In moments of darkness, coming together and adding more light to the world is the best way to strengthen our broken spirits.
Please join the Buffalo community as we recommit ourselves to peace and acceptance for all by honoring the lives of those lost in the Pittsburgh Synagogue tragedy.
This is a free event, open to the public to declare that Buffalo supports tolerance and respect for all.
We will hold a short candlelight service in the Jewish tradition of Havdalah. Sophia Veffer, a Holocaust survivor and Western New Yorker will speak about the importance of being an Upstander. We will discuss JFS’s affiliation with the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) the Jewish refugee resettlement agency specifically referenced by the shooter in Pittsburgh. Multi-cultural musical performances will help us find light in the darkness. Customarily, white is worn to a Havdalah service, please feel free to partake in the tradition.
A huge thank you to Prish Moran, the owner of The Tabernacle at Sweet Ness 7 for her generosity in letting us use her event space free of charge.