The Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council and the entire Greater Indianapolis Jewish Community continues to share in the sadness felt by all Jews after the tragedy that unfolded in Israel last night during celebrations for the festive holiday of Lag Ba’Omer. 

As we transition from Lag Ba’Omer to Shabbat we hope that the peace of Shabbat will usher consolation and comfort to the victims and their families. 

Oseh Shalom…”May the one who is the source of peace in the universe, grant comfort and peace to the household of Israel and to all who dwell on Earth.”  

Articles Covering the Incident

In Lag Ba’omer Mount Meron stampede 45 killed, at least 150 injured, The Jerusalem Post

Lag Ba’omer: These are the victims of the Mount Meron stampede, The Jerusalem Post

World leaders, Jewish orgs send Israel condolences amid Mt. Meron tragedy, The Jerusalem Post

Dozens Crushed To Death, Scores Injured In Stampede At Israeli Religious Festival, NPR

Statements on the Incident

Conference of Presidents Stands in Solidarity With Israel Amidst Lag BaOmer Tragedy

Statement from President Joe Biden on the Tragedy in Israel

Tweet from Secretary Antony Blinken