We, along with you, watched with shock the events at our nation’s Capitol this week.

For more than 120 years, we have taken steps in support of Judaism’s ancient tradition of tikkun olam, repairing the world. One of those steps has been our role as a convener. During this pandemic, we have called our community partners together weekly for conversation and discussions around issues, large and small, that we can work together on as a community. 

Also, for more than 25 years, the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum has used the history and lessons of the Holocaust to reject hatred, promote understanding, and inspire change. Never have those values been more necessary to instill in our society than today.

The events in Washington underscore the need for our continued efforts. We are moving forward in renewing and expanding the Museum, protecting our institutions, and working together.