Pittsburgh

Governor Wolf Joins Pittsburgh in Mourning After Tragic Shooting in the Tree of Life Synagogue
Families of Pittsburgh synagogue victims to get $3 million from fund

The distributions were based on the recommendations of an independent committee convened by the federation that delivered its report in February.

By BEN HARRIS/JTA
11/03/2020
Pittsburgh Jewish federation provides emergency kits for Jewish classrooms

The Go Bags, as they are called, include first-aid supplies, as well as equipment such as flashlights, hammers, whistles, phone chargers, zip ties and tape to secure doors.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
29/02/2020
POLICE TAPE at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh
How Muslims helped me work through the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

The first time I came to this mosque, in the Oakland neighborhood of my hometown of Pittsburgh, was Nov. 4, 2018, less than 10 days after the attack at our synagogue.

By BETH KISSILEFF/JTA
21/02/2020
Tom Hanks, left, and Mister Rogers, whom he portrays in a film about the famed TV show host.
In the Jewish heart of Pittsburgh, Mister Rogers was actually our neighbor

Fred Rogers lived in Squirrel Hill, and for 33 years he filmed “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” at the nearby WQED studios.

By DORIT SASSON/JTA
05/12/2019
Time capsule from 1906 uncovered at former Tree of Life building site

One of the most surprising discoveries was a Heinz pickle pin believed to be made out of ceramic.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
06/11/2019
Pause with Pittsburgh, a moment of silence in memory of the lives lost in the mass shooting
Judge strikes down gun control laws passed by Pittsburgh City Council

City residents who own guns and accessories outlined in the bills would be grandfathered. Violators of the laws could be fined $1,000 or face up to 90 days in prison for each offense.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
31/10/2019
Judge strikes down gun laws passed after synagogue massacre

Pennsylvania judge strikes down restrictions on certain types of guns and high-capacity magazines passed by City of Pittsburgh.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
30/10/2019
Governor Wolf Joins Pittsburgh in Mourning After Tragic Shooting in the Tree of Life Synagogue
The threats to our synagogues are even greater, one year after the Pittsburgh massacre

Unfortunately, the risks haven’t diminished – to the contrary, they have increased for synagogues, schools and community centers across the country.

By ALLEN FAGIN
28/10/2019
Ben Roethlisberger
Pittsburgh Steelers to hold moment of silence for Tree of Life victims

They also edited their team logo to include a Star of David and the words "Stronger than Hate." The team then donated $70,000 to the victims of the shooting.

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Squirrel Hill Jewish day school students send messages to shooting victims

The Community Day School is located about a mile from the Tree of Life Synagogue building where one year ago 11 worshippers were killed in a shooting attack.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
28/10/2019
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