Vigils to Be Held Around DC Area for Pittsburgh Synagogue Victims

D.C.-area synagogues and college campuses are holding vigils Monday and Tuesday to remember the 11 victims lost in Saturday's massacre at a Pittsburgh synagogue in what is believed to be the deadliest attack on Jews in U.S. history.

Adas Israel Congregation (2850 Quebec St. NW)

Interfaith Service and Solidarity Gathering

Monday, 6:30 p.m.

Hosted by the Jewish Federation and Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington and Washington Hebrew Congregation.

Community leaders including D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan are expected to attend.

University of Maryland Campus, McKeldin Mall

Community Vigil for Tree of Life Synagogue

Monday, 8-9 p.m.

Hosted by Maryland Hillel.

American University Campus, Kay Spiritual Life Center

Prayer Vigil

Monday, 3 p.m.

AU students are encouraged to seek support from the AU Counseling Center and AU Hillel. Chaplains in the Kay Spiritual Life Center also are available, President Sylvia Burwell wrote on a message on AU's website.

Congregation Sha'are Shalom (19357 Evergreen Mills Road, Leesburg, Virginia)

Facing Hate With Faith: Loudoun Vigil For Pittsburgh

Monday, 7-8 p.m.

Sponsored by Congregation Sha'are Shalom and Beth Chaverim Reform Congregation with ADAMS BEAT Choir.

Temple Rodef Shalom (2100 Westmoreland St., Falls Church, Virginia)

Interfaith Service of Comfort, Solidarity, Community and Support

Tuesday, 7:30-9 p.m.

"This service is open to all who seek peace and unity for our community and country," read a post on the synagogue's Facebook page. 

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