On Saturday, October 27, 2018, members of Nahalat Shalom along with other community members gathered in the courtyard to say prayers for those who were gunned down and the families they leave behind.
Emet Mayan, Nahalat Vaad (Board President) sent this statement to the Albuquerque Journal:
This evening our community at Congregation Nahalat Shalom will gather close to say prayers for those who were gunned down and the families they leave behind. This was a targeted hate crime against Jews. It is an anti-semitic horror which we await our government’s acknowledgement and reaction. It was a tragic example of what can happen when hate & violence goes uninterrupted. The upcoming election gives the opportunity to express our resistance to hate and violence which can be made safer certainly by rational gun control, by standing up against hate crimes and legislating hate and instead electing officials that promote peace among communities and can bring back stability for all Americans - Jews, Muslims, Transgender men and women and everyone in the LGBT community, Indigenous Peoples, Immigrants and Refugees, People of Color, all men & women who are incarcerated, Women, Children — all of us!!!