School of Advanced Jewish Studies students with their teacher, 1985. United Jewish Federation Photographs, Rauh Jewish History Program & Archives, Heinz History Center.

Digital Resources

Western Pennsylvania Jewish Cemetery Project

The Western Pennsylvania Jewish Cemetery Project preserves the names of almost 50,000 Jews buried in more than 80 regional Jewish cemeteries.

Generation to Generation: Family Stories Drawn from the Rauh Jewish Archives

This online exhibition uses archival photographs and documents and links to other sources to illustrate the stories of families who have donated their papers to the Rauh Jewish History Program & Archives. A searchable database of burial records from Western Pennsylvania Jewish cemeteries is included on the site.

A Tradition of Giving: The History of Jewish Philanthropy in Pittsburgh

Based on a timeline, the website chronicles the development of the social service infrastructure of the Pittsburgh Jewish community using archival documents and photographs from Rauh Jewish History Program & Archives collections and links to other sources.

The Pittsburgh Jewish Newspaper Project

The Pittsburgh Jewish Newspaper Project provides access to digitized copies of the “Jewish Criterion” (1895-1962), the “American Jewish Outlook” (1934-1962), the “Jewish Chronicle” (1962- 2010), and the Y-JCC series, comprised of newsletters of the Young Men & Women’s Hebrew Association, the Y-IKS, and the Jewish Community Center (1926-1975) . This project is a partnership of Carnegie Mellon University Libraries, the Rauh Jewish History Program & Archives, and the Rodef Shalom Congregation Archives.

Connecting Pittsburgh Jewish Youth with Their Local Jewish Heritage

The curriculum units provided here have been created to introduce upper elementary, middle, and high school students to the history of the Jews in Pittsburgh. Each unit is designed to use three hours of classroom time. The curriculum units are based on primary archival materials and provide links to other relevant digital resources. The collaboration of the Rauh Jewish History Program & Archives and the Agency for Jewish Learning in the development of the curriculum units was underwritten by the Jewish Federation Greater Pittsburgh.