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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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Ten Commandments and World Faiths Hike patch

Black oval patch with yellow border. White text around the perimeter of the oval reads, "14th Annual Ten Commandment and World Faiths Hike" and" 2019 LHC Jewish Committee on Scouting 5780." Within the oval is a Stronger Than Hate symbol, a scouting logo, and the words "Remember, Repair, Together, Peace" in Hebrew, English, and transliterated Hebrew in white and yellow text.

Historical Notes

The Jewish Committee on Scouting-Greater Pittsburgh Council represents Jewish boy and girl scouts throughout Western Pennsylvania. The council organizes an annual "Ten Commandments and World Faiths Hike" each year. Scouts of various backgrounds tour local houses of worship representing different religious traditions. Eagle Scout C. W. Kreimer created the annual event in the early 2000s, inspired by the 12th point of the Scouts Law: "Be reverent toward God. Be faithful in your religious duties. Respect the beliefs of others." For the 14th annual hike on Nov. 29, 2019, the day after Thanksgiving, nearly 300 area scouts, parents, and clergy participated in a seven-hour, 3.5-mile walk through the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, visiting eight houses of worship: Rodef Shalom Congregation, Holy Spirit Byzantine Catholic Church, St. Paul Cathedral, First Church of Christ, St. Nicolas Greek Orthodox Church, Heinz Chapel, First Baptist Church, and the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh. The hike also included a commemoration of the October 27 attack, including a special scouting badge featuring the "Stronger Than Hate" symbol.

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