March of the Living Statement: Deadly attack on Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh

The International March of the Living teaches the lessons of the Holocaust, one of which is the ongoing reoccurrence of hatred which we have seen rear its ugly head all too often. Today we witnessed a horrific and tragic act of antisemitism inflicted upon the Jewish community of Pittsburgh, proving that we must stand strong in our commitment to educate the next generation as we strive to end all forms of hatred, prejudice, antisemitism and intolerance wherever they occur.

Our hearts and souls stand together with the families of each of the innocent individuals murdered and maimed, even as we regret the necessity to call for stronger and more vigilant law enforcement protection for all Jewish institutions wherever they are located.

We must stop talking around this issue and address the rampant antisemitism facing the Jewish People in communities around the world. Let us face the issue and take action today as we mourn the senseless and heartbreaking loss of life in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on the holy day of Sabbath.

May the memories of those murdered be for a blessing and we pray for a speedy recovery for those who were injured in this deadly attack. May their families be comforted among the mourners of Zion.

Shmuel Rosenman, Chairman
Phyllis Greenberg Heideman, President


  1. Theresa Dulgov says:

    This is a day of sorrow that these kind of things are happening in this country. My hearth felt sympathy to the families and best wishes to all who were hurth by this action

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