On behalf of the entire Episcopal Diocese of Washington, I offer deep condolences to all members of Tree of Life/Or L’Simcha Synagogue in Pittsburgh and the first responders caught up in the horrific crime that shattered the lives of so many. Our hearts break for those killed and wounded, and for all experiencing the trauma of anti-Semitic violence.
We pray for all our Jewish friends and neighbors. Please know that we weep with you, and we stand by you in a common mission to rid the world of such hateful crimes.
May God’s tender mercy be with the suffering. And may God strengthen our resolve to be “repairers of the breach, and restorers of streets to live in.” (Isaiah 58:12)