Jewish community

Pittsburgh Shooting
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David Madden
November 02, 2018 - 8:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Last week’s slaughter inside a synagogue in Pittsburgh has renewed the efforts of those, particularly in the Jewish community, to increase government funding for security in non-public schools, regardless of religious affiliation. Pennsylvania has budgeted $50 million...
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Hadas Kuznits
November 02, 2018 - 8:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's been one week since the deadliest attack on Jews in American history. But how do you speak with your children about the Pittsburgh synagogue rampage? Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer, whole community engagement director of Jewish Learning Venture, said the shooting has...
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A vigil for victims of the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting.
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Justin Udo
October 29, 2018 - 5:54 pm
PITTSBURGH (KYW Newsradio) — When Dr. Jerry Rabinowitz was gunned down at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh Saturday, his congregation lost someone who was a staple of their community. "He would do sermons, he would be passing out the books coming into the...
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Andrew Kramer
October 28, 2018 - 8:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Vigils remembering the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre were held all throughout the country Sunday, including some in our area. Rodeph Shalom Synagogue, on North Broad Street, was packed to the brim for an interfaith vigil organized in part by Rabbi...
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October 28, 2018 - 10:16 am
(CNN) -- The shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh -- in which the death toll now stands at 11 -- is believed to be the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in the history of the US, the Anti-Defamation League said. "It is simply unconscionable for Jews to be targeted during...
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October 28, 2018 - 9:28 am
MURPHYSBORO, Ill. (AP) — President Donald Trump mourned the dead and forcefully condemned anti-Semitism after a mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue that left 11 dead. But faced with another national tragedy, he did not long turn his focus away from the midterm elections or himself. Nine days...
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Kim Glovas
October 27, 2018 - 11:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A Haverford woman was shaken after she learned that her former synagogue was the location of a deadly mass shooting Saturday. Before she moved, Rachel Spigler was a member of the Tree of Life synagogue from 2011 to 2013, and says she has nothing but fond memories of...
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Kimberly Adams
October 27, 2018 - 5:25 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Congregation Rodeph Shalom was celebrating bat and bar mitzvahs Saturday and many congregants were reacting to the tragic events in Pittsburgh. "We can't think of another solution to kill one another over it we've put ourselves in a terrible place Cinnaminson Rabbi...
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