Remembering the Children: A Reflection by Noah Levitt

Formerly known as "Twinning," the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh's Remembering the Children B'nei Mitzvah Project provides an opportunity for students to honor and share their bar or bat mitzvah ceremony with a child who experienced the Holocaust and did not get to have their own ceremony. As part of this process, students complete a reflection … Continue reading Remembering the Children: A Reflection by Noah Levitt


One Month Since the Ason

By Jackie Reese Exactly one month ago, our community experienced a trauma that none of us ever expected. On Shabbat, a gunman walked into a local synagogue--a centrally located one that nearly every member of our Jewish community has some connection to--and murdered 11 innocent people. That day, we suddenly became the site of the … Continue reading One Month Since the Ason

Comprehending Hateful Violence…

The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh received a reflective response from Ava, a high school senior at Woodland Hills High School, following the shooting at Tree of Life, Or l'Simcha Synagogue last weekend. In her writing, Ava expresses her reaction to this tragic event, and we hope that her words will help others to ask themselves difficult questions and process unfathomable acts … Continue reading Comprehending Hateful Violence…