Rabbi calls on community to perform random acts of kindness during Waukesha parade vigil

NOW: Rabbi calls on community to perform random acts of kindness during Waukesha parade vigil

WAUKESHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Waukesha officials joined the Jewish faith community, lighting a menorah in downtown Waukesha Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 23.

Chabad of Waukesha hosted a prayer vigil at The Rotunda, lighting the menorah in the backdrop of a Christmas tree that was lit on Sunday just before the parade.

"Misery needs company. At times like this, when our spirits are crushed, we need each other, we need to stick together."

Waukesha Mayor Shawn Reilly and Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow attended the service, both expressing gratitude to first responders who moved from victim to victim Sunday night.

Leaders of the Jewish faith community say their entire community has suffered emotional and spiritual wounds.

"And we don't want Waukesha to be a place where people remember such a dark thing, but that this is a place of light and love," said Leslie Juckem.

Rabbi Levi Brook challenged people to counter senseless acts of evil with acts of kindness.

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