Chabad centers in Connecticut will hold special gatherings Friday morning in response to a call by Gov. Dan Malloy for a statewide moment of silence at 9:30 a.m., marking exactly one week since the killings in Newtown.

"Many people have expressed their desire to come together and observe this solemn moment as a community," said Rabbi Yosef Wolvovksy, director of the Chabad Jewish Center in Glastonbury. "This will be a special time for reflection, prayer and acts of kindness," he said.

Gatherings will be held at around 9 a.m. at the Chabad Center in Stamford, the Chabad Jewish Center in Glastonbury, the Chabad House of Greater Hartford in West Hartford, Chabad of the Valley in Simsbury and at other Chabad centers around the state.