The Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion family mourns the senseless and tragic deaths of our three Israeli boys, Naftali Frenkel, Gilad Shaar, and Eyal Yifrach. Our hearts are filled with sorrow as we think of their families in pain. We mourn with them, their friends, and all those in our beloved State of Israel and in the Jewish community around the world.
May God console their grieving parents and families as they cope with this awful loss. Our thoughts and prayers will remain with them. We will continue to hope and work for a day when such violence will cease to exist in our world, and all people live in peace. May their memories be for an eternal blessing.
ברוך דיין האמת
Barukh dayyan haemet
Rabbi Aaron Panken, President
Andrew R. Berger, Chair, Board of Governors