Anti-Defamation League announces ’11 Actions for 11 Lives’ campaign
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Anti-Defamation League announces ’11 Actions for 11 Lives’ campaign

(World brief file photo)
(World brief file photo)

The Anti-Defamation League will mark the one-year commemoration of the shooting at the Tree of Life building with “11 Actions for 11 Lives.”

The online campaign, promoted through the ADL’s social media channels, will encourage Americans to participate in one meaningful activity to remember the tragedy.

The ADL has compiled a list of 11 suggested activities for participants. These include holding a moment of silence in honor of the 11 victims, sending a message of solidarity to the Jewish community in Pittsburgh, signing a petition urging Congress to enact the Jabara-Heyer NO HATE Act and the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act, holding a special Shabbat dinner, or volunteering for an organization of one’s own choosing. Those participating can share their activities using the hashtag #FightHateforGood.

The online campaign is one of several events the ADL will hold to commemorate the shooting at the Tree of Life building on Oct. 27, 2018.

Rabbi David Sandmel, ADL director of interreligious engagement, will lead a Torah study session at Rodef Shalom Congregation on Oct. 27 titled “We Can’t Do It Alone: Joining Together Against Hate.”

Speaking about “11 Actions for 11 Lives,” ADL CEO and National Director Jonathan Greenblatt said the commemoration “is a time to mourn but also a time to engage in meaningful action and fight hate for good … It doesn’t matter if people can devote a few hours or even a few seconds to the fight against hate, everyone can play a part in taking meaningful action on this day for the greater good.” PJC

— David Rullo

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