WQED-TV to air forum on synagogue shooting

November 20, 2018 GMT

WQED-TV in Pittsburgh will bring together interfaith leaders and community advocates at 7:30 p.m. Monday for a live broadcast of a discussion of reconciliation in the aftermath of the tragic shooting at the Tree of Life Congregation in Squirrel Hill that left 11 people dead and six wounded.

Joining host Chris Moore for the program “Unity and Healing: The Tree of Life Tragedy” will be Roberta Schomburg, interim executive director of the Fred Rogers Center at Saint Vincent College in Unity; Adam Hertzman, marketing director for the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh; Leslie Aizenman, director of refugee and immigrant services at the Jewish Family and Community Services; and Wasi Mohamed, executive director of the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh.


“Our hearts break for our friends and neighbors as we grieve and mourn the precious lives lost at Tree of Life on Saturday. Our thoughts are also with those who were wounded,” said Deborah L. Acklin, president and CEO of WQED.

“Our job, as public media, is to light and hold many candles in the darkness. We pledge to use our significant media presence in any way possible to help bring about unity and healing,” Acklin said.

The 30-minute program also will be live streamed on wqed.org/unity.