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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Flowers, candles and chalk drawings placed outside the Tree of Life Synagogue in 2019.

Tree of Life documentary paints a soul-stirring portrait of a healing Pittsburgh

By Patrick Swain, Senior Staff Writer November 1, 2022
“A Tree of Life: The Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting,” which premiered on HBO on the eve of the four-year commemoration of the Tree of Life massacre, serves to create a powerful portrait of a grieving community on the road to recovery.
Community members mourn the lives lost in the Tree of Life shooting during a ceremony in Schenley Park on Thursday afternoon.

Editorial | Pittsburgh’s Jewish community is still healing

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 28, 2022
For those of us who want a tolerable and equitable world, we hope that through solidarity and activism we can create a better world for everyone, regardless of race, age, ethnicity, religion and so forth. Four years after the Tree of Life, it is crucial to stand with Jewish people everywhere and condemn antisemitism. 
Community members mourn the lives lost in the Tree of Life shooting during a ceremony in Schenley Park on Thursday afternoon.

‘Their light remains here with us all’: Tree of Life victims remembered four years later

By Pamela Smith, Contributing Editor October 28, 2022
Family and friends of those killed in the Tree of Life massacre lit candles in memory of their loved ones in Schenley Park Thursday afternoon.

Video: Pittsburghers Commemorate Lives Lost in Tree of Life Massacre

October 28, 2022
The Pittsburgh community gathered on October 27 to commemorate the lives lost in the Tree of Life massacre, four years ago on October 27, 2018.
Survivors of the Tree of Life massacre comfort each other at a commemorative ceremony in Schenley Park on Wednesday. The ceremony marked three years after the massacre.

Photos: Tree of Life massacre commemoration

By Clare Sheedy, Assistant Visual Editor October 28, 2021

Wednesday marked three years since the antisemitic attack on the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood, an event which has etched itself into the surrounding community’s...

Community members embrace at a Wednesday ceremony in Schenley Park to commemorate three years after the Tree of Life massacre.

‘Steel ourselves’: Community commemorates 2018 Tree of Life massacre

By Brandon Raglow, Staff Writer October 28, 2021
Several hundred community members attended a Wednesday evening commemoration ceremony in Schenley Park for the 2018 Tree of Life massacre, which took the lives of 11 Jewish worshippers in the deadliest attack ever on American Jews.
Flowers, candles and chalk drawings placed outside the Tree of Life Synagogue in 2019.

Editorial | We still need to remember the Tree of Life massacre

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 26, 2021
Three years out from the Tree of Life massacre, there’s still much work to be done in preventing antisemitism.
Hand-painted stones in the courtyard of East End Cooperative Ministries at the second annual “Service Setting Stones of Love and Hope” in Squirrel Hill on Sunday. ​​

Service event commemorates Tree of Life massacre, spreads positivity through art

By Katie Cassidy, Staff Writer October 24, 2021
Kesher Pittsburgh, in collaboration with the 10.27 Healing Partnership and Repair the World Pittsburgh, hosted “Service Setting Stones of Love and Hope,” a commemorative service event where community members painted stones to place around Pittsburgh.
Student Government Board at its weekly meeting in Nordy’s Place.

SGB kicks off Mental Health Awareness Month, hosts Hillman Library visitor

By Kiera Ledermann, Staff Writer October 6, 2021
At Tuesday night’s meeting, Pitt’s Student Government Board discussed Mental Health Awareness Month, the upcoming commemoration of the Tree of Life massacre and student bank accounts, among other topics.
Mayor Bill Peduto spoke at a Thursday afternoon event in Schenley Plaza about gun control legislation pending in the state General Assembly.

Elected officials, community leaders push for gun control at Oakland event

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief June 3, 2021
Elected officials and community leaders joined together Thursday afternoon at Oakland’s Schenley Plaza to call on the Republican-led General Assembly to pass gun control legislation.
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