South Florida synagogues call for peace after deadly Pittsburgh shooting

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Some 500 Americans and Israelis gathered Sunday night to sing somber songs in Hebrew and English at Jerusalem's Zion Square in a candle-lit vigil in memory of the 11 victims of Saturday's massacre at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh organized by The Meeting Place Dialogue Group, The Jerusalem Movement and the Hartman Institute Hevruta program.

Vancouver's Jewish community wants the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting to be remembered and celebrated for who they were, not just as a "piece of news". They included two brothers and one married couple.

Bowers faces 29 federal counts, including weapons offenses and hate crimes.

The police said that Bowers had an assault rifle and three hand-guns on him at the time of the attack. Brady told a news conference that Bowers was to make his first court appearance on Monday afternoon before a federal judge in Pittsburgh.

"We've seen a marked uptick in anti-Semitic harassment of political figures and other individuals simply based on their faith", Jonathan Greenblatt, the chief executive and director of the ADL, said on NBC's Meet the Press.

"We would hope and we should all demand that those in elected office won't just, you know, give platitudes after the fact", Greenblatt said.

The mass shooting, called the deadliest attack on Jews in US history, hit particularly close to home for Aaron, who said she used to live just a block away from Tree of Life, which is nestled in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood near several universities.

"You have to talk to them in a way they understand", he said.

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Authorities believed the suspect entered the synagogue, murdered the worshippers and was leaving when he encountered a uniformed police officer, Jones said.

A tactical team found Bowers on the third floor, where he shot two officers multiple times, an affidavit said.

On Saturday, Mr Trump called the shooting an act of pure evil and called on Americans to rise above hatred. "I couldn't do anything besides stream the news online and try to contact as many people as I could think of and at the same time people were texting me to check that me and my family were okay".

Authorities say gunman Bowers made statements about genocide and killing Jewish people.

"I can't sit by and watch my people get slaughtered", Bowers allegedly wrote before the shooting.

Once a final goal is hit, Celebrate Mercy said it will immediately transfer funds to the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh, which will work with Tree of Life to send the funds to victims to help with medical and funeral expenses.

The Anti-Defamation League and Jewish Council for Public Affairs described Saturday's rampage as the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in the history of the United States.