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Tree of Life: A Concert for Peace and Unity

PBS will broadcast nationally WQED’s locally-produced “Tree of Life: A Concert for Peace and Unity,” a free community event, presented and hosted by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to honor the Tree of Life Synagogue victims and first responders. The performance, featuring Itzhak Perlman at Pittsburgh’s Heinz Hall, was taped on Nov. 27, one month after the…


Federation votes for community security

Earlier this week the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland unanimously approved initial funding to hire a Director of Community Security. There are 22 other Jewish communities who currently have someone in this role, including Pittsburgh, which they acknowledge helped to save lives due to trainings and community communications. Each city has expressed the tremendous benefit…


Remember the victims; Come together for Shabbat

“How inadequate it feels to know these men’s and women’s names only as targets of senseless attack!” ~ David Feder Many of us are still reeling from the Tree of Life shooting. This  Shabbat, communities and organizations are joining together in a Shabbat of Solidarity. We encourage you to join OneTable, the ADL, HIAS, and many…


Solidarity Shabbat Nov. 3

Nov. 3 has been named a Solidarity Shabbat to stand together to support and comfort each other and the people of Pittsburgh. Whether you gather in a synagogue, share a Shabbat meal or join in with the community in some other way, we hope we can all come together this Shabbat. Many Oregon congregations plan…

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