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Stand With Our Muslim Neighbors

March 22, 2019

Just as Esther stood up against the violence of her day, so too can we STAND UP with our Muslim Neighbors against violence.

Many of you have reached out to ask how we can provide support to the local Muslim community after the horrendous shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday. Here are several are opportunities:

STAND WITH THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY:

  • Friday, March 22, 11:30 AM-2 PM:
    Attend a Friday afternoon prayer service at Attawheed Islamic Center, 401 Washington Ave., Carnegie. Organized by Temple Emanuel and Beth El in the South Hills. Please be mindful of limited parking and carpool or take an Uber/Lyft/taxi if possible. Arrive any time between 11:30 am-2 pm.
  • Friday, March 22, 1 PM: Attend a Friday afternoon prayer service at the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh, 4100 Bigelow Blvd., Pittsburgh. Organized by Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Congregation. Street parking is allowed with a permit (see attached document). Print the document and place on your dashboard.

JCC Staff will be at the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh from 12:45 – 2:15 PM in order to be present as our neighbors enter their sacred space.

  • Sunday, March 24, 5 PM: Rehumanize: A Vigil for Muslims in New Zealand. Soldiers and Sailors, 4141 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh. Plan to arrive early – we expect it to be packed.

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