Conference of Presidents Stands in Solidarity With Israel Amidst Lag BaOmer Tragedy

New York, NY

. . . Dianne Lob, Chair, William Daroff, CEO, and Malcolm Hoenlein, Vice Chair of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, issued the following statement:

“We are horrified by the tragedy at the tomb of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai on Mount Meron, where dozens died and many more were injured at the annual Lag BaOmer celebration.

As we continue to monitor this developing situation, the American Jewish community prays for the recovery of the victims, and extends condolences to those who lost loved ones.”

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