Repairing the World: Stories from the Tree of Life Viewing Guide


Repairing the World: Stories from the Tree of Life is a film that documents the powerful community response to hate and antisemitism in the aftermath of the deadly attack at the Tree of Life synagogue in 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The film follows survivors, families of the victims, diverse community members, participants, and civic leaders for three years as they examine their vulnerabilities and the impact of rising antisemitism, racism, hate speech, and gun violence. 

This guide provides a framework for using the film and can be used with multiple audiences: educators, students, or a larger school community. It is arranged in four sections: Background, Previewing, Viewing, and Post-Viewing. 



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