PHOTOS: Seattle Mourns Eleven Killed in Pittsburgh Shooting at Tree of Life

Story and photos by Susan Fried

More than a thousand people crowded into Temple De Hirsch Sinai while at least as many filled the street outside the synagogue during a vigil for the 11 people killed at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, October 27.

The theme of the night was “Stronger Than Hate.” Speakers included Temple De Hirsch Sinai Rabbi Daniel Weiner, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkin, and several clergy, including Rabbi Jill Borodin of Congregation Beth Shalom, Rabbi Samuel Klein of the Jewish Federation, Rabbi Ben Hassan of Sephardic Bikur Holim, Rabbi Will Berkovitz of Jewish Family Services, Rev. Michael Ryan from St. James Cathedral, and the Rev. Kelle Brown from Plymouth Church. The clery echoed the message that love always conquers hate.

The shooting at Tree of Life is believed the deadliest U.S. attack on Jewish people. The gunman expressed anti-Semitic views and killed 11 people. These are their names: Joyce Fienberg, Richard Gottfried, Rose Mallinger, Jerry Rabinowitz, Cecil Rosenthal, David Rosenthal, Bernice Simon, Sylvan Simon, Daniel Stein, Melvin Wax, Irving Younger.

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Rabbi Samuel Klein listens to the speakers during the Seattle Community Vigil for Pittsburgh, Oct. 29 at Temple De Hirsch Sinai. Thousands of people attended the vigil. (Photo: Susan Fried)
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More than a thousand people filled Temple De Hirsch Sinai Oct. 29 and a thousand more stood outside the synagogue for a Seattle Community Vigil for Pittsburgh. (Photo: Susan Fried)
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Members of the clergy sing at the end of the Seattle Community Vigil for Pittsburgh, Oct. 29 at Temple De Hirsch Sinai. (Photo: Susan Fried)
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A man holds a sign that reads, “Muslim Americans stand with you” during the Seattle Community Vigil for Pittsburgh, Oct. 29 at Temple De Hirsch Sinai. (Photo: Susan Fried)
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Rabbi Ben Hassan joined other rabbis to light 11 yahrzeit candles for the 11 people killed in the shooting at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh. (Photo: Susan Fried)
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Temple De Hirsch Sinai was filled to overflowing with even more people outside the synagogue for the Seattle Community Vigil for Pittsburgh Oct. 29. (Photo: Susan Fried)
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Rep. Pramila Jayapal and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan joined thousands of people Oct. 29 at Temple De Hirsch Sinai for a community vigil for Pittsburgh. (Photo: Susan Fried)
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More than a thousand people sang at the end of the Seattle Community Vigil for Pittsburgh Oct. 29 at Temple De Hirsch Sinai. (Photo: Susan Fried)
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The Rev. Kelle Brown sings with other members of the clergy at the end of the Seattle Community Vigil for Pittsburgh at Temple De Hirsch Sinai Oct. 29. Thousands of people filled the Synagogue and overflowed into the streets outside the building to honor and celebrate the lives of the people murdered in the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh on Saturday. (Photo: Susan Fried)
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A family hugs at the end of a vigil held Oct. 29 at Temple De Hirsch Sinai for the 11 people murdered in a Pittsburgh synagogue on October 27. (Photo: Susan Fried)
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Aneelah Afzali joined dozens of religious leaders and thousands of other people Oct. 29 at Temple De Hirsch Sinai for a vigil for the 11 people killed at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, October 27.
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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee studies his notes before speaking at the Seattle Community Vigil for Pittsburgh, Oct. 29 at Temple De Hirsch Sinai. (Photo: Susan Fried)

Featured Image: Rabbi Samuel Klein speaks to the thousands of people gathered outside Temple De Hirsch Sinai for the Seattle Community Vigil for Pittsburgh. The Synagogue was filled to capacity. (Photo: Susan Fried)

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