Statement on Terror Attack in Pittsburgh

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October 16, 2018

The Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies is devastated by the unspeakable loss of eleven lives in today’s hate filled shooting at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue. We send our condolences to those who have lost loved ones, and send our wishes for strength to those who will work with this community in the coming days, months and years as they find their way through the trauma and suffering.

The Network joins with its member agencies throughout the US, in Canada and in Israel in support of our colleagues at JFCS Pittsburgh.  Our hearts are with them as they work to support, to strengthen and to mourn with their community.   This senseless tragedy has shaken those who work each day in care of the human service needs of communities world-wide.  We offer our hope that those who lost loved ones or suffered injuries resulting from the shooting will be comforted in their grief.

We affirm our conviction that hate has no place in this world, and are proud that the member agencies of the Network will continue their critical work of bringing hope and health to all communities.

Perry Ohren, Chair, NJHSA Board of Directors
Reuben D. Rotman, President & CEO, NJHSA