Ring of Peace – Solidarity with Solel

Dear members of the Interfaith community:

Last weekend, a horrible incident took place in Pittsburg and members of the Jewish community were attacked. A gunman murdered 11 Jews at prayer in a Pittsburgh synagogue last Saturday – while screaming “all Jews must die”

Members of the interfaith community have condemned this and also expressed an interest in standing in solidarity with Jews against this act of hate and have thus organized a peaceful show of support via a ‘Ring of Peace’ THIS Saturday morning before Solel’s Shabbat service.

Details:
What: Ring of Peace around Solel Synagogue
When: Sat Nov 3, 9:30am-12:30pm (Service is from 10-11:30am)
Where : 2399 Folkway Dr, Mississauga, ON L5L 2M6
Who: Anyone
Why: To show solidarity with the Jewish community

How: Form a human chain (aka Ring of Peace) standing outside around Solel Congregation (Synagogue)

Attire: Dress warm. Wear winter gear and comfortable shoes as we will be standing outside the synagogue

Some considerations:

Please use public transit or carpool and use side street parking (so as to not inconvenience members who need to park)
Please do not block entrances while standing and allow congregants to easily walk in.
Please be respectful, do not chant or sing and allow for our silent presence to be appreciated by those mourning in the community.
Please do not be disruptive of the service taking place inside.
You may greet congregants by saying Shabbat Shalom which means ‘peace on the Sabbath’

 

More info about Shabbat-
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shabbat

Background on Ring of Peace:
https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.cbc.ca/amp/1.3965313

Urz Heer- Co-Chair of the Interfaith Council of Peel

Imam Dr Hamid Slimi – Founder of the Muslim Council of Peel

One thought on “Ring of Peace – Solidarity with Solel

  • November 1, 2018 at 8:23 pm
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    Since retirement, I’ve moved to Cobourg Ontario – east of Toronto. As the former minister for many years at Erin Mills United, I had many occasions to join the congregation of Solel at many shabbat services and special events. I am grieved by the tragic events in Pittsburg and by the fear that it engenders among many faith communities, particularly followers of Judaism. I will not be able to attend the Ring of Peace around Solel; however, my prayers and my actions and my words will continue to uphold the congregation, and the right for people to peacefully gather to worship, without fear of violence.

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