In the late afternoon of April 27, one person was killed and at least three others wounded when a gunman opened fire at worshipers in a Chabad synagogue in Poway, CA, near San Diego.
“In response to the unfolding event at Sinai—a Sinai of mind and heart, to be sure—we Israelites said ‘Yes!’ in a firm and committed way.”
There are several topics in this world that tend to produce tense and often destructive conversations.
It was only a few short weeks ago that our Dayton Jewish community shared the pain of a synagogue whose windows were shattered in Lima, Ohio. Now, we are anguished to see similar acts in our own backyard
The Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton and the Jewish Community Relations Council are working with all local Jewish groups and community partners to find collaborative, non-escalatory ways to meet this hateful affront with a show of our commitment to love and peace.
JCRC Director Rabbi Ari Ballaban recently attended the National JCRC Conference. When I think of JCRC (Jewish Community Relations Council), I think about what it was like when I was a volunteer many years ago.