PHOTOS: Vigil Supporting Newtown Shooting Victims

About 80 gathered in a candlelight vigil at Congregation B'nai Israel to honor the victims of the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

Before a backdrop of a flag at half mast and a fully lit menorah, names of those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School at Newtown, Conn. on Friday were read on a chilly, drizzling night at Congregation B'Nai Israel.

As each name was read, a candle was lit in their memory in the letter's "CT," an abbreviation for Connecticut.

A memorial prayer was conducted as well as the Mourner's Kaddish.

George Schuck December 18, 2012 at 03:47 AM
As a grandfather of three I can not-fandom the pain they are feeling, my heart and prayers goes out to all that are involved in this awful tragedy; but I don't believe this is the time for the government to play politics for gun control Timothy Mcveigh didn't not use a gun, killed 168 innocent people; injured over 680 innocent people, you can still buy fertilizer;you can still buy racing fuel; you can still rent box truck's; murders will murder with or without a gun, ( GUNS are not the problem) I believed the government will try to use this horrible tragedy to do away with the second amendment, if the government succeeds in taking away our right to own guns, we shall assuredly lose all our rights as free Americans
Thomas J. Meehan III December 18, 2012 at 07:39 AM
We are grandparents of three gand-daughters as well, and parents of a daughter murdered on 9/11 at the WTC. First let me express our thanks for this service of remembrance which we attended last night, for it is this coming together, the ritualls of remembrance performed, that help to understand how God's grace touches us all, and helps to dry our tears. It is but one of the ways to beign the healing process. While I understand George's concern and fear of the loss of second amendment rights, I disagree with him with him on what the discussion should be about .Weapons designed for war are part of the issue. There is truly a difference between the right to bear arms, and owning a hunting rifle, or even a target pistol, and the need to allow the sale and possesion of those weapons that can spray 100 of rounds of bullets, that can kill so effeciently in the hands of those who are evil or ill. As the debate has already said, no one piece of legislation, federal state or local will prevent all these acts of evill, but to do nothing places all of our chilldren in harms way. May this debate not lead to the loss of rights, but to the savings of our children's lives, may it lead to better help for those who truly need more help to quell the voices which tell them to kill. May we understand that the loss of any child's life or adult's ended by such weapons of war cannot be allowd to go on. This is the prayer we should all be saying. Amen.
Susan Maron December 18, 2012 at 12:39 PM
Mr. Meehan, I never thought of the TYPES of arms. Thank you for pointing this out. G-d bless you and keep you and your family.


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