The chapel on the cemetery is so unassuming you’d never guess what’s inside!
The Homestead Hebrew Chapel
The Homestead Hebrew Chapel in Beth Shalom in Squirrel Hill is an important place of memory for us Homestead descendants.
The congregation offered to donated these standard metal groggers, and the History Center accepted the donation. Huh.
Ten Commandments Paddle
Yes, it’s a paddle depicting the ten commandments, but what was it for? Pictures (but no answers) in this post.
Thanks to Barry Reese, we can enjoy these fabulous videos of synagogue events from the 1950s and ’60s!
The war memorial in the Homestead Hebrew Cemetery honors sons of the community who lost their lives in WWI and WWII.
The Mervis Family
Photographs of Harry Mervis, his mother, and his aunt.
The Sisterhood Tablecloth
Measuring sixteen feet by five-and-a-half feet, this unique artifact honors some of the community’s leading families.
The Yahrzeit Plaques
Pictures of the yahrzeit tablets with transcribed names, as well as a history of the tablets themselves.
The Meyer I. Grinberg Family
The Grinbergs were amongst the earliest Jewish families. They were active in the shul and well-known in town as merchants.
Meyer I. Grinberg’s Store
Meyer I. Grinberg sold house furnishings and electrical supplies in his popular store.