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Book Talk: Squirrel Hill: The Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting and the Soul

Hosted By: American Jewish University's Whizin Center for Continuing Education

Join author Mark Oppenheimer for a conversation around the Squirrel Hill Tree of Life Synagogue shooting and its aftermath.

In his new book Squirrel Hill, Mark Oppenheimer paints a piercing portrait of the struggles and triumphs of a singular community in the wake of unspeakable tragedy that highlights the hopes, fears, and tensions all Americans must confront on the road to healing.

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Mark Oppenheimer

Mark Oppenheimer directs the Yale Journalism Initiative and is a lecturer in Yale’s English department, political science department, and Divinity Schools. He received his B.A. and his Ph.D. in religious studies from Yale. He was the religion columnist for The New York Times from 2010 to 2016 and has written for The New York Times Magazine, GQ, The Washington Post, Slate, Mother Jones, The Nation, and The Believer, among others. He has been a commentator on NPR and is also the host of Tablet magazine’s podcast, Unorthodox. He is the author of four books, including The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut.
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American Jewish University's Whizin Center for Continuing Education

American Jewish University’s Whizin Center for Continuing Education offers classes, lectures, author events, concerts and performances.
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