Solidarity Shabbat
Held at Temple Beth Torah
130 Main St., Wethersfield
Friday, Nov. 2, at 7:00 p.m.
Followed by refreshments

Dear First Church Family of Faith,

Below is an invitation to attend this Friday night’s Sabbath Eve worship service at Temple Beth Torah, down the street at 130 Main. Let’s show our solidarity and be together in support of our neighbors as we all mourn the recent horrific loss of precious lives in Pittsburgh. Please read the following letter.

A Letter from
our friends at

Temple Beth Horah:

October 31, 2018
Dear Friends,

Like so many Jewish communities and congregations around our country, we at Temple Beth Torah are still trying to process the terrible events that occurred at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh last Saturday.

As we mourn the eleven souls who lost their lives and try to imagine what we can do to move forward from the worst incident of anti-Semitic violence in our country's history, we are mindful that it is not only Jewish houses of worship but all faith communities who are vulnerable to such senseless acts.

This is a time that we need to support one another, to find common ground and to celebrate our diversity within the community that we share. In that spirit of fellowship, the members of Temple Beth Torah would like to invite the members of your congregation to join us for our Friday night Sabbath Eve worship service this coming Friday, November 2, at 7:00 p.m.

Many other synagogues all over North America will be observing "Solidarity Shabbat" this coming weekend and we very much wanted to have our Christian and Muslim  brethren by our side during this time of both grief and healing.  After the service, which lasts about an hour, we will join for refreshments in our social hall and have an opportunity to greet one another.

Temple Beth Torah is located in Old Wethersfield, at 130 Main St.  Parking is on the street.

We sincerely hope you will give us this chance to welcome you and to worship together. We really do need each other in these painful, uncertain times. We look forward to seeing you.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call me.  My name is Barbara Checknoff and my phone number is 860-918-0757.