Daily Israel Report

New York Jewish Community Remembers 9/11

More than 1,000 Jews gather for special ceremony in Scarsdale to mark the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
By Elad Benari
First Publish: 9/12/2011, 12:15 AM

Jewish children in New York remember 9/11
Jewish children in New York remember 9/11
Israel News photo: Dana Asher

The members of New York's Jewish community held a memorial ceremony on Sunday to mark ten years since the September 11 terror attacks in which nearly 3,000 people lost their lives.

More than 1,000 Jews from around New York City gathered for the special ceremony which took place in Scarsdale. It was the largest Jewish ceremony held this year in to mark the tenth anniversary of the disaster.

The emotional ceremony was held as part of a special remembrance day made up of charity and commemorative events organized by the Jewish Community Center of Mid-Westchester and the UJA- Federation of New York.

According to Richard Spitz, director of the UJA- Federation of New York and one of the organizers of the memorial event, "The fact that many Jews from around New York got together to remember the terrible terrorist attack that took place here ten years ago is exciting and inspiring."

"We chose to honor this painful day through charity and good deeds, in order to express our aspiration to make the world around us a better and safer place," added Spitz.

Israel also remembered the attacks on Sunday, in a special ceremony held at the 9/11 Living Memorial in Jerusalem.