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Today, we remember those whose lives were taken at the Tree of Life Synagogue in a heinous act of hate-fueled gun violence.

We will honor the lives of these victims, and deny the shooter the notoriety he craves. #NoNotoriety #synagogueshooting…
Joyce Fienberg was a 75-year-old widow and grandmother with two sons, who formerly worked as a research specialist at the Univ. of Pittsburgh. A former student said Joyce “lit up a room with her huge personality. We weren't just welcome in the classroom, but into their home."
Dr. Richard Gottfried, 65, shared a dental practice with his wife, Peg. The couple both volunteered at a free dental clinic and provided dental services to the local school district. The district superintendent said Richard was "a fixture in the lives of those in our community.”
Rose Mallinger, 97, is the oldest victim of the Tree of Life synagogue shooting. The president of the Jewish Community Center of Pittsburgh called Rose a “fixture of the congregation.” “You’ve never met a more vivacious 97-year-old. She was just so full of life.”
Dr. Jerry Rabinowitz, 66, was a primary care physician in the Pittsburgh area for many years. A patient who knew Jerry for 35 years said, "He was like a member of the family... just somebody who, when you see him, your eyes light up. I can't imagine the world without him.”
Cecil and David Rosenthal, 59 and 54, were brothers who always greeted people at the temple. "They were inseparable. Most of all, they were kind, good people with a strong faith and respect for everyone around,” said the president of an org that supports people with disabilities.
Bernice and Sylvan Simon, 84 & 86, were married at Tree of Life in the 1950s. Bernice was a retired nurse and Sylvan, a retired accountant. “They held hands and always smiled, and he would open the door for her, all those things that you want from another person,” said a neighbor
Daniel Stein, 71, was loving his role as a grandpa to his 1-year-old grandson. "My mom, sister and I are absolutely devastated and crushed! Our lives now are going to have to take a different path, one that we thought would not happen for a long time,” his son wrote on Facebook.
Melvin Wax, 88, was a grandfather and retired accountant. He was leading Shabbat services when the shooting began. A friend said he was unfailingly generous. "When my daughters were younger, he would help them with their federal income tax every year. Never charged them."
Irving Younger, 69, was a former small business owner, a youth baseball coach, and a devout participant in his congregation.“He was the most wonderful dad and grandpa. He talked about his daughter and his grandson, always," said a neighbor.
We must #DisarmHate in all its forms.

On November 6, let’s elect leaders who will honor the lives of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting—and all those whose lives have been devastated by gun violence—with action. Make a plan to vote ⬇️
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