On November 7, 2018, faculty of the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies convened a discussion, “Responding to Pittsburgh,” to respond to the October 27 shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Faculty members discussed anti-Semitism, anti-Semitic violence, and immigrants and refugees in the United States. Watch the panel now:

The panel included the following faculty members:

Noam Pianko, Director, Stroum Center for Jewish Studies (moderator)
Kathie Friedman, Associate Professor, Jackson School of International Studies
Susan A. Glenn, Professor, History
Laurie Marhoefer, Associate Professor, History
Devin Naar, Isaac Alhadeff Professor, Sephardic Studies
Sasha Senderovich, Assistant Professor, Slavic Languages and Literatures

“Responding to Pittsburgh” was cosponsored with the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and the Department of History.

Responding in writing

Stroum Center faculty also wrote essays in response to the tragedy, addressing long-standing stereotypes about Judaism that feed anti-Semitism and grappling with the emotions that the shooting evoked.

Note: The opinions expressed by faculty and students in our publications reflect the views of the individual writer only and not those of the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies.