Homestead Hebrews

Preserving the history of the Jewish community of Homestead, Pennsylvania

 
Hi all —
   Happy New Year!
   This newsletter includes links to a couple recent publications that highlighted aspects of this project.  
   Of interest to the Pittsburghers on this list is a three-part series celebrating Squirrel Hill. The first part takes place tonight, so please scroll to the end of this email to catch all the details.
       — Tammy

Overlooked Women at the Homestead Hebrew Congregation

As seen through the eyes of a 21st-century descendent.

Published in Lilith magazine »

Chanting My Way Up the Family Tree

How learning to leyn Torah helped me connect with long-lost ancestors.

Published on Tablet.com »

Three-Part Squirrel Hill History Series

   Squirrel Hill, long a center of Jewish life, is Pittsburgh’s largest city neighborhood, with diverse ethnic groups and unusual restaurants and stores. Many Homestead families also put down roots in Squirrel Hill.
   All events will take place at Congregation Beth Shalom, 5915 Beacon Street.  

Tonight at 7:30 PM
View Iris Samson’s documentary, Squirrel Hill in a Nutshell, which aired on WQED in 2012 and explores Squirrel Hill as it is today. Samson, a long-time journalist and television producer, will participate in the evening. There is no charge, and refreshments will be served. All are welcome!

February 23
Local filmmaker Sheila Chamowitz will present a close-up view of life on Murray Avenue, the commercial heart of Squirrel Hill.  

March 16
Helen Wilson, Vice President of the Squirrel Hill Historical Society, will talk about the history of Squirrel Hill.

Have You Sent In Your Pictures Yet?

Please share your pictures and souvenirs with me to include your family's chapter in the larger history of our community.







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