To Those Who Grasp It: Student Responses to October 27th

Tree of Life Scholars in Residence | University of Pittsburgh

On October 27th, 2018, a white supremacist killed eleven worshipers at the Tree of Life – Or L’Simcha, Dor Hadash, and New Light Congregations in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In response to this abhorrent act of antisemitism, six undergraduate students at the University of Pittsburgh gathered to create an exhibit that highlighted student voices in response to the attack and its aftermath. More information about our team can be found here. This website hosts the digital version of that physical exhibit, among other things.

All the items in the physical exhibit are on this site, as well as the collections that could not be displayed in the space.

To hear from a broader spectrum of the Pittsburgh student community, we created an online survey that asks students 6 questions about their experiences in the wake of October 27th. An anonymous archive of these responses is available and new submissions are encouraged. 

In addition, the site hosts a collection of media resources including resources on combating antisemitism, an archive of Pitt student organization social media posts, the survey archive, and a recommended media page of related books, essays, films and more we found to be insightful.

If you have concerns about anything such as a missing social media response from your student organization, or you would just like to get in touch with us, please reach out on our contact form.

Any upcoming events can be found here.

We would like to thank everyone who helped to make this exhibit possible.