The Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies is devastated by the unspeakable loss of eleven lives in this weekend’s hate filled shooting at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue.
Our colleagues at JFCS in Pittsburgh have asked us to reach out to the global community to write letters of support to the bereaved and injured victims and their families. Please share the attached link to write a letter with your communities: jfcspgh.org/communitysupport.
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.
In times of great tragedy, people want to help. Join us in donating to JFCS Pittsburgh: https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/jfcspgh/, write a letter of support, and join a local vigil in memory of those lost.
The Pittsburgh community is facing tough times in the days, weeks and months ahead. We must be here with them to support them as they rebuild their community.
Perry Ohren, Chair, NJHSA Board of Directors
Reuben D. Rotman, President & CEO, NJHSA
Following the horrific event which took place in Pittsburgh on Saturday, The Network has received numerous calls for resources which member agencies could share with their communities.
Below you’ll find a few links to resources which we have found to be very helpful when talking to children about terrorism and anti-Semitism. We are also including resources for supporting adults and older adults.
If you have other materials which you think would be helpful, please email Megan Manelli and we will post on the Network’s virtual Resource Library on the Network website.
- Helping Children Cope With Terrorism
- Helping Children Cope With Frightening News
- Talking To Children About Tragedies
- How To Talk To Your Children About Anti-Semitism
- From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
- Supporting Holocaust Survivors during Anti-Semitic Incidents
- From the National Child Traumatic Stress Network