Interfaith Arkansas, which throughout its nearly sixty years of work, has worked closely with the Jewish community in Arkansas as partners seeking openness, inclusion, justice and peace for all. We stand today in solidarity with our Jewish communities in light of the senseless killings in the synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA and condemn the violence against Jewish people and their holy places. We are deeply concerned and troubled by the creation of a culture where this kind of evil and anti-Semitic violence expresses itself.

We encourage leaders, individuals and communities to live out attitudes and actions of faith, love, compassion, kindness, justice and peace in the face of people who perpetrate hate and violence.

Rabbi Barry Block of Temple B’Nai Israel in Little Rock has invited everyone to a brief memorial service in the Temple Sanctuary on Monday, October 29 at 6 p.m.