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Rabbi Who Survived Tree Of Life Shooting To Speak At Wolf’s Inauguration

Gene J. Puskar
In this Dec. 2, 2018, file photo, Rabbi Jeffrey Myers, right and his son, Aaron, oversee the installation of a menorah outside the Tree of Life Synagogue before holding a celebration on the first night of Hanukkah in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood.

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.