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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
Hand holding two candles in the darkness as if at a candlelight vigil

You're invited to join us for "Songs for All of Us: After Pittsburgh," a Facebook Live event featuring music, prayer, healing, and community.

the staff of ReformJudaism.org
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
The author and a songleader lead morning services from the front of an outdoor bimah

My renewed strength will fuel me as I return to Parkland this week to serve my congregants and community, and for that I cannot thank Kutz enough.

Rabbi Melissa Zalkin Stollman
Group of rabbis standing in front of the Massachusetts statehouse

The Reform Jewish community has been very active in the Massachusetts Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence.

Rabbi Joseph Meszler
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

I am often asked why Jews went like sheep to the slaughter during the Holocaust. The question falsely assumes it was possible to resist, but Jews failed to do so.

Nechama Tec
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

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