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Today’s horrific act of violence at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh is shocking and disturbing. The Jewish community of St. Louis sends our prayers to the victims, their families, and the Tree of Life congregation.

We have security measures in place and immediately sent an alert to local synagogues and other Jewish agencies when news broke about this incident. We have been in contact with local law enforcement agencies and have taken appropriate measures to ensure the safety of our local community.

Jewish Federation of St. Louis plays a lead role in coordinating security for the Jewish community here and will continue to coordinate with local law enforcement to provide protection in the future.