Mark Oppenheimer Squirrel Hill: The Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting and the Soul of a Neighborhood
Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, is one of the oldest Jewish neighborhoods in the country, known for its tight-knit community and the profusion of multigenerational families. On October 27, 2018, the community was devastated as 11 Jews were shot and killed while worshipping at the Tree of Life synagogue in the deadliest antisemitic attack in American history. In his book, Oppenheimer collects the stories of a neighborhood grieving and healing, and all the difficult conversations, confrontations, resilience, growth, support and love encountered along the way.
Presented in partnership with the JCC Literary Consortium.