Interfaith service gathers diverse group in LA to pray for refugees from Ukraine – Press Telegram

A dozen Los Angeles clergy gathered at Sinai Temple Tuesday, March 15, for an interfaith prayer service for peace in Ukraine.

  • Medical supplies are donated as Los Angeles clergy gathered for an interfaith prayer service for peace in Ukraine at the Sinai Temple in Los Angeles on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Father Ihor Koshyk of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church speaks as Los Angeles clergy gathered for an interfaith prayer service for peace in Ukraine at the Sinai Temple in Los Angeles on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star News/ SCNG)

  • Joe Goldman of the Hebrew immigrant Aid Society speaks as Los Angeles clergy gathered for an interfaith prayer service for peace in Ukraine at the Sinai Temple in Los Angeles on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG )

  • Medical supplies are donated as Los Angeles clergy gathered for an interfaith prayer service for peace in Ukraine at the Sinai Temple in Los Angeles on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Medical supplies are donated as Los Angeles clergy gathered for an interfaith prayer service for peace in Ukraine at the Sinai Temple in Los Angeles on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Clergy and others listen as Los Angeles clergy gathered for an interfaith prayer service for peace in Ukraine at the Sinai Temple in Los Angeles on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Clergy and others listen as Los Angeles clergy gathered for an interfaith prayer service for peace in Ukraine at the Sinai Temple in Los Angeles on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Father Vasile Saucier of the Cathedral of St. Vladimir speaks as Los Angeles clergy gathered for an interfaith prayer service for peace in Ukraine at the Sinai Temple in Los Angeles on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News /SCNG)

  • Rabbi Nicole Guzik reads a poem as Los Angeles clergy gathered for an interfaith prayer service for peace in Ukraine at the Sinai Temple in Los Angeles on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Father Vasile Saucier of the Cathedral of St. Vladimir speaks as Los Angeles clergy gathered for an interfaith prayer service for peace in Ukraine at the Sinai Temple in Los Angeles on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News /SCNG)

  • Father Gil Martinez of St. Paul The Apostle Catholic Church speaks as Los Angeles clergy gathered for an interfaith prayer service for peace in Ukraine at the Sinai Temple in Los Angeles on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star- News/SCNG)

  • Rabbi Nicole Guzik reads a poem as Los Angeles clergy gathered for an interfaith prayer service for peace in Ukraine at the Sinai Temple in Los Angeles on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Clergy and others listen as Los Angeles clergy gathered for an interfaith prayer service for peace in Ukraine at the Sinai Temple in Los Angeles on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Clergy and others listen as Los Angeles clergy gathered for an interfaith prayer service for peace in Ukraine at the Sinai Temple in Los Angeles on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Locals listen as Los Angeles clergy gathered for an interfaith prayer service for peace in Ukraine at the Sinai Temple in Los Angeles on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Joe Goldman of the Hebrew immigrant Aid Society speaks as Los Angeles clergy gathered for an interfaith prayer service for peace in Ukraine at the Sinai Temple in Los Angeles on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG )

  • Father Ihor Koshyk, third from left, of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church listens as Los Angeles clergy gathered for an interfaith prayer service for peace in Ukraine at the Sinai Temple in Los Angeles on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. ( Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Ariel Karen, medical clown speaks from the border with refugees as Los Angeles clergy gathered for an interfaith prayer service for peace in Ukraine at the Sinai Temple in Los Angeles on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News /SCNG)

  • Rabbi Erez Sherman speaks as Los Angeles clergy gathered for an interfaith prayer service for peace in Ukraine at the Sinai Temple in Los Angeles on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Father Ihor Koshyk of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church speaks as Los Angeles clergy gathered for an interfaith prayer service for peace in Ukraine at the Sinai Temple in Los Angeles on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star News/ SCNG)

  • Rabbi Reuven Stamov Rabbi of Ukrainian Jewish Communities speaks as Los Angeles clergy gathered for an interfaith prayer service for peace in Ukraine at the Sinai Temple in Los Angeles on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG )

  • Rabbi Noah Farkas of the LA Jewish Federation speaks from Poland as Los Angeles clergy gathered for an interfaith prayer service for peace in Ukraine at the Sinai Temple in Los Angeles on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News /SCNG)

Guests donated medical supplies for refugees impacted by the Russian invasion.

Among the guests of the event were Father Ihor Koshyk of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church, Joe Goldman of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, Father Vasile Sauciur of St. Vladimir’s Church in Hollywood and Rabbi Nicole Guzik from Sinai Temple.

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