Pittsburgh Shooting

Dear friends,

Eleven people were brutally murdered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania yesterday. For no other reason than because they were Jewish. The shockwaves have been felt in Jewish communities across the globe, all standing united in mourning and feeling each other’s pain as though it were our own.

It is a stark reminder that within living memory of the Holocaust, deadly attacks on Jewish communities can still take place. Many of the victims of yesterday’s attack would have been alive during the Second World War and although on the surface we seem to have come so far in that time, we have again been plunged into a moment where we report the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in the history of the United States.

A place of worship is where people come together to give thanks to God and celebrate life. This brutal attack has pierced the minds and hearts of Jews across the world, sending shivers down the spine of our national consciousness.

But we are a people who respond to evil with good, who react to destruction with building, and who reply to death with an emboldened commitment to life.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families who have lost loved ones and all those involved.

Joyce Feinberg- 75
Richard Gotfried- 65
Rose Malinger- 97
Jerry Rabinowitz- 66
Cesil Rosenthal- 59
David Rosenthal- 54
Bernice Simon- 84
Sylvan Simon- 86
Daniel Stein- 71
Melvin Wax- 88
Irving Youngner- 69

- October 28th 2018

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