• Pittsburgh Jewish group raises money for Muslim community after New Zealand mosque attacks

    By: Jared Leone, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    When a gunman killed 11 people during Saturday services at a Pittsburgh synagogue last year, Muslim communities raised more than $200,000 to support the victims. 

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    Now, the Pittsburgh Jewish community is showing its support in the wake of the New Zealand mosque attacks that killed 50 people and injured many others. 

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh set up a fund to raise money for the victims

    "Unfortunately we are all too familiar with the devastating effect a mass shooting has on a faith community," Meryl Ainsman, chair of the board of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, told CNN. "We are filled with grief over this senseless act of hate. May those who were injured heal quickly and fully, and may the memories of the victims forever be a blessing."

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