Exhibits

Here you can find collections of pictures, records, and original research organized by important themes in the history of the community. Most are works-in-progress as I continue to research and gather new material.  Please reach out if you have ideas or content to contribute!

The First Synagogue

The First Synagogue

Records related to the efforts that led to building the first synagogue in 1901 and its dedication in 1902.

Fire

Fire

Original research into the arson that destroyed the first synagogue in 1911.

The Second Synagogue

The Second Synagogue

Records related to building and dedicating the new synagogue in 1913-1914.

Early History

Early History

Records related to the organization of the congregation in 1893-4 and the founding of the cemetery in 1896.

Speeches

Speeches

Speeches made by leaders of the congregation at community-wide celebrations.

Organizations

Organizations

Jewish community groups organized in Homestead.

Judaica

Judaica

The physical artifacts of the Jewish community, including the yahrzeit plaques.

Rabbis

Rabbis

Biographies of the synagogue’s rabbis.

Jews in the News

Jews in the News

Year-by-year collections of newspaper articles from Homestead’s local paper related to its Jewish residents.

Anniversary Celebrations

Anniversary Celebrations

Speeches and articles related to the synagogue’s anniversary celebrations 1924-1969.

Programs

Programs

Programs from various community events.

Closing and Aftermath

Closing and Aftermath

Events that took place around the closing of the synagogue in 1993 and afterwards.

Families

Families

Photographs of families from the community.

Businesses

Businesses

Photographs of businesses owned by members of the community.

Places to visit

Places to visit

Relevant sites in Homestead and Pittsburgh.