The New York City Anti-Violence Project Mourns Lives Lost At Pittsburgh Shooting

In response to the Pittsburgh Mass Shooting, the New York City Anti-Violence Project’s Executive Director, Beverly Tillery, released the following statement:  

“We mourn the 11 lives lost in the shooting in Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue during the Sabbath. The Anti-Violence Project unequivocally condemns this anti-Semitic attack and stands in solidarity with the Jewish community during this time of mourning. As an organization dedicated to ending violence against LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities, we understand the importance of taking a stand against white supremacy. This attack on Jewish communities is an attack on all of us. We must stand together, building community and supporting one another, during this time.”

The Anti-Violence Project honors the 11 lives lost to hate violence:

  • Joyce Fienburg, 75, of Oakland
  • Richard Gottfried, 65, of Ross Township
  • Rose Mallinger, 97, of Squirrel Hill
  • Jerry Rabinowitz, 66, of Edgewood
  • Cecil Rosenthal, 59, of Squirrel Hill
  • David Rosenthal, 54, of Squirrel Hill
  • Bernice Simon, 84, of Wilkinsburg
  • Sylvan Simon, 86, of Wilkinsburg
  • Daniel Stein, 71, of Squirrel Hill
  • Melvin Wax, 88, of Squirrel Hill
  • Irving Younger, 69, of Mt. Washington

Click here to learn more about the lives of those lost.