Sunday, October 28, 2018
A vigil on Union Square for the Tree of Life synagogue
Hundreds of people gathered last evening in Union Square to mourn those killed earlier in the day at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh.
Organizers, including Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society and IfNotNow, said that the vigil was held in part "to commit to loving and defending each other against hatred."
Attendees participated in the Havdalah ceremony, lighting braided candles and reciting additional prayers to commemorate the end of the Sabbath, as Gothamist reported.
EVG contributor Dan Efram shared these photos...
A gunman stormed the synagogue during Saturday services, killing 11 worshippers and wounding six other people before he was arrested.