TORONTO BORN JOYCE FIENBERG AMONG THE ELEVEN PITTSBURGH MASSACRE VICTIMS

Oct 29, 2018

By Jane Brown

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A vigil for the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue mass shooting will be held Monday evening at 7 o’clock at Mel Lastman Square.

One of the 11 people killed was a 75 year old woman who grew up in Toronto, and attended Holy Blossom Temple. Joyce Fienberg met her late husband Steve in Toronto, before relocating to Pittsburgh.

Joyce Fienberg was a researcher at the University of Pittsburgh before retiring in 2008.

She was a mother of two and grandmother of six.

A group of Pittsburgh’s Jewish leaders says U.S. President Donald Trump is not welcome to visit Pittsburgh unless he denounces white nationalism and stops targeting and endangering all minorities. Trump has said he would visit Pittsburgh following the synagogue massacre which has called “pure evil”.

“For the past three years your words and your policies have emboldened a growing white nationalist movement,” said a letter signed by 11 Jewish leaders on the website of Bend the Arc, a progressive Jewish organization.

Trump has called for unity in the face of violence and hate.

Michael Mostyn, CEO of B’Nai Brith Canada, will have more to say about the synagogue massacre on Zoomer Radio’s Fight Back with Libby Znaimer after Monday’s noon news.

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