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Our statement on the shooting at Tree of Life Congregation

CONTACT:
Michael Geller / JDC
Telephone: (212) 885-0838
Email: michael.geller@jdc.org

For Immediate Release

New York, –

In the face of the horrific tragedy in Squirrel Hill, the JDC family stands with our brothers and sisters in Pittsburgh, mourning the tragic loss of life at the Tree of Life Congregation. We salute the bravery of local law enforcement officers. As our hearts go out to the victims of this senseless act, we resolve to resist hatred in all its vile forms. May the memory of those lost today be for a blessing, and may their families and our wider community find solace and healing in the time ahead.

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