December 06, 2021
- Pittsburgh, PA
Governor Tom Wolf visited the Tree of Life in Pittsburgh today to announce $6.6 million in state funding to support the rebuilding and reimagining of the synagogue. The governor was joined by Rabbi Jeffrey Myers, Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa and members of the Tree of Life's REMEMBER. REBUILD. RENEW campaign which will transform the site of the worst antisemitic attack in U.S. history into a new place of hope, remembrance, and education."Following the tragedy that occurred here, Pennsylvanians came together in solidarity to support the Tree of Life and the other congregations," said Gov. Wolf. "We continue to stand with you today as the Tree of Life community works to reimagine this space into a welcoming place of reflection, education, and healing. "I am proud to join you by providing this state funding to the Tree of Life's efforts to remember and rebuild here and create a place for residents and visitors from around the world to reflect, learn, and grow."