Other Resources

If you’re looking to research the community, or if you’re looking to focus on your particular ancestors, you will find the following resources useful in addition to this website.

Homestead locations

  • The former Homestead Hebrew Congregation building at 335 E 10th Ave. (at McClure) in Homestead is now owned by a church.  They have been very welcoming to families wanting to tour the building as it now.  Except for where the bima used to be, it largely looks as it did when it was a synagogue.
  • The Homestead Hebrew Cemetery is at the intersection of Bellwood Road and Home Street in West Mifflin. It is adjacent to a much larger cemetery, so make sure you’re in the right one.  (Please note that this cemetery is not the one going bankrupt.  Homestead’s Jewish cemetery is fortunately in good shape in terms of both financials and management.)
  • The Homestead Hebrew Chapel on the second floor of Beth Shalom in Squirrel Hill has replicas of the original yahrzeit tablets and veterans’ plaques.

Online resources


(Please note:  There are also numerous books about the famous Homestead Strike of 1892.)

Heinz History Center – Rauh Jewish Archives

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Carnegie Library of Homestead

  • Numerous city directories and high school yearbooks are available in person.

Local history organizations

Research Guides