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.
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.
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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