Communal gathering in Erie
in honor of Tree of Life
Brith Sholom will have an open service for anyone in the Erie community to attend and stand in solidarity with the Jewish people at this difficult time as we grieve and reflect on the tragic shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.
Services on Friday, November 2nd, at 6pm are open to the public. A traditional Hebrew Sabbath service will also include special English readings and a message on the shooting from our rabbi.
We are all heartbroken by this attack on our fellow Jews and fellow Americans. We invite anyone who wishes to join us; in both mourning and comforting one another.
On November 29, 1897, a charter for a synagogue in the city of Erie was approved by a local judge and recorded December 28 of that year. Congregation Brith Sholom was born.
In August 1901 the first building was purchased at 324 East 18th street. In February 1906, the "Brith Sholom Church," as it was called, was sold, and the congregation moved to a lot on French Street, between 7th and 8th Streets. In 1950, the congregation moved into a new building---the Jewish Center on 32nd and State Street where we remain to date.