Friday, 20 September 2019 10:28

Removing Hate from the Vocabulary

After the horrific mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue last October in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood, it looked as if the building and the surrounding neighborhood would have to - for the foreseeable future - deal with fencing and tarps instead of what was once a welcoming environment.

“A couple of people in the neighborhood, which has just been so wonderful, supporting, and loving in the aftermath of the shooting, asked ‘So how long are the dirty tarps going to be up there?‘” said Laurie Zittrain Eisenberg, a third-generation synagogue member and current member of the board at Tree of Life.

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Laurie Zittrain Eisenberg, Rabbi Hazzan Jeffrey MyersStephen R. Cohen and Ellen Surlof

Published in The Arts Blog