Duquesne Holding Interfaith Service for Victims of Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting

Tonight Duquesne University held an Interfaith Prayer Service for the victims of the tragic shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue. Watch the service.

As Pittsburgh, the nation and the world continue to reel from the horrific shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in the city's Squirrel Hill neighborhood, Duquesne University will hold an interfaith service tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. in the fourth floor Union Ballroom on campus.

The service, open to students, faculty and staff as well as members of the broader community, will focus on remembrance, unity and healing after the tragedy that impacted the lives of so many loved ones.

During the service, Sara Stock Mayo, who sings at three local synagogues, will cantor; Duquesne Law Professor Seth Oranburg will read Psalm 23; Rabbi Danielle LeShaw, senior educator at Hillel International, will read the names of the 11 victims; Duquesne Associate Sociology Professor Dr. Matthew Schneirov will read prayers as well as a quote from the Talmud; and Rabbi Shmuel Weinstein, director of Chabad House on Campus-Pittsburgh, will read Oseh Shalom-A Prayer for Peace.

In addition, Duquesne student David DeFelice and members of Duquesne's Jewish Student Organization will present the Mourner's Kaddish. At the conclusion of the service, University President Ken Gormley, Theology Chair Dr. Marinus Iwuchukwu, chair of the University's Consortium for Christian-Muslim Dialogue, and Rabbi Weinstein will share reflections.

Complimentary parking will be available in Duquesne University's Forbes Avenue Parking Garage for those attending the service. All are welcome to attend.

Duquesne University continues to offer its condolences and prayers of support to the victims, their families and the entire Squirrel Hill and Jewish faith communities.

For more information about the service, call 412.396.6020.

Members of the media who would like to attend the service are asked to RSVP and arrange parking by calling Rose Ravasio in marketing and communications at 412.396.6051/cell 412.818.0234.

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