On Monday evening, Oct. 9, the grief was palpable as more than 3,000 members of the Greater Phoenix Jewish community, and its allies, gathered for a solidarity event for Israel on the field at the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus in Scottsdale.

View a video recording of the gathering here.

“There aren’t any words for this,” said attendee Holly Birnel. She questioned how the terrorists could commit such atrocities, especially gunning down revelers at the Supernova music festival, where more than 250 people died.

“I am broken for Israel. I lived in Israel and have friends and family there,” said Shaun Kirsh. “I’m afraid for the whole world.”

Many people expressed that they needed to gather and be with the Jewish community at this time.

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