JFCS statement on Pittsburgh

It has been 24 hours since the Jewish community of Pittsburgh experienced an attack that has taken precious lives and angered and traumatized a whole community for years to come. Our sorrow, sympathy and compassion for that community joins with those around the country who wish to help with the healing.


As our national association, the Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies, has commented, hate has no place in our society and senseless acts of violence must be stopped.


JFCS, and all of the local Jewish community, has worked closely with law enforcement and taken necessary security precautions for many years. As individual organizations we have tailored safety and security to meet our unique needs. We are grateful for the support and attention we receive, and we are appreciative of the dedication so many people provide to ensure our staff, clients, participants and volunteers are safe.


JFCS is proud to do the work we do. We bring hope, help and healing to all in our community. We will remain that resource, and we welcome you to our agency.


Jennifer Ezrilov, Board President
Judy Halper, JFCS CEO