AN OPEN LETTER TO THE COMMUNITY OF LOS ALAMOS
The Los Alamos Jewish Center would like to sincerely thank all members of the Los Alamos community who attended the candlelight vigil at Ashley Pond on Thursday, November 1, to honor the memories of the 11 Jews murdered in the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We are also grateful to our co-sponsors, the other houses of worship in our Canyon Road neighborhood, for showing their support during a difficult time. Thank you all for showing your solidarity with the Jewish community of Los Alamos, and with Jews across the country who are in mourning over this tragedy. Thank you for providing a little bit of light in a time of darkness.
In conjunction with the vigil, the Los Alamos Jewish Center also collected donations to HIAS, an organization doing important resettlement work with refugees from all over the world. With your help we were able to raise over $5,000 for this organization.
We are truly humbled and grateful for the outpouring of support we received during this difficult time. It was a necessary and important reminder that we do not stand alone against hatred and bigotry. We stand united in peace, love and unity.
The Los Alamos Jewish Center