Remembering the Victims of the Tree of Life Shooting

October 27 marks three years since the Tree of Life mass shooting. On this day, 11 worshippers were murdered at the Tree of Life synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh. This anti-Semitic hate crime happened just a few blocks from where I grew up. Squirrel Hill is a peaceful, welcoming community full of wonderful people.

These are the people who died that day:

Joyce Fienberg, 75, of Oakland
Richard Gottfried, 65, of Ross Township
Rose Mallinger, 97, of Squirrel Hill
Jerry Rabinowitz, 66, of Edgewood
Cecil Rosenthal, 59, of Squirrel Hill (brother of David Rosenthal)
David Rosenthal, 54, of Squirrel Hill (brother of Cecil Rosenthal)
Bernice Simon, 84, of Wilkinsburg (married to Sylvan Simon)
Sylvan Simon, 87, of Wilkinsburg (married to Bernice Simon)
Daniel Stein, 71, of Squirrel Hill
Melvin Wax, 87, of Squirrel Hill
Irving Younger, 69, of Mt. Washington

Senator Costa Remembers the Victims of the Tree of Life Shooting