Last year, on October 27, we witnessed unspeakable horror at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue. The murder of 11 innocent Jews at prayer represented the worst of humanity. The following weekend, we saw the best.
Millions of people of all faiths rallied around AJC’s #ShowUpForShabbat initiative, packing synagogues in what became the largest-ever expression of solidarity with the American Jewish community.
On the one-year anniversary, AJC is again calling on all people of good conscience to #ShowUpForShabbat. Let us come together to honor the victims and raise our collective voice for a world free of antisemitism, hate, and bigotry.
HERE’S HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE:
- Attend Shabbat services the weekend of October 25-26.
Share your Shabbat plans on social media using the hashtag #ShowUpForShabbat. Don’t usually attend services? Visit AJC.org/ShowUpForShabbat for help connecting to an area synagogue that will be welcoming guests.
- Go to AJC.org/ShowUpForShabbat and add your name in support of this initiative.
Even if you are unable to attend services, you can still stand up to hate and antisemitism.
- Urge others to join you.
Last year, countless religious leaders, diplomats, elected officials, celebrities, people of all faiths and people of no faith, participated in #ShowUpForShabbat. You can build momentum by asking friends and allies to join you.
- Dedicate October 27 to fighting antisemitism.
Join AJC in designating October 27 as an official Day of Action Against Antisemitism— a day for educating others about this hatred and advocating more robust measures to combat it. Learn more at AJC.org/ShowUpForShabbat.
Together, we can turn a global campaign of solidarity into a powerful force against hate.
#ShowUpForShabbat | October 25-26 | AJC.org/ShowUpForShabbat
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