We Will Never Forget
2 for Seder is held in memory of Joyce Fienberg, who was one of 11 murdered at the Tree of Life in Pittsburgh, PA on October 27, 2018. Her generosity and openness meant new people, including her and her husband’s American and international students/co-workers were regularly a dynamic part of our family’s holiday meals. Friendship and family ties were the most important thing to Joyce. She was a true Woman of Valor.
2 for Seder and the openness it represents are part of her legacy.
Who We Are
2 for Seder is created by Pittsburgh Interfaith Evolution (PIE), a non-profit based on the idea that every American and Canadian Jew can and should be involved in pushing back against anti-semitism.
It’s our right as citizens and our honor to do our best to protect the next generation and our neighbors from hate.
Marnie is the daughter-in-law of Joyce Fienberg. She leads the 2 for Seder program and is president of PIE. She is a former Federal government contractor with more than 20 years’ experience with strategic communications, planning, strategy and culture change. Her past clients include the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Since her mother-in law, Joyce Fienberg, was murdered at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, she has switched careers to focus on social action – fighting hate and anti-semitism at the grass-roots level. She is focusing on continuing this effort for 2020 as well as other projects to empower and encourage all groups to take a direct and positive stance against hate.
Lauren leads operations for PIE.
Lauren entered the Federal government as a Presidential Management Intern (PMI), and rotated through numerous developmental details, including one at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). From a budget analyst at the Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS) to Deputy Controller of the Environment and Natural Resources Division at DOJ, Lauren learned budgeting and management from numerous perspectives.
After the Tree of Life Synagogue shootings in Pittsburgh, Lauren decided to re-enter the workforce and take an active role in solving a problem which is increasing at an alarming rate. As co-founder of PIE, she hopes to give everyone a voice, and provide real opportunities to stem the flow of anti-Semitism by building bridges across the religions.