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After a hate incident, Fairview Park spreads a message of inclusion
How One Mother Used the Attack Against her Family to Teach her Children Never to Hide from Hate Q & A with Tammy Schnitzer  Editor’s Note: In the early 1990s, Tammy Schnitzer, a fourth generation Montanan, began chronicling a series of hate motivated threats and attacks against the small Jewish community in Billings, MT. A recent convert to Judaism and new congregant of Congregation Beth Aaron, Schnitzer was troubled to see how engrained the threat of hate had become in her new house of worship. She wanted to do something about it, but suddenly found her own home and family a direct target of hate. spoke with Schnitzer, whose story was featured in the original Not In Our Town documentary, about her experience and the impact of the community support her family received.     Photo: Tammy Schnitzer looks out the shattered window of her son's bedroom. Courtesy The Billings Gazette. What was your goal in chronicling incidents of hate against Congregation Beth Aaron?