Standing with Kansas City

April 18, 2014

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On Sunday, April 13, three innocent lives were taken by bullets fueled by hatred, shot by a man consumed with bigotry.

We echo the following sentiments initially expressed by the chair of the Jewish Federation of North America board of trustees: “We at the Jewish Federations stand in solidarity with the Jewish community in Kansas City following Sunday’s horrific events, and our sympathies are with the families of the victims. No community should have to face a moment such as this one, and we pledge to do whatever is necessary to help the people of Kansas City through this terrible time.”

The UJFT leadership understands now more than ever, especially as we have just experienced the holiday of Passover, that the freedoms of all people must be safeguarded and oppression of any kind must be fought with every act of our being. We renew our pledge to do so and have our communal efforts dedicated to the celebration of the lessons of the Passover holiday on a daily basis. We have also taken the necessary steps to be in touch with our local synagogues and agencies, as well as with local and national law enforcement agencies to ensure the safety of our community.

Miles Leon
President
United Jewish Federation of Tidewater

Harry Graber
Executive Vice President
United Jewish Federation of Tidewater

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