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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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"Together We Remember" program

Paper booklet with typed text and graphics throughout. Includes itinerary, names of 11 victims, text of "We Remember," acknowledgements, and additional information. Include two quotations by Mahatma Gandhi.

Historical Notes

The Jewish Association on Aging held a gathering of remembrance at its Weinberg Terrace facility for Tree of Life Congregation, Congregation Dor Hadash, and New Light Congregation to commemorate the first year since the attack at the Tree of Life Synagogue on October 27, 2018. The event included various readings, remarks by Jan Kellough, Mark Snavely, Jeff Ruttenberg, a memorial candle lighting ceremony, a recitation of the mourner's kaddish performed by Irv Krasnopoler, and music by the Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh.

Use and Reproduction

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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