JEWISH FEDERATION in the Heart of New Jersey invites you to “Pause with Pittsburgh” at 5 p.m. on Oct. 27 for a public memorial service and moment of remembrance. To participate in the virtual event click here.
Oct. 27 makes the one-year anniversary of the murder of 11 congregants who were members of three Pittsburgh congregations, Dor Hadash, New Light, and Tree of Life-Or L’Simcha. The mass shooting was the most violent anti-Semitic attack in U.S. history.
“Rather than become desensitized to the terror of a never-ending cycle of senseless deaths, we must focus on doing what we do best: building and sustaining community that brings people together,” said Mark Wilf, chair of the board of trustees of The Jewish Federations of North America.
Communities worldwide will pause on Oct. 27, 2019, to honor the memory of the 11 murdered Jews. Those who sign up will receive a text message at 5 p.m. EST that will contain a video reading of a mourning prayer and the 11 names. Following the prayer, participants can tune in to a livestream of Pittsburgh’s public memorial service and submit messages of support and solidarity by text.
“Jews from every facet of our local community, along with our interfaith and civic partners, have renewed our shared commitment to fight hate in all its forms, including anti-Semitism,” said Susan Antman, executive director of Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey, which serves Monmouth and Greater Middlesex counties. “Together we pause, we pray, and we remember; together we persist, we restore, we resolve; and together we build, we advance, and we grow.”