Newspaper

Newspaper articles about Homestead’s Jewish community. (See all documents.)

Skirball ran this ad from 2/9-4/20/1889.  (The first two versions of the ad were double this height.)

Jews in the News through 1892

Eleven years of newspaper clippings from Homestead’s paper related to members of the Jewish community.

May 4:  Hearing in the case of "the Hebrew, George Birshairs" who was attacked while waiting for an early  morning train

Jews in the News, 1893

A year of newspaper clippings from Homestead’s paper related to members of the Jewish community.

The Homestead News, 9/11/1893, p. 1

First Rosh Hashana Celebrated in Homestead

For the first time the Jews of Homestead organized Rosh Hashana services, and Homestead’s newspaper covered the event.

Wedding of Miss Fannie Lefkowitz of New York and M. Iechovitz of Heisel street.  (Editor:  I have no idea who either is.)

Jews in the News, 1894

A year of newspaper clippings from Homestead’s paper related to members of the Jewish community.

The Homestead News, 6/1/1894, p. 1

The Formation of the Congregation, March-October 1894

These articles trace the formation of the congregation through the steps involved: obtaining a charter, a Torah, a meeting space, and a rabbi.

The Homestead News, 9/29/1894, p. 1

Rosh Hashana 1894

Rosh Hashana 5655 was the first that Homestead Hebrew Congregation Rodef Schulom celebrated.

The Homestead News, 3/1/1895

Jews in the News, 1895

A year of newspaper clippings from Homestead’s paper related to members of the Jewish community.

This ad for Skirboll's shoe store ran in the later half of June into early July.

Jews in the News, 1896

A year of newspaper clippings from Homestead’s paper related to members of the Jewish community.

September 11, 1897:  Mervis & Goldston took out their second half-page ad to announce the grand opening of their store.

Jews in the News, 1897

A year of newspaper clippings from Homestead’s paper related to members of the Jewish community.

September 8:  Ad for Max Klein's Eureka Hotel!

Jews in the News, 1898

A year of newspaper clippings from Homestead’s paper related to members of the Jewish community.

April 8, 1899:  First ad for Benjamin Friedlander's store!

Jews in the News, 1899

A year of newspaper clippings from Homestead’s paper related to members of the Jewish community.

March 1, 1900:  Mervis & Goldston announce the dissolution of their partnership

Jews in the News, 1900

A year of newspaper clippings from Homestead’s paper related to members of the Jewish community.