On Oct. 27, 11 people were killed in a shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. A suspect was identified as Robert Bowers and was taken into custody, according to CNN.
See what the Pittsburgh community, Jewish groups around the world and others are saying about the tragedy.
Updated Oct. 30
We are still learning details about the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh but it is a serious situation. @PAStatePolice are assisting local first responders. Please stay away from the area and keep the congregants and law enforcement in your prayers.
— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) October 27, 2018
We send our thoughts and prayers to those affected by this morning’s tragedy in Pittsburgh. We will continue to pray for everyone involved.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) October 27, 2018
The Penguins will hold a collection at Tuesday’s game to benefit victims and families of Saturday’s tragedy.
The team has cancelled its annual Halloween-themed activities originally scheduled for that night.
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) October 28, 2018
We are incredibly saddened to hear of this morning’s tragedy at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. We send our thoughts and prayers to all those affected.
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) October 27, 2018
— Pitt Football (@Pitt_FB) October 27, 2018
The victims of today’s tragic events are in our thoughts and in our hearts. The people of Pittsburgh are standing together in love and support of our Squirrel Hill community.
— Pitt Athletics (@Pitt_ATHLETICS) October 27, 2018
We are saddened by the tragic shooting and send our condolences to all who have been impacted. Museums can be places of sanctuary and solace. We will offer free admission to all visitors tomorrow, 10/28: https://t.co/ivmW3mlcEp. Andy Warhol, “Landscape with Heart”, ca. 1956, ©AWF pic.twitter.com/Skl6LVmUM3
— Andy Warhol Museum (@TheWarholMuseum) October 28, 2018
Flags fly at half staff across our state to honor the victims of the horrific shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh and for their families and loved ones. We also pay tribute to the first responders whose heroic actions saved countless lives. pic.twitter.com/hN8gdhi9At
— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) October 28, 2018
We are deeply shocked and saddened by the horrific shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Our prayers are with the victims and those were were injured. We have reached out to offer assistance to @GovernorTomWolf & PA law enforcement & stand ready to help our neighbors. https://t.co/kBchXX457W
— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) October 27, 2018
Heartbroken and horrified by the mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue. Just appalling. I’m thinking of and praying for the entire Squirrel Hill community today. And I’m grateful as ever for our first responders.
We cannot — we WILL NOT — accept this as normal. I refuse.
— Senator Ben Cardin (@SenatorCardin) October 27, 2018
My heart breaks for the victims, families, and friends of all those impacted by this senseless tragedy at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.
— John Olszewski, Jr. (@JohnnyOJr) October 27, 2018
Absolutely horrific. Hate like this has no place in our society. https://t.co/bY9gsuY5hw
— Al Redmer (@AlRedmerJr) October 27, 2018
Grieve tonight. Wake in am and recommit to the values of acceptance, respect, love and empathy. Live these values. Vote these values.
— Ken Ulman (@kenulman) October 28, 2018
Another tragic hate crime, this time in Pittsburgh. Hearts and prayers to the victims and their families. We must do better.
— Martin O’Malley (@MartinOMalley) October 27, 2018
Events in Pittsburgh are far more devastating than originally thought. Spoke with Mayor and Governor to inform them that the Federal Government has been, and will be, with them all the way. I will speak to the media shortly and make further statement at Future Farmers of America.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 27, 2018
Monitoring reports of shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Praying for the fallen, the injured, all the families impacted, and our courageous first responders. God bless them all.
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) October 27, 2018
I am deeply saddened by the news of a shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh. Several years ago a hateful person walked into a church in Charleston. Today there was another act of violence – this time at a synagogue.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) October 27, 2018
My thoughts are with everyone affected by this morning’s horrific shooting at The Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. We can and must put a stop to this violence and this hate. It should have no home in America.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 27, 2018
Our houses of worship will never truly be safe until those in power challenge anti-Semitism and the rampant proliferation of guns. My heart goes out to Pittsburgh, its Jewish community, law enforcers and all those impacted by this tragedy on a holy day of worship. https://t.co/cO8GojJ0YE
— Debbie Wasserman Schultz (@DWStweets) October 27, 2018
A horrific shooting took place this morning at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh as Jews were gathered during Shabbat services. Heidi and I are praying for the victims and their families, the entire Jewish community in Pittsburgh, and our brave members of law enforcement.
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) October 27, 2018
Another mass shooting at another house of worship, this time a hate crime at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. I am praying for the victims, their families and the brave officers who risked their lives. To our Jewish neighbors everywhere, we send love. We stand with you.
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) October 27, 2018
Another terrible tragedy. Our hearts go out to the victims, and their families, and all of the members of Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) October 27, 2018
Our whole nation mourns for those whose lives were taken. We send heartfelt prayers for the healing of those who survive, and we stand together with the Jewish community of Pittsburgh and all the good people of western Pennsylvania.
— Rep. Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) October 27, 2018
In under a week, we saw the murders of two African Americans in Kentucky, the anti-Semitic mass shooting in a Pittsburgh synagogue, and mail bombs targeted to political opponents—all tied together by hatred & bigotry that must be defeated. We as a nation must unite against hate.
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) October 29, 2018
Grateful for law enforcement’s work to bring those responsible to justice & for their vigilance to keep Americans safe. Cowardly acts of terror will never silence or intimidate Americans—they will only strengthen our resolve to stand against fear & hatred. https://t.co/Xd2CYgXIHC
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) October 26, 2018
Heartbroken by the senseless gun violence at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Everyone should be safe in their place of worship. We cannot give in to or be silent about the hatred and violence that causes too many Americans to live in fear. We must act.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) October 27, 2018
There’s no politician to blame for the ideas in the Pittsburgh synagogue murderer’s head, but there are plenty to blame for the weapons in his hands, argues @DavidFrum https://t.co/J9jBboTfXH #NeverAgain
— Democratic Coalition (@TheDemCoalition) October 27, 2018
“There’s no place in America for violence or antisemitism and this evil must end… Let’s also pray for the strength and wisdom to do everything in our power to bring these senseless acts of violence to an end.” –@VP
— GOP (@GOP) October 27, 2018
RJC Statement on the Horrific Violence in Pittsburgh pic.twitter.com/7rZsI3H5b0
— RJC (@RJC) October 27, 2018
We are deeply saddened by the news of today’s shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Our hearts and prayers go out to those who lost loved ones and to the entire Pittsburgh Jewish community.https://t.co/CzxBa41k4T
— The Associated (@theassociated) October 27, 2018
We join the Baltimore Jewish Council, the Associated, the JCC of Greater Baltimore, the Jewish Volunteer Connection and the rest of the Baltimore Jewish Community in sending out condolences to our brothers and sisters in Pittsburgh. https://t.co/aYSGMRlDvp
— Jewish Museum of MD (@jewishmuseummd) October 28, 2018
We are horrified by the murders of worshippers this morning at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. The depth of our grief is immeasurable.
— B’nai B’rith Int’l (@BnaiBrith) October 27, 2018
Horrified about the shooting in Pittsburgh. Our thoughts & prayers are with the victims and their families. https://t.co/Qjwt4qzjTq
— The Jewish Federations of North America (@jfederations) October 27, 2018
It is impossible to put into words the grief we feel as this Shabbat comes to a close and the Jewish people everywhere learn of the loss of our family, our loved ones, our beloved brothers and sisters, in Pittsburgh at Tree of Life Congregation. (1/4)
— Hillel (@HillelIntl) October 27, 2018
World Jewish Congress horrified by Pittsburgh synagogue shooting: It is unfathomable that in the United States of America, Jews or any one else should have to live in fear of being targeted simply because of who they are and where they choose to worship. https://t.co/VIu8kHXwE8 pic.twitter.com/huX8OlyBbE
— WJC (@WorldJewishCong) October 27, 2018
— HIAS (@HIASrefugees) October 27, 2018
We strongly condemn the shooting at the #TreeOfLifeSynagogue in #Pittsburgh. These events remind us of the dangers of unchecked hatred and antisemitism. We call on Americans to promote social solidarity and respect the dignity of all individuals.https://t.co/1KmJH5MtCa
— US Holocaust Museum (@HolocaustMuseum) October 27, 2018
We are devastated. Jews targeted on Shabbat morning at synagogue, a holy place of worship, is unconscionable. Our hearts break for the victims, their families, and the entire Jewish community.
— Jonathan Greenblatt (@JGreenblattADL) October 27, 2018
Our hearts go out to the innocent worshippers gunned down in cold blood at a Pittsburgh synagogue. According to reports, the shooter said “all these Jews must die”.
The UK’s Jewish community stands in solidarity with everyone affected in the US, now and always. – @BoDPres
— Board of Deputies of British Jews (@BoardofDeputies) October 27, 2018
— American Jewish Congress (@AJCongress) October 27, 2018
Events like today’s tragic shooting at a synoguge in #Pittsburgh can make it feel like hate in America has become commonplace. What can we do to stop the hate? Here are ten places to start in your community. https://t.co/W3KDkY0rlU
— Southern Poverty Law Center (@splcenter) October 27, 2018
There are no words to fully convey our horror and sadness.https://t.co/9LBQ0h9hM8
— J Street (@jstreetdotorg) October 27, 2018
Celebrities, Athletes and Others:
My heart breaks over the news out of #Pittsburgh. The violence needs to stop. May God bless, guide & unite the United States of America.
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) October 27, 2018
America is stronger than the acts of a depraved bigot and anti-semite.
All good Americans stand with the Jewish people to oppose acts of terror & share the horror, disgust & outrage over the massacre in Pittsburgh.
We must unite against hatred & evil.
God bless those affected
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) October 27, 2018
As a Jew& an African American I can say this…
A man than screamed “kill all Jews” is alive. The guy in Louisville is alive.
But l had a gun held to my head twice by a cop in Montgomery County MD as a passenger in a car.
Don’t expect me to kiss ass.
— Michael W. Twitty (@KosherSoul) October 27, 2018
To the families of those who died in the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh, my deepest and sincere sympathies. This horror is escalating day by day. If only we had LEADERSHIP that would actually take steps to stop it.
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) October 27, 2018
All of humanity is connected to the same tree of life.
My heart is broken and goes out to the families in Pennsylvania. May we all be free to embrace each other, spirit and soul. pic.twitter.com/XeEl8G3bTS
— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) October 28, 2018
My heart is broken for the victims and loved ones of everyone affected by the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh https://t.co/IuMRo5S674
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) October 27, 2018
Our hearts are with the Tree of Life community, first responders and the families of those tragically lost in Pittsburgh today. We must reject intolerance and hate if we are ever to find peace in our world.
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) October 27, 2018
After my initial reaction on Saturday night to the devastating shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, I kept feeling like I had more to say, more to process.https://t.co/TvsbhRAYFE
— Mayim Bialik (@missmayim) October 29, 2018
Crying as I read about the shooting at the synagogue in Pittsburgh this morning. My heart is with those of you in the Jewish community. I stand with you against anti-Semitic violence and hatred.
— Cheryl Strayed (@CherylStrayed) October 27, 2018
I cannot believe there has been another shooting in a place of worship. My heart goes out to the victims and loved ones of everyone affected by the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. We don’t have to live like this. @Everytown @MomsDemand
— Julianne Moore (@_juliannemoore) October 27, 2018
“First they came …” is a well known poem written by German Lutheran pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984). It is about the cowardice of German intellectuals during & following the Nazis’ rise to power and subsequent purging . #Pittsburghshooting pic.twitter.com/WmNr16S6q3
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) October 27, 2018
I went to school in Pitt. I attended services at this Temple. I don’t know what to say anymore or how to say it. Words have clearly lost all meaning because we are doing NOTHING to stop incocent masses of people in schools, Churches and now Temples from being killed in droves https://t.co/Lerc7kg10w
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) October 27, 2018
My heart is broken for the families in Pittsburgh. It’s hard to even imagine such senselessness. As a Jew, an American and a human, I’m devastated. We are with you, Pittsburgh. #treeoflifesynagogue
— Julian Edelman (@Edelman11) October 28, 2018
— Bill Goldberg (@Goldberg) October 28, 2018
Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh.
My heart is so heavy. The violence so incomprehensible.
The universe is sending me plenty of reminders to be loving. And it’s so hard…
— Andrew Zimmern (@andrewzimmern) October 27, 2018
Of all of the stories I’ve read about the Pittsburgh shooting, this one has really moved me. That a man such as Jerry Rabinowitz was so known in his community for reaching and helping so many people would leave the world in such a cruel way is so sad x pic.twitter.com/hkUh20196N
— James Corden (@JKCorden) October 29, 2018
This tragic week began on Monday with the President of the United States declaring at one of his proto-fascist rallies who he really is with one single frightening sentence: “I AM A NATIONALIST! USE THAT WORD!” The six days following that statement proved that he wasn’t alone.
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) October 28, 2018
The shooting today in Pittsburgh is tragic, senseless and cowardly. It is the most recent instance of those with hate in the hearts seeking to destroy this nation and what made it America. We must stand together and have true leadership that does not constantly seek to divide us.
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) October 27, 2018
There is true, unadulterated evil in this world – my heart is broken over the news of this monstrous Pittsburgh shooting. I am praying – may God guide all of us personally and as Americans…. there is NO PLACE for anti-semitism and hatred of any kind, any place, any way here.
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) October 27, 2018