SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) – In the courtyard of the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, there were candles, tears and condemnation of the massacre of 11 people at a synagogue in Pittsburgh Saturday morning.
“To express our sorrow and our anger at the state of affairs in this country – not just because Jews are at risk, not just because we are terrified and scared but for every minority that feels afraid and like hatred has been lifted up,” said Rabbi Sydney Mintz of Congregation Emanu-El San Francisco.READ MORE: San Jose Homicide Suspects Released Without Posting Bail
Through song and prayer, grief spilled through the crowd as those here said despite the shooting that they don’t feel alone.READ MORE: Authorities: Suspect In Walnut Creek Nordstrom Smash-And-Grab Out On Bail; 2nd Suspect Appears In Court
“I’ve been reached out to by friends, by other clergy people all day,” said Rabbi Jason Rodich of San Francisco. “I know that we’re not alone and I also know that didn’t just happen to us – that what happened today is part of a much larger problem in our country.”
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“We are going to be building an America going forward where it has nothing to do with Republicans and Democrats,” said Rabbi Mintz. “It has to do with changing this country with what has become inhumane and insane back to humane.”