Duquesne University to hold service honoring victims of synagogue shooting
Duquesne University will host an interfaith service for the victims of the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the fourth floor Union Ballroom on campus.
The service, open to community, will focus on remembrance, unity and healing in the wake of the tragedy that claimed 11 lives.
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 assistant 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 Chairman Dr. Marinus Iwuchukwu, chair of the University’s Consortium for Christian-Muslim Dialogue, and Rabbi Weinstein will share reflections.
University officials said complementary parking will be available in Duquesne’s Forbes Avenue Parking Garage for those attending the service.