Event Today Will Show Solidarity with Local Jewish Community in Aftermath of Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

Published : Sunday, October 28, 2018 | 5:34 AM

A local Jewish temple will be holding a Memorial/Prayer Service and Community Solidarity Event today in the wake of Saturday’s mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania which killed 11.

At least one Christian minister is urging his congregation to attend.

In yesterday’s shooting incident a solitary 46-year-old gunman burst into a synagogue in Pittsburgh and opened fire with automatic weapons. He was injured in an exchange of gunfire with arriving police and surrendered.

Saturday’s shooting was probably “the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in the history of the United States,” according to the Anti-Defamation League, which monitors anti-Semitism in the United States.

The solidarity event today will demonstrate support and compassion for the Pasadena-area Jewish community as well as the Jewish community in Pittsburgh.

It starts at 3:45 p.m. Sunday at the Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center at 1434 North Altadena Drive.

Reverend Mike Kinman of All Saints Church asked his church family and “everyone” to please attend the event.

Just last week, the Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center announced it would hold a presentation on November 4 focusing on genocide prevention.

Dr. Ellen Kennedy, Executive Director of World without Genocide, will address the issue of how to make a world without genocidal attacks a reality, for Jews and for all people.

Media reports described the gunman in Pittsburgh’s shooting incident as having published hatred-filled anti-Semitic social media posts which called Jewish people “the children of Satan.”

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