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Text message opens up participation in Tree of Life anniversary service

Megan Guza
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Thousands converge at Murray and Forbes avenues for a candlelight vigil on Oct. 27, 2018.

Those unable to attend the Oct. 27 memorial service for the victims of last year’s attack on the Tree of Life synagogue can join in the moment of silence and memorial service virtually.

The website Pause with Pittsburgh allows anyone to sign up to receive a text message at 5 p.m., the start of the scheduled service at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall.

The text message will contain a video of a prayer of mourning along with the names of the 11 victims from congregations Dor Hadash, New Light and Tree of Life-Or L’Simcha.

“After sharing this collective moment, we will send you a link so you can virtually join Pittsburgh’s local service,” according to the website. Those signed up can then text their own message of solidarity.

Organized by the Jewish Federations of North America, the idea is to allow anyone to participate in the planned memorial to honor the victims.

Megan Guza is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Megan at 412-380-8519, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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