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Locals hold vigil in wake of synagogue shooting

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- People from different faiths packed Congregation Beth Jacob in Carbondale Sunday night to remember those who lost their lives in Saturday's mass shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh.

Father Bob Flannery was one of the first to speak at the vigil, praying for healing and unity across the nation. 

"May the Lord help us to extinguish the outbreaks of hatred that have developed in our societies," Flannery said. 

Beth Jacob's President Jack Wydes says Sunday night's observance wasn't just for the Jewish community. 

"We need to come together and recognize that we have to be good to each other," Wydes said. 

Beth Jacob's Board has around 30 members, but more than 120 people filled the synagogue Sunday night to reflect on the tragedy in Pittsburgh. 

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