The Westchester Board of Rabbis is shocked and saddened by the tragic events of December 14, at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims and with the residents of Newtown, Connecticut. Our tradition teaches that every human life is sacred for we are all created in God’s image. We stand committed to this belief and will work toward ensuring a better, safer world for all of God’s children.
We pray that the 20 children and 6 educators, who were so cruelly and senselessly killed, will be wrapped in God’s eternal embrace. We pray that their memories will come to be blessings.
The Westchester Board of Rabbis
President: Rabbi Jaymee Alpert
Executive Committee: Rabbis Morris Barzilai, Sandy Bogin, Lester Bronstein, Jonathan Morgenstern, Mara Nathan, Gordon Tucker
Immediate Past President: Rabbi Joshua Davidson