Shep Englander — Federation Journal
Statement on Mass Shooting at Pittsburgh Synagogue
This morning, a gunman entered the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and started shooting. At this time, there are reports of multiple people killed and injured, including several law enforcement officers. We understand the shooter is in custody.
On this holy day of Shabbat—a day for rest and peace– our hearts are broken. Our thoughts are with the families of the victims in Pittsburgh and with the entire Jewish community there as they cope with this unthinkable horror. We have been in touch with our partners at the Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh and we are offering any support possible.
While we have no reason to believe there is any particular local threat, we are monitoring the unfolding situation carefully and our security team at SAFE Cincinnati is working closely with law enforcement to add patrols.
Shep Englander, CEO, Jewish Federation of Cincinnati
Ken Wall, Director, SAFE Cincinnati
Jackie Congedo, Director, Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati