Federation has “its hands” into many areas in our Pittsburgh community. One where we are playing an important role is with the Eradicate Hate Global Summit scheduled to take place in Pittsburgh from October 18th-20th. Our responsibilities, largely hidden from public view, have been on the administrative side, serving as the fiscal agent for this groundbreaking gathering. It has resulted in a good amount of work for our staff, but we feel honored to be supporting the volunteers putting this all together.
I encourage you to check out the summit and consider participating. The caliber of speakers coming from around the world is second to none and the topics they are addressing are so important for our society. To see the schedule and to register, visit eradicatehatesummit.org.
Additionally, the summit has garnered lots of media attention in just the last week. You can read some of it here:
Our Jewish community experienced what can occur when hatred is taken to its worst potential end point. While we at the Federation continue to address the security needs in our community, there is so much more we can do and learn.
P.S. I want to call your attention to an incredible series of Jewish learning taught by Rabbi Danny Schiff. Check out Foundation Learning options online.