Special Message From Rabbi Glazer

CandleDear CBS Communal Family,

In the wake of the mass shooting yesterday at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California, we send our blessings of healing and condolence to all the victims' families. The tragic events occurred less than a week after a gunman killed three people and wounded nine in another shooting rampage at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

As we approach the kindling of lights for Hanukkah, let us continue to champion the Jewish values of hope in the midst of despair and of affirming life in the face of these recent terrors. May the memories of those who lost their lives be a blessing, and may their families know no more suffering.

Yesterday, blood banks in Southern California urgently solicited donations in order to assist the wounded being treated at local hospitals. That call serves as a reminder of the value of donating blood when and where you can -- Bay Area residents can make donations at any Blood Centers of the Pacific location. For more information, call 888-393-4483 or visit www.bloodcenters.org.

Blessings of hope,
Rabbi Aubrey Glazer