Students of The Weber School were showered with handwritten notes of empathy and encouragement from the Marist School following the mass shooting at Tree of Life * Or L’Simcha Congregation in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Marist School is a partner in Peace by Piece, a community effort to sustain interfaith dialogue and understanding among Jews, Catholics and Muslim high school students. Marist history teacher Brendan Murphy hand-delivered the letters on Nov. 1.
Murphy is consistently recognized as a strong supporter of the Jewish community. He has been commended by the Anti-Defamation League and Georgia Commission on the Holocaust.
Eight hundred messages, such as “We stand with you and will work for justice,” and “I am sickened and saddened that you continue to deal with hateful acts,” were hung in Weber hallways.