It is with tremendous sadness that our community acknowledges the recent anti-Semitic attack at Pittsburgh's Etz Chayim Tree of Life Synagogue.
We mourn those whose precious lives were lost.
May their memories be for a blessing.
Joyce Feinberg, 75
Richard Gottfried, 65
Rose Mallinger, 97
Jerry Rabinowitz, 66
Cecil Rosenthal, 59 (beloved brother)
David Rosenthal, 54, (beloved brother)
Bernice Simon, 84 (beloved wife)
Sylvan Simon, 86 (beloved husband)
Daniel Stein, 71
Melvin Wax, 88
Irving Young, 69
With broken hearts, but unbroken resolve, The Jewish Federations of North America join the entire Jewish community and decent people everywhere in expressing grief and outrage at the heinous murder of innocent people. The anti-Semitism and xenophobia that lead to this unspeakable bloodshed while Jews are engaged in peaceful worship - or anywhere in the world under any circumstances - must be condemned in no uncertain terms by leadership and the general public alike. Hatred and vitriol must have no quarter in any aspect of our country, for they not only contravene the sacred promise of America; they violate the moral and ethical core of our society.
We affirm the Long Beach community's conviction that hate has no place in the world.
Additional events happening at local synagogues include:
Monday, October 29, 2018
Congregation Shir Chadash - Prayer Vigil in Peaceful Unity @ 6:00 pm
Beth David - Prayer Vigil @ 7:00 pm
Thursday November 1, 2018
Temple Beth Shalom - Weekly Minyon Prayer for Victims @ 8:00 am
JFCS Process Group to discuss Trauma of Pittsburgh @ 6:00-7:30 pm RSVP 562-427-7916
Friday November 2, 2018
Temple Beth Shalom #ShowUpForShabbat @ 7:45 pm
Saturday November 3, 2018
Shul by The Shore - Shabbat dedicated to Pittsburgh Victims @ 10:00 am
in the Alpert JCC on the Weinberg Jewish Federation Campus
Temple Beth Shalom - #ShowUpForShabbat Morning Service @ 10:00 am
Congregation Lubavitch - Shabbat Solidarity Service @ 12:30 pm
Temple Israel - Evening Community Memorial Service