Pittsburgh, PA – Throughout Pennsylvania, people will be observing one minute of silence at noon today to call for peace and to honor the 11 victims of the Tree of Life synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto will lead the worldwide moment of silence during a public event in Point State Park, but people everywhere are encouraged to take a moment to reflect, wherever you might be at noon today.


Remember the victims.

Joyce Fienberg, 75 – petite woman with a huge personality, former research specialist, grew up in Canada

Richard Gottfried, 65 – dentist, a fixture in the community, loved golfing, reading, and running

Rose Mallinger, 97 – spry, vibrant, and one of the matriarchs in the community

Jerry Rabinowitz, 66 – primary care physician, made people smile, put patients at ease

Cecil Rosenthal, 59 – infectious laugh, always sat at back of temple and greeted people

David Rosenthal, 54 – kind with a gentle spirit, he and his brother were inseparable

Bernice Simon, 84 – former nurse, married to Sylvan for 61 years, amazing baker, loved to give back, loved classical music

Sylvan Simon, 86 – loved Bernice, had a pug named Max, retired accountant, great sense of humor

Daniel Stein, 71 – dry sense of humor, recently became a grandfather, helped coach little league

Melvin Wax, 88 – retired accountant, quiet but loved to tell jokes, always at synagogue for services

Irving Younger, 69 – former real estate company owner, used to coach youth baseball, would guide people to seats in synagogue


Addresses if you would like to mail a card or letter to the victims:


Tree of Life Synagogue

5898 Wilkins Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA 15217


Pittsburgh Police Department Zone 4 Station

5858 Northumberland St.

Pittsburgh, PA 15217