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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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We Love Our Jewish Neighbors sign

Vinyl banner with light blue horizontal bars across the top and bottom with light blue text against a white background. Text reads, "We Love Our Jewish Neighbors" in all-capital san serif font.

Historical Notes

The Rev. Michael Foley became rector of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Squirrel Hill in February 2014. In the immediate aftermath of the October 27 attack, he wrote a series of sermons and reflections about the attack for his congregants. One of his congregants, Emma Swift Lee, also produced a large vinyl banner reading, "We Love Our Jewish Neighbors." The banner was erected in the grass at the Darlington Road entrance to the church, just down the block from the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh.

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Rev. Michael Foley