Black and white photograph showing three women reading from a scroll. Pews and stained glass windows can be seen in the background.
The Tree of Life Sisterhood was the first ladies' auxiliary of a Jewish congregation in Western Pennsylvania, founded in 1899. Since its inception, the organization has been responsible for many social, educational, and financial responsibilities within the congregation. The longevity of the Sisterhood has accommodated several multigenerational families among its members and officers. Seen here are Mildred Reichman, her daughter Marian Heller, and granddaughter Diane Heller reading from a scroll in the main sanctuary of the Tree of Life synagogue in Squirrel Hill.
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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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