AMIT students across Israel unite to express support for Pittsburgh
AMIT students from all across Israel came out in a show of solidarity and support for the Jewish community in Pittsburgh following the devastating attack that killed 11 people at the Tree of Life synagogue in that city on Saturday.
Students from dozens of AMIT schools created signs reading “Pittsburgh, we are with you,” and posted photos with them on social media. AMIT students and schools were the first to respond to a call from a young woman performing her national service in Pittsburgh, who urged the Israeli public to post photos holding signs of support for the Jewish community there.
The Young Leadership Council at the AMIT network took the initiative and spread the word among the network’s schools, resulting in students from Jerusalem, Sderot, Netanya, Ra’anana, Ashkelon, Ma’ale Adumim, Haifa, Ramat Gan, Eli, and other cities posting photos and short videos of themselves expressing their support for Pittsburgh’s grieving Jewish community.
“This is the least we can do,” said Yarden Tzror from Carmiel, one of the network’s young leaders.
Our AMIT students in Israel, who are educated with Jewish values every day, are always giving back not just to their communities, but to Jewish communities worldwide,” said Debbie Moed, AMIT’s president. “I am so proud of them for jumping into action and embracing their fellow Jews, not just in happy times, but also during challenging times like this when they need comfort and support.”