Righteous Among the Neighbors is a joint project of the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh and the LIGHT Education Initiative, in partnership with student journalists at Mt. Lebanon High School, to honor non-Jewish Pittsburghers who have supported the Jewish community and stood up against antisemitism, particularly in response to the October 27th, 2018 attack on three Pittsburgh area Jewish congregations.
As part of the mission of LIGHT—to “inspire, prepare, and empower the next generation of humanitarians”—Mt. Lebanon students have conducted interviews with the 24 Pittsburghers nominated as Righteous Among the Neighbors for 2023 and written article-length profiles about their efforts.
We celebrated our 2023 Righteous Among the Neighbors honorees at the JCC South Hills on January 17th! You can access the digital program here, complete with all student-written profiles.
Righteous Among the Neighbors is generously supported by the Fine Foundation.
Photos by Brian Cohen (unless otherwise noted).