WUPJ Statement on Fatal Shootings at the Jewish Museum in Brussels
The World Union For Progressive Judaism issued the following statement on Sunday in response to the recent shootings in Brussels.
The World Union For Progressive Judaism (WUPJ) and our 1.8 million members around the world express our deepest sympathy to the families and friends of the victims, including two Israelis and a French woman, murdered on Shabbat, May 24, outside the Brussels Jewish Museum.
This ghastly attack raises serious concerns about the rise anti-Semitism in Belgium as well as the safety of Jewish communities across the continent.
The WUPJ calls on all people of goodwill to help fight against racism and hatred that once again have resulted in an act of terrorism where innocent people have lost their lives and others severely injured.
As the Brussels Jewish community begins to cope with this indescribable tragedy, we at the WUPJ will provide any manner of support necessary to help members of the Beth Hillel & IJC Progressive congregations in the trying days ahead.
Rabbi Daniel Freelander, President-Elect, WUPJ
Michael Grabiner, Chairman, WUPJ
Leslie Bergman, President, EUPJ
Miriam Kramer, Chair, EUPJ
Dr. Philip Bliss, WUPJ Advocacy Committee Chair