The senseless act of violence that occurred at the Tree of Life Synagogue over the weekend is heartbreaking. We send our thoughts and prayers to all those affected by this senseless violence, including the family and friends of the individuals who lost their lives. Among the 11 victims were brothers David and Cecil Rosenthal who lived together near the synagogue and received support and assistance from an intellectual disability program in Pittsburgh.
We condemn the attack on the Jewish community, which was targeted because of its support of immigrants, refugees, and diversity. We are heartened by the overwhelming response and support from around the world which recognizes that an attack on people of one religion is an attack on people of all religions.
Woods has employees from many countries, backgrounds and faiths and our diversity is our strength. We must draw upon that strength – and one another – and stand together in mutual understanding, respect, and love, especially at times like these. We must stand strong in our conviction that love is stronger than hate.