In its first Hanukkah ceremony since 11 congregants had been gunned down on the Pittsburgh synagogue, a various crowd gathered to worship and present their assist for the Jewish neighborhood.
This Hanukkah can be “unforgettable,” mentioned Rabbi Jonathan Perlman of the New Gentle Congregation, which worships on the synagogue. He informed these gathered for the menorah-lighting occasion concerning the “horrible tragedy that occurred right here at this constructing.”
Simcha and Chaya Teich got here all the way in which from Brooklyn, New York, to assist the synagogue on Sunday.
Simcha Teich famous the symbolism of the branches of the synagogue’s menorah.
“We will take a lesson that that is the Tree of Life Synagogue and the Menorah, considerably, has its branches that department outwards, not inwards,” he informed KDKA.
“And so too the sunshine of the Tree of Life is rather like the Menorah the place it branches outwards and it spreads its lights onto the those that flock to it.”