There are many events scheduled this year in memory of the lives lost on October 27, 2018. Whether in-person or online the time spent reflecting on our eleven honors those we lost and strengthens our resolve.
Squirrel Hill Stands Against Gun Violence, Bend the Arc Pittsburgh, and CeaseFire PA sponsored a moving remembrance of that day. Rabbi Cheryl Klein, Rabbi Doris Dyen, Dan Leger, Miri Rabinowitz, and Carolyn Ban from Dor Hadash joined Rabbi Jeremy Markiz, Reverend Glenn Grayson, Mark Hetfield, K'Keshira haLev Fife, Ginna Green, and David Hogg to speak out about the tragedy of gun violence.
The full event can be viewed at the link below.In Memoriam 2020: Remembering The Victims of Gun Violence, Demanding Change
Forced to keep safely apart because of Covid 19, we came together nonetheless using Zoom. All services were conducted with leaders in Pittsburgh and Reb Ezra Weinberg in Philadelphia.
The Dor Hadash family has taken up the tools of Zoom with remarkable skill and grace. Members kept muted when needed and joined in a cacophonous chant when called upon. We chatted the names of our loved ones during Kaddish and listed our prayers and concerns for others.
Being a more formal prayer service with literally hundreds of participants, viewers were often forced into speaker view. Yet each service ended with a heartfelt gallery of waves and Shana Tovas.
Talks from our members are available below. Full recordings of the services are viewable on the members-only webpage.
High Holiday Talks by Members
Erev Rosh Hashanah talk by Pam Goldman, 9/18/20
"What Does Rosh Hashanah Have to Do with It?"
Rosh Hashanah I morning talk by Ed Feinstein, 9/19/20
"Love in the Time of Confusion"
Rosh Hashanah II talk by Symone Saul, 9/20/20
"The Severe Decree and Facing the End"
Erev Yom Kippur talk by Stan and Sarah Angrist, 9/27/20
"T'shuvah and Activism: A Call for Communal Action"
Yom Kippur morning talk by Harry Hochheiser, 9/28/20