ZAKA Search and Rescue assisting FBI with Identification;
Victims Names Released

Photo courtesy ZAKA Search and Rescue USA

ZAKA Search and Rescue USA volunteers, in cooperation with the FBI at the scene of the shooting attack, have completed a first visit at the scene, making an initial identification of the bodies. The ZAKA volunteers await permission to enter the Etz Haim synagogue, clear the scene of human remains and spilled blood and treat the bodies for burial in accordance with Jewish law.


Here are the names of the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting as announced by the chief medical examiner of Allegheny County:

Joyce Feinberg, 75
Richard Gottfried, 65
Rose Mallinger, 97
Jerry Rabinowitz, 66
Cecil Rosenthal, 59
David Rosenthal, 54
Bernice Simon, 84
Sylvan Simon, 86
Daniel Stein, 71
Melvin Wax, 88
Irving Younger, 69

David and Cecil Rosenthal were brothers. Bernice and Sylvan Simon were husband and wife.