Interfaith Service Brings Community Together

Published 04/17 2014 10:31PM

Updated 04/18 2014 08:27AM

 Three people were Kansas City over the weekend in what police describe as an anti-Semitic attack targeting the Jewish community.

“We sometimes don't want to believe that those things are still going on,” said Rabbi Javier Cattapan. 

Thursday, religious leaders from nearly a dozen diverse backgrounds, gathered at Congregation Acduth Vesholom. 

Reverend Misty-Dawn Shelly of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fort Wayne, planned the interfaith evening of solidarity.  It was a chance for all people, and of all backgrounds to join together.  Shelly says the event sends a message of strength and unity in a time when the Jewish community is healing.

“I think we need to reclaim our power in the face of this kind of violence and hatred,” said attendee Harriet Miller. 

Suspected gunman Frazier Glenn Cross opened fire at the Kansas City Jewish Community Center and a Jewish Retirement home. 

“Even though the three people killed weren't Jewish they were Methodist and Catholic-- Judaism was the target,” said Attendee Beverly Brown.

Rabbi Cattapan says the shooting came just days before Passover, which is considered the most widely observed Jewish Holiday. 

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