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Dear Friend,

Over the past day we have all witnessed the incredible outpouring of empathy and support from Jews the world over as they responded to the terrible tragedy that occurred here in Pittsburgh. Senseless as the killings were, the reaction to them from so many people across the globe served to remind us that all Jews are one people, and when some among us are in distress all Jews feel their pain. 

Jewish tradition teaches that the Torah study and good deeds we perform are a merit to those who have passed away. Let us take out the time over the next several days to think about the eleven individuals whose lives were senselessly taken in one terrible moment, to offer a prayer in their memory or to learn mishnayos in their merit.

Joyce Feinberg – Yiddis Bultcha bat Aba Menachem, hy”d.  

Jerry Rabinowitz – Yehudah Ben Yechezkel, hy”d

David Rosenthal – Dovid Ben Eliezer, hy”d

Cecil Rosenthal – Chaim Ben Eliezer, hy”d

Irving Younger – Yitzchok Chaim ben Menachem, hy”d

Dan Stein – Daniel Avrom ben Baruch, hy”d

Rose Mallinger – Raizel bas Avrohom, hy”d

Richard Gottfried – Yosef Ben Hyman, hy”d

Bernice Simon – Beila Rochel bas Moshe, hy"d

Sylvan Simon – Zalman Shachna Ben Menachem Mendel, hy”d

Mel Wax – Moshe Gadol Ben Yosef, hy”d

We also offer our heartfelt thanks to the law enforcement officers who put their lives on the line and ensured that this would not become an even greater tragedy 

Rabbi Levi Langer
Rabbi Doniel Schon


The Pittsburgh Kollel--also known as the Kollel Jewish Learning Center or Kollel Beis Yitzchok--was established in 1977 by Rabbi Shaul Kagan, zt”l. Since then, the Kollel has served as a makom Torah, a place of Torah learning and teaching, for the entire Pittsburgh community. From full-time yungerleit and daily minyanim to chavrusa learning, from an open beis medrash to classes for adults and children, the Kollel reaches individuals from a variety of backgrounds and levels of observance.

We invite you to come see what all of the excitement is about--to daven with us, learn with a Kollel Scholar, attend one of our many classes or programs, or simply to enjoy some time alone with a sefer in our beis medrash. For more information or to join our mailing list, please email info@kollelpgh.org.

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Pittsburgh, PA 15217