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!
Records related to the efforts that led to building the first synagogue in 1901 and its dedication in 1902.
Original research into the arson that destroyed the first synagogue in 1911.
Records related to building and dedicating the new synagogue in 1913-1914.
Records related to the organization of the congregation in 1893-4 and the founding of the cemetery in 1896.
Speeches made by leaders of the congregation at community-wide celebrations.
Jewish community groups organized in Homestead.
The physical artifacts of the Jewish community, including the yahrzeit plaques.
Biographies of the synagogue’s rabbis.
Year-by-year collections of newspaper articles from Homestead’s local paper related to its Jewish residents.
Speeches and articles related to the synagogue’s anniversary celebrations 1924-1969.
Programs from various community events.
Events that took place around the closing of the synagogue in 1993 and afterwards.
Photographs of families from the community.
Photographs of businesses owned by members of the community.
Relevant sites in Homestead and Pittsburgh.
Public talks about this project.
World War I as experienced in Homestead.