Remembering Pittsburgh

October 17, 2019 | Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit

Nearly One Year Ago…

The Jewish community suffered the most brutal anti-Semitic attack in the history of the United States when a gunman opened fire at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, taking the lives of 11 innocent people from three congregations: Dor Hadash, New Light and Tree of Life – Or L’Simcha, all of whom were joined in prayer.

A number of events are planned in Detroit and worldwide to honor the memory of those lost in the attack. Here are some of the ways you can join our local community in commemoration:

Friday & Saturday, October 25 & 26

The Jewish Community Relations Council/AJC  is calling on all people to attend services at a local congregation to honor the victims and raise our collective voice for a world free of antisemitism, hate and bigotry. For more information and to find a participating synagogue, click here.

Sunday, October 27
Repair The World Tree of Life One Year Commemoration

1:30 p.m. at Repair the World, 2701 Bagley St  in Detroit.
Come together in commemoration, healing, solidarity and justice. This event is in partnership with NEXTGen Detroit along with other community organizations. Find more information here:

Sunday, October 27
Pause for Pittsburgh

On October 27 at 5:00 pm EST, one year to the day since this attack, the community in Pittsburgh will join in a public memorial service. Though we cannot all be there in person, people from around the world are invited to pause and share in a collective moment of remembrance. Sign up to receive a text message at 5:00 pm that will contain a video with a prayer of mourning and the names of the 11 people who lost their lives.  After sharing this collective moment, you’ll get a link so you can virtually join Pittsburgh’s local service. Then, you’ll have the opportunity to submit a message of solidarity by text. Register here.

Together, let’s gather and pledge to maintain our abiding sense of unity and responsibility for one another.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

NEXTGen Detroit and JFamily present
Winter Warm Up

Sunday, February 9, 2020 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Farber Hebrew Day School 21100 W 12 Mile Rd, MI $18 per Family till 12 noon on Wednesday, February 5th |  $25 per family  after Warm up with NEXTGen Detroit and JFamily for a cozy morning of crafts, cocoa, coffee and connecting with other young […]

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LGBTQ+ Ally & Advocacy 3- Part Training Series for Jewish Educators and Youth Professionals.

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, Stand with Trans, Jfamily, and the Youth Professionals Network present LGBTQ+ Ally & Advocacy Training for Jewish Educators and Youth Professionals. The 3-part series includes: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 6:30PM – 8:30PM LGBTQ+ 101: Learn how gender, sexual orientation, and mental health impacts youth; vocabulary, language and common terminology will […]

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Experience Dear Evan Hansen and Support Youth Wellness

Proceeds from this event will benefit youth mental health services and youth programming. Don’t miss the Broadway hit that has won six Tonys and a Grammy award and has been called “one of the most remarkable shows in musical theater history.” Tickets for this special showing of Dear Evan Hansen include: • Pre-glow reception at […]

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