DC Gatherings in Solidarity: Tree of Life Synagogue, 10/28 and 10/29 (and 10/27)

SUNDAY, October 38 — VIRTUAL HEALING SERVICE
3 p.m. Eastern/Noon Pacific
Mourning and Healing in the Times of White Supremacy with Rabbi Margaret Holub
Register here.

SUNDAY, October 28 — 3 p.m.
White House
“National Solidarity Rally with Pittsburgh and Jewish Communities”
Facebook Event

SUNDAY, October 28 — 5 p.m. DC Community Minyan
Dupont Circle. Facebook link
Sponsored by New Synagogue Project and IfNotNow DC
Jewish prayers, open to people of all faiths, races, genders, and other identities. Followed by interfaith gathering (next)

SUNDAY, October 28 6-8 Interfaith Solidarity Gathering
Facebook link
Sponsored by New Synagogue Project and IfNotNow DC, Justice for Muslims Collective, March for Racial Justice

Facebook statement:
“During Shabbat morning prayers on Saturday, October 27, a gunman walked into the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA and killed eleven people, injuring many more.

“This Sunday at 6pm at Dupont Circle, Jews and allies will join together to mourn those killed at the Tree of Life Synagogue, Dor Hadash, and New Light congregations. We know that the path to safety for all is in building joint struggles for justice and showing up to protect and defend one another from all forms of supremacy, racism, and bigotry.

“As a community, we re-commit ourselves to do the hard, but critical work of building power together for our collective movements to erase antisemitism, white supremacy, Islamophobia, misogyny, xenophobia, imperialism, transphobia, ableism, and all other forms of state and institutional violence which put our communities in danger.

“May the memories of those we lost be a blessing.”

 
MONDAY, October 29. Community Service and Solidarity Gathering
Adas Israel, 2850 Quebec Street, NW
6:30 p.m.
Adas Calendar link
hosted by the Jewish Federation and Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington

PLEASE ADVISE of any additional DC gatherings.

Also, fyi: events on October 27

Mosaic Theater Company, vigil 8 p.m.
“Vigil for the 11 killed this morning at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh — along with the two black elders killed on Wednesday in racist incident in Louisville — held prior to performance of “The Agitators” by Mosaic Theater Company, at Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street, NE.
Performance also concluded with songs led by “The Agitators” performers.
 

Havdalah and Vigil
Lafayette Square, 8 p.m.

“This morning, a gunman walked into the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh during Shabbat prayers this morning and killed several people, injuring many more.

“Tonight, we will gather in mourning, in outrage, in community, as Jews and allies, to hold each other in this moment. May the memories of those lost be a blessing.

“We will gather at 8pm after Shabbat ends.

Vigil for Tree of Life
Capitol Reflecting Pool. 7:30 p.m.

“In light of the horrific shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, we will gather for a vigil to pray for the memory of the victims and for the swift recovery of those injured, and for the first responders. This is not political, not about policies, just about being together to pray for those we’ve lost. To also note, no open flames on Capitol Grounds, but we’ll make do.”

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