About Us

 Mission

 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. 

 History

 The Jewish Genealogy Society of Pittsburgh was founded in the early 1990's by Julian Falk initially meeting at the former Jewish Federatoin   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 
 Steven Jaron - President

 Evan Wolfson - Vice President

 Jonathan Schachter - Treasurer

 Steffi Biersdorf - Membership and Outreach

 Eric Lidji - Secretary and Rauh Jewish Archives and History Program Liason

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