Names of Pittsburgh Victims Released

With sadness we publicize the names of the 11 people murdered over shabbos in the Pittsburgh tragedy. They include two brothers, as well as a married couple.

by crownheights.info

As previously reported on crownheights.info the senseless tragedy occurred while worshipers had been attending services inside the conservative Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill. The shooter, identified by authorities as Robert D. Bowers, barged in just before 10 a.m, yelling “All Jews must die!” 11 people were killed during the 20-minute siege, six other people were wounded, including four police officers. Bowers, 46, exchanged gunfire with cops and was struck several times before he surrendered.

Those that were murdered were:

Joyce Feinberg, 75
Rich Gotfried, 65
Rose Malinger, 97
Jerry Rabinowitz, 66
Cecil Rosenthal, 59
David Rosenthal, 54 (brothers)
Bernice Simon, 84
Sylvan Simon, 86 (a married couple)
Daniel Stein, 71
Melvin Wax, 88
Irving Youngner, 69

May Hashem avenge the fallen.

Chesed Shel Emes and Misaskim have sent teams to help the local Chevrah Kadisha in the clean up, and securing proper burial for the deceased.

One member from CSE, Zaka, and the local Chevra Kadisha were allowed inside with the FBI early this morning to asses the scene. Those killed were removed by the medical examiners office at 5AM. Chesed Shel Emes and Misaskim will be let inside tomorrow.

9 Comments

  • 1. jewish dude wrote:

    one qustion in europe police stand outside jewish temple. Reaseon is so that bad guys cannot come in and kill everyone. Where was there not a police oficer infront of the synagoge.Bad person like this man are everywere the only thing that stops him is a police oficer.

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    • 4. Milhouse wrote:

      That’s who attends these older Conservative temples. This is a huge building with practically no mispalelim, which is why it merged with another temple, and hosts a third one on the premises, and is still looking for someone to use most of its space. Young people are either abandoning shul altogether, or becoming Orthodox.

    • 5. Older people come on time wrote:

      The shooting happened right after davening started before most young people got there. Young people were also probably able to escape easier.

  • 6. Any names of the injured, for saying tehillim? wrote:

    Many would like to say tehillim for refuah sheleimah for the injured. Names???

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    • 7. Anonymous wrote:

      Those that were murdered were:

      Joyce Feinberg, 75
      Rich Gotfried, 65
      Rose Malinger, 97
      Jerry Rabinowitz, 66
      Cecil Rosenthal, 59
      David Rosenthal, 54 (brothers)
      Bernice Simon, 84
      Sylvan Simon, 86 (a married couple)
      Daniel Stein, 71
      Melvin Wax, 88
      Irving Youngner, 69

  • 8. 18th Cheshvan wrote:

    Rabbi Kahane’s yarzheit was Shabbos. His rant:Every Jew a 22 and the US is not going to be safe for Jews so make aliya.

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  • 9. rrmee wrote:

    I appreciate that someone said to do mitzvos b’hidur and more than usual.
    maybe someone can start a list of some chasodim which can be done.
    I guess I would say I would cook something extra for someone who is having a challenging time, or call someone and ask if they need something from a store you’re going to or be extra patient with people we come in contact with. anyone else can contribute ideas?

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