Milwaukee Jewish Federation
Press Release

Join a virtual global movement and ‘Pause with Pittsburgh’

Wherever you are on Oct. 27, you can send a message of solidarity to the Pittsburgh community.

By - Oct 25th, 2019 03:39 pm

MILWAUKEE, WisconsinNearly one year ago, the Jewish community suffered the most brutal antisemitic attack in the history of the United States when a gunman opened fire in the Tree of Life building in Pittsburgh, taking the lives of 11 innocent people from three congregations: Dor Hadash, New Light and Tree of Life * Or L’Simcha.

One year later, on Oct. 27, 2019 at 4 p.m., thousands will Pause with Pittsburgh in a collective moment of remembrance and on online memorial service. Wherever you are on Oct. 27, you can send a message of solidarity to the Pittsburgh community.

In partnership with the Jewish Federations of North America, the Milwaukee Jewish Federation encourages the greater Milwaukee-area community to please take the literal seconds to register now at You will opt in to receive a series of text messages which include:

  • A video at 4 p.m. Sunday with a mourning prayer and the names of the 11 lives lost.
  • A link to a livestream video where you can join the Pittsburgh community in a public memorial service.
  • An opportunity to submit a message of support.

About the Milwaukee Jewish Federation

For more than 100 years, the Milwaukee Jewish Federation has been dedicated to building a strong Jewish community. We distributed $20 million last year to Jewish and non-Jewish organizations locally and round the world, and manage philanthropy through our $190 million Jewish Community Foundation.

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