Memorial Honoring Tree Of Life Victims Being Moved Inside

congregants and archival experts began the process of removing the street-side memorial

Joe DeStio
November 14, 2018 - 1:00 pm
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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - A solemn task got underway Wednesday as congregants and archival experts began the process of removing the street-side memorial to victims outside the Tree of Life Synagogue that began to appear after the October 27 shooting in Squirrel Hill that left 11 dead.

At the corner of Wilkins and Shady Avenues, volunteers from the three congregations that share the building, Tree of Life, Dor Hadash and New Light, started to remove the thousands of flowers, homemade signs, notes of support from Canada, Israel and elsewhere expressing sympathy support and unity.

"People take the time to draw things and paint things and frame things and it's very reassuring. It makes us feel like we're not alone," said Tree of Life board member Laurie Eisenberg who is overseeing the deconstruction.

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Items will be displayed inside the glass doors to Tree of Life so people can still see the expression of hope.

The items are being moved inside because of fears they could be ruined by inclement weather, vandalism and traffic.

Joe DeStio

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