Jewish Chronicle correspondent and TOS member Hilary Daninhirsch writes about a presentation held at the Heinz History Center on Sunday expounding upon findings made by The Small Town Jewish History Project. This fascinating program was the culmination of a year spent collecting oral histories and archiving documents from synagogues in Western PA that recently have closed their doors or sold their buildings.
Related: Generation to Generation tells the stories of families who have donated papers to the Rauh Jewish Archives. Jews began settling in this region in the 1840s. They made their homes here, established communities and helped build Western Pennsylvania. Their stories illuminate the history of our region.