Tree of Life

Poway, California synagogue shooting
Denis Poroy/AP
April 29, 2019 - 12:41 pm
POWAY, Calif. (AP) — Eight-year-old Noya Dahan had finished praying and gone to play with other children at her Southern California synagogue when gunshots rang out. Her uncle grabbed her and the other children, leading them outside to safety as her leg bled from a shrapnel wound. "I was scared,...
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Survivors of the Tree of Life synagogue shooting embrace.
Steph Chambers/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP
April 10, 2019 - 12:55 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Offering prayers and making speeches, Pennsylvania lawmakers came together in an unusual joint session Wednesday to commemorate the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue attack that killed 11 people last year. The service was held a day after the Pittsburgh mayor signed new gun...
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Pittsburgh City Council
Keith Srakocic/AP
April 02, 2019 - 2:25 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh City Council gave final approval Tuesday to gun restrictions proposed after last year's synagogue massacre, inviting a legal challenge by gun-rights activists who have long tangled with the city over firearms. After taking an initial vote last week, the all-...
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Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh
CNN
March 20, 2019 - 8:11 am
By Daniel Burke, CNN Religion Editor (CNN) — They are bonded by horror, houses of worship attacked by white supremacists. But Rabbi Jeffrey Myers says he is determined not to let hate have the final say. Members of Pittsburgh's Tree of Life synagogue, where a white supremacist killed 11 worshippers...
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Rabbi Jeffrey Myers, right, of Tree of Life/Or L'Simcha Congregation hugs Rabbi Cheryl Klein, left, of Dor Hadash Congregation and Rabbi Jonathan Perlman during a community gathering held in the aftermath of a deadly shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue
Matt Rourke/AP Photo, File
December 24, 2018 - 1:55 pm
By The Associated Press Deadliest shooting at an American high school: Parkland, Florida. Deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century: Paradise, California. Deadliest attack on Jews in American history: Pittsburgh. The cities of Parkland, Paradise and Pittsburgh became synonymous with tragedy in 2018, a...
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A vigil for victims of the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting.
Cara Owsley/The Enquirer via USA TODAY NETWORK
Justin Udo
October 29, 2018 - 5:54 pm
PITTSBURGH (KYW Newsradio) — When Dr. Jerry Rabinowitz was gunned down at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh Saturday, his congregation lost someone who was a staple of their community. "He would do sermons, he would be passing out the books coming into the...
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A memorial on the sidewalk on Wilkins Avenue near the Tree of Life Synagogue.
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John McDevitt
October 29, 2018 - 5:21 pm
PITTSBURGH (KYW Newsradio) — As the investigation continues, the streets near the Tree of Life Synagogue remain closed to the public in Pittsburgh following the deadly shooting that left 11 dead. It's a Jewish tradition to place a stone on top of a grave marker to honor those who have died. So when...
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