Unity and Healing: The Tree of Life Tragedy

Interfaith leaders and community advocates discuss reconciliation following the aftermath of the senseless tragedy at Tree of Life in Squirrel Hill.

Chris Moore, Host

Roberta Schomburg
Interim Executive Director of the Fred Rogers Center at St. Vincent College

Adam Hertzman
Director of Marketing, Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

Leslie Aizenman
Director of Refugee and Immigrant Services, Jewish Family and Community Services.

Wasi Mohamed
Executive Director, Islamic Center of Pittsburgh



A Message From Deborah L. Acklin, President and CEO of WQED

Our hearts break for our friends and neighbors as we grieve and mourn the precious lives lost at Tree of Life on Saturday. Our deepest condolences go to the families of those who died, and those who knew and loved them. May their memories be a blessing. Our thoughts are also with those who were wounded. Special thanks goes to our Pittsburgh Police, first responders and all local law enforcement for selfless service.

Our job, as public media, is to light and hold many candles in the darkness. We pledge to use our significant media presence in any way possible to help bring about unity and healing.