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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

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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 29, 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 27, 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.
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.

SGB remembers Tree of Life massacre

By Nathan Fitchett, Senior Staff Writer 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.
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.

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

By Maura Scrabis, Staff Writer 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
“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.

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

By Siddhi Shockey, Senior Staff Writer 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

By Sarah Connor 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...

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