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Support of temple astounding

I am writing to express my thanks to the Spokane community – and particularly to the faith community here – for its resounding support for us at Temple Beth Shalom the evening of Oct. 10. As your readers may be aware, the temple (Oct. 4) had a swastika painted on its courtyard walls during one of our holy days. In response, our temple leadership extended an invitation to “stand with us in solidarity” at our next Shabbat services.

I had unconsciously expected a small turnout. When I walked in, I was astounded to walk into a standing-room-only sanctuary filled with over 500 people. I was truly moved by the show of solidarity with us and for us, and I was especially touched by the speakers who contributed their voices of support.

I am so very proud to be a Spokanite. Despite our differences in opinion, faiths and attitudes, we are a strong community. And it is these actions that continue to strengthen the power of our community.

Thank you to all of Spokane.

Sandra Altshuler



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