Patch featuring logo of Pittsburgh Penguins adapted to resemble a Star of David above the words "Stronger Than Hate."
The Pittsburgh Penguins commemorated the October 27 attack before a game on October 30 against the New York Islanders at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. The tribute featured a video on the theme of "Stronger Than Hate" and 11 seconds of silence in honor of the 11 people killed in the attack. Present during the national anthem were Sue Berman Kress, Bob Silverman, and Josh Sayles of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh. The puck was ceremonially dropped by Pittsburgh Police Chief Scott Schubert and Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich, as well as two first responders who were injured in the attack, officers Anthony Burke and Mike Smigda. Following the game, the Penguins Foundation donated $50,000 to victims' groups, split between the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and a fund established by the City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety to benefit wounded officers. During the game, players wore special "Stronger Than Hate" patches on their jerseys.
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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