Dear Friends,

As you may have already heard, a tragic situation unfolded during worship this morning at a Conservative synagogue in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Squirrel Hill. According to current reports, an armed assailant entered the Tree of Life synagogue during services. There are a number of casualties. Our hearts go out to the victims and their families. We are grateful to law enforcement who were on the scene within minutes. The news is shocking and is a reminder of the need for us to be as cautious as possible.

Over the past few years we have taken steps to better secure our building but, in light of today’s attack, will be taking additional steps.

We are writing to you this afternoon to share those steps with you.

Steps Previously Taken:

We have replaced many of the doors and windows including our lobbies outside both sanctuaries and off Scotland Road …