Our Statement on the Lag Ba'Omer Tragedy in Israel
Beth Tzedec
Apr 30th 2021

Our community stands in solidarity with the families of the 45 individuals who lost their lives, the more than 100 families whose relatives were injured and the entire Jewish people following the Lag Ba’omer tragedy on Mt. Meron. On an occasion when our people joined in celebration, the joy has turned to communal mourning as we share the grief of Israelis and Jews worldwide.

This Shabbat, we pray for healing–for the families of those whose lives have been lost, for those in need of recovery and for the state and people of Israel.

Hashem, spread your sukkah of peace over us, over all of your people Israel and over Jerusalem.

Debbie Rothstein, President
Bernie Gropper, Chair of the Board
Rabbi Steven Wernick, Senior Rabbi
Randy Spiegel, Executive Director