SANDY SPRINGS — The Atlanta Section of National Council of Jewish Women will be publicly observing the end of the traditional seven-day Jewish mourning period (shiva) for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday, October 2, 2020 at 2 pm.
The event will take place at the City Springs complex at 1 Galambos Way in Sandy Springs. NCJW invites the entire community to join this special observance. Face masks are required on City of Sandy Springs property.
There will be a brief memorial service led by local Jewish leaders, who will lead attendees in song, prayer and the blowing of the shofar, the traditional call of a ram’s horn. The service will be followed by a ritual walk around the block, which traditionally marks the end of the shiva period.
“Justice Ginsburg was a true trailblazer who inspired millions of girls and women to fight through sexism and discrimination to make America a better place to work, to live, and to love,” said NCJW/Atlanta President Sherry Frank. “We collectively share this sadness for our country’s tremendous loss, and once the traditional mourning period is complete, we stand committed to fight for Justice Ginsburg’s legacy.”
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