Pittsburgh, we stand with you.

Dear Friends,

We all watched with horror the reports of the murders of innocents at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday. The Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center community mourns those who were lost and offers support to those hurt and grieving and wish a full recovery for those congregants and police officers injured.

A common frustration of “What can we do?” has been both felt and expressed by civilized people everywhere. Unfortunately hate never takes a vacation. Fortunately we belong to an organization that never takes a vacation either. Last year, accompanied by dedicated volunteer drivers and facilitators, our survivors – our heroes – engaged 40,711 students and adults worldwide with their important message of tolerance.

But clearly, we need to do even more. With your help WE WILL. And to paraphrase Anne Frank, we don’t have to wait even a minute to make the world a better place.

Here’s how you can help:

  • Contact schools and teachers you know to offer our programs. Now that we are using Skype, our programs reach students all over the country and world.
  • Volunteer to drive our survivors to schools and to facilitate programs.
  • Volunteer at the museum to our to help the staff coordinate our efforts.
  • Contribute to support our mission.
  • Engage your friends and tell them about who we are and what we do. Ask them to join our efforts.
  • Join us on Saturday, November 17th for our 57th Annual Dinner and Silent Auction at the Philmont Country Club. Invite your friends to come with you. We will be honoring Lise Marlowe whose lifelong commitment to Holocaust Education is an inspiration to us all.

The Talmud teaches us that whoever saves one life is saving the entire world. We need to put our anger and frustration to work so we can honor Anne Frank’s words of wisdom and make the world a better place, starting now.

Chuck Feldman

President, Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center

 

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