A Gathering of Peace & Understanding

**Important Message From Rabbi Rick**

Shalom Chaverim,

The outpouring of support from the community has been overwhelming and beautiful. We are creating an opportunity for us to stand together with the multi-faith community for a resounding message of peace and understanding.

This is the notice to our friends and neighbors.

Please join us for:

A Gathering of Peace and Understanding

Temple Beth Israel
6622 N. Maroa Ave., Fresno

Tuesday, October 30 @ 7:00 p.m.

Fresno and the Central Valley overflows with love and support. Let us come together to share it!

This past week’s senseless murders of Jews during worship in a synagogue, African Americans murdered at the supermarket, bombs sent to civic leaders and the countless acts of hatred plaguing our country cannot stand unanswered.

While the Jewish community has experienced this horrific attack and centuries of anti-Semitism, we stand together with our brothers and sisters in the many communities that continue to be marginalized.

We stand together to honor the immortal words of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

We stand with all those who have been targeted by hatred.

Once again, we raise our voices to stand up for love and humanity. We stand together with our brothers and sisters across the spectrum of religion, culture, race and gender in a spirit of inclusion and unity.

Let us continue to shine a light on the beauty, love and understanding that still beats in the heart of humanity.

Rabbi Rick Winer