The Hingham Unity Council acknowledges the enormous grief that is being felt throughout our community in the wake of shocking and horrifying violence and terror in Israel and Gaza. We unequivocally condemn the recent attacks on innocent lives by Hamas. We grieve these losses as our own. As individuals, we believe our most powerful tool at this time is to recognize and honor our shared humanity. We continue to pledge to use our collective voice to call attention to and support all those facing humanitarian crises. 

To our communities – Israeli, Jewish and Palestinian: We share your immense pain. We acknowledge the trauma of those in the region and those connected to the region, now and in the future. As you bear the unbearable, we want you to know that there is a community of love and support behind you. We call on our larger community to rise up against hatred, including antisemitism and Islamophobia, and find paths for compassion in the days ahead.

Members of our Board will be available for the next week to listen to anyone who wishes to express their thoughts, fears, concerns and ideas for action. We are in no way experts in this subject. Please use this link to book a listening session to share with us and help us as we continue to work with local community leadership to identify opportunities for productive dialogue and understanding.