We have more details on tonight’s interfaith memorial Shabbat service, which will begin at 7:30pm at Congregation Beth Israel (411 South 8th St).
Mayor Sherry Capello will give the opening blessing, followed by a message from Stu Perlmutter, a past president of Congregation Beth Israel.
Rev. Michael Remel of the United Methodist Church will greet the mourners, who will then individually recognize each of the 11 victims of last weekend’s mass shooting in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood at the Tree of Life Synagogue.
|Joyce Fienberg, 75||Pastor Kristal Smith, Lebanon Lutheran Cooperative Ministry|
|Rich Gottfried, 65||Reverend David Zwifka, St. Luke’s Episcopal|
|Rose Mallinger, 97||Pastor Daniel Donmoyer, ST. Luke’s Lutheran Schaefferstown|
|Jerry Rabinowitz, 66||Pastor Dave Jones, St. Mark’s UCC, St John’s UCC Lebanon|
|Cecil Rosenthal, 59||Pastor Barry Kendall, Messiah Lutheran Church|
|David Rosenthal, 54||Pastor George Zimmerman, United Church of Christ|
|Bernice Simon, 84||Pastor Jim Eikenberry, Moutn Wilson Church of the Brethren|
|Sylvan Simon, 86||Pastor Timothy Dewald of Hill United Church of Christ|
|Daniel Stein, 71||Jay Deshpande, Hindu Community of Central PA|
|Melvin Wax, 88||Chaplain Glenn Esler, Cornwall Manor|
|Irving Younger, 69||Pastor Gretchen Ierien, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church|
Marty Haugen of the Lutherans of Lebanon County Choir will then perform “Shepherd me, O God Be” (Psalm 23).
The Shabbat service will then take place, with Rabbi Sam Yolen providing a helpful guide to those new to the tradition, including core aspects like barkhu (call to worship), ahavat olam (the commandments), shema (unity prayer), mi khamokha (celebrating the Jews’ “mixed multitudes” of peoples), and more.
Following the Shabbat service, the Choir of the Mount Wilson Church of the Brethren will perform, and then the evening will be closed with the Rabbi’s Benediction and priestly blessing (Numbers 6:24-26).