Community looks to volunteerism and Torah study four years after Pittsburgh synagogue shooting
This article originally appeared in Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle on October 13, 2022.
Four years after the attack at the Tree of Life building on Oct. 27, 2018, two organizations are enabling community members to serve and commemorate.
The 10.27 Healing Partnership and Repair the World Pittsburgh are organizing numerous volunteer events in memory of the 11 Pittsburgh Jews murdered that day.
Members of Tree of Life Congregation, Congregation Dor Hadash and New Light Congregation were worshipping at their respective Shabbat services in the Tree of Life building when a gunman entered and opened fire. Six other people were seriously wounded in the attack, including four first responders.
This year’s service opportunities, which are scheduled through the end of October, include beautifying local spaces, donating blood and packing books.