The Sydney Jewish community’s vigil for the victims and survivors of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre

Last night, hundreds gathered at The Great Synagogue to pay their respects to the victims and survivors of the Tree of Life synagogue massacre in Pittsburgh, co-hosted by the ECAJ, the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies, Emanuel Synagogue, and The Great Synagogue.

Jillian Segal AM spoke on behalf of the ECAJ, and moving prayers were read by rabbinic leaders.

Incoming Member for Wentworth Dr Kerryn Phelps AM for Wentworth attended the vigil, as well as Bruce Notley-Smith MP, representing Premier Gladys Berejiklian, and Walt Secord MLC representing Opposition Leader Luke Foley. Rabbi Elton read messages from Prime Minister Scott Morrison MP, and Governor of New South Wales His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC.

Representatives from various religious and cultural groups also came to show their support, and we have also received many messages of sympathy and sorrow from these groups. Two such messages are from the Australian Partnership of Religious Organisations, and the Australian pro-Israel Christian community.

Photo Credits: Wendy Bookatz

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