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HERC needs continuing support to fight anti-Semitism

Barbara Goldstein (Photo: Your Turn)

We are deeply saddened by the tragic event that unfolded on a quiet Saturday morning inside the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. We offer our condolences and prayers for the 11 people killed and the six people wounded, including brave first responders, their families and friends. All this tragedy and loss was caused because one individual decided to act on his deeply-held anti-Semitic beliefs.

Susan Turner (Photo: ElleBelle Photography)

The outrage caused by this senseless, hatred-filled act has traveled far beyond the Jewish faith communities of our local synagogue. It has united the entire community and been felt across U.S. and the world.

We hope the worldwide response to this tragedy will encourage each of us to think about how we treat each other. Hopefully it is with respect to everyone, regardless of who that is. Each of us has worth and something to contribute to our communities.

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