LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — In the wake of the several horrific anti-Semitic attacks, Chabad of the Bluegrass will host a day of Unity, Solidarity and Prayer in Lexington.
Chabad is partnering with the Lexington Leadership Foundation, Kentucky Commission on Human Rights and Jewish Advocacy of Kentucky. The event will be held at the Stephens Courthouse Plaza on Sunday, Jan. 12 at 3 p.m. The event comes a month after the shooting attack on a Kosher grocery in Jersey City, N.J. that left four dead.
“Our hearts are shattered by the cold-blooded attack on our brothers and sisters—Jews gathered in celebration of the holiday of Chanukah, a holiday that celebrates G-d rescuing the Jewish people from their enemies” said Rabbi Shlomo Litvin, Director of Chabad of Kentucky. “We mourn the holy soul of the martyrs killed in Jersey City, and we pray for the healing of all the injured, and an end to the violence."
Leaders and politicians including congressman Andy Barr, will share words of prayer, comfort, and healing. In addition, a call to action will be made.
What: A Day of Unity, Solidarity and Prayer in response to Antisemitism.
When: Sunday, Jan. 12, 3 p.m
Where: Robert Stephens Courthouse Plaza
About the sponsoring organization: Chabad of the Bluegrass the sponsoring organization, is a local Jewish organization offering Jewish education, outreach and social service programming for families and individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and affiliations. For more information, visit ChabadBluegrass.com