Shoreline Rabbi to join worldwide conference of Rabbis and honor victims of Pittsburgh massacre

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Conference Aimed at Strengthening Jewish Awareness and Practice Around the World

Later this week, Rabbi Sadya Davidoff, of Chabad of Shoreline, will join 5,600 rabbis and communal leaders from all 50 U.S. states and more than 100 countries, hailing from as far away as Laos and Angola, Ghana and Uzbekistan, at the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries (Kinus Hashluchim) in Brooklyn, N.Y.

The annual event, the largest Jewish gathering in North America, comes just days after the horrific anti-Semitic shooting in Pittsburgh that left 11 dead and as the Chabad-Lubavitch movement marks nearly ten years since the murder of Rabbi Gabi and Rivky Holtzberg, directors of Chabad-Lubavitch of Mumbai, in the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai.

“It is important to gather and reflect on what has happened and to become stronger from it,” says Rabbi Davidoff. “Which is why we are gathering in New York to show that we are strong; Am Yisrael Chai!”

The rabbis — each embracing multiple roles and responsibilities — will explore relevant issues, and learn from professionals and colleagues with years of experience. The topics covered run the gamut of their concerns: combating antisemitism; counseling and guiding congregations in the aftermath of the Pittsburgh attacks; synagogue security; the opioid epidemic; mental health; stemming the tide of assimilation; counseling troubled relationships; inclusion; and a conference within the conference for rabbis who serve students on college campuses, ensuring a lasting impact on the next generation.

They continue the legacy of the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory, who spearheaded a global Jewish revival after the Holocaust. Universally known simply as the Rebbe, Rabbi Schneerson is considered the most influential rabbi in modern history. Although he passed away 24 years ago, the Rebbe’s legacy remains as vibrant as ever. His teachings continue to be a guiding force as a new generation of both Jews and non-Jews seeks to positively change the world for the better.

The conference will include a memorial for the victims of the Pittsburgh Massacre. Shoreline, the Pittsburgh Massacre will be commemorated with a community event (details to be announced soon)



1 comments:

Anonymous,  November 1, 2018 at 11:19 AM  

Beautiful article and good to know that Jewish representatives from so many pleaces in the world will be together to show unity and make the world a better place! Thank you Rabbi Sadya! Go Shoreline, WA!

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