- Sponsored by:
- Michael Theodor
Bridget and Alan Sacks
Melvyn Ackerman and Ellen Flanders
Dr. Jack Sniderman
A Tree of Life documents a community’s response to hate and antisemitism in the aftermath of the assault on three congregations at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA. The lives of eleven people were taken on October 27, 2018 in the deadliest antisemitic attack in U.S. history. As the Jewish community experiences tremendous grief, they face the resurgence of age-old threats that lead to horrific violence. Together with their neighbours, they meet fear with courage as they confront hate and strengthen the connections they have been building for years.
Against the backdrop of a tumultuous period in the country, a traumatized community works to heal as they experience the impact and dangers of antisemitism, racism, hate speech, and gun violence. The film shows the powerful display of unity in a moment of crisis, the resilience of a vibrant city, and a community working together to understand what it means to be “Stronger than Hate.”