Synagogue shooting leaves Haverford woman, former member heartbroken

Kim Glovas
October 27, 2018 - 11:37 pm

John McDevitt | KYW Newsradio


PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A Haverford woman was shaken after she learned that her former synagogue was the location of a deadly mass shooting Saturday.

Before she moved, Rachel Spigler was a member of the Tree of Life synagogue from 2011 to 2013, and says she has nothing but fond memories of it.

"Really close, warm, welcoming, it was really a nice place to be," she says, "particularly because [her and her husband] are an interfaith couple, so they were just so welcoming and warm to everyone."

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Spigler says the layout of the building was open and had lots of rooms.

"It's a long building, there are several entrances that you can go in and there are several buildings attached to each other," she said.

Spigler recounted to KYW Newsradio how she felt when she heard the news.

"Really devastated, because you can picture yourself being there, and you can picture the people who were there," she said. "You know, just very heart broken."