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:
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.
President, Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center