Community Interfaith Vigil: Soldiers and Sailors Memorial

UPDATE: Live stream from vigil is below.

 

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh organized a vigil for this evening. They encourage members of all faiths, ages, and neighborhoods to join the gathering. See their press release below or go HERE for full details.

“At this time of grief, coming together as a community offers us some comfort and solace. We hope that being together will strengthen our bonds at this difficult time,” said Jeffrey Finkelstein, CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh.

Doors will open at 3 p.m., and parking in the lot underneath the memorial will be free. UPDATE: Doors will open at 4:15pm.

Per WPXI:

The Port Authority will be providing extra service between downtown, Oakland and Squirrel Hill starting at 2 p.m. for anyone attending the vigil. Rides will be free for anyone on the 61 and 71 bus routes.

Date:
October 28

Time:
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Venue:
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial
4141 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States

PRESS RELEASE

COMMUNITY WILL GATHER AT INTERFAITH COMMUNITY VIGIL 5 P.M.OCTOBER 28, 2018

The entire community will gather for an interfaith vigil and gathering at Soldiers and SailorsMemorial in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood at 5 p.m.

"At this time of grief, coming together as a community offers us some comfort and solace.We hope that being together will strengthen our bonds at this difficult time,” said JeffreyFinkelstein, CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh.

This official event is in partnership with synagogues in Pittsburgh as well as with manyJewish agencies in the area. All are invited to attend.

Doors will open at 3 p.m., and parking in the lot underneath the memorial will be free.

We will continue to update the community as new information emerges. Please visit jewishpgh.org or www.facebook.com/jfedpgh/ for developments and information.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, one of 148 independent Federations associated with The Jewish Federations of North America, raises and allocates funds to build community locally, in Israel and around the world. With the vision of a thriving, vibrant and engaged Jewish community, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh aims to carry out its work in the context of cooperation and inclusiveness. For more information, visit www.jfedpgh.org.

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