Kikar Hashabat asks its readers if they took upon themselves to perform a good deed, in light of the recent tragedies. Comments posted include learning more Torah, reciting Tehillim, trying to think positively about others, strenghtening oneself in the laws of Lashon Hora, trying to influence people to make aliyah, to read the "kriat Shema al Hamitah" from the text, etc. After hearing in an interview that Eva Sandler was accustomed to saying the prayer of "Shema" with her children every evening, a reader posted that she would try, bli neder, to do the same with her children, in the merit of the Sandler family. Another wrote about committing not to work on Shabbat and Yom Tov.
May the good deeds tip the scales in our favor.
Below is a short Torah thought on the Parsha which is from last year so the last half minute of the video in which the rabbi discusses the shul's activities has no relevance to this year.