A public Menorah lighting was held outside the Pittsburgh synagogue where 11 people were killed during a mass shooting in October.
The ceremony at the Tree of Life synagogue took place at 6 p.m. Sunday (EST). Coming five weeks after the Oct. 27 massacre, synagogue officials say it will provide the community with an opportunity to honor the dead and mark Hanukkah’s theme of survival.
At Tree Of Life Synagogue. pic.twitter.com/7qdICElU9p
— Brian Rittmeyer (@BCRittmeyer) December 2, 2018
Tree of Life Synagogue Menorah Lighting marking the beginning of Hanukkah. The faithful are saying let the lights of the menorah be the light in the darkness. The windows at the synagogue are shining from within #strongerthanhate Coverage of the ceremony on @KDKA at 6:30 pic.twitter.com/VA1uO0LnQf
— PamSuranoKDKA (@PamSuranoKDKA) December 2, 2018
On the first night of #channukah a community Menorah Lighting was held at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh where 11 people were killed as the worshipped on Saturday, October 27th. pic.twitter.com/ZPvyozvfVf
— Erin Clarke (@ErinGClarke) December 2, 2018
— Jim Madalinsky (@JimWTAE) December 2, 2018
Authorities say suspected shooter Robert Bowers raged against Jews during and after the shooting, which was the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in the U.S. Bowers remains jailed without bail and has pleaded not guilty to numerous murder and hate crime charges.