In wake of Tree of Life Synagogue attack, UHC benefits from outpouring of love

The massacre on October 27 at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh has struck much fear into the entire American Jewish community, including ours in Terre Haute.

In the face of such tragedy, many communities around the nation have expressed support for their Jewish friends and neighbors.

Last Friday night, our own United Hebrew Congregation in Terre Haute experienced an outpouring of love from members of the Wabash Valley Christian and Muslim communities, when some 100 people joined us for our weekly Shabbat service.

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UHC members join Stand Against Hate Candlelight Vigil at Vigo County Courthouse

Members of the Terre Haute Jewish community gathered with their neighbors on Monday evening, two days after the Oct. 27 attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, for a Stand Against Hate Candlelight Vigil at Vigo County Courthouse.

“That could have been my synagogue. It could have been my church. That could have been my home or my school,” UHC’s Brent Silver told WTHI-TV News.

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Flowers on Temple steps send a message: ‘Everyone is welcome in Terre Haute’

Two days after the fatal attack on Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, UHC Secretary Norma Collins arrived at the Temple to find, beneath the weathered wooden door, beside one Ionic pillar and at the top of the old limestone steps, a single bouquet of flowers.

Later, a member of a local church stopped by to offer words of support. “You are so welcome in Terre Haute and please call this your home,” the man told Norma. She added, “Everybody seems very caring.”

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UHC expresses solidarity with Tree of Life victims; Shabbat service to welcome guests

United Hebrew Congregation expresses its solidarity with the Tree of Life congregation in Pittsburgh, Pa., and our brothers and sisters in the entire Jewish community of Pittsburgh that has been the target of a horrific, anti-Semitic mass murder.

Words are inadequate to express our sadness.

We extend our condolences to all those who lost loved ones in this massacre.

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