10/27 Trial Updates & Resources

Updates and Resources

Updated August 2, 2023

SECURITY: There are no known threats at this time.

A death sentence was issued in the trial of the attacker who killed 11 people at Congregation Dor Hadash, New Light Congregation, and Tree of Life Congregation in 2018. He has been found guilty on all 63 charges, including 11 counts of hate crimes. The defense did not contest his guilt during this phase of the trial.

Please be mindful of the timing and stay vigilant with security. We are tracking any potential threat activity in close collaboration with law enforcement. We are not aware of any direct or indirect threats, but please plan accordingly as you prepare for Shabbat and remember to immediately report suspicious activity to law enforcement and then to the Jewish Federation via our Incident Report form. Our Jewish Federation command post will continue to closely monitor social media platforms for concerning information. The verdict will likely bring a significant media presence in our community.

July 17, 2023
What to expect in the final phase of the synagogue shooter trial (jewishchronicle.com→)

July 13, 2023
Jurors find Pittsburgh synagogue shooter is eligible for the death penalty (jewishchronicle.com→)

June 13, 2023
Chaplains lend an ear and offer help during synagogue shooting trial (jewishchronicle.com→)

May 28, 2023
Graphic crime scene and autopsy images will be part of synagogue massacre trial, judge rules (timesofisrael.com→)

May 18, 2023
Synagogue massacre trial expected to start May 30 | The Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle (timesofisrael.com→)

April 20, 2023
Where To Find Support During Ongoing Coverage of the Pittsburgh Synagogue Trial? (pittsburghmagazine.com→)

April 20, 2023
What you need to know about synagogue shooting case (triblive.com →)

Mental Health Resources

10.27 Healing Partnership

Providing support, connection and opportunities for reflection for individuals and their loved ones impacted by the October 2018 attack and others who experience hate-induced trauma.

5738 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Non-emergency contact info:

If in crisis, call:

JFCS Counseling Services

Encouraging and supporting the emotional well-being of individuals, families and our community.

5743 Bartlett St, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Jewish Community Security

Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

Building a safer, more inclusive Jewish community by improving building security, communication and training in coordination with Jewish community partners and government.

2000 Technology Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219


If you see something, say something.

Call 911, then submit an incident report.


Events of Interest

Virtual Legal Appeals Process Educational Program

Thursday, May 9 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
6pm-8pm, May 9th, 2024 With the final verdict against the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting perpetrator ...

Thank You for Your Support

Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh
10/27 Healing Partnership
Jewish Family and Community Services


Adam Hertzman
Adam Hertzman
Associate Vice President, Marketing (Media Contact)