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Andrew Exler: Spreading love in the wake of hate

Andrew Exler: Spreading love in the wake of hate

By Sarah Connor | courtesy of Andrew Exler

April 16, 2020

Andrew Exler remembers the day of the massacre at the Tree of Life synagogue vividly.  His family belongs to the synagogue’s Tree Of Life*Or L’Simcha congregation, where his parents and grandparents were both married and Exler himself had his Bar Mitzvah. The Squirrel Hill resident recalls the confus...

SGB pens open letter urging passage of gun reform legislation

Scott Glaser encouraged students to sign SGB’s letter to Sens. Bob Casey and Pat Toomey regarding common sense gun legislation.

By Emily Drzymalski, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

Student Government Board’s meeting Tuesday night began with a moment of silence offered by President Zechariah Brown to honor the one-year commemoration of the Tree of Life massacre.

VIDEO | One Year Later: Pittsburghers gathered to remember those lost in the Tree of Life attack

October 28, 2019

In remembrance of the victims of the 2018 massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue, more than 2,000 people traveled Sunday evening to the gathering at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall for a community event involving speeches, prayers and music. The Tree of Life massacre took the lives of 11 Jewish worshippers...

One year later, community continues to heal after Tree of Life attack

Rabbi Jeffrey Myers shared a message of hope for the future and encouraged audience members to focus on the positive in their community.

By Sarah Berg and Madison Brewer

October 28, 2019

More than 2,000 people traveled Sunday evening to a gathering at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall for a community event honoring the 11 victims of the Tree of Life massacre with speeches, prayers and music.

Pittsburghers honor Tree of Life massacre with day of service

Gary Dubin, director of development at the Medical and Health Sciences Foundation at UPMC, helped deliver baked goods to first-responders around the City on the one-year commemoration of the Tree of Life massacre.

By Rebecca Johnson, Staff Writer

October 28, 2019

When Gary Dubin biked into the Shadyside EMS station on Sunday morning, he wasn’t looking for help — he was delivering freshly baked cookies. 

The Tree of Life massacre: What happened

Mourners and passersby pay tribute to the victims outside the Tree of Life Synagogue on Sunday afternoon.

By Rachel Romac, Staff Writer

October 27, 2019

With 11 dead and six injured by a shooter who used anti-Semitic slurs, Pittsburgh was thrust into the limelight as the location of what is now known as the worst anti-Semitic attack in the nation’s history.

Poetry | We Are the Tree Of Life

Opinions editor Leah Mensch wears a Tree of Life necklace.

By Leah Mensch, Opinions Editor

October 27, 2019

Leah Mensch reflects on her Jewish identity one year after the 11 people were killed at the Tree of Life Synagogue.

Opinion | One year later: Perspective from a Tree of Life congregation member

Flowers, candles and chalk drawings were placed outside the Tree of Life Synagogue on Sunday afternoon.

By Aidan Segal, For The Pitt News

October 27, 2019

Columnist Aidan Segal has been a member of the Tree of Life congregation since 2016. Today, he shares his perspective a year after the massacre.

Muslim, Jewish community leaders speak out against hate at lecture

Wasi Mohamed (left) and Andrew Exler addressed a small gathering of Pitt students Wednesday evening as part of a “Speaking Out Against Hate: How to Combat Hateful Speech and Acts” lecture.

By Carolyn Brodie, Staff Writer

October 17, 2019

Wasi Mohamed said the Pittsburgh Muslim community was prepared to support their Jewish neighbors after the Tree of Life massacre.

Student-organized exhibit honors Tree of Life massacre

“To Those Who Grasp It: Responding to October 27” is a traveling exhibit that will be located in the Kimbo Gallery in the William Pitt Union until Oct. 16, then it will be moved to the Department of History in Posvar Hall until Dec. 6.

By Sarah Berg, For The Pitt News

October 7, 2019

An exhibit, titled “To Those Who Grasp It: Student Responses to October 27th” opened Sunday in the William Pitt Union’s Kimbo Gallery.

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