Casey, Fetterman host Tree of Life memorial exhibit in Washington, D.C. • Pennsylvania Capital-Star

Pennsylvania U.S. Sens. Bob Casey and John Fetterman hosted a memorial exhibit honoring the victims of the 2018 shootings at a Pittsburgh synagogue in the U.S. Capitol this week, featuring artifacts from what is believed to be the deadliest antisemitic attack on U.S. soil. 

“Remember, Rebuild, Renew: Lighting the Path Forward” also includes the Pittsburgh community’s response to the attacks, as well as future plans for the synagogue site. Last month, Casey announced $1 million in community project funding to develop an educational hub there to combat antisemitism.  

“With reports of antisemitism at an all time high in this country, this exhibit serves as an important reminder that the dark, cold evil of antisemitism is no match for the bright light of education that inspires compassionate communities,” Casey said in a statement. “Antisemitism is not a Jewish problem; it is an American problem, and I will keep fighting until we root it out.”

Joyce Feinberg, Richard Gottfried, Rose Mallinger, Jerry Rabinowitz, Cecil Rosenthal, David Rosenthal, Bernice Simon, Sylvan Simon, Daniel Stein, Melvin Wax, and Irving Younger were killed in the Oct. 2018 mass shooting. Gunman Robert Bowers was convicted on all 63 charges against him last June, and was sentenced to the death penalty a few weeks later. 

“In the aftermath of the horrific and hateful act of violence in 2018, it’s incumbent on all of us to stand together, vocally and across party lines, to declare that antisemitism has no place in our country or beyond. Today’s political climate sadly underscores that need. I want to commend The Tree of Life congregation and community at large for their tireless work on the path to recovery. It is an honor to help them share their story here in the Senate,” Fetterman said in a statement.



Originally published at penncapital-star.com,by Capital-Star Staff

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