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Tucson Rabbi heads to Pittsburgh to honor victims of synagogue shooting

Posted at 4:47 PM, Oct 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-01 05:36:53-04

Chabad Rabbi Yehuda Ceitlin will attend the world's largest rabbinic gathering to honor the victims of the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh.

According to a press release, Rabbi Ceitlin, of Chabad Tucson, a Jewish synagogue and community agency, will gather with fellow rabbis from the Jewish community to talk about anti-Semitism, security and counseling and guiding congregations following the deadly shooting that happened on Saturday.

"This has been the worst anti-Semitic attack in American history," says Rabbi Ceitlin. "We are in a deep state of shock and sorrow and need to carefully work with law enforcement agencies how to better protect ourselves, our institutions and our public events."

The conference will host 5,600 rabbis and leaders from all 50 U.S states and more than 100 countries.

Rabbi Ceitlin leaves for the conference Thursday night.