Rabbi: Recent graduate of Solomon Schechter School of LI taken hostage during attacks on Israel

Rabbi Josh Dorsch announced the news during a “Stand With Israel” service at the Merrick Jewish Center Monday.

News 12 Staff

Oct 10, 2023, 12:55 AM

Updated 187 days ago

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A recent graduate of the Solomon Schechter School of Long Island in Williston Park was one of the hostages taken during the attacks on Israel, according to a rabbi with the Merrick Jewish Centre.
Rabbi Josh Dorsch announced the news during a “Stand With Israel” service at the Merrick Jewish Center Monday.
Many of those who came out say they are worried for their families, friends and loved ones in the country. They say coming to services like this reminds them they are not alone.
A rabbi with the Merrick Jewish Centre says one of the hostages being held by Hamas is a recent graduate of the Solomon Schechter School of Long Island in Williston Park.
“It’s comforting for people to lean on each other, who are feeling similarly right now and who can really just turn to each other and cry if you need to and share stories,” says Ali Sussman, of Merrick.
Those who came to the service say they will continue praying and hoping for peace.
Support for Israel was also felt on the North Shore of Long Island at a prayer vigil in Syosset.


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