11 trees to be planted near Schenley Park in memory of Oct. 27 victims
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11 trees to be planted near Schenley Park in memory of Oct. 27 victims

Private ceremony and tree planting to occur this weekend

Tree planting. Photo by okugawa via iStock
Tree planting. Photo by okugawa via iStock

To honor the 11 Jewish Pittsburghers murdered in the Tree of Life building on Oct. 27, 2018, an anonymous young woman raised funds through the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy’s commemorative tree planting program. In the coming days, a grove of 11 trees will be planted near Hobart Street and Prospect Drive in Schenley Park.

Maggie Feinstein, director of the 10.27 Healing Partnership, thanked the unnamed young woman and said that a private ceremony with families of the victims is scheduled for the April 9 weekend.

“This kind gesture is separate from the ongoing memorial planning by the families and the congregations,” added Feinstein.

Adam Reinherz can be reached at areinherz@pittsburghjewishchronicle.org.

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