Published: Sat, November 03, 2018
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Congregations attacked at synagogue to hold joint service

Congregations attacked at synagogue to hold joint service

The three congregations that used the Tree of Life synagogue plan a joint Shabbat service at another temple Saturday, while a prayer vigil is planned outside their desecrated house of worship.

"We will reopen, but it will not be for quite a while", Rabbi Jeffrey Myers said Friday morning, as he prepared for the last funeral service.

Robert Bowers is accused of entering the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Oct. 27, and killing 11 people.

Bowers' arraignment came on the same day three more victims of the massacre in Pittsburgh's historically Jewish Squirrel Hill neighborhood were laid to rest.

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center said Friday that both men have been moved out of the intensive care unit.

Mallinger's daughter was injured in the attack and remained hospitalised in stable condition.

Bowers was taken into custody after being wounded in a shootout with police and transferred to a local hospital.

A 61-year-old woman also remains hospitalized. Dr. Jennifer Considine, the organizer of the event, says she wanted to do her part in paying respect to the innocent people who lost their lives.

The weekend massacre at Tree of Life synagogue killed 11 and wounded six, including four police officers.

Rose Mallinger was among 11 victims gunned down in the deadliest attack on Jews in USA history.

As funeral services for those killed in the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting continued into a third day Friday, the city's newspaper paid tribute to the victims with a Jewish prayer on its front page, spoken in ancient Aramaic and written in Hebrew script.

Robert Bowers, 46, who had been wounded in a gunfight with police and made his initial court appearance on Monday shackled to a wheelchair, walked into Thursday's proceeding upright and without need of assistance, wearing a red jumpsuit and a bandage on his left arm.

People in Oshkosh are gathering Thursday night to honor the lives lost in a shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue.

The Jewish community began burying its dead Tuesday as thousands of mourners attended services for a beloved doctor and two brothers.

Mallinger's family says the synagogue was the center of Mallinger's "very active life".

Under the expanded charges, he could face the death penalty, or life in prison without parole followed by a consecutive sentence of 535 years' imprisonment, the Justice Department said. "It was her place to be social, to be active and to meet family and friends".

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