Community invited to attend Liberty vigil honoring Pittsburgh synagogue victims

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The Youngstown Area Jewish Federation and the Board of Rabbis of Greater Youngstown will hold an interfaith vigil to honor the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting.

It will be on Thursday at Temple El Emeth on Loganway Avenue in Liberty.

A regular daily prayer service will start at 5:45 p.m., followed by the vigil at 6 p.m.

Josh Sayles, director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has been invited to speak.

There will also be interfaith readings and prayers, and 11 memorial candles will be lit for the victims.

“This is a chance for everyone to come together as one community for the sake of all humanity,” said Bonnie Deutsch Burdman, director of community relations and government affairs at the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation.

The vigil is open to everyone.

Many members of the local Jewish community had ties to the Squirrel Hill neighborhood in Pittsburgh where the Tree of Life synagogue is.

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