Israelis — soldiers, civilians and communities — came under attack from multiple fronts by Hamas during Shabbat and Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah.
At Temple Emanu-El, our love of Israel is steadfast. We are fortunate to have many members of our community with family and close friends in Israel.
Please join us for a brief prayer service and candlelight vigil Monday, October 9 at 5:30 PM on the steps of the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary.
This will be an opportunity to share our collective concern for Israel and those injured, taken hostage and defending Israel on the front lines.
We will spend a moment in silence as we honor the hundreds of Israelis who have been killed in the last 24+ hours and pray for the injured and for the safe return of those who have been taken captive.
We will also demonstrate the unity of the American Jewish community, and that we stand with Israel in solidarity.
We pray for peace. We pray for the souls of the victims. And we pray for the safe return of the hostages.