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Tom Hanks, Joanne Rogers to raise money to rebuild Tree of Life Synagogue site

By Yonat Shimron — November 19, 2020

(RNS) — The site at which 11 Jews were shot to death two years ago will be razed or rehabilitated in a plan that will include a memorial.

One year after Tree of Life, a couple looks to the past for a way forward

By Yonat Shimron — October 24, 2019

VIENNA, Va. (RNS) — After losing his mother in the Tree of Life shooting, Howard leaned into his faith. His wife, Marnie, into activism.

After deadly shooting, Pittsburgh synagogue plans reopening

By TheAssociatedPress — October 18, 2019

PITTSBURGH (AP) —Tree of Life leaders now envision a rebuilt space that includes places for worship; memorial, education and social events; classrooms and exhibitions. The mission is to fight anti-Semitism.

American Jewry’s very bad, terrible year

By Jeffrey Salkin — October 2, 2019

It’s not about how they hate us. It’s about how God loves us. That is the lesson for Jews on Rosh Ha Shanah.

Mister Rogers’ Jewish neighborhood

By Menachem Wecker — May 23, 2019

(RNS) — A new exhibit of photos of Fred Rogers is on display at the Pittsburgh Jewish Community Center, in the neighborhood where he made his home.

A week after Pittsburgh shooting, hundreds #ShowUpForShabbat

By Yonat Shimron — November 3, 2018

PITTSBURGH (RNS) — “I never thought I’d say this, but ‘thoughts and prayers’ feel great,” said David Chudnow of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh.

A tale of two synagogues

By Jennifer Butler — October 31, 2018

(RNS) — The virulent anti-Semitism that led to the murder of 11 worshippers at a Pittsburgh synagogue this past weekend shares eerie parallels with 1950s Atlanta.

Trumps pay tribute at synagogue where 11 were fatally shot

By The Associated Press — October 30, 2018

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Trump stepped into the role of national consoler, a title he wears uncomfortably, with his visit to the Squirrel Hill neighborhood.

In the wake of tragedy, make a difference where you are

By Elisha Wiesel — October 30, 2018

NEW YORK (RNS) — How will we as Jews confront hatred when we disagree on so many things? We will work together because our disagreements are how we will make progress.

Pittsburgh suspect’s hatred of Jews, HIAS part of larger anti-immigrant surge

By Yonat Shimron — October 29, 2018

(RNS) — Congregation Dor Hadash, which met in the Tree of Life building, may have been the real target of the massacre. It was on a list of congregations that observed National Refugee Shabbat.

Why Pittsburgh matters

By Jeffrey Salkin — October 28, 2018

(RNS) — The gunman hated Jews, Judaism and, most of all, Jewish values.

Police: Synagogue gunman said he wanted all Jews to die

By The Associated Press — October 28, 2018

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities said Robert Gregory Bowers was armed with an AR-15 rifle and three handguns in the attack and told an officer ‘that he wanted all Jews to die.’

At least 10 dead in Pittsburgh synagogue attack

By The Associated Press — October 27, 2018

PITTSBURGH (AP) — It comes amid a rash of high-profile attacks in an increasingly divided country, including the series of pipe bombs mailed to prominent Democrats.

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