Close to $1 million has been donated to the victims of the Christchurch mosque attacks by a Jewish community in the United States.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has raised $966,000, Trib Live reported. It has given the money to the Our People, Our City fund, administered by the Christchurch Foundation.
Federation chief development officer Brian Eglash said the emergency relief fund was opened in solidarity with the Christchurch and local Muslim communities after the Pittsburgh Muslim community was so helpful and supportive after an attack on its own religious institutions last year.
In October 2018, an attack at the Tree of Life synagogue in Squirrel Hill killed 11 worshippers.
That’s stunningly generous from both the Pittsburgh Muslim community and the Greater Pittsburgh Jewish Federation. A great reminder of shared humanity and how differences of faith need not interfere with that.