Vanessa Ressler was taken aback Sunday when her 8-year-old daughter Micah asked her a very hard question - "Mommy, could that happen here?"
Melvin Wax, 88, of Squirrel Hill was described by fellow members of the New Light Congregation as a pillar of the congregation, filling many roles there.
Boise's Jewish community will hold a memorial service on Monday for the victims of Saturday's synagogue shooting in Pennsylvania, according to a press release from the Chabad Jewish Center.
Emergency officials transported four of the injured victims to University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian, and one each to UPMC Mercy and Allegheny General Hospital. Officials previously said three women and eight men were killed. The president said he will personally travel to Pittsburgh to commemorate the victims.
Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman quoted Merkel on Twitter as offering her condolences and saying that "all of us must confront anti-Semitism with determination - everywhere".
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas, told MPR News on Saturday that while the attack happened hundreds of miles from Minnesota, it hits close to home in the state's Jewish community.
Pope Francis, at the end of the Angelus prayer in Saint Peter's Square, expressed his sadness at the violence.
A gunman who stormed a Pittsburgh synagogue during Saturday services while yelling "all Jews must die", killing 11 worshippers and injuring six others, has been charged with murder. "But being here and having this huge support from israel behind us gives us so much hope is like shining a light on the darkness", she said.
He was reportedly armed with a rifle and three handguns.
A Pittsburgh police officer says in the warrant that Bowers was being treated for his injuries when he said Jews were "committing genocide to his people".
Federal prosecutors charged Bowers late on Saturday with 29 criminal counts including violating United States civil rights laws.
Gab.com said in a statement that when it learned of the shooting suspect's profile on its site, it took "swift and proactive" action to contact law enforcement immediately.
A family in Bedford learned with horror early on Saturday that a synagogue in Pittsburgh where a loved one worshipped was the target of a massacre.
A crowdfunding campaign started by two Muslim groups has raised more than $40,000 for the victims of the shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday.
A tactical team found Bowers on the third floor, where he shot two officers multiple times, an affidavit said. He has been charged with 29 federal counts including violence and firearms offenses as well as violations of civil rights laws.