Temple De Hirsch Sinai to host Seattle Tree of Life vigil

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16th Ave’s Temple De Hirsch Sinai will host a community vigil Monday night to honor those who died and speak out against violence following the weekend’s shootings at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue.

The community event begins at 7 PM at the 16th Ave house of worship.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, their families, and to the entire Jewish community of Pittsburgh as they try to understand, mourn, and process this grievous attack,” organizers write.

Community Vigil for Pittsburgh

11 people were gunned down Saturday by an attacker who reportedly said he came to the Pittsburgh synagogue “to kill Jews” capping a week of radical, political and hate motivated terror across the county.

Monday night’s Seattle vigil is organized by Jewish Family Service, the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, and Temple De Hirsch Sinai.

Attendees are asked not to bring backpacks or large bags. All bags will be checked — please consider leaving yours at home. You can learn more about the vigil here.

CHS Pics | Faith leaders, Seattle officials again lead march across Capitol Hill against gun violence

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As hour after after hour fell by in a dramatic filibuster over gun control on the Senate floor, another ceremony was repeated Wednesday night across our own Capitol Hill. For the second time in three years, marchers gathered at St. Mark’s and passed down Broadway on their way to St. James to mark another American shooting massacre.

“Let us pray for our sisters and brothers in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities here and across the nation,” said Mayor Ed Murray, leading a prayer after the marchers arrived at St. James Cathedral on First Hill. “May they know our love, our support, our advocacy, in the light of this horrific act fueled by hatred and cruelty. In the face of hatred, may there be love. In the face of violence, may there be peace. In the face of prejudice, may there be pride.”
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