The Tree of Life Synagogue Shootings, Four Years Later

An Evening with Mark Oppenheimer

Thursday, October 27, 2022 7:00 PM EDT
Merten Hall, 1201

The Tree of Life Synagogue Shootings, Four Years Later

On October 27, 2018, the nation was shocked by news of the murder of 11 congregants of the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill community of Pittsburgh, Pa. In the year following the deadliest antisemitic attack in American history, journalist Mark Oppenheimer researched the impact on the close-knit, historically Jewish community, and explored its vibrancy and caring in his book, Squirrel Hill: The Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting & the Soul of a Neighborhood. 

We invite the George Mason University community to spend an evening with Oppenheimer as he describes the resilience of the residents of Squirrel Hill, and how they countered the antisemitism and hatred behind the attack. Following the discussion, Oppenheimer will be available for questions and to sign copies of his books.


Sponsored by The College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Judaic Studies Program, the Department of Religious Studies, Mason Hillel, the Pozez Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, and the Haberman Institute for Judaic Studies.

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