In response to an incident that occurred in Lima’s Jewish community late this past week, the congregation of Temple Beth Israel-Shaare Zedek would like us to share the following statement with our communities.
A statement from Temple Beth Israel-Shaare Zedek:
Our congregation of Temple Beth Israel-Shaare Zedek first and foremost wishes to thank all of our friends, family, and neighbors who have reached out to us in response to the vandalization of our synagogue. The investigation into this incident is ongoing. While we have been advised not to discuss it for the time being, we are grateful to the local and federal authorities who have made it their priority to assist us in this trying time.
As we come together as a community to address this disturbing act, we ask for privacy while we process what has taken place. We wish for our next steps forward to be confident as we continue to ensure our community’s safety.
The outpouring of support makes it clear to us that Jews do indeed have a home in Lima, and we can’t thank everyone enough for their continued support.
Prayers for comfort and strength.
I am so very, very sorry that this has happened to your congregation. My heart is with all of you.
We are all, first and foremost, God’s children. Our prayers are with the Temple and its people.
We are all of God children. I am so sorry for what happened at the Temple , I will pray that will give you some peace. My heart hurts for the Temple. I will pray for all of you.
The greatest commandment is love. I love you neighbor,
A Christian from Findlay
I am so very sorry for what has happened. The temple is a holy place for its people. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
I’m sorry this happened to your place of worship. My heart is with you during this trying time.
so sorry this happened Prayers are with your people
My prayers are with each one of you. May G-d protect and bless you all your days. You are deeply loved!