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Santa Barbara’s Congregation B’nai B’rith hosting vigil for victims of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

Posted at 11:37 AM, Oct 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-29 14:37:26-04

Congregation B’nai B’rith in Santa Barbara is asking the community to come together on Tuesday night to show solidarity for the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting.

Members of the Jewish community are invited to the Congregation B’nai B’rith at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to join in song, in mourning, and in hope.

Clergy members released a statement in the wake of Saturday’s attack saying in part, “we are deeply saddened by the horrific shooting that occurred at Tree of Life Congregation in Squirrel Hill, PA. This shocking, hate-filled, anti-Semitic attack took place during a baby-naming, the most life-affirming ritual we have in Judaism.”

11 people were killed and six others were injured in the Pittsburgh attack Saturday morning.

The Clergy at Congregation B’nai B’rith says safety is their top priority at Congregation B’nai B’rith, and that they have partnerships with both a private security firm and local law enforcement.

Congregation B’nai B’rith is located at 1000 San Antonio Creek Road in Santa Barbara.

A congregation in mourning for those in Pittsburgh lost to violent hatred.

Posted by Congregation B'nai B'rith on Sunday, October 28, 2018