Trifold pamphlet with typed text over orange background. Cover includes photograph of Roberta Schomberg and program details. Interior includes photographs of Fred Rogers and the Rodef Shalom Congregation sanctuary and a description of the Pursuer of Peace in Action program series, as well as an advertisement for a toy and book drive hosted by JFCS Pittsburgh. Back page features Rodef Shalom Congregation logo.
Rodef Shalom Congregation is the oldest Jewish congregation in Western Pennsylvania. It was chartered in 1856 and became affiliated with the Reform movement in 1864. Following the attack at the Tree of Life synagogue on October 27, 2018, Rodef Shalom hosted funerals for several victims and eventually came to house two of the three congregations displaced by the attack, Tree of Life Congregation and Congregation Dor Hadash. Rodef Shalom also responded to the attack through sermons and programming. As part of its Pursuer of Peace in Action program series, the congregation hosted Roberta Schomberg of the Fred Rogers Center to discuss "How to Support Children in Times of Crisis." The program series celebrates the work, the missions, and the legacies of those who have received the congregation's Pursuer of Peace Award. Fred Rogers was given the award posthumously in 2014.
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