Share Your Thanks with the White House

With President Obama's announcement that terrorist leader and mastermind Osama bin Laden is dead, we can all feel a degree of relief and take pride in this victory in the pursuit of justice. Please join us in signing the following letter thanking all of those involved. With your help, we can continue to ensure that hatred and violence find no home in our world.

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) has released the following petition urging Jews in the United States and around the world to express our deep understanding that the death of Osama Bin Laden serves as a call to a more secure and just world.

We, the Jewish people, have just observed Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. It is a time not just for Jews, but for all people to remember and reflect on how blind hatred gives rise to a shattering violence and separates us from our humanity.

On Sunday night, May 1st, President Obama announced that one of the most odious modern purveyors of that hate, Osama bin Laden, has been removed from the world. He not only masterminded the deaths of thousands of Americans on September 11, 2001, but he continued to lead the machinery of terror and death in the ensuing years. Today, America, the world, and particularly the families of bin Laden’s thousands of victims can breathe more easily. Bin Laden, a man who demonstrated utter contempt for human life, will no longer be able to bring about the deaths of innocents in the name of his cause. As President Obama said: ‘Justice has been done!’

We must stand united and firm in the face of wanton terrorist violence. We must recommit ourselves to confronting those who breed intolerance and cultivate hatred. And so we ask you to join us in expressing appreciation to President Obama, to former President George W. Bush for efforts undertaken during his administration, to the members of our country’s armed services and security agencies, and to all those who--often at great personal risk and loss--continue to stand up against these threats in order to protect life and pursue justice.
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733 total signers.

Notable Signers from the Jewish Community Include (Listed organizations are for identification purposes only):

Marie  Abrams Louisville
Arthur Abramson Baltimore Jewish Council
Daniel Allen Association of Reform Zionists of America
Robert  Barkin Jewish Reconstructionist Federation
Rabbi Barry Block San Antonio
Rabbi Neal Borovitz Northern New Jersey
Bonnie Burdman Youngstown JCRC
Daniel Chejfec Jewish Federation of Dutchess County
Jeffrey Cohan Pittsburgh JCRC
Robert Cohen Detroit JCRC
Marty Cooper Rhode Island jCRC
Sarrae Crane Women's League for Conservative Judaism
William Daroff The Jewish Federations of North America
Pepi  Dunay Broward County JCRC
Jack Fein United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism
Linda Feldman San Diego JCRC
Diane Fisher Silicon Valley JCRC
Sherry Fishman Portland, OR
Luis  Fleischman Palm Beach JCRC
Lois and Larry Frank Atlanta
Conrad Giles Jewish Council for Public Affairs
Daniel Gold Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles
Ellen Goldstein Buffalo JCRC
Marcia Goldstone Indianapolis JCRC
Marlene Gorin Greater Dallas JCRC
Martin Greenberg Jewish Federation of Greater Stamford, New Canaan, and Darien
Laurie Gross Bridgeport JCRC
Rabbi Steve Gutow Jewish Council for Public Affairs
Rabbi Richard Hirsh Reconstructionst Rabbincal Association 
Stephen Hoffman Jewish Federation of Cleveland
Bob Horenstein Portland JCRC
Nancy  Kaufman National Council of Jewish Women
Harold Kirtz Atlanta
Jeffrey Klein Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
Conrad Koller Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts
Gil Kulick Hazon
Joy Kurland Northern New Jersey JCRC
Judy Lackritz San Antonio JCRC
Mark Lainer Los Angeles
Brenda Landau Southern Arizona JCRC
David Leach Providence
Steve Lear Minneapolis
Jacqueline Levine MetroWest
Geoffrey Lewis Boston
Polly Liss ORT America
Lauri Lowell New Haven JCRC
Ted Mann Philadelphia
Kathy Manning The Jewish Federations of North America
Phyllis Margolius Washington, DC
Dan Mariaschin B'nai B'rith International
Gloria Max Jewish Federation of Volusia and Flagler Counties
Rabbi Joel Meyers Rabbinical Assembly
Rabbi Jack Moline Rabbinical Assembly
Shlomo Mostofsky National Council of Young Israel
Steven Nasatir Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
Rabbi Ronald Price Union for Traditional Judaism
Elizabeth Raider Na'amat
Jane Ramsey Jewish Council on Urban Affairs
William Rapfogel Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty
Barry Rosenberg Jewish Federation of St. Louis
John Ruskay UJA-Federation of New York
Jonathan Sarna Brandeis University
Jane Schiff Atlanta
Eric Schindler Tucson
Catherine Schneider Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles
Rabbi Julie Schonfeld Rabbinical Assembly
Midge Shafton Chicago
Lee Sherman Association of Jewish Family and Children's Agencies
Jerry Silverman The Jewish Federations of North America
Steve Skrainka St. Louis
Rabbi Sam Stahl San Antonio
Moe Stein Dallas
David Steirman San Francisco
Todd Stettner Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City
Stephen Stone Springfield, IL
Jay Tcath Chicago JCRC
Rabbi Debbi Till Rochester JCRC
Wendy Wagenheim Detroit
Marge Wein Jewish Federation of Pensacola
Steven Weinberg Habonim Dror Camp Association
Rabbi Steve Wernick United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism
Judy Wortman Jewish Federation of the Bluegrass
Bennett Yanowitz Cleveland
Rabbi Eric Yoffie Union for Reform Judaism
Rabbi Howard Zack Columbus, OH
Laura Zimmerman Hartford JCRC
Bluma Zuckerbrot-Finkelstein Memphis JCRC
Robert  Zweiman

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