Conservative, Orthodox movements issue statements of solidarity with Reform Texas synagogue

The Conservative and Orthodox movements issue statements of solidarity with Congregation Beth Israel, a Reform synagogue in the midst of a hostage crisis in Colleyville, Texas.

“What affects one of us, affects us all. This attack on peaceful Jewish worship, despite our community’s vigilance, creates fear, frustration, anger, and sorrow,” says United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism CEO Rabbi Jacob Blumenthal.

“Our prayers are with the families of Beth Israel and we will continue to have the Colleyville community, including its law enforcement, in our thoughts. We hope for a swift and peaceful resolution,” he says.

“We call on all congregations to pray for the welfare of those inside Beth Israel and the federal and local law enforcement officers on scene,” the Orthodox Union says in a statement.

Agudath Israel of America, an Orthodox umbrella group, says, “Praying for the safety of our brothers who are being held hostage in Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, TX. Hate and terror have no place in our country. Thank you to law enforcement and government agencies.”

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