A Reconstructionist congregation that was housed in the Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha building in Pittsburgh targeted in a deadly shooting in 2018 is asking Attorney General Merrick Garland to “abandon its quest for the death penalty” in the case against the accused shooter.
“As cantors, whose role it is to guide the diverse spectrum of our community, we know education is crucial to long-term change,” Stoehr said.
Sanders spoke about how illiberalism and authoritarianism were on the rise around the world, including in Israel.
“We’re doing it 100% virtually because we didn’t want to have to limit the number of people who could attend.”
In the past 18 months, I have collected 189 boxes of things documenting the impact of those 83 minutes on the Jewish population.
More than $5.4 million was collected in the months following the 2018 shooting that killed 11 at the Tree of Life synagogue.
[Your text to link here…“In many ways the people who have died continue to help you. Especially if you remember them, they continue to help you.”
“That just means that every year or so, I have to attend another hearing and say, he killed three of my beloveds.”
The Rauh Jewish Archives is racing against time to conserve the letters and spontaneous memorials sent to Pittsburgh after the Tree of Life shooting.
The events range from national virtual moments of silence to local community gatherings.