Responding to Events in Boston

In the wake of Monday’s bombings at the Boston Marathon, the Reform community continues to come together to offer prayers and hold special services. At, you’ll find resources for you and your community to cope with this tragedy, including resources on Jewish mourning, for use in the aftermath of a communal tragedy, and guidance for parents trying to talk to their children about death. These resources include:

In the wake of a tragic event such as this one, synagogue leadership often revisits the age-old question, “How can we keep ourselves safe?” The Union for Reform Judaism is committed to helping congregations become more secure, and we remain in ongoing contact with law enforcement officials, including the FBI. We encourage your congregation to make us of our Synagogue Security Resources.

If there’s anything the URJ can do to help your congregation or community during this difficult time, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your URJ congregational network contact.