JHF Commemorates the 2nd Anniversary of the 10/27 Tree of Life Shooting
To commemorate the 2nd anniversary of the shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation purchased a quilt, titled No Hate Flag, made by Louise Silk, and gifted it to the 10.27 Healing Partnership. The quilt serves to reinforce the campaign against hate and violence and memorialize the lives lost at Tree of Life Synagogue. A Jewish Pittsburgh-based artist, writer, and quilter, Louise Silk has been creating art that combines aesthetics and functionality with meaning and memory for over forty years. The Jewish Healthcare Foundation has two quilts in its office by Silk, one of which was commissioned when the Foundation began 30 years ago to symbolize the mission of JHF. This new quilt was part of Silk's recent exhibit ReNew organized by Contemporary Craft in the Gallery in BNY Mellon Center, and though it was created as a commemoration of the 10/27 shooting, it also is intended to address all forms of prejudice and be a symbol of peace for everyone. The quilt is now displayed in the 10.27 Healing Partnership space at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh to offer a point of reflection upon the Tree of Life shooting and foster a sense of community well-being.