Mayor calls for moment of silence to mark two years since synagogue massacre
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Oct. 27In memoriam

Mayor calls for moment of silence to mark two years since synagogue massacre

A virtual commemoration will take place on Oct. 27 at 7:00 p.m.

A portion of a memorial outside the Tree of Life building (Photo by Jim Busis)
A portion of a memorial outside the Tree of Life building (Photo by Jim Busis)

Mayor William Peduto is calling on everyone in Pittsburgh to hold a moment of silence and reflection at 9:54 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 27.

The time and date mark exactly two years since the shooting at the Tree of Life building. Eleven worshipers at congregations Dor Hadash, New Light and Tree of Life were murdered that day. Two other worshipers were seriously injured, as were four police officers.

“My thoughts continue to be with everyone impacted by this senseless tragedy,” Peduto said in a statement. “May the memories of our lost community members continue to be a blessing.”

A virtual community commemoration will begin on Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. To join, go to https://1027healingpartnership.org/.

The 11 community members killed on Oct. 27, 2018, were: Joyce Fienberg, Richard Gottfried, Rose Mallinger, Jerry Rabinowitz, Cecil Rosenthal, David Rosenthal, Bernice Simon, Sylvan Simon, Daniel Stein, Melvin Wax and Irving Younger.

The attack was the most violent act of anti-Semitism in the history of the United States. PJC

Toby Tabachnick

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