This article originally appeared in WXPI on October 23, 2022.
PITTSBURGH — Thursday, Oct. 27 marks four years since the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting in Squirrel Hill where 11 people were killed. Volunteers gathered in Carrick Sunday to clean a cemetery and honor those who died.
Members of the Jewish Cemetery and Burial Association of Greater Pittsburgh and members of Repair the World Pittsburgh helped to organize the cleanup. People of all ages worked at the Beth Abraham Cemetery. The event was meant to be a “day of service” for all of the victims.
“This meaningful project is being fulfilled in memory of my parents Bernice and Sylvan Simon who were senselessly murdered along with 9 other loving individuals all while innocently praying in the tree of life building,” said Marc Simon, who lost both of his parents the day of the shooting.