Congregation Shir Ami joins the global Jewish community in shock and outrage at the brutal Hamas attack on Israel. The murder of civilians and the taking of hostages cannot be justified. We pray for immediate return of the captives, and for healing for all those impacted by this terrible violence. In the depths of our pain, we also have compassion for the suffering of Palestinian civilians, who have been killed, injured, and displaced . We hope for a speedy end to military hostilities, and for a future of co-existence for the peoples of the region.
Past President, Congregation Shir Ami in Castro Valley