Memorial service for Pittsburgh synagogue massacre

Over 700 people came together at The Great Synagogue to pay their respects to the victims and survivors of the Tree of Life synagogue massacre in Pittsburgh. Rabbi Dr Benjamin Elton read condolence messages from Prime Minister Scott Morrison and NSW Governor-General David Hurley AC DSC FTSE.

The Great Synagogue Chief Minister Rabbi Dr Benjamin Elton and Emanuel Synagogue’s Rabbi Jeffrey Kamins.

Rabbis from numerous congregations took part in the memorial service and the community was joined by representatives from many religious and cultural communities in addition to: Bruce Notley-Smith MP, representing Premier Gladys Berejiklian; Member for Wentworth Dr Kerryn Phelps AM; Walt Secord MLC representing Opposition Leader Luke Foley; Paul Green MLC; and Anglican Archbishop of Sydney Glenn Davies.

The memorial was organised by the Board of Deputies, The Great Synaoguge, Emanuel Synagogue and The ECAJ.