Skip to Main Content Jump to Main Content
Free Screening: Repairing the World-Stories From the Tree of Life image
Apr 09
Free Screening: Repairing the World-Stories From the Tree of Life
Tuesday, Apr 09
@ 6:30 pm

WVIA invites the community to attend a powerful and inspiring event by announcing two free public screenings of the documentary Repairing the World: Stories From the Tree of Life. This moving film explores the resilience of the Pittsburgh synagogue community in the aftermath of the tragic 2018 shooting that claimed the lives of eleven victims and wounded six, including several Holocaust survivors. WVIA will host two free screenings. The documentary screenings will be made even more meaningful by the presence of several special guests from Pittsburgh (details outlined below).

Monday, April 8th at 6:30 PM at the Friedman Jewish Community Center, Kingston
Tuesday, April 9th at 6:30 PM at the Scranton Jewish Community Center

Free reservations are available at

Special guests attending the documentary screenings include Alan and Stanley Mallinger; sons of Rose Mallinger, one of the Tree of Life shooting victims. Their sister Andrea Wedner was shot and wounded, but survived. Andrea Wedner and her husband, Ron will attend the Kingston screening. Alan and Stanley Mallinger will attend both Kingston and Scranton events. These courageous individuals will share their stories of loss, healing, strength, and what it means to be “stronger than hate.”

Additional special guests include Rabbi Larry Kaplan (Kingston) and Attorney David Fallk (Scranton). Following each screening, there will be a facilitated discussion, offering a space for reflection and community dialogue.