When congregants of Green Road Synagogue in Beachwood gathered for services a week after the mass shooting at Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood, they might have noticed an increase of security with an armed guard at the shul.
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AJC Cleveland, the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, the Jewish Federations of North America and American Jewish Committee are calling on Jews and their supporters to attend a Shabbat service Nov. 2 and Nov. 3 as part of a nationwide campaign called #ShowUpForShabbat as a response to the killi…
Leslie H. Wexner, chairman and CEO of L Brands, was among the speakers Oct. 28 at a vigil at the Schottenstein Auditorium in the Jewish Community Center of Columbus. He spoke of the randomness of the gunman’s murderous actions noting, “It could have been us and any of our congregations.”
The tragedy in Pittsburgh on Oct. 27 hit hard for Solon resident Howard Shear, son of Helen and Leon Shear of Beachwood. He was related to two of the victims, Cecil Rosenthal and David Rosenthal.
In the aftermath of the deadly shooting at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh, communities came together to show their support. Speakers from the Cleveland vigil held Mandel Jewish Community Center of Cleveland’s Stonehill Auditorium in Beachwood Oct. 29 can be heard in this video. …
Gail Schlossberg of Akron remembers Rose Mallinger as a loving and giving mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and
The shock that followed the Oct. 27 attack on the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood was felt in that city’s Jewish community as well as those across the country and around the world. That day’s horrible events also resonated with non-Jews.
About 100 people, mostly students, showed their support for the Pittsburgh Jewish community and those killed at the Tree of Life Congregation at a vigil Oct. 29 at Case Western Reserve University’s Freiberger Field in Cleveland.
PITTSBURGH – In a demonstration of love, solidarity and compassion, throngs of people from near and far gathered Oct. 28 to mourn the loss of 11 Jews who were killed by a gunman during Shabbat services Oct. 27 at the Tree of Life Congregation.
The Jewish Federation of Cleveland will hold a community vigil for the victims and their families of the Pittsburgh tragedy beginning at 5 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Mandel Jewish Community Center's Stonehill Auditorium, 26001 S. Woodland Road in Beachwood.
Cleveland Jewish News Staff Reporter Jane Kaufman is in Pittsburgh to cover the community-wide vigil being held Oct. 28 and to get reaction from Clevelanders who are attending as a show of solidarity.
Jewish institutions in Greater Cleveland received increased attention Oct. 27 from the Jewish Federation of Cleveland security team and law enforcement officials in the wake of a shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue left 11 dead and six injured earlier that day.
Actors Tom Hanks and Michael Keaton jointed several hundred people for a rally in honor of those killed in the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting,
Sen. Rob Portman, R-Cincinnati, sent a letter Oct. 30 to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., asking the Senate to pass the Department of Homeland Security Authorization Act and provide appropriate resources to help protect synagog…
SAO PAULO— Players for one of Brazil’s largest soccer teams wore uniforms featuring the names of the Pittsburgh shooting attack victims during a match on Sunday.
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger wore cleats during Sunday’s game to honor the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting.
The three congregations targeted in last week’s deadly attack on their shared synagogue building met separately and behind closed doors on Friday night, while around the Jewish world thousands of Jews and people of all faiths to synagogues on Shabbat in solidarity with the Pittsburgh Jewish…
JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke by phone with Tree of Life Congregation Rabbi Jeffrey Myers.
The nurse who cared for alleged Pittsburgh synagogue shooter Robert Bowers identified himself in a post on social media.
As Jews in Pittsburgh and throughout the United States gathered in synagogues to send a message to the shooter in the Tree of Life Congregation attack and those like him, NBC Nightly News offered a tribute to the 11 victims of the massacre.
Rose Mallinger, the oldest victim in the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, was remembered Friday at her funeral as a loving and sharp-witted woman who was a fixture in the Jewish community.
Six days ago, on Shabbat, Rabbi Jonathan Perlman was hiding in a pitch-black storage closet as one of his congregants was shot dead in front of him. The time since has been filled with funerals, counseling congregants and figuring out how to move forward as a community, a city -- and a rabbi.
Rose Mallinger, 97, was laid to rest on Friday afternoon.
Hundreds of Jewish students attending Pittsburgh-area colleges are facing the aftermath of a violent attack that has put their city on the 24-hour news cycle.
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The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the largest newspaper serving the Pennsylvania city’s metropolitan area, printed a part of the Jewish mourner’s prayer in Hebrew as its front-page headline.
PITTSBURGH — Bernice and Sylvan Simon were married in the sanctuary of Tree of Life Congregation 62 years ago. Week after week they attended services there, chatting with the Holocaust survivor who sat a row in front of them.
Dr. Jeff Cohen, president of Allegheny General Hospital, said “many of the people who attended to him were Jewish. And they’re heroes.”
Husband and wife Sylvan and Bernice Simon, 86 and 84, respectively, were laid to rest, as was Richard Gottfried, 65.
The cover of a New York-based Yiddish-language weekly features, unsurprisingly, an emotional tribute to the 11 people killed in the synagogue massacre Saturday in Pittsburgh. Under the headline “The Martyrs From Pittsburgh,” the Nov. 2 edition of Di Tzeitung includes photos of only eight vic…
The central fundraising organization of the Pittsburgh Jewish community has raised half a million dollars in the wake of the synagogue shooting.
SAN FRANCISCO— On Saturday, I received a text:
Enhancements include alarm systems, impact-resistant doors and gate, lighting, access control systems, video systems, jersey walls, fencing, and fixed or handheld screening systems.
The pastor of the mother of the suspected gunman in the Pittsburgh synagogue attack said she is “hurting for the Jewish community.”
In partnership with the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in coordination with Federation, the Jewish Agency engaged with the Israel Trauma Coalition to dispatch a mission of five post-trauma and grief specialists from Israel right following the Oct. 27 shooting.
The suspect in the shooting attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue that left 11 worshippers dead pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Thursday morning in a federal courtroom.
A total of 45 states have such measures, enabling tougher punishments against perpetrators.
WASHINGTON — The worst attack on Jews in U.S. history will have long-term consequences, likely affecting Jewish life and worship for years.
“[The acts] are incomprehensibly evil and utterly repugnant to the values of this nation,” said U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Joyce Fienberg, 75, Irving Younger, 69, and Melvin Wax, 87, were laid to rest on Wednesday.
The suspect in the shooting attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue that left 11 worshippers dead was indicted by a federal grand jury.
Joyce Fienberg was a dedicated worshipper at the Tree of Life Congregation, the Pittsburgh synagogue where she was among 11 killed Saturday by a lone gunman.
The Penguins’ jerseys were also autographed, and they will be auctioned to raise money in support of the victims and their families.
The American Jewish Committee is urging Jews — and non-Jews — to come to synagogue this Shabbat in response to the shooting during services Saturday at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue that killed 11 worshippers.
Earlier this year, our colleagues at the three leading Jewish newspapers in the United Kingdom published the same front-page headline and joint editorial voicing concern over rising anti-Semitism in Britain’s Labour Party.
Accompanied by Tree of Life Synagogue’s Rabbi Jeffrey Myers, the president and first lady visited the memorials outside the synagogue and lit a candle inside the synagogue for each of the victims.
More than 1,800 people came to offer their condolences to the families and friends of those who will be laid to rest this week.
PITTSBURGH— Cecil Rosenthal would always ask after your sick mother or inquire about your marriage — or divorce. His brother, David, a jokester, loved the police and every year would buy the same sunglasses with mirrored lenses.
Israel’s Chief Rabbinate may deserve a lot of the criticism it gets from non-Orthodox Jews in this country, who see their official expressions of Judaism disrespected and their followers disenfranchised by the rabbinate’s tight hold on Israel’s religious affairs.
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner will accompany President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, in visiting Pittsburgh on Tuesday in the wake of the synagogue shooting that killed 11 worshippers.
The United States designated HLF as a terror group in 2001 and became defunct. The case resulted in 108 guilty verdicts; years later, five of its leaders were convicted and sentenced to decades in prison.
Robert Bowers, the shooting suspect in the Shabbat morning attack on the Tree of Life Congregation in Squirrel Hill, Pa., appeared in federal court in Pittsburgh.
In addition to including statistics and research reports on hate crimes, the site has training materials and other content that can be used to try to halt such crimes from being executed.
Jewish and interfaith vigils were held around North America in memory of the 11 victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.— On Saturday, the front line in the struggle to save and perpetuate Judaism ran through Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
A refugee from Iran has raised over $600,000 for the Pittsburgh synagogue where a gunman killed 11 people on Saturday.
Iranian immigrant Shay Khatiri created an online fundraiser for the victims of Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Synagogue in Pittsburgh after waking up on his Jewish friend’s couch to the heartbreaking news that 11 mostly elderly Jews were shot dead by an armed gunman who entered during weekly Shabb…
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