Events

Tree of Life Synagogue Three Years Later: A Memorial Shabbat Service with Author Mark Oppenheimer

Date: Friday, October 22, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Food/Refreshments ServedFood/Refreshments Served Wheelchair AccessibleWheelchair Accessible Alcohol is ServedAlcohol is Served

On October 27, 2018, a heavily armed gunman broke through the peace of Shabbat and the doors of Tree of Life Synagogue, killing eleven Jews as they worshipped during morning services at their temple in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh.

As we approach the third anniversary of the deadliest antisemitic attack in American history, we ask you to join us at Temple on Friday, October 22 at 6:00 pm for a Shabbat service commemorating this tragic day and honoring the memory of its victims.

We will be joined by Mark Oppenheimer, author of the newly released book Squirrel Hill: The Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting and the Soul of a Neighborhood. In his book and Shabbat remarks, Oppenheimer helps us shift the focus from the criminal and his crime to the historic, spirited community at the center of this heartbreak.

Cost: Free

For questions or to request accommodations contact:

Beth Donaldson

Location

3935 Macomb Street, NW
Washington, DC 20016

Washington Hebrew Congregation
3935 Macomb Street, NW
Washington, DC 20016