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White supremacist Hardy Lloyd was arrested without incident by the FBI on August 10, 2023.

Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and Secure Community Network Applaud Arrest of Antisemitic Target Hardy Lloyd

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The defendant in the largest antisemitic attack in US history was formally sentenced to death yesterday after a long and arduous trial.

Statement on the Sentencing Phase Verdict in the Trial of the Attacker on Three Pittsburgh Jewish Congregations

We are grateful to the prosecution team for their meticulous process to seek justice for the victims, and we are grateful to the jury for their time and dedication in reaching this sentence.

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Please Be Aware Closing arguments in the synagogue shooter trial are expected to be on Tuesday, Aug 1st.  After that, the jury will begin deliberating on the death penalty. After a decision is reached by the jury and announced, the defendant will officially be sentenced by the judge. Please continue to report white supremacy stickers …

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The penalty phase of the synagogue shooting trial is underway.

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Please Be Aware Monday will start the third and final phase of the synagogue shooting trial, the penalty phase. The government will present several days of testimony, largely victim impact statements, followed by approximately one week of defense witnesses. The government will then provide some rebuttal testimony. Pending any significant changes, the jury should begin …

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Gefskys Endow Adult Jewish Learning Position at Jewish Federation

Arnie and Adrien Gefsky have endowed the adult Jewish learning scholar position through a planned gift at the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Jewish Community Foundation that will cover the costs of the position in perpetuity. The resident scholar will become the H. Arnold and Adrien B. Gefsky Community Scholar. “We are immensely grateful for …

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Violins of Hope

Give the Gift of Music for World Kindness Day

NOTE: Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is a major donor to Violins of Hope through our Jewish Community Foundation, but this is not an official Jewish Federation program. Due to our policy on religious observance, we do not participate in events on Saturdays.  Calling all music enthusiasts: have you ever considered donating a gently used …

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Vibrant Pittsburgh and Urban Affairs Foundation Offer  Grants to Address Retention of Diverse Talent across Region’s Community-Based Organizations 

Each organization has committed $25,000 to create a $50,000 pool to fund projects that increase the civic engagement of diverse and immigrant communities.

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