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.