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Jewish Federation Releases Independent Committee Report On $6.3 Million Victims of Terror Fund Proceeds

Saturday, April 13 @ 7:12 PM EDT

The Independent Committee formed to oversee the distribution of the Victims of Terror funds has concluded its work and will begin to distribute the money, $6,302,803 in total.

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Youth Hockey Team Has Most Successful Season Yet After Raising $1,888 for the Victims of Terror Fund.

Saturday, April 13 @ 7:12 PM EDT

After the October 27th shooting a youth hockey team from the New Jersey Youth Hockey League reached out to the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh asking how they could help. However, these boys are not your average youth hockey team. They are the North Jersey Avalanche, a Sabbath observant boys team aged 9 and 10. […]

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Jewish Federation Establishes Committee to Disburse More than $4 Million to Aid Victims of Terror

Saturday, April 13 @ 7:12 PM EDT

Pittsburgh, PA—The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Board of Trustees yesterday approved the Pittsburgh Jewish Community Relief Fund to manage the Victims of Terror Fund distribution. Charged with overseeing and allocating the funds collected in response to the tragedy at the Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha, Dor Hadash and New Light congregations, the committee agreed to […]

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Letter to Mayor of Thousand Oaks, CA

Saturday, April 13 @ 7:12 PM EDT

PDF of Letter to Mayor of Thousand Oaks, CA Letter to Thousand Oaks Nov 9 2018

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Penguins Make Donation to Honor Victims of Tree of Life Tragedy

Saturday, April 13 @ 7:12 PM EDT

The Pittsburgh Penguins presented a donation in honor of the victims and families of the Tree of Life tragedy in the amount of $348,705 to the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh on November 8, 2018. See the full story on Pittsburgh’s Action 4 News >>

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Pittsburgh Kollel Learning Invitation to Culminate in Siyum at Shloshim of the Eleven Holy Souls

Saturday, April 13 @ 7:12 PM EDT

Dear Friend, Jewish tradition teaches and history has taught us that we as a nation are able to turn darkness into light. Now, in this darkest time of immense tragedy over the senseless loss of eleven members of our community and of the Jewish People, let us unite through the study of Torah, the source of […]

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Pittsburgh musicians ‘Stand Together’ in wake of synagogue massacre

Saturday, April 13 @ 7:12 PM EDT

Song proceeds to benefit Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh PITTSBURGH (Nov. 2, 2018) – An all-star Pittsburgh ensemble led by Joe Wodarek, songwriter and lead singer of The Stickers, is uniting in song following last month’s tragic shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue. Wodarek will be joined by Pittsburgh music legends Joe Grushecky, Hermie […]

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Stronger Than Hate Penguins Patch

Saturday, April 13 @ 7:12 PM EDT

We are Stronger Than Hate! Since the tragic events of October 27, 2018, the entire Pittsburgh community has come together to support the families and victims of the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill. Now, the Pittsburgh Penguins are creating another way for our fans and members of the public to contribute to this […]

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Letter of condolences from Israel Aids Task Force

Saturday, April 13 @ 7:12 PM EDT

PDF of Letter from Israel Aids Task Force

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Tree of Life, by Gal Weisberg, Misgav

Saturday, April 13 @ 7:12 PM EDT

Tree of Life To the dear people of Squirrel Hill, our friends from the city of steel A tree stands tall, will never fall, it stands on roots of steel. It’s top up, far, shines like a star – the star kings use as seal. And on it’s bough, look! come and go, the peaceful […]

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Letter from Mayor of Misgav Regional Council, Ron Shani

Saturday, April 13 @ 7:12 PM EDT

PDF of Letter from Mayor of Misgav Regional Council

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Birmingham, AL Stands with Pittsburgh 2000 Strong

Saturday, April 13 @ 7:12 PM EDT

An estimated 2000 people jammed the sidewalk and street in front of Temple Beth-El Tuesday night to pray, mourn and reflect on the massacre that took place Saturday at a Pittsburgh synagogue. In a horrific act of anti-Semitic violence, a gunman walked into the synagogue on Shabbat morning and killed 11 worshipers and wounded others […]

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Buddhist Sanghas Express Condolences and Solidarity

Saturday, April 13 @ 7:12 PM EDT

Joint Expression of Condolences and Solidarity The Buddhist Society of Pittsburgh, on behalf of all our Buddhist sanghas, wishes to express our deepest condolences to our brothers and sisters in the Jewish community. Our hearts are broken at this senseless tragedy committed in a sacred space during prayer. We stand in solidarity with you and […]

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Israel Ride Bicyclists Remember Vitims of Terror

Saturday, April 13 @ 7:12 PM EDT

In Israel, bicycle riders on the Israel Ride prayed together, observed a moment of silence, and blew the shofar as a sign of strength and unity in light of the events of Oct. 27. Israel Ride cyclists have a tradition: One person carries the Torah on his or her bike each day. Pittsburghers — members […]

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Federation Staff Receives Food & Support

Saturday, April 13 @ 7:12 PM EDT

As Jewish Federation staff worked to respond to the violence, they were moved to receive a basket of fruit from friends at the Crossroad Community Church, Butler, Pa. Cards and letters of support have arrived from Jewish Federations as far away as Vancouver, Canada.

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Memorial Held in Karmiel, Israel – Pittsburgh’s Sister Region

Saturday, April 13 @ 7:12 PM EDT

On Oct. 30, community members in Karmiel, Israel, held a memorial on behalf of the victims from the three congregations in the Tree of Life building. Karmiel is in Pittsburgh’s “sister region” of Karmiel-Misgav. For more than 20 years, Pittsburgh and Karmiel-Misgav have been building relationships through the Partnership2Gether program.

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Names of Injured Officers Released

Saturday, April 13 @ 7:12 PM EDT

The officers injured in the shooting have been identified. https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14231142-74/officers-injured-in-pittsburgh-synagogue-attack-identified Bob Silverman, Sue Berman Kress and I had the pleasure of meeting and thanking SWAT Operator Burke and Officer Smigda last night at the Penguins game. They were incredibly humble and only replied with “just doing our job.” As of today, three of four operators […]

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From the Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, FL

Saturday, April 13 @ 7:12 PM EDT

On Oct. 27, the day of the shooting, the Jewish Federation’s Fund for the Victims of Terror received a financial gift from students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, site of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, in February. An accompanying note said that the students would be available if Pittsburghers wanted to “reach out […]

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Letter of Condolences from United Israel Appeal

Saturday, April 13 @ 7:12 PM EDT

PDF of Letter of Condolences from United Israel Appeal

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Letter of Condolences from The National Project for the Ethiopian Community in Israel

Saturday, April 13 @ 7:12 PM EDT

PDF of Letter of Condolences from The National Project for the Ethiopian Community in Israel

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