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SGB remembers Tree of Life massacre

At SGB Tuesday night, President Eric Macadangdang remembered Pitt’s “Stronger than Hate” vigil on the Cathedral lawn in response to the Tree of Life massacre.
October 28, 2020
Student Government Board held a moment of silence for the Tree of Life massacre at its Tuesday night meeting, acknowledging the victims who lost their lives at the nearby synagogue two years ago.

Together in ‘community,’ ‘compassion’: Community remembers Tree of Life massacre

The Tree of Life massacre took the lives of 11 Jewish worshippers attending Saturday services at the synagogue two years ago on Oct. 27, 2018, marking the deadliest attack ever on the Jewish community in the United States.
October 28, 2020
Remembrance and action were the main themes touched upon by family members, friends and fellow congregation members at the two-year Tree of Life commemoration ceremony Tuesday evening. T

‘A renewal of grief’: New book shares local reflections on Tree of Life massacre

“Bound in the Bond of Life” is an anthology co-edited by Eric Lidji, an archivist from the Rauh Jewish Archives, and Beth Kissileff, an author and member of the New Light congregation.
October 21, 2020
“In Squirrel Hill, you are always someone’s granddaughter or grandson, son or daughter, mother or father, cousin, coworker, doctor, neighbor or friend,” Eric Lidji reads to the audience.

Andrew Exler: Spreading love in the wake of hate

Andrew Exler: Spreading love in the wake of hate
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...

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.
October 29, 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 27, 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...

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.
October 27, 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.
October 27, 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.
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.
October 27, 2019
Leah Mensch reflects on her Jewish identity one year after the 11 people were killed at the Tree of Life Synagogue.
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