ADAMS extends its deepest sympathy to the Jewish Community after the horrific domestic hate crime terrorist attack in Pittsburgh that killed 11 people and injured many more.
We mourn the loss of lives at the Pittsburgh Tree of Life Synagogue. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families, the entire Jewish community, and all law enforcement in this difficult time. We hope and pray for the early recovery of injured victims who are still recovering at the hospitals. We understand this crime is still under investigation, and being examined by the FBI as a potential hate crime motivated by Anti-Semitism and Anti-Immigrant sentiment. We urge a swift and effective investigation into this horrific crime.
Please join Mon Oct 29th 7pm-8pm Loudoun Vigil For Pittsburgh: “Facing Hate With Faith” at Congregation Sha’are Shalom Leesburg
- 19357 Evergreen Mills Rd, Leesburg, VA 20175
- Sponsored By Congregation Sha’are Shalom, Beth Chaverim Reform Congregation with ADAMS BEAT Choir
ADAMS has a special relationship with the Jewish Community in many Interfaith Coalitions and Synagogues working together for social justice, civil rights, safe communities, and helping those in need. In addition, 2 of our 11 branches/satellites are hosted at Synagogues – Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation and Beth Chaverim Reform Congregation. ADAMS Board Chair, Rizwan Jaka, was at Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation Synagogue for Shabbat Service/Bat Mitzvah today as part of our ongoing friendship and partnership.
We encourage people to help the victims and their families: Muslims Unite for Pittsburgh Synagogue
ADAMS condemns hate crimes, political violence, and terrorism of any type, and we join the Jewish community, and all law enforcement, in sending a clear message that any such intimidation or hate crimes against any communities in the United States can never be tolerated.
ADAMS encourages all Americans to be extra vigilant in our common struggle against behavior that threatens the very core of our nation’s principles, and to cooperate with law enforcement Agencies to bring justice to the victims of these attacks. Our Center continues to work with local law enforcement and national Agencies like the FBI Washington Field Office to assure the safety of all communities and prevent all hate crimes while building enduring relationships based on respect and cooperation.