HOUSES OF WORSHIP
A Message From Rabbi Shields
Our Lake Norman Jewish Community and Jews around the world are deeply shaken by Saturday’s tragic events in Pittsburgh at Tree of Life Congregation. We mourn those who were killed and send comfort to the injured and all families who were affected by this horrible attack.
A message from Rabbi Shields of Temple Kol Tikvah in Davidson states the following:
“The assault is a direct attack on Judaism and America’s Jews. It represents the single most violent incident against Jewish Americans in the history of the United States. This anti-Semitic hate crime comes at a time when the Anti-Defamation League has reported a historic increase in both antisemitic incidents and antisemitic online harassment. No religious or minority group should live in fear, and it is incumbent on our national leadership to ensure a culture of tolerance in our country.”