After the Deadly Shooting at a Pittsburgh Synagogue: Resources for Educators

  • For Educators
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On October 27, 2018, a gunman armed with an assault rifle and several handguns, entered the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA and opened fire. Described as the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in the U.S., at least 11 congregants were killed and four police officers and two others were wounded. It is believed to be the deadliest attack on the U.S. Jewish Community in history.

After this type of tragedy, young people have questions about what happened and what they can do. Below are curriculum and other education resources to support the discussion of this incident in your classroom and home.


Anti-Semitism in the Headlines: Talking about Pittsburgh.  Watch here.

Lesson Plans

Educator and Parent/Family Discussions 

Tools and Strategies