Vigil for Pittsburgh mass shooting victims draws hundreds to Metairie synagogue

Inside a Metairie synagogue, a woman stretched her arm across the pew behind her to hold her friend’s hand. Behind her, a teary-eyed woman and a young girl sang a prayer of peace and healing, as the sound of a clarinet blended with guitar filled the standing-room-only community vigil Sunday (Oct. 28) evening.

Approximately 500 people filled the sanctuary of Shir Chadash Conservative Congregation for a vigil to honor the 11 killed and six wounded in a mass shooting on Saturday at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, one of the deadliest attacks on Jews in U.S. history.