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The October 27 Archive currently contains 176 objects and is regularly being expanded with more material. The archive includes flyers and programs from community gatherings held since the October 27 attack, a comprehensive collection of news coverage about the day of the event, oral history recordings reflecting a diverse array of experiences, and historical documentation about the Jewish experience in Western Pennsylvania.

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Interfaith Prayer Service program

Eight-page folded cardstock program with dark blue background and typed text. Cover features photograph of a stained-glass Star of David. Contents include order of program, song lyrics with musical notation, Psalm 23 in Hebrew, English and English transliteration, Alden Solovy prayer, test of Kel Maleh Rachamim prayer in Hebrew and English, text of Mourner's Kaddish in Hebrew and English transliteration, and text of Oseh Shalom in Hebrew, English and English transliteration.

Historical Notes

Duquesne University held an Interfaith Prayer Service on October 30, 2018 in remembrance and support of the congregations and those impacted by the October 27 attack. The program included traditional Catholic hymns performed by the Duquesne University Chapel Choir and Jewish prayers led by the Duquesne Jewish Student Organization, as well as other clergy, rabbis, and school administrators, Speakers and performers included Michael Joncas, Rev. Raymond French, Herb Kolbe, Professor Seth Oranburg, Cantor Sara Stock Mayo, Rev. William Christy, Rabbi Danielle Leshaw, Dr. Matthew Schneirov, Shai Maaravi, David DeFelice, Dr. Marinus Iwuchukwu, Rabbi Shmuel Weinstein, and Duquesne University President Ken Gormley.

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Property rights reside with the Senator John Heinz History Center. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the Library and Archives of the Senator John Heinz History Center.

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