News From Ramaz
The world reacted with shock and grief after a gunman entered two mosques in New Zealand on Friday, killing 50 people and wounding dozens of others. These attacks have become all too familiar, especially on the heels of the devastating attack in October, during Shabbat services, in the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh killing 11 people. Our students seek ways to respond and offer support.
Yesterday, Lucy D., David G., Gabriel P. and Adam V., representing us all, went to the Permanent Mission of New Zealand to the UN to deliver a beautifully designed condolence card, thank you Meira W. and Aaron S. We were received warmly in the lobby of the mission, as only dignitaries, and there were many arriving, were given the security clearance needed to go to the offices. Lucy gave a small size lily plant to the Mission's representative, and the boys gave her our card and offered our condolences.
What more to say? Best, is the quote on our card:
"He gives power to the faint; and to the weak He gives strength" - Isaiah 40: 29
We express our deepest sympathy to the families who have lost their loved ones in the senseless attack.
We wish you strength and comfort at this difficult time
"You are not alone"
The students and faculty of the Rabbi Joseph H. Lookstein Upper School express their condolences to the families of the innocent victims of the senseless tragedy.
May their memories be blessed.
Atta Elayyan - Mucad Ibrahim - Sayyad Milne - Lilik Abdul Hamid - Areeb Ahmed - Tariq Omar - Shahid Suhail
Syed Jahandad Ali - Haroon Mahmood - Farhaj Ahsan - Maheboob Khokhar - Asif Vora - Vora - Ansi Alibava
Ozair Kadir - Haji Daoud al-Nabi - Salwa Mirwan Mohamad - Ali Elmadani - Husna Ahmad - Naeem Rashid
Talha Naeem - Amjad Hamid - Kamel Darwish - Linda Armstrong - Mohammed Imran Khan - Hamza Mustafa
Khaled Mustafa - Junaid Ismail - Abdelfattah Qasem - Ashraf Ali - Ashraf Ali Razat - Mathullah Safi
Hussein Al-Umari - Musa Vali Suleman Patel - Ashraf al-Masri - Hussein Moustafa - Mounir Soliman - Zeeshan Raza
Ghulam Hussain - Karam Bibi - Abdukadir Elmi - Mohsin Al Harbi - Osama Adnan Youssef Kwaik - Mojammel Hoq
Mohammed Omar Faruk - Muhammed Abdusi Samad - Muse Nur Awale - Ahmed Gamaluddin Abdel-Ghany