Pittsburgh Victims Remembered at Anniversary Ceremony

The Fellowship  |  October 28, 2019

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Members of the Squirrel Hill community hold up lit candles as they come together for a student-organized candle vigil in rememberance of those who died earlier in the day during a shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh on October 27, 2018. - The gunman who killed 11 people at a synagogue in Pittsburgh will face federal charges that carry the death penalty, the US Justice Department said. (Photo by Dustin Franz / AFP) (Photo credit should read DUSTIN FRANZ/AFP/Getty Images)

The Jewish community in Pittsburgh came together this weekend to remember the one-year anniversary of the tragic shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue that claimed 11 lives. Prayers from our entire Fellowship family go out to the family members still grieving their lost loved ones.

The Times of Israel tells us more about the memorial held this weekend:

Eleven memorial candles stood on a table at the start of the public memorial service for the attack one year ago on the Tree of Life synagogue building.

Family members of the 11 people killed in the attack walked around the table holding hands as a string ensemble played in the background. They then lit the candles, wiping their eyes and hugging each other.

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