(US-PA) October 27 is One Year Anniversary of Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting: Synagogue to be Center for Jewish Life in US

Jan Meisels Allen

A memorial for the victims of the Tree of Life synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh. (Hane Grace Yagel)


October 27 will be one year since the worst anti-Semitic act of violence in the United States: The Pittsburgh shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue OrL’Simcha and two other synagogues in the same building. The shooting left 11 worshippers dead. It has been announced that the synagogue can no longer be a place for worship and has never reopened. However, at Yom Kippur services it was announced that it will reopen as a “center for Jewish life in the United States.”  The statement may be read at:



Until then services for Tree of Life Synagogue OrL’Simcha will continue to be held at Rodef Shalom’s Levy Hall in the Oakland neighbored of Pittsburgh.



Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee
























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