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University of Cincinnati students organize vigil for synagogue victims

Posted at 1:02 AM, Nov 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-04 01:02:37-05

CINCINNATI - More than 100 people packed Cincinnati Hillel in Clifton Heights Saturday night for a vigil to remember the lives lost in the Pittsburgh synagogue shootings one week ago.

University of Cincinnati students organized the event, and they said they were grateful to see so many from outside the Jewish faith.  "I'm not only impressed in the number of the people turned out, but the diversity of the community that showed up," said Zak Lempert.

"This is a hard night, but there's hope in the fact that so many people, from so many different backgrounds showed up to be with us,  to feel this with us, and to say, ‘We support you,’ " said Elliot Draznin, who attended.

The vigil came on the same day that congregations across America held Solidarity Shabbat services as a show of strength and unity.