Actor Tom Hanks and singer Billy Porter have agreed to help run a fundraising campaign to help transform Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue into an anti-racism center.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and Joanne Rogers, wife of late television show host Fred Rogers, will also be members of a “cabinet” to support the renovation of the Tree of Life building, where a gunman killed 11 Jews in 2018, Rabbi Jeffrey Myers said in a statement Wednesday.
“With this effort and with the support of people from all walks of life, we will transform a site of hate and tragedy into a site of hope, memory and education,” Myers said in the Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle.
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The community is raising funds for the project through a campaign called “Remember. Rebuild. Renew. ”Reports on did not specify the fundraising goal of the campaign.