun violence, and save lives. After you've made your call, let us know how it went!

NFTY: The Reform Jewish Youth Movement
Two young girls with signs at the March for Our Lives

At this Passover season, our children – the wise ones, the motivated ones, the angry ones, and the fearful ones – are asking us their own four questions.

Rabbi Marla J. Feldman
Two teens in tallitot holding gun violence prevention signs at a recent march

Marching this weekend was only part of our journey to end gun violence in America. Our march didn’t end when we headed home. 

Zachary Herrmann
Group of teens holding gun violence prevention signs

Tomorrow, in support of gun violence prevention, Reform Jews from almost every state will do what we do best – bring our traditions to life by praying with our feet.

Isabel Segel

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