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Fresno Vigils Tonight Will Remember Pittsburgh Synagogue Victims
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By David Taub, Senior Reporter
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October 30, 2018

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Two Fresno synagogues will hold vigils Tuesday night (Oct. 30) to honor the memories of the 11 people murdered in Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Temple Beth Israel (6622 N. Maroa, Fresno) will hold “A Gathering of Peace and Understanding” event led by Rabbi Rick Winer.
The Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno will also participate. The event starts at 7 p.m.
“While the Jewish community has experienced this horrific attack and centuries of anti-Semitism, we stand together with our brothers and sisters in the many communities that continue to be marginalized,” Winer said in an email announcing the event.
Also at 7 p.m., Rabbi Levi Zirkind will lead a “Community Solidarity and Unity Prayer Service” at Chabad Fresno (1227 E. Shepherd, Fresno).
“There can only be one response to such a brutal crime. We will counter the now infamous words “All Jews must die” with “All Jews must LIVE”!!  But, not only must we live; we must continue to live as Jews, for this was not merely an attack on Jews of Pittsburgh but on Jews worldwide,” Chabad wrote in an email to parishioners.
Mayor Lee Brand plans to attend the Temple Beth Israel event, if not both, according to his City Hall staff.
 

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David Taub,
Senior Reporter
Curiosity drives David Taub. The award-winning journalist might be shy, but feels mighty with a recorder in his hand. He doesn't see it his job to "hold public officials accountable," but does see it to provide readers (and voters) the information needed to make intelligent choices. Taub has been honored with several writing awards from the California News Publishers Association. He's just happy to have his stories read. Joining GV Wire in 2016, Taub covers politics, government and elections, mainly in the Fresno/Clovis area. He also writes columns about local eateries (Appetite for Fresno), pro wrestling (Off the Bottom Rope), and media (Media Man). Prior to joining the online news source, Taub worked as a radio producer for KMJ and PowerTalk 96.7 in Fresno. He also worked as an assignment editor for KCOY-TV in Santa Maria, California, and KSEE-TV in Fresno. He has also worked behind the scenes for several sports broadcasts, including the NCAA basketball tournament, and the Super Bowl. When not spending time with his family, Taub loves to officially score Fresno Grizzlies games. Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Taub is a die-hard Giants and 49ers fan. He graduated from the University of Michigan with dual degrees in communications and political science. Go Blue! You can contact David at 559-492-4037 or at Send an Email

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