The JCC of Greater Pittsburgh became a center for community response in the aftermath of the killing of eleven people at the Tree of Life Synagogue in 2018. We are proud to co-host this event with The Center for Loving Kindness at the JCC. Join us on Yom Kippur (Sept. 16, 2021) the holiest day of the Jewish year to reflect on the moral impact of responding to hatred in Billings, MT, Pittsburgh, and our country.
Moving Beyond Hate: Lessons from Billings, MT and Life in Pittsburgh, PA
Thursday, September 16 – 2:30-3:45 pm ET | 11:30 am-12:45 pm PT
Free and open to all
Register HERE for this Zoom event
Join the JCC’s Center for Loving Kindness on the holiest day of the Jewish year to reflect on the moral impact of responding to hatred in Billings MT, Pittsburgh, and our country.
A brick thrown through the bedroom window of a six-year-old Jewish boy in 1993 in Billings, Montana, sounded an alarm for the increase in extremism and intolerance and inspired courage and solidarity from residents. Hear from former Montana Senator Margaret MacDonald who reflects on her 28 years of countering hate and the power of community-wide solidarity in responding to hate.
Other special guests include award-winning stand-up comedian and motivational speaker Gab Bonesso, mural artist and advocate Camo Customz, and founding Program Manager for the Office of Interfaith Dialogue and Engagement at the University of Pittsburgh, Emiola Oriola who will share the creative energy they use to move beyond hate. Rabbis Ron Symons and Aaron Bisno, Kohenet Keshira haLev Fife and Spiritual Leader Sara Stock Mayo will guide us in a contemporary Yizkor (Remembrance) service for all those we lost.
The Yom Kippur Commitment: Moving Beyond Hate will be aired on Facebook live and available for viewing after Yom Kippur on the Center for Loving Kindness Facebook page.
Community Partners include:
10.27 Healing Partnership
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Not in Our Town
Repair the World
Rodef Shalom Congregation
Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition
We hope you will share this opportunity to reflect with your community.