Statement Commemorating One Year Anniversary of Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

October 27, 2019

The mission statement of the Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A. (JWV) compels us “to combat the powers of bigotry and darkness wherever originating and whatever their target.”

Today we mark one year since the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in U.S. history.  JWV continues to pray for the families of the 11 people killed, as well as the six who were injured at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on October 27, 2018.

The anniversary of this horrific event comes shortly after the American Jewish Committee revealed disturbing news about anti-Semitism in the United States.  Nearly nine out of every ten American Jews believe that anti-Semitism is a problem in our country, and more than one in eight believe it has increased in the past five years.

JWV will continue its commitment to fighting anti-Semitism wherever it exists and speaking up for not only Jewish veterans, but the Jewish people.

About Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America
Founded in 1896, the Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America is the oldest active veterans’ organization in America. JWV is dedicated to upholding America’s democratic traditions and fighting bigotry, prejudice, injustice, and discrimination of all kinds. As a national organization, JWV represents the voice of America’s Jewish veterans on issues related to veterans’ benefits, foreign policy, and national security. JWV also commits itself to the assistance of oppressed Jews worldwide.