Yom Kippur apology statement from summit organizers

Dear friends:

In recent days it was brought to our attention that this upcoming summit, Water Is Life: Strengthening the Great Lakes Commons, is taking place at the same time that Yom Kippur begins. 

We apologize for this untimely planning. Progressive members of the Jewish community are long-term supporters and water warriors in this work for the human right to water and protection of the Great Lakes Basin. We have issued a public apology statement regarding this and intend to follow up closely with Jewish water allies in the coming weeks.

Sincerely,

The Water Is Life summit planning committee