Jewish communities everywhere experienced grief and shock at the massacre at a Pittsburgh synagogue, in which 11 Jewish lives were tragically taken in an act of hatred and violence. Here in our own Dunwoody community, as we struggled to comprehend this tragedy, we were immensely touched by the outpouring of support from our neighbors and friends. Emails, phone calls and floral tributes, all with warm and loving messages, truly uplifted our spirits in this dark time, and served to remind us of the good that surrounds us, even when evil rears its head.

At a memorial service held at the synagogue Oct. 31, several of our neighbors were in attendance, and their presence was comforting and inspiring. Congregation Ariel thanks all of the community of Dunwoody and beyond for these tremendous expressions of solidarity and support.

Debbie Kalwerisky
Executive Director, Congregation Ariel
Dunwoody

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