A Community Loses Elders

A Community Loses Elders October 28, 2018


Many of the elders of this Jewish community have passed away in this tragic senseless shooting, including one Holocaust survivor.

At a press conference Sunday morning, officials said victims of a shooting rampage at a Pittsburgh synagogue range in age from 54 to 97. All but two of the victims were over the age of 65, and include one married couple, and two brothers. Six others were wounded, including four police officers.

The Allegheny County Chief Medical Examiner released a list of congregants killed in the attack:

Joyce Fienberg, 75, of Oakland, City of Pittsburgh

Richard Gottfried, 65, of Ross Township

Rose Mallinger, 97, of Squirrel Hill, City of Pittsburgh

Jerry Rabinowitz, 66, of Edgewood Borough

Cecil Rosenthal, 59, of Squirrel Hill

David Rosenthal, 54, of Squirrel Hill

Cecil and David Rosenthal are brothers

Bernice Simon, 84, of Wilkinsburg

Sylvan Simon, 86, of Wilkinsburg

Bernice and Sylvan are husband and wife

Daniel Stein, 71, of Squirrel Hill, City of Pittsburgh

Melvin Wax, 88, of Squirrel Hill, City of Pittsburgh

Irving Younger, 69, of Mt. Washington, City of Pittsburgh

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  • This is horrifying. Imagine someone surviving the Holocaust only to be killed while worshiping God in America under a president whose reaction was that they should have been carrying guns, themselves.

  • Floyd Smith

    On Scot McKnight’s article about the people that lost their lives at the Jewish synagogue, he should have finished it. These places of worship need to be protected at all cost, because, it’s only going to get worse. It’s not only the murder of people, it’s terrorism and the coward that did this should get the death penalty no ifs or buts about it. He should have added this to his Article too. In this country how many people have to die before the death penalty is imposed, 50, one hundred, one thousand,. What’s the number?? I don’t mean 10 15 20 years from now before True Justice is served, that happens too many times in this country. Make it in 30 days so they can get their Affairs in order, “THAN DO IT.” What was it 4 policemen in this place, and this still happen. At these places of worship everybody knows each other, when you see a stranger walking to the door stop them before they get there. Have at least two people standing outside the door watching diligently it’s their job to protect the people inside the church at all cost if you have to have a gun on you hidden somewhere on you, fine. We haven’t been raptured yet this is still an evil world, and whatever it takes we have to protect each other and do our job well, the Lord Jesus Christ and his father expects that even if we are in our cozy little homes or at church.