Maine residents continue to pay their respects and voice support in the wake of the Pittsburgh synagogue shootings.
Friday night in Auburn, around 300 people turned out for a service at Temple Shalom, lighting candles for the 11 people shot and killed at the Tree of Life.
Those in attendance sang songs and prayed the the victims and their families.
The temple’s rabbi said the shooting has the Jewish community feeling scared and vulnerable.
“So to have this very stark reminder that there are still people out there who have the capacity and desire to kill Jews just for the fact that they are Jews and engaged in the Jewish worship service is frightening,” Rabbi Sruli Dresdner said.
The rabbi also said the overwhelming support from the community, around Maine and the country has been comforting.