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JCC Association of North America Outraged by Tragic Mass Shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue

Oct. 27, 2018
Ari Geller, West End Strategy Team
[email protected]; (212) 689-4985

Following the tragic shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, JCC Association of North America president and CEO Doron Krakow expressed his sorrow and solidarity with the congregation.

“Our hearts are with the Tree of Life Synagogue, the three congregations co-located within the facility, and the entire Pittsburgh Jewish community on what has been a horrific day, as we mourn this tragedy and face an increasingly violent epidemic of anti-Semitism. Today we were reminded that anti-Semitism is a scourge that can — and now has — cost people their lives.  It is both reprehensible and intolerable and it must not be allowed to endure in our great country.  We salute the brave and dedicated members of the Pittsburgh Police Department who placed themselves in harm’s way to bring this crisis to a close and to apprehend the shooter.  JCC Association of North America stands ready to assist the Pittsburgh Jewish community and its leadership in any way that may be needed.”


About JCC Association of North America

JCC Association of North America strengthens and leads JCCs, YM-YWHAs and camps throughout North America. As the convening organization, JCC Association partners with JCCs to bring together the collective power and knowledge of the JCC Movement. JCC Association offers services and resources to increase the effectiveness of JCCs as they provide community engagement and educational, cultural, social, recreational, and Jewish identity-building programs to enhance Jewish life throughout North America. By supporting the 25,000 Jewish communal professionals who connect with two million JCC participants each year—JCC Association encourages engaged lives of purpose and meaning.

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