Jess Gold is an educator and organizer from Pittsburgh, PA. Gold serves on the advisory board of Ratzon: Center for Healing and Resistance and organizes with Jews Organizing for Liberation and Transformation (JOLT), a loosely affiliated group of liberation-minded Pittsburgh Jews. She is the Program Manager for a local nonprofit organization, and when she’s not working, you can find her baking challah and attempting to perfect her seitan brisket recipe.
By Jess Gold
We are Jews from Pittsburgh. Please don’t use the Tree of Life tragedy for political gain
On Oct. 27, 2018, a white supremacist opened fire in the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh during Shabbat services, killing eleven people and injuring two. Three years later, in the beginning of October, Pittsburgh hosted the three-day Eradicate Hate Global Summit, presented in honor of the members of our community murdered and wounded in…
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