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File #: 2019-2163    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed Finally
File created: 10/8/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/8/2019 Final action: 10/8/2019
Enactment date: 10/8/2019 Enactment #: 643
Effective date: 10/11/2019    
Title: Resolution designating October 27th as "Remember Repair Together Day" in the City of Pittsburgh.
Sponsors: Erika Strassburger, All Members
Resolution designating October 27th as "Remember Repair Together Day" in the City of Pittsburgh.

WHEREAS, on October 27, 2018, hateful violence struck Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill neighborhood, which is home to a vibrant, diverse and loving Jewish community; and,

WHEREAS, the Tree of Life synagogue building is home to three congregations, Tree of Life*Or L'Simcha, New Light and Dor Hadash, each with its own distinct voice and faithful community of thinkers and worshipers; and,

WHEREAS, while the City of Pittsburgh must remember in sorrow the tragedy of the loss of 11 souls, we should also celebrate their lives, their contributions to their community and the family and friends who loved them; and,

WHEREAS, Joyce Fienberg, who was a retired researcher at the University of Pittsburgh and a community volunteer, was known for her willingness to pitch in and help anywhere that she saw a need; and,

WHEREAS, Dr. Richard Gottfried was known for his love of golf, reading, running and fine wine, as well as providing free dental care to refugees and immigrants; and,

WHEREAS, Rose Mallinger, known as "Bubbie" by all of her relatives, who worshiped at the Tree of Life Synagogue for more than 60 years, was 97 years old and amazed all who encountered her with her energy; and,

WHEREAS, Dr. Jerry Rabinowitz was known for his bowties, his laugh and for being a skilled and compassionate doctor whose practice was a safe place for HIV patients in the early years of the disease; and,

WHEREAS, Cecil Rosenthal, described as the "honorary mayor of Squirrel Hill," was known for his concern for others and his love of swimming, and David Rosenthal was known for his strong work ethic and his love of anything related to the police or fire department, and while the Rosenthal brothers lived with intellectual disabilities, that did not stop them from having rich, full lives that brought joy to all who encountered them; and,

WHEREAS, Bernice Simon, a former nurse, died alongs...

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