Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Continue to Hold Candles in the Darkness

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Continue to Hold Candles in the Darkness

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As members of the Adat Shalom synagogue arrived for Shabbat services Friday evening, they were greeted by hundreds of Fox Chapel area community members standing silently along both sides of the driveway, holding candles in defiance of the darkness that had taken the lives of 11 Jews the previous Saturday at the Tree of Life synagogue in Squirrel Hill.

The community members, many of them belonging to the Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church and the Faith United Methodist Church, stood in solidarity with their Jewish neighbors mourning those lost in the massacre and praying for the six who were injured.

The beautiful gesture moved to tears many members of the synagogue as well as people of all faiths who joined them that evening after the American Jewish Committee urged everyone to attend a unifying event they called "Show up for Shabbat. …

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