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A Tree of Life: The Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting


We have the unique opportunity to talk with Trish Adlesic, the director of the documentary A Tree of Life: The Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting which can be seen on HBO Max. We will also be joined by Audrey Glickman who survived the massacre, Ellen Surloff, the President of Dor Hadash (Congregation Dor Hadash, New Light Congregation and Tree of Life Or L'Simcha Congregation are merged together), along with others who were present on October 27, 2018, when a gunman opened fire inside a Pittsburgh synagogue, killing eleven people as they prayed, in what would become the deadliest
anti-Semitic attack in American history.

A Tree of Life: The Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting is a deeply personal portrait of the survivors, victims and family members, who share their harrowing first-hand accounts of the impact of the shooting on the community. The film is rooted in a community in the aftermath of a violent attack, as they work to rebuild and heal. Despite core differences, they come together to determine what justice looks like and how to best move forward while honoring and learning from the past. The film sheds light on the collective trauma suffered by a tight-knit group and brings into sharp focus the hate-based rhetoric that surrounds many of the mass shootings today, threatening the fabric of our society. 
Watch the trailer and learn more about the film here. Please watch the film on your own in preparation for the discussion.

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Sunday, January 22, 2023, 4:00 PM until 5:30 PM
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Event Contact(s):
Jeanette Macht
310-592-0321 (c)
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