Statement of Condolence for the Squirrel Hill Victims

We join the millions of others worldwide in condolences and prayers following the horror in Pittsburgh over the weekend, for the victims and their families and loved ones, for the Jewish community in Squirrel Hill and for the community of good souls worldwide that has suffered this senseless tragedy. Anti-semitism, racism and all other forms of intolerance have no place in our country. Violence in a house of prayer against those worshiping in peace is contrary to civilized norms. We all must work to preserve and repair our common bonds as Americans and as human beings. We all must continue to work and pray for an end to anti-semitism, an end to hate and an end to violence – and for the victory of love, unity and embrace of our shared humanity. As an elected official, I always will work with all the West Orange synagogues (and any other houses of worship and community centers that are threatened) to strengthen security to insure that a similar tragedy never occurs in our community.


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  • Dorene Richman
    commented 2018-10-30 15:36:08 -0400
    Thank you, Councilman Krakoviak, for your profound words addressing true American values!