Interfaith Solidarity Event
Love your neighbor as yourself – Leviticus 19:18
Let us bring together our neighbors in the spirit of respect and harmony, and united against hatred and bigotry in all of its forms.
In the aftermath of the horrific Pittsburgh synagogue massacre, the deadliest antisemitic attack in US history, Congregation Beth Shalom hosted an Interfaith Solidarity Program on Sunday November 4th 2018. The event was also broadcast live on TV and streaming online thanks to NCTV17.
Congregation Beth Shalom deeply thanks everyone who attended and supported the event.
The following video is made possible by NCTV17.
The following are links to various media coverage of the event;
- Carrie Lapidus Photography: Interfaith Solidarity Event Images
- Naperville Sun: More than 800 attend Naperville interfaith event in wake of synagogue shooting — an ‘attack on all of us’
- NCTV17: Congregation Beth Shalom’s Interfaith Solidarity Night (Summary)
- NCTV17: Congregation Beth Shalom Interfaith Solidarity Program (Full Video; direct link)
If you wish to make a donation to the Pittsburgh community for psychological services, support for families, general services, reconstruction, additional security throughout the community, medical bills, as well as counseling and other services that may be needed in the future:
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, c/o “Victims of Terror Fund,” 234 McKee Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
or online at https://jfedpgh.org/our-
Congregation Beth Shalom thanks the community leaders who addressed their solidarity with our Jewish community at the Interfaith Solidarity Program:
— Mayor Steve Chirico, City of Naperville
— Chief Robert Marshall of the Naperville Police Department
— The Reverend Lynn Pries, President of the Naperville Interfaith Leaders Association
— Ms. Saily Joshi, the Chair of the Parent Diversity Council of School District 204 and a member of the Hindu Community
— The Reverend Tom Capo of the Du Page Unitarian Universalist Church of Naperville
— Shaykh Rizwan Ali, Religious Director, Islamic Center of Naperville
— The Reverend Clint Roberts of the Knox Presbyterian Church of Naperville
— Priest Mohinder Singh, Head Priest of the Illinois Sikh Community Center in Wheaton
— Mr. Gautam Grover, a member of the Sikh community
— Mr. Tom Cordaro, Justice and Outreach Minister of the St. Margaret Mary Church of Naperville
— Mr. Bruce Duffield of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints of Naperville
— Ms. Tina Jagshi, the Naperville Interfaith Relationship Manager of the Ismaili Jamatkhana
— The Reverend Mark Winters of the First Congregational United Church of Christ of Naperville
We also thank the members of Congregation Beth Shalom who organized, supported, and volunteered at the Interfaith Solidarity Program.