Jewish Pittsburghers receive antisemitic letters

Jewish Pittsburghers receive antisemitic letters

Squirrel Hill residents received the "threatening" letters

Photo by Jamie Lebovitz
Photo by Jamie Lebovitz

Last week several Jewish residents of Squirrel Hill received antisemitic letters in the mail.

The letters’ envelopes had a return address reading “Bident Harris, Pittsburgh, PA 15217.”

“We are grateful that members of the community reported this to Federation, and we are coordinating closely with the police on this matter,” said Shawn Brokos, Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s director of community security.

The letters, she said, were threatening in nature and there is currently an active police investigation.

Brokos encouraged anyone in the community who received such a letter to report it to the Federation and to the police.
“The more people that report the letters, the stronger the investigation will be,” she said. PJC

—David Rullo