ASC representatives attend interfaith service at M’kor Shalom Synagogue, Cherry Hill, NJ

Karanveer Singh and Ramneet Singh, Cherry Hill, NJ

Two representatives from the American Siklh Council (ASC) attended an interfaith service which was held at the M’kor Shalom Synagogue, Cherry Hill, NJ on Friday August 18, 2017. The event was held in remembrance of the terrible events of Charlottesville, VA over the previous weekend, when three people were killed and at least 19 injured in violent clash due to a white supremacist rally.

The congregation of M’Kor Shalom wanted to spread love and stop the spread of hate by reaching out to everyone. Ms.Lori Garber a member of the synagogue did the outreach and ASC representatives cannot thank the congregation and her for their superb effort.

It was a really heartwarming experience, to see the community gathered, united as one.

The words offered by the Rabbi were powerful and unifying. There were over 70 people gathered which included members from the Jewish, Christian, Sikh and Muslim Faiths.

As Karanveer Singh stated, “Everyone was so respectful; we had ladies coming up to us, looking at our Kirpans and asking, “So are you here to protect us?” Ramneet Singh stated, “There were families that were telling their children – they are Sikhs”!

The members of M’Kor Shalom must be thanked for a wonderful service which brought everyone together as Americans to show the rest that we are united for peace and love.

Many members were interested and wanted to attend the services at the local Gurdwara in the near future.

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