Rabbi who survived massacre to speak at Wolf's inauguration

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 7, 2019 4:55 PM

Rabbi Jeffrey Myers of the Tree of Life/Or L'Simcha Congregation stands across the street from the synagogue in Pittsburgh, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. Tree of Life shooting suspect Robert Gregory Bowers is expected to appear in federal court Monday. Authorities say he expressed hatred toward Jews during the rampage Saturday and in later comments to police. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

(Harrisburg) -- A rabbi who was leading services the morning a gunman killed 11 people inside a Pittsburgh synagogue will give the invocation next week at Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf's second inaugural ceremony.

Wolf's inaugural committee said Monday that Rabbi Jeffrey Myers of the Tree of Life synagogue will speak immediately before the governor is sworn in.

The Democrat's second term ceremony begins at noon on Jan. 15 at the Capitol in Harrisburg. Tickets are free but must be reserved.

Myers presided over seven funerals for members of his congregation in the week that followed the Oct. 27 attack.

Wolf will be sworn in by Chief Justice Thomas Saylor of the state Supreme Court.

The inaugural celebration that night at the Farm Show Complex will feature music by The Roots.

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