Central Conference of American Rabbis Statement on Violence in Israel

May 12, 2021

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem (Psalm 122:6)

The Central Conference of American Rabbis grieves the unspeakable loss of life, as violence continues to escalate in Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank. We pray for comfort of the mourners, and we pray for healing of all who have been injured. Victims include Jews, Palestinians, and others: rockets are equally deadly to all.

Reform rabbis are deeply concerned for all who are terrorized, in fear for their lives, many of them seeking shelter and even sleeping in bunkers. Among them are members of the CCAR, loved ones and friends of CCAR members around the world, members of our Israeli Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism, our teachers, and our partners.

We invite all people of good will to join us in prayer for peace—for Israel, for Gaza, for the West Bank—and for Jerusalem, envisioned as the city of peace.


Rabbi Lewis Kamrass                                                 

Rabbi Hara E. Person
Chief Executive
Central Conference of American Rabbis