On the anniversary of the attacks on September 11th, 2001 (23 Elul 5761), consider using these resources and materials to help prepare for this occasion and to assist all in walking gently through this significant moment.
May you find the solace and guidance you need
among these. May the pain of your
remembrance be softened by the presence of a compassionate community and
tradition, and by the memories of lives lived in love and service. And may the approaching New Year renew in us
life, hope and commitment to do our part to bring healing to our world.
We invite you to send us your prayers, blessings and/or personal
blog posts to add to the resources below. Please send your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Please note that we cannot accept copyrighted material unless you own the copyright.)
Readings and Prayers
The prayers and readings on this website have been compiled by the Central Conference of American Rabbis and the URJ for use in congregational worship and interfaith assemblies. Please adapt them as appropriate, and let us know how you commemorate the day and used this material.
Although many of
these materials were compiled after the 9/11 attacks, the information
remains current and consistent with what law enforcement officials
We urge you to be in contact
with your community's law enforcement agencies to review your security
procedures and to update them if necessary. It is important that local
law enforcement agencies be familiar with you, your congregational
activities, facilities and their usage.
Posted with permission from Rabbi Fred Guttman, Temple Emanuel of Greensboro, NC. With music, poetry and prose, we will not only remember them, but also commit ourselves to peace and understanding in our world.