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#ShowUpForShabbat - Shabbat of Solidarity

THIS SATURDAY, November 3rd
services start at 9:30 am


We invite you to join us at B'nai Israel: The Downtown Synagogue for services this coming Saturday morning as part of a national effort to #ShowUpForShabbat as an act defiance against anti-Semitism and of solidarity with Pittsburgh.

We welcome all those who wish to stand in solidarity with the Jewish community. 

Below is a schedule for the day:

9:30 am: Services start

9:45 am: A moment of silence to remember when services started last Shabbat at Tree of Life in Pittsburgh and remember their committed Minyanaires (those who came to Synagogue early and regularly to make the prayer quorum)

9:54 am: A moment of silence at the time when 911 was called to report the start of the shootings.

11:08 am: Returning of the Torah to the ark with a communal singing of “Etz Chaim Hi” – the Torah is a Tree of Life. We will then pause to remember the end of the shooting by reading the names of the 11 martyrs who were murdered in prayer with God’s name on their lips only because they were Jewish.

11:35 am: Reflections from Rabbi Mintz on his visit to Pittsburgh this week, to be followed by our communal memorial ceremony, including words from our local leaders.

12:15 pm: A time to break bread together, reflect on the tragedy and speak about security. All are invited for a communal luncheon.

It would be our greatest honor for the entire downtown Baltimore community and beyond, and people of all faiths to join us, for all or part of the morning. You are welcome at any point in the service. Even if you don’t usually go to Synagogue, let’s all honor the 11 holy men and women who were praying this time last week at their Synagogue. Let’s come together as one community and respond to anti-Semitism and hatred with coming together and love.

Below is a link to a CNN article about the national initiative #ShowUpForSynagogue.

See you in Shul!

Rav Etan

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