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The Chisholm Project Mourns the Tragedies in Pittsburgh, PA and Jeffersontown, KY

The Chisholm Project extends its condolences to the families and communities who have been stricken by racist violence at the end of October 2018.

To the victims of the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh:

Bernice Simon

Sylvan Simon

Richard Gottfried

Rose Mallinger

Jeffrey Rabbinowitz

Daniel Stein

Melvin Wax

Irving Younger

Cecil Rosenthal

David Rosenthal

Joyce Feinberg

Rest in peace.

and

To to the victims of the shooting in Jeffersontown, Kentucky:

Vickie Jones

Maurice StallardĀ 

Rest in peace.

Anti-Semitism motivated the massacre which took place a few days ago in the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.

And in Jeffersontown, KY a couple weeks ago, a different shooter killed Mr. Stallard and Ms. Jones (both African-American) after planning and failing to launch an assault on a nearby Black congregation at First Baptist Church.

Both tragedies remind us of the work that still must be done by us all—elected officials, community leaders and normal citizens alike. But, even as we all strive to make a safer society and a more humane world, no commitments to the future have the power to reverse the violence that has already been done this past week, nor can they bring back the precious lives that have already been lost.

Therefore, we want to recognize and remember them today.

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