A Message From Rabbi Cohen

Dear Friends,

My family and I have been in Israel throughout the past ten days. I write this note to you recognizing the geographical and cultural distance between Israel and the U.S., and at the same time feeling a closeness, a pull, and a pain that yet again call for connection, for a sense of comfort, of shared purpose, and of community. The events that took place in El Paso and in Dayton this weekend shocked, upset, and saddened me deeply. I have been trying to make sense of them and to consider our role and mission in the face of hate and carnage.