Boston rabbi organizes interfaith prayer at site of Boston Marathon explosions

Rabbi Howard Berman, pictured, led a makeshift interfaith service at the site of the Boston Marathon explosions. Credit: Central Reform Temple. 

( A Boston-area rabbi on Sunday was joined by other religious leaders in holding a makeshift interfaith prayer service at the site of the Boston Marathon explosions.

Rabbi Howard Berman of the Central Reform Temple on nearby Newbury Street in Boston led a crowd of more than 100 people in prayers and songs.

“In whatever way we sing, in whatever way we pray, may we go forth in the spirit of shalom, of wholeness, of healing, and of peace,” Berman said during the service, Boston National Public Radio affiliate WBUR reported.

The memorial spot on Boylston Street in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood has been filled with flowers, balloons, posters and pictures to honor the victims of the attack.

On Monday, a moment of silence was held throughout Boston at 2:50 p.m., one week after the Boston Marathon explosions that killed three people and injured more than 200 people. 

Posted on April 22, 2013 .