It’s been 20 years since hundreds of thousands were murdered in attacks against the Tutsi people of Rwanda. They were remembered at a service on Sunday at Congregation Kol Ami in Salt Lake City.
A representative of the Rwandan embassy and survivors of the genocide were asked to tell their stories as part of the service. As many as a million people were killed in months of attacks by the country’s Hutu majority against the Tutsi minority.
Last week, the Pew Religion and Public Life Project published an extensive report, A Portrait of Jewish Americans. It includes population estimates, demographic information, a study of religious beliefs and practices and much more data about just who Jewish Americans are - and how that's been changing. Congregation Kol Ami is Utah's largest synagogue, and we invited Rabbi Ilana Schwartzman to offer some thoughts on the Pew study.