Chancellor’s statement on the Tree of Life Synagogue victims

“Our deepest sympathies go out to the loved ones of all those who were hurt or lost their lives during the attack at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Our thoughts are with the entire Jewish community. We condemn this horrific act of anti-Semitism, violence and hate in the strongest terms,” Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos said. “This senseless tragedy should remind us all to nurture and embrace the diversity, openness and kindness in our own community. We must be ever more committed to standing against bigotry, prejudice and hatred and to strengthening the ties between us all.”

All members of the Vanderbilt community are invited to a vigil Oct. 29 at 3:30 p.m. in remembrance of those who died, those who remain in jeopardy, and those who are recovering from their injuries after the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.

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