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Generation to Generation: Family Stories Drawn from the Rauh Jewish Archives

This website tells the stories of families who have donated their papers and photographs to the Rauh Jewish Archives. The site also provides a searchable database of burials in Western Pennsylvania Jewish cemeteries.

Rauh Jewish Archives Holdings

Rauh Jewish Archives catalog listings

Rauh Jewish Archives Online Finding Aids

Guides to Rauh Jewish Archives archival collections and published materials

Pittsburgh Jewish Newspaper Project

An online resource providing access to Pittsburgh Jewish newspapers including the Jewish Criterion (1895-1962), the American Jewish Outlook (1934-1962), and the Jewish Chronicle (1962-present).

Heinz History Center Library and Archives Online Catalog

Overview of Zionism in Western Pennsylvania

Overview of the History of Jews in Pittsburgh

Jewish Congregations and Synagogues in Pittsburgh

1991 Pittsburgh Jewish history

Pittsburgh and Beyond: The Experience of the Jewish Community

A comprehensive oral history project conducted by the National Council of Jewish Women, Pittsburgh Section. This collection of over 500 oral history interviews are digitized and available online.

Historic Pittsburgh

A comprehensive online resource featuring digitized archival finding aids, texts, photographs, maps, census records and film from regional archives and libraries including the Heinz History Center, the Archives Service Center of the University of Pittsburgh, and the Carnegie Museum of Art.

Rodef Shalom Archives

Rodef Shalom, Pittsburgh's oldest Jewish congregation, houses a collection of archival material, congregation records, historical photographs, and bound volumes of the Jewish Criterion. Researchers can visit the archives by appointment.

American Jewish Archives

The Jacob Radar Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives houses a range of archives, manuscripts, photographs, audio and visual tapes, microfilm, and genealogical materials documenting American Jewish life, including several collections relating to Pittsburgh's Jewish community.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Photograph Reproduction Requests

Rauh Jewish Archives

For more information visit the Heinz History Center website.