Remembering the Attack

Honoring the 11 lost and the people affected by the attack on three Pittsburgh synagogues on October 27, 2018

Rose Mallinger z
Rose Mallinger
Raizel bas Avrohom, hy”d
Age 97
Family friend Stephen Neustein said he fully expected Mallinger to make it to at least 100. The mother of three children, with five grandchildren and one great-grandchild, still cooked family meals for high holidays.
Melvin Wax z
Melvin Wax
Moshe Gadol Ben Yosef, hy”d
Age 87
Melvin Wax’s greatest passions were his grandson, his religion and the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was “always in a good mood, always full of jokes,” his sister told CNN affiliate WTAE.
Jerry Rabinowitz z
Jerry Rabinowitz
Yehudah Ben Yechezkel, hy”d
Age 66
As a primary care physician, Rabinowitz was known for wearing bow ties that made people smile and put his patients at ease, his nephew, Avishai Ostrin said on Facebook.
Joyce Fienberg, z
Joyce Fienberg
Yiddis Bultcha bat Aba Menachem, hy”d
Age 75
A retired University of Pittsburgh research specialist. Her employers at the Learning Research and Development Center called her a "cherished friend" and "an engaging, elegant, and warm person."
Dr Richard Gottfried, z
Dr. Richard Gottfried
Yosef Ben Chaim, hy”d
Age 65
Gottfried and his wife opened a dental practice in 1984 and helped prepare other interfaith couples for marriage through the St. Athanasius church.
Irving Younger
Irving Younger
Yitzchok Chaim ben Menachem, hy”d
Age 69
Years ago, Younger coached Little League, said Meryl Ainsman, whose son played on his team. She remembered him as a kind man.
Daniel Stein
Daniel Stein
Daniel Avrom ben Baruch, hy”d
Age 71
He was a fun guy, he had a dry sense of humor and everybody loved him.
Sylvan & Bernice Simon, z
Sylvan and Bernice Simon
Zalman Shachna Ben Menachem Mendel, hy”d & Beila Rochel bas Moshe, hy”d
Sylvan, 86 & Bernice, 84
The Simons died together in the same synagogue where they wed more than 60 years ago.
Cecil and David Rosenthal
Chaim Ben Eliezer, hy”d & Dovid Ben Eliezer, hy”d
Cecil, 59 & David, 54.
Inseparable brothers...extraordinary men who were respected members of ACHIEVA's community.

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Their Memory is for a Blessing

Images and text above are excerpts from a CNN post remembering the victims of the attack on the Tree of Life*Or L'Simcha, Dor Hadash and New Light congregations.

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How to Best Honor Their Memories

The Chronicle reached out to family and friends of the 11 people who were killed five years ago during the antisemitic attack in the Tree of Life building, and asked what Jewish values their loved ones exemplified, and how our community could best honor those values.

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Gather to Commemorate

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May God comfort you among the other mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים

Hamakom yenakhem etekhem betokh shaar avelay tziyon viyrushalayim.