On Shabbat morning, October 27, 2018,
a lone gunman, armed with an AR-15 rifle and three semi automatic pistols and spewing anti-Semitic hate, attacked the Tree of Life Synagogue where our three congregations, Dor Hadash, Tree of Life, and New Light Congregation were holding services. He murdered 11 people and injured seven more, including congregants and law enforcement officers. Squirrel Hill Stands Against Gun Violence has grown out of our grief and our resolve to do all we can to prevent future mass murders and to reduce the epidemic of gun violence in our country. We stand committed to work for the passage and enforcement of sensible gun policies at the local, state, and national level, partnering especially with those working in the communities that are most affected.