We invite you to join with the Chicago Jewish community, and with the entire people of Israel, in praying for Gilad, Naftali, and Eyal at a special memorial at noon on Wednesday, July 2, at Chicago Loop Synagogue, 16 S. Clark St., Chicago.
Following the discovery of the murders of Gilad
Shaar, Naftali Frenkel, and Eyal Yifrach, Jewish United Fund Chairman David T.
Brown and President Steven B. Nasatir issued the following
Today, we, the Jewish people, the State of
Israel, and all people of conscience, mourn with the parents and loved ones of
Gilad Shaar (16), Naftali Frenkel (16), and Eyal Yifrach (19), the three
Israeli teenagers who were kidnapped on June 12 and subsequently murdered by
These youngsters were the victims of those who
have contempt for human life, and who see young students as choice targets for
their boundless hatred of Israel and Jews.
In a world and a
region threatened by growing fanaticism and unspeakable brutality, there must
be no place for those who seek to destroy individuals, communities, and nations
based on religion, ethnicity, or any other grounds.
May the families of Gilad, Naftali, and Eyal be
comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.