Special Statement from CAJM
The Council of American Jewish Museums expresses its deep sorrow for the Jewish community of Pittsburgh and the victims of the shooting at Tree of Life Congregation.
The shooter's attack was preceded by statements against HIAS - an organization that helps displaced people worldwide. As chroniclers of the American Jewish journey, we see the singling out of HIAS as particularly disturbing. From its founding role rescuing European Jews from pogroms and then the Holocaust, to its evolution as a global agency helping refugees today, HIAS embodies Jewish values and manifests the good will of the American Jewish community in embracing immigrants.
We stand with HIAS, as well as those organizations and museums working to combat hatred and promote understanding. As a museum organization committed to the fostering of Jewish culture, history, tolerance, and diversity, we remain more committed than ever to advancing that work together with you, our members and colleagues.
CAJM Board of Directors
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