Community Vigils and Events

Stronger than Hate

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the victims and their loved ones of Saturday morning’s shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. Jewish Detroit is grieving for our fellow Jews in Pittsburgh, and for all the victims of this horrifying tragedy.

Please see below for vigils taking place throughout the community. This list will be updated regularly as additional events are announced.

List of Community Vigils / Events

Monday, October 29th

6:00 p.m.: Community-Wide Vigil in Capitol Park

6:30 p.m.: Teen Vigil at Temple Israel

6:30 p.m: Candle-light vigil at Michigan State University hosted by the campus Hillel organization, 360 Charles St, East Lansing, MI

Tuesday, October 30th

6:30 p.m.: Interfaith Vigil at Temple Beth El (co-sponsored with Congregation Beth Ahm)

7:30 p.m.: Interfaith Vigil at Congregation Beth Shalom (hosted with Temple Emanu El)

7:30 p.m.: Join Rabbi Roman and Cantorial Soloist Sean Samitt for a Community Healing and Peacefulness Service at Temple Kol Ami

Thursday, November 1st

1:00 p.m.: Interfaith Community Speak-Out at the Islamic House of Wisdom, Dearborn Heights, MI

1:00 p.m.: Solidarity Vigil at the Peace Pole in front of the McNichols Library, University of Detroit Mercy

Friday, November 2nd

7:00 to 11:00 p.m.: Holy Hour Happy Hour. Solidarity Edition at Congregation Bais Chabad

Friday, November 2nd and Saturday November 3rd

Solidarity Shabbat Service at Congregations throughout the community

Saturday, November 3rd

6:15 p.m.: Minchah and candle-light vigil (shortly before 7 pm) at Havdallah at Adat Shalom


Click here for our Solidarity Shabbat toolkit. Here you will find images, a sample email, and a link to our Facebook frame (which allows people to acknowledge this on their picture.)


If you would like to contribute to Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Victims of Terror Fund, please click here. All funds collected are earmarked for the psychological services, support for families, general services, reconstruction, additional security throughout the community, medical bills for all those involved, as well as counseling and other services that may prove necessary in the future.