Tree of Life Congregation Shooting-Victims-Obituary

Tree of Life Congregation Shooting Victims



11 people were killed, and six others wounded, when a gunman opened fire on the congregation attending services at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill neighborhood on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

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Dear sisters and brothers,
Our hearts go out to you for the horrible occurrence at your Temple.
We pray for your strength to help you get through this.
We share your pain,

We mourn the loss of your congregants. As an occasional member of a Saturday morning minyan I know the diehard members keep it together, so that when I feel the urge I can attend. These are the stalwart synagogue members, who make sure that people are welcome to pray as needed. I know they will be sorely missed.

May God grant peace and healing of all of those who suffered in the wake of the senseless violence. May it be that even this catastrophe will produce greater love, peace and understanding.

My name is Andrew Germain and I am a music teacher for the Stephen S. Wise Temple and School.
I was asked by Rabbi Shlomo Bistritsky of Chabad of North Ranch, CA to play guitar for a few songs at our memorial T'fila Service for all of you who are suffering in a way that only you can understand. I played from my heart with a young Rabbi who had the most beautiful voice. We sang Hine Ma Tovu Manayim, Ma Tovu and Oseh Shalom. While I was very honored to be asked by this...

To Our Squirrel Hill Brothers & Sisters,
Our hearts are grieving with you during this difficult time. We lift you all in prayer and hold healing thoughts for you as individuals and as a community. May the memories of your lost loved ones be for a blessing.
We wish you all peace and safety for the rest of your days.
With love & concern,

Our hearts are filled with sadness. You are in our prayers. We will never forget this terrible tragedy.

We are deeply saddened by the actions of a coward that has caused such pain in our beloved Jewish community.
We stand with you at this difficult time.
Our love and prayers are with all of you.
May God grant you strength.

Our hearts are broken and scared. May family and friends of the deceased and victims of this horrible act find comfort and peace in their memories with their loved ones. May Gd give them the strength to get through this rough time, while surrounded by love and support from their friends, family and their community.
With love and support,

To our Jewish community of Tree of Life Synagogue and all Jewish communities,
It is with a painful heart to put into words the grief we feel for the horrific attack at your Tree of Life Synagogue community.
Kol Yisroel Zeh Lazah- All Jews are responsible for one another.
Please know that we will always be responsible for one another. Be strong and show strength! We must Never be silenced!
May the memories of those we lost be a blessing.