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The Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education (PEJE) joins the world in condemning the heinous attacks that claimed the precious lives of a Jewish educator, and three young children, and terrorized students, faculty, and parents outside the Collège et Lycée Otzar HaTorah in Toulouse.

Jewish day schools and their students are cherished communal assets that forge an exorable connection to the Jewish future. The link to that future is tragically compromised as a result of this reprehensible event.

PEJE sends heartfelt prayers and condolences to the families of the victims—Rabbi Yonatan Sandler, his children Aryeh and Gavriel, and seven-year-old Miriam Monsonego—and to the entire Jewish community in France. We also stand in solidarity with Jewish day schools around the world, our brothers and sisters who mourn with us and share our outrage.

We urge all who believe passionately in the importance of Jewish education and the vitality of the Jewish people to let our French friends know that they are not alone. Please send letters of sympathy to:

Collège et Lycée Ozar Hatorah
33 rue Jules Dalou
31500 Toulouse, France