Flyer with photograph of people lighting candles above a yellow block with typed text. Text reads: "Memorial Havdallah, Join together with students & community to commemorate the Hebrew Yahrtzeit of Tree of Life victims" with date, time, location, and other details.
JGrads Pittsburgh is a community of Jewish graduate students, recent graduates, and friends who gather to celebrate Shabbat and the Jewish holidays together. It was founded in 2003 by Rabbi Shua and Shoshana Hoexter and later became an affiliate of Chabad House on Campus. JGrads held a memorial Havdalah on November 16, 2019 to commemorate the first yahrzeit (anniversary of the death) of the victims of the October 27 attack. The service was held in the tent at Schenley Plaza near the campus of the University of Pittsburgh. It included brief remarks and a traditional Havdalah service marking the end of the Sabbath, followed by hot cider and desserts.
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The October 27 Archive collects responses to an antisemitic attack in Pittsburgh, Pa. on October 27, 2018. These responses take many forms but share a motivating impulse. Each began in the mind and heart of someone who was moved by the events of that day and was compelled to create something meaningful from that feeling. By sharing these responses, those people chose to be vulnerable for the sake of a greater good. The October 27 Archive website was launched with the belief that sharing these responses with the world can provide an avenue for people all over the world to reflect, learn, and heal.
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