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Gov. Wolf Visits Tree of Life Synagogue

The state of Pennsylvania has awarded $6.6 million for redevelopment of Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue, where a gunman killed 11 people in 2018 in the nation’s deadliest attack on Jews.

The Wolf administration says the funding will help “transform the site of the worst anti-Semitic attack in U.S. history into a new place of hope, remembrance, and education.”

The attack is the worst assault on the Jewish population in American history. The governor was joined by Rabbi Jeffrey Myers, Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa and members of the Tree of Life to Remember Rebuild Renew campaign

“Together with the Pittsburgh Holocaust Center with your support and the support of so many others through remember, rebuild, renew, we will transform this site that has been marked by horror and the H-word into one full of hope, remembrance and education.”

The state funding was provided through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program.

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