I write with a heart aching for the victims of the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh and for all who feel more vulnerable because of it. The Jewish community is in mourning everywhere, as are so many of us.
Our work with children to guide them to understand and practice compassion, care and peace matters everyday. My frustration with the lack of progress toward restricting access to dangerous, military-style weapons together with my despair about the hatred people harbor, yet again this frustration and despair turns to mourning.
Your children are precious in our hands, and we keep them secure without frightening them. We exercise common sense within a practiced protocol of vigilance, while we understand that the possibility of danger is both remote and real.