Tree of Life

Gov. Tom Wolf
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AP News
October 29, 2019 - 12:48 pm
Pennsylvania will provide millions of dollars in grants to protect houses of worship and other potentially targeted community organizations from hate crimes, a program inspired by the deadly mass shooting at Pittsburgh's Tree of Life synagogue a year ago. Read more here.
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Tree of Life synagogue
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AP News
October 28, 2019 - 11:08 am
The first anniversary of the deadliest attack on Jews in U.S. history was being marked around the world Sunday with community service projects, music and an online remembrance. Read more here.
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The City of Philadelphia commemorated the one-year anniversary of the Tree of Life synagogue massacre in Pittsburgh with a memorial candle lighting.
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Hadas Kuznits
October 24, 2019 - 12:26 pm
The City of Philadelphia commemorated the one-year anniversary of the Tree of Life synagogue massacre in Pittsburgh with a memorial candle lighting. All people are invited to join the Philadelphia-area Jewish community in synagogue this weekend in solidarity.
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A woman passes by the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill neighborhood.
Keith Srakocic/AP Photo, File
AP News
October 18, 2019 - 10:15 am
Leaders of the Pittsburgh synagogue where worshippers were fatally shot last year want to rebuild and renovate the building, turning it into what they hope will be a "center for Jewish life in the United States" and a symbol against hatred.
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Richard Gottfried carrying a Torah outside the Tree Of Life building in Pittsburgh.
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AP News
September 27, 2019 - 12:28 pm
There will be some differences — and some constants — over the coming days as the New Light congregation observes Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, for the first time since three of its members were among 11 Jews killed by a gunman nearly a year ago at a Pittsburgh synagogue.
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A  police vehicle is posted near the Tree of Life/Or L'Simcha Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Jewish leaders are preparing to discuss plans to commemorate the deadly shooting that killed 11 worshippers inside the synagogue almost a year ago.
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AP News
September 20, 2019 - 12:57 pm
As Pittsburgh prepares to commemorate last year's deadly shooting at a synagogue, Jewish leaders say returning to the synagogue remains a priority.
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Poway, California synagogue shooting
Denis Poroy/AP
April 29, 2019 - 12:41 pm
POWAY, Calif. (AP) — Eight-year-old Noya Dahan had finished praying and gone to play with other children at her Southern California synagogue when gunshots rang out. Her uncle grabbed her and the other children, leading them outside to safety as her leg bled from a shrapnel wound. "I was scared,...
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Survivors of the Tree of Life synagogue shooting embrace.
Steph Chambers/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP
April 10, 2019 - 12:55 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Offering prayers and making speeches, Pennsylvania lawmakers came together in an unusual joint session Wednesday to commemorate the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue attack that killed 11 people last year. The service was held a day after the Pittsburgh mayor signed new gun...
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Pittsburgh City Council
Keith Srakocic/AP
April 02, 2019 - 2:25 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh City Council gave final approval Tuesday to gun restrictions proposed after last year's synagogue massacre, inviting a legal challenge by gun-rights activists who have long tangled with the city over firearms. After taking an initial vote last week, the all-...
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Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh
CNN
March 20, 2019 - 8:11 am
By Daniel Burke, CNN Religion Editor (CNN) — They are bonded by horror, houses of worship attacked by white supremacists. But Rabbi Jeffrey Myers says he is determined not to let hate have the final say. Members of Pittsburgh's Tree of Life synagogue, where a white supremacist killed 11 worshippers...
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