Songs and prayers of mourning and comfort

Dear Congregation Beth Israel members and friends,

What an extraordinary gift it was to gather together last night with so many of our friends, neighbors, and fellow-travelers for songs and prayers of memory and comfort.

Here are some of the songs and prayers from our vigil for the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting:


Ahavah v’rachamim (“love and compassion”) chant:


We Are Loved:


Ufros Aleinu (“Spread over us your sukkah of peace”):




What Is the Mourner’s Kaddish?


Olam Chesed Yibaneh (“I will build this world from love”):


May the memories of the eleven who were slaughtered at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh be for a blessing. And may the Source of Peace bring peace to all who mourn and comfort to all who are bereaved.

Rabbi Rachel

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