The mission of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Pittsburgh is to provide a means for our members and the community at large to reconnect with their Jewish ancestry in Southwestern Pennsylvania along with their ancestral homelands.
The Jewish Genealogy Society of Pittsburgh was founded in the early 1980's by Julian Falk initially meeting at the former Jewish Federation building in Oakland. By the end of the decade they met at the Holocaust Center. and were averaging 25-40 members. In the late 2000's the original organization folded and their items were donated to the Rauh Jewish Archives and History Program.
In 2017 Steven Jaron, with the help of Evan Wolfson and David Schlitt (former RJAHP director), restarted the organization.
The current JGS of Pittsburgh leadership is
President - Steven Jaron
Vice President Membership & Operations - Joel Bauman
Vice President Programming, Research, & Education - Evan Wolfson
Secretary - Batya Moses
Treasurer - Deb Scheimer
Outreach Coordinator - Steffi Biersdorff
Rauh Jewish Archives and History Program Liaison - Eric Lidji
Current Volunteer Opportunities:
We are currently looking to fill the following roles within our leadership team as well as some role that help with the day to day operation of our organization.
Multi-media team (Newsletter, Social Media, Website)
If you are interesting in filling any of these or future roles please use the Contact Us form