LIFE CONTINUES, YET WE KNOW WE WILL NEVER FORGET THE SORROW

SPECIAL FOR THE AJT

Temple Kol Emeth, a reform congregation in East Cobb County, hosted a candlelight vigil on July 1 for the three Israeli teens that were kidnapped and found dead on June 30 in the West Bank. The event took place in Temple Kol Emeth located at 1415 Old Canton Road, Marietta, GA 30062.

The three teens – Eyal Yifrach, 19; Gilad Shaar, 16; and Naftali Frenkel, a 16-year-old dual U.S.-Israeli citizen – disappeared late June 12 or early June 13 from the Jewish settlement of Gush Etzion in the West Bank, according to the Israeli military.

Temple Kol Emeth invited the public to mourn the lives of these three extraordinary teens whose disappearance have made national and international headlines. The evening was led by Rabbi Steven Lebow and Rabbi Erin Boxt and included a candle lighting, songs, and readings for peace.

The Israeli Consulate, Deputy consul General Ron Brummer was there and spoke. Candles were lit, prayers were read and chanted, Hatikvah was sung with both pain and pride in every voice present. Life does continue on and yet, we know we will never forget the sorrow.

Editor’s note: For more, contact Denise Jacobs, Senior Temple Administrator at Temple Kol Emeth, (770) 973-3533.