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May 15, 2019, 4:02 pm
The age-old voice of youth
You can feel the tangle of people, clubs and initiatives, but you cannot always understand how it all intertwines.
April 19, 2019, 11:16 am
The optimistic afterlife of the old Labor Lyceum
The Labor Lyceum opened in February 1917 and became a meeting place for at least 15 Jewish labor, fraternal, political, cultural and philanthropic organizations.
March 8, 2019, 1:32 pm
Tragedy that reverberates for decades
“Provenance” is the story of an object.
February 8, 2019, 3:53 pm
Pittsburgh to world: Does pluralism matter?
The original plan for the Nationality Rooms snubbed the Jews.
November 14, 2018, 2:57 pm
Help Rauh Jewish Archives document the aftermath of tragedy
The Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle and the Rauh Jewish History Program & Archives is actively collecting original documentation of the attack at the Tree of Life synagogue building.
November 14, 2018, 1:52 pm
Jewish Archives celebrates its first 30 years
Its task has remained the same: to care for objects that tell the story of the Jewish people in this one corner of the world.
September 13, 2018, 4:37 pm
A family standing astride the boundary of Western Pennsylvania
The Arnold family brothers mark a moment just before the story of Western Pennsylvania Jewry really gets going.
August 9, 2018, 6:03 pm
A summer camp that was Jewish by nature, not by design
Camp Machigon was not a Pittsburgh camp, nor really a Jewish camp, and yet it plays a part in local Jewish history.
July 12, 2018, 3:10 pm
Kinship clubs preserved family ties for many Jewish families
The clubs, which were filled with related family members, operated somewhat like a nonprofit corporation, with elected officers, meetings, dues and newsletters.
June 7, 2018, 3:11 pm
Recalling two encounters with Gene Kelly, 50 years apart
The Jewish community of Pittsburgh, particularly its Squirrel Hill contingent, was the most loyal patron Gene Kelly had during his apprenticeship in the 1930s.
May 10, 2018, 2:22 pm
A meeting of Jewish minds in WWI-era Pittsburgh
A collection of sermons published by the first rabbi of B'nai Israel in East Liberty and a local printer offers a peak into local Jewish history.
April 11, 2018, 6:11 pm
The story of Jacob A. Cohen, a gigantic life in a tiny place
Cohen, originally from Poland, opened a modest store on the outskirts of Pittsburgh in 1896. To him, Pittsburgh offered a market just as large as any in New York City.
March 8, 2018, 2:48 pm
White-out and hand lettering reveal a 1920s crisis in Jewish education
A doctored photograph of a former Jewish academy shows what Jewish education in Pittsburgh was like in the 1920s.
February 1, 2018, 10:28 am
From the archives: A bank closing — in bronze and on paper
The closing of Merchants Savings & Trust Company was part of a regional "banking panic," an iconic feature of the 1930s that symbolized the economic uncertainty of the time.
June 22, 2012, 1:23 pm
The Avenue: A community of a thousand stories