Remembering Tree of Life: Community Events on Oct. 27, 2019

PUMP Author Advocacy, Diverse + Connected Region, General

Tomorrow, October 27th, marks one year since the anti-semitic attack at Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill, which killed 11 people from 3 congregations – Congregation Dor Hadash, New Light Congregation, and Tree of Life * Or L’Simcha Congregation.

The families of the victims, the Jewish community, and the Squirrel Hill community are joined in their mourning by Pittsburgh and the world as we remember this tragic event.

As we reflect on the past year, we are reminded of how much work there is left to be done to end the hatred that continues to permeate our region, our country, and our world. The pressing work of the next few days – especially tomorrow – is that of community healing.

As we commemorate this anniversary, community leaders have asked us all to honor three words: Remember. Repair. Together.

The Jewish Federation, the Center for Victims, the three congregations of the Tree of Life Synagogue, and other community partners have organized a commemorative community gathering that will take place on Oct. 27th at 4 PM at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall. Learn more here.

For a list of other community events, visit the Jewish Federation’s website:

Mental health counseling will be available on Sunday as well at these locations:

  • Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Rodef Shalom Congregation: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Learn more about the community events to mark one year since the shooting from WESA.