By Tim Kowols
Saturday’s shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh may have occurred hundreds of miles away, but it still hit close to home for Door County’s Glen Mandel. Along with his family, Mandel helped create L’Dor V’Dor in 1999 for local members of the Jewish community wanting to practice their faith without driving an hour for services. Mandel says Saturday’s tragedy is a reminder of the hate that is out there but feels welcome in Door County.
Although he has yet to reach out to them, Mandel hopes his friends and their families from the Squirrel Hill neighborhood where Saturday’s events took place are ok.