The Monday evening vigil at the Mandel Jewish Community Center in Beachwood was held to honor 11 people who were shot to death at The Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday.
The funeral for Cecil and David Rosenthal - brothers aged 59 and 54 who were among 11 people gunned down during prayers at the Tree of Life synagogue on Saturday - was held at the nearby Rodef Shalom temple.
Cohen is Jewish and also a member of the Tree of Life synagogue that was attacked.
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto was also invited but won't be appearing with Trump, the report added. A large light blue sign carried at the front of the protest told Trump to "stop targeting and endangering all minorities".
At the end of the rally Pence, a devout Christian and hero of evangelicals, invited Jacobs back to say a prayer for the victims as "a leader of the Jewish community here in MI".
Trump's itinerary remained under wraps even as he stepped off the plane, trailed by his daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who are Jewish, and members of his wife's staff carrying white flowers.
Jerry Rabinowitz, a family physician known for his caring and kindness, was brought to the Jewish Community Center in the city's Squirrel Hill neighborhood for the first funeral.
Four of the victims' funerals are set for Tuesday, with others planned for throughout the week. Some politicians and Jewish leaders had demanded the president stay away from Pittsburgh until he denounces white nationalism.
"Bigots are coming out of the woodwork", he said. "I don't know. I think some of it comes from the actions of the people around me", Cohen said.
The letter was signed by the group's Pittsburgh steering committee and almost 43,000 members of the public, Bend the Arc said.
The Anti-Defamation League, which has tracked hatred and violence against Jews since the 1970s, said the massacre was the worst attack against the Jewish community in US history.
But a group of local Jewish leaders told Trump in an open letter: "you are not welcome in Pittsburgh until you fully denounce white nationalism". "The very first thing the media did was blame the president and make him responsible for these ridiculous acts", she said.
Trump and first lady Melania Trump landed in Pittsburgh after the day's services and lit candles at Tree of Life for the victims.
Myers said he has no plans to meet with President Donald Trump, who is planning to visit the city later Tuesday, but has received hate-filled backlash for saying the president is welcome at his synagogue.
"I'm a citizen. He's my president".
"Community leaders expressed to the governor that they did not feel it was appropriate for Trump to come, so the governor made a decision not to join him on his visit out of respect for the families and the community", Melena said.