Program for a memorial service at Beth Israel Congregation in Washington, Pa. Shows an illustration of the synagogue and lists speakers for the evening.
Beth Israel Congregation in Washington, Pa. held a memorial service for the victims of the October 27 attack on the first Friday night after it occurred. The service included remarks from Rabbi David C. Novitsky, Washington County Court of Common Pleas Judge Ketherine B. Emery, Pastor gary Gibson of North Buffalo Presbyterian Church, Eric Lidji of the Rauh Jewish Archives, and Beth Israel Congregation Vice President Marc Simon, who parents Bernice and Sylvan Simon were murdered in the attack.
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The October 27 Archive collects responses to an antisemitic attack in Pittsburgh, Pa. on October 27, 2018. These responses take many forms but share a motivating impulse. Each began in the mind and heart of someone who was moved by the events of that day and was compelled to create something meaningful from that feeling. By sharing these responses, those people chose to be vulnerable for the sake of a greater good. The October 27 Archive website was launched with the belief that sharing these responses with the world can provide an avenue for people all over the world to reflect, learn, and heal.
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