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 About Us


 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 - Evan Wolfson
  Secretary - Batya Moses
  Treasurer - Deb Scheimer
  Outreach Coordinator - Steffi Biersdorff

  Rauh Jewish Archives and History Program Liaison - Eric Lidji

 Current Volunteer Opportunities:

 Multi-media team (Newsletter, Social Media, Website)
Membership Coordinator
Programming Coordinator

 If you are interesting in filling any of these or future roles please use the Contact Us form

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