Milwaukee Response to Pittsburgh

We are humbled by the interest in our recent community gathering to mourn those who were killed at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. We have assembled the photos, the Facebook Live video of the gathering, statements of support, and local media coverage of the tragedy.

Stand Up to Hate

The violence we have witnessed has made many people feel helpless. To see how you can stand up to hate, visit our Hours Against Hate website. You’ll find ideas for individuals, groups, schools and workplaces, as well as 100 ways you can start chipping away at hate.

Community Gathering Photos

View the October 29 Community Gathering photos.

Community Gathering Facebook Live Broadcast

Click here to view the YouTube Video of the live broadcast.

Statements of Solidarity

The Milwaukee Jewish Federation has been overwhelmed with statements and personal messages of solidarity. We wanted to post some of these statements to show that we are not alone.

America’s Black Holocaust Museum
Archdiocese of Milwaukee
City of Milwaukee Equal Rights Commission
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
Interfaith of Conference of Greater Milwaukee
Lux Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies
MA’RUF Milwaukee
Milwaukee Turners
National Christian Leadership Conference for Israel (NCLCI)
Parents Circle – Families Forum
Turkish American Society of Wisconsin

Local Media Coverage

Gathering Coverage

89.7 WUWM: Milwaukee Vigil Mourns Victims Of Pittsburgh Shooting
90.7 WPR: Wisconsin Vigil Honoring Pittsburgh Synagogue Victims Draws More Than 1K People
Fox6Now: ‘We’re not afraid:’ Estimated 1,800 take part in community gathering after synagogue shooting
TMJ4: Marquette professor grew up attending Pittsburgh synagogue that was attacked
CBS58: Hundreds attend vigil in Glendale in memory of shooting victims
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Vigil for Pittsburgh synagogue victims draws overflow crowd in Glendale
Milwaukee Independent: Milwaukee Community holds interfaith vigil to mourn the Pittsburgh synagogue victims
Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle: Milwaukee Jewry turns out, to be with ‘family’ after Pittsburgh horror

Response to Tragedy

89.7 WUWM: Milwaukee Jewish Community Activist Reflects On Pittsburgh Shooting
WISN12News: Security measures being discussed at Milwaukee-area Jewish facilities
CBS58: Wisconsin leaders taking precautions, condemn Pittsburgh synagogue shooting
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Wisconsin leaders condemn Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, some see link to violent rhetoric
620AM: Milwaukee Jewish Federation Director Elana Kahn
Urban Milwaukee: Heartbroken in Pittsburgh (Andrea Schneider Op-Ed)
88Nine RadioMilwaukee: She attended Tree of Life synagogue as a kid, now she’s a Marquette law professor
Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle: When Pittsburgh and Milwaukee are both home
Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle: Poll: Does President Trump bear any responsibility for the massacre in Pittsburgh?
Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle: Law enforcement steps up attention to Jewish sites
Deborah Lipstad (MJF Program Speaker in 2016): 3 Lessons About Anti-Semitism We Should Learn From the Pittsburgh Synagogue Attack

Gathering Preview

Fox6Now: Expression of unity:’ Jewish community remembers victims of synagogue shooting
WISN12News: Milwaukee vigil to honor victims of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting
CBS58: Milwaukee Jewish Federation to host gathering in remembrance of shooting victims
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Milwaukee Jewish Federation organizing a community-wide gathering after Pittsburgh attack
Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle: Gathering tonight to include teens, clergy

MJF Releases and Statements

Press Release
Printed Program from the Gathering (PDF)
Initial MJF Statement