The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh is inviting all people to pray together for peace, healing and unity on the fifth anniversary of the massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue. To mark that anniversary, there will be an interfaith prayer service at Saint Paul Cathedral in Oakland with Rabbi Jeffrey Myers, who together with the victims’ families supported this coming together in prayerful observance.
All people are invited to pray together at an interfaith prayer service for peace, healing and unity on the fifth anniversary of the tragedy at the Tree of Life Synagogue. A wide variety of leaders of various faiths and civic officials have been invited to participate. This event is open to the public.
A wide variety of leaders of various faiths and civic officials have been invited to participate. The commemoration will include the following:
- Exhortations from multiple religious traditions
Let us sustain our solidarity with the Jewish community, from the October 27 shootings at Tree of Life Synagogue five years ago, up to this year’s trial and sentencing.
Rabbi Jeffrey Myers has consulted the families of the victims. He supports this event and will participate. He anticipates it as a moment of “uplift, hope, and encouragement.”
- The Cathedral parking lot is small; folks in attendance should be prepared to look for parking in the Oakland neighborhood near the Cathedral.
- This web page will be updated as more information about the service becomes available.