A Tree of Life: The Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

PRESENTED BY: Meaningful Movies Tacoma
2:00 PM, Wednesday, January 3, 2024 PST


Meaningful Movies Tacoma/Gig Harbor presents a screening of  ‘a Tree of Life’,  a heartfelt event commemorating the tragic Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting, followed by a community conversation. We gather to honor the victims, stand against hate, and promote unity.  Register your spot for the in-person AND virtual screening here.


🎥The Film

On October 27th, 2018, a gunman opened fire inside a Pittsburgh synagogue, killing eleven people as they prayed, in what would become the deadliest antisemitic attack in American history. A Tree of Life: The Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting is a deeply personal portrait of the survivors, victims, and family members, who share their harrowing first-hand accounts of the impact of the shooting on the community.

The film is rooted in a community in the aftermath of a violent attack, as they work to rebuild and heal. Despite core differences, they come together to determine what justice looks like and how to best move forward while honoring and learning from the past. The film sheds light on the collective trauma suffered by a tight-knit group and brings into sharp focus the hate-based rhetoric that surrounds many of the mass shootings today, threatening the fabric of our society.


The Speaker: Gene Moss, Regional Security Director – SCN and OR Jewish Federation

Gene works for the Secure Community Network and the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland, as an expert security advisor, liaison, and training coordinator to provide direction and oversight for the JFGP’s security operations and program. He also provides guidance and strategic direction to ensure the safety and security of all member institutions of the larger community. The Secure Community Network (SCN) is the official safety and security organization of the Jewish community in North America.


🎟️ How to Join:

RSVP: Reserve your spot for the in-person AND virtual screening here.

Register for the virtual screening here: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88334767873?pwd=V0DpY1jzmpHcX4jtPJbdwCJ3Z3CTM9.1

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Cost: Screenings are free; We gratefully accept donations to help offset the costs of presenting the films and guest speakers at our meaningful events.

Special Guests: Gene Moss, Regional Security Director - SCN and OR Jewish Federation

Release Year: 2022

Running Time: 1h 20m

Director: Trish Adlesic

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