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The October 27 Archive currently contains 176 objects and is regularly being expanded with more material. The archive includes flyers and programs from community gatherings held since the October 27 attack, a comprehensive collection of news coverage about the day of the event, oral history recordings reflecting a diverse array of experiences, and historical documentation about the Jewish experience in Western Pennsylvania.

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Antisemitism, Hate, and Social Responsibility conference flyer

One-page flyer with typed text in multiple colors. Lists featured scholars and presenters for conference. Footer contains logos of sponsoring organizations.

Historical Notes

Classrooms Without Borders (Pittsburgh, Pa.) hosted the "Antisemitism, Hate and Social Responsibility" conference at Rodef Shalom Congregation on November 10-11, 2019 as a response to the attack at the Tree of Life synagogue on October 27, 2018. The conference was open to the public but designed to help academics, educators, students and clergy find ways to bring the lessons of October 27 into their work. Speakers included scholars and experts from across the country. Classrooms Without Borders (Pittsburgh, Pa.) was established in 2011 in association with the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh. The organization promotes universal human values and an understanding of antisemitism and contemporary hatred, and it connects educators to opportunities that will enrich learning in the classroom.

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Property rights reside with the Senator John Heinz History Center. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the Library and Archives of the Senator John Heinz History Center.

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