‘Pause With Pittsburgh’ to mark one year since synagogue attack that killed 11
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‘Pause With Pittsburgh’ to mark one year since synagogue attack that killed 11

On 27 October, people across the US and the world will remember the massacre at the Tree Of Life shul last year

People light candles  in Tel Aviv, Israel, in a commemoration of the victims of a deadly shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
People light candles in Tel Aviv, Israel, in a commemoration of the victims of a deadly shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

People across the United States and around the world will join together virtually on the one-year anniversary of the attack on the Tree of Life synagogue building in suburban Pittsburgh.

The virtual commemoration, called “Pause with Pittsburgh,” is scheduled for 5 p.m. on Oct. 27. The moment of solidarity and remembrance for the 11 people who were killed during the attack will include, for those in North America, a text including a video with the mourning prayer and a link to Pittsburgh’s local community public memorial service via live stream, and an opportunity to post on a community message board. Overseas participation is through email. The program is a project of the Jewish Federations of North America.

“Rather than become desensitised 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,” Mark Wilf, chair of the Board of Trustees of The Jewish Federations of North America, said in a statement.

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