One Year Later, Pittsburgh Honors and Remembers the Victims of The Tree of Life Synagogue Tragedy

This weekend across the City of Pittsburgh, people and organizations paused to remember the 11 lives lost last year during the Tree of Life Synagogue tragedy.

A year ago soon after this tragic event, staff from our Squirrel Hill (Hazelwood) center witnessed neighbors, friends, first responders, and strangers come together for each other like never before — people nationwide extended in amazing support for their community.

A year on, Brightside Academy still stands with our Squirrel Hill and City neighbors, united! Together we are #PittsburghStrong.

Grand Canyon University M.Ed. with Certification Cohort Meets at Regional Office

In an effort to benefit our team, BSA Philadelphia and Grand Canyon University have partnered to offer an excellent opportunity for staff to further their education while taking advantage of scholarships and tuition discounts.

Through this partnership, we have successfully begun a full Masters of Education with Certification Cohort. Thirteen staff members attended GCU’s information education session in person on October 24 at the Regional Office in Philadelphia with more joining online. 

We are off to an amazing start this school year! Interested in attending our next event? Please email Erica O’Heren at