Dear Friends,

The shootings at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA have shaken many of us.  In the Region we have received questions from religious professionals and congregations and offer these resources in case you share these questions.

First, this loss is deeply and personally felt by those who identify as Jewish, and we have many UUs who do identify as Jewish.  If you identify as Jewish and are looking for support consider Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness. They are online and also have a Facebook Group.  

The UUA has a trauma response ministry that can serve as a resource for communities struggling with trauma.  The site includes resources for adults, children, and parents working through, with, and assessing trauma.

UUA President, Reverend Susan Frederick-Gray, offered these words in response to the shooting and Reverend Alison Miller wrote a prayer in honor of Tree of Life Synagogue.

Finally, the UUA offers multiple resources on building safety and security.  Our colleague Pat Infante, from the Central East Region, recently shared them again.

Be well and be in touch,

Your Regional Staff