Interfaith services and solidarity events are being held across South Florida in response to the deadly shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday.
“I felt there was an immediate need for solidarity and comfort, just be together and pray together,” said Rabbi Gayle Pomerantz, one of several rabbis across South Florida to hold a service Sunday. “This time it was us, but we can’t tolerate hate in our country, here or anywhere.”
Eleven people were killed when a gunman opened fire on the Tree of Life Congregation gathered Saturday morning to pray and hold a bris, the ceremony to mark the birth of a baby boy. The massacre, considered to be the deadliest attack on a Jewish community in modern American history, has shaken the Jewish community across the country as people struggle to come to terms with the brutality and violence.