Statement on Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh
We are deeply saddened and troubled by the murders and violence that were committed at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh. We mourn this loss of life which occurred at a place of worship during a family celebration. This tragic antisemitic incident underscores the sad reality that there is still much work to be done to educate people about the deadly consequences of hate and the need to teach the importance of tolerance and respect for people of all religions and cultures. Our condolences go out to the victims’ families and friends and we wish a full recovery for those congregants and police officers injured. The safety and security of our visitors and staff are always a top priority for us. We will continue to maintain and monitor the security measures we have in place and thank our community relationships and law enforcement for their partnership in these efforts.