Temple Shalom holds prayer service honoring synagogue shooting victims

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Just one day after 11 people were killed in that horrific synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh, the community responses across the nation have been pouring in.

Now, residents from across the Ohio Valley are joining support efforts.

A special prayer service was held at Temple Shalom in Wheeling today as a sign of hope and unity.
 
“The thought crystallized in my mind. We are not alone,” said Joshua Lief, Rabbi at Temple Shalom during today’s service. 
 
A Shiva memorial candle glowed somberly inside Temple Shalom in Wheeling Sunday as a special prayer service honoring the lives of the 11 fallen victims in Saturday’s horrendous shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.
 
 
The house was packed leaving nothing but standing room.
Color showed no contrast and age bared no significance here.
Instead, a varietal group of residents, city officials and religious leaders drawing a force of unity.
 
Vice Mayor of Wheeling, Chald Thalman was there and said the following:
 
“We’re happy to be here today representing the city of Wheeling. It’s great to see so many people turn out. When we can get a group of people like this to stand together as one, condemn violence and support each other, we make Wheeling a stronger city and we improve our community,” said Thalman.
 
 
Though Saturday’s incident left many people of faith feeling fearful, 7News spoke with some religious leaders who say congregations of all religions make joint efforts to support their community.
 
 
TRabbi Lief hopes to perpetuate an even larger sense of unity through a multi-religion Thanksgiving dinner being held on November 21st of this year.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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