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Las Vegas service draws 1,700 to honor Pittsburgh shooting victims

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Las Vegas Service Draws 1,700 to Honor Pittsburgh Shooting Victims 

By Katelyn Newberg Las Vegas Review-Journal, November 1, 2018 - 9:49 pm

Rabbi Mendy Harlig lights a candle during a vigil on Thursday, November 1, 2018, at Temple Beth Shalom in Las Vegas for the 11 people killed at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA on Saturday (Photo: Benjamin Hager Las)

It was standing room only when the service started at the Temple Beth Sholom on Thursday night, the singing and clapping echoing through the synagogue. 

“I do not want to talk about hate or violence or pain,” Rabbi Sanford Akselrad of Congregation Ner Tamid told the crowd. “I’m here simply to ask people of many faiths to come forward to light a candle of hope and share the name and stories of those who died.”

People came together at the Summerlin synagogue to honor the 11 people shot and killed at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday. The service, organized by Jewish Nevada, the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Nevada Board of Rabbis, included rabbis and Jewish congregations across the Las Vegas Valley, as well as leaders and members of other religions...

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