HANC High School gathered together to mourn and reflect as a community upon the horrific and senseless anti-Semitic attack that occurred in Pittsburgh over the Shabbat Parshat Vayera.
The assembly included powerful remarks from Rabbi Tsvi Selengut on the Torah perspective on tragedy.
Rabbi Selengut emphasized the importance of being proud to be a Jew, and how by doing mitzvot, we give back to our community.
In the upcoming weeks, students will be participating in school activities to memorialize the victims.
Faculty and students then recitated Tehillim together before eleven lit memorial candles. Afterward, the school sang Acheinu Kol Beit Yisrael in unison, praying to Hashem to show mercy to His people during times of distress. Students came away with a sense of unity and responsibility to each other.
May we be blessed with peace for our people and our community and may the families of all those who perished be comforted among the mourners of Tzion and Yerushalayim.