We Will Never Forget
2 for Seder is held in memory of Joyce Fienberg, mother-in-law of founder Marnie 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 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.
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Who We Are
Pittsburgh Interfaith Evolution is a non-profit based on the idea that every American and Canadian Jew can and should be involved in pushing back against anti-Semitism. Our main programs are 2 for Seder, the Take Action Newsletter and Singing in the Sukkah. Learn more about how building bridges across faiths makes a real impact.
It’s our right as citizens and our honor to do our best to protect the next generation and our neighbors from hate.
2 for Seder has an active Social Media presence on Facebook and Twitter. Please join us on these pages to be part of the discussion about finding commonalities and building bridges across North America.
2 for Seder’s Founders speak publicly about ways that individuals have the power to prevent hate. For more information, please contact us.
Marnie is the daughter-in-law of Joyce Fienberg. She leads the 2 for Seder program. 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).
In reaction to the Pittsburgh Shooting, 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.
Marnie speaks publically (in-person or virtually) about the Five Ways You Can Push Back on Anti-Semitism
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.