Rabbinic Leadership Expresses Solidarity with Israel

With Israel once again under bombardment by hundreds of rockets from Gaza being fired by Hamas as far as Tel Aviv, Netanya, and Jerusalem, and fifty percent of Israel's population within range, we stand in solidarity with the State of Israel, its citizens and armed forces. Our thoughts, especially, are with family members and friends, whether residents or visitors. At this moment, many CCAR rabbis are in Israel offering support and aid, including the CCAR President Elect, CCAR Board members, and Reform Rabbis from communities throughout the world. We express concern for their safety and pray for a speedy resolution of the crisis. In the words of our prayerbook, may the One who causes peace to reign in the high heavens let peace descend on us, and on all Israel, and on all the world.

Rabbi Rick Block, CCAR President and Rabbi Steve Fox, Chief Executive