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 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
President - Steven Jaron
Vice President Operations - Joel Bauman
Vice President Programming, Research, & Education - Evan Wolfson
Vice President Marketing & Strategic Planning - Rochelle Sufrin
Secretary - VACANT
Treasurer - Jonathan Schachter
Membership and Outreach Coordinator - Steffi Biersdorff
Rauh Jewish Archives and History Program Liaison - Eric Lidji