Pittsburgh Jewish Organizations 1919



American Jewish Yearbook 1919-1920

Jewish pop. 60,000

CG. Adath Jeshurun, Margaretta and St. Clair.

Ahavas Sholem, Liberty Av. and 28th. Org. 1904.


**Anshe Gemilas Chesed. Rabbi, M. Weinberger.


Austro-Hungarian Congregation Poale Zedek, 129 Crawford. Inc.. 1881. Rabbi. Wm. Kochin ; Cantor, J. L. Alpert; Pres., Max Friedman ; Sec, Adolph Greenberger. Members, 180. Services: Daily, Hebrew.School: Classes, 2; teachers, 1; pupils, 50; sessions weekly, 5.


Beth David, Miller and Foreside.


Beth Hamidrash Hagodol, 137 Washington. Org. 1892. Rabbi, A. M. Ashinsky.


Beth Israel, 1st and East. Pres., Meyer Rosenbloom ; Sec, C. Spitz.


Beth Jacob, Franklin and Townsend. Org. 1890. Rabbi, A. M. Ashinsky.


B'nai Israel, 209 Collins. Org. 1901. Pres., J. N. Wolk ; Sec. Saul Scheiu.

Services: Hebrew. School: Teachers, 5 ; pupils, 99; sessions weekly, 1.


••B'nai Israel, N. Highland Av. and Hippey.


B'nai Israel of the East End, 6202 Penn Av. Org., 1903.


Chevra Thillim, 35 Townsend. Org. 1892.


Chevra Torah Anshe Sinai, Fulton and Clark.


Congregation Talmud Torah of the South Side, 1922 Carson.


Kanasses Israel, 72 Miller.


Machzikei Hadas, Wylie Av. and Granville.


New Light, Roberts near Reed. Rabbi, Benj. Bleiberg.


Ohav Zedek, East Pittsburgh. Rabbi, Liftman, Electric Av.


Ohel Jacob (Roumanian Congregation), Robert near Centre Av. Org. 1903


Rodeph Shalom Congregation (Reform), 4905 5th Av. Org. 1851. Rabbi

Samuel H. Goldenson; Pres., Josiah Cohen; Sec, Maurice Spear. Members, 500 ; income, $38,000. Services: Twice weekly, Hebrew and English. School: Classes, 20; teachers, 16; pupils, 637;'sessions weekly, 2. in 2 sections. Auxiliary Society: Sisterhood; Sec, Mrs. Joseph Jackson. 1500 Dennison Av.


Shaare Tfllo, 23 Miller. Org. 1906. Rabbi, Julius Bloom.


CG. Shaare Torah (Gates of Wisdom), 29 Townsend. Org. 1887. Rabbi, M. S. Sivitz. Services: Hebrew. School: Teachers, 6 ; pupils, 250 ; sessions weekly, 6.


Shaare Zedek, 14 Townsend. Rabbi, A. M. Ashinsky.


Tiphereth Israel, cor. Fullerton and Clark. Org. 1909. Reader, Louis M.

Kochin. Services: Hebrew.


Tree of Life Congregation, 210 Craft Av. Org. 1864. Rabbi, Maurice M. Mazure; Cantor, Joseph Levin; Pres., Barney Rosenthal; Sec, Leo Rothenberg. Members, 275; income, $20,000. Services: Daily, Hebrew and English. School: Classes, 12; teachers, 12; pupils, 400; sessions weekly, 5. Auxiliary Societies: Ladies' Auxiliary Society; Tree of Life Study Circle; Etz Hayim Club; Pirche Jehuda Club; Tree of Life Bar Mitzvah League; Tree of Life Alumni Association. EDUC.


Hebrew Institute of Pittsburgh, Wylie Av. and Green. Pres., Sol. Rosenbloom; Sec, Maurice Neaman; Headworker, Israel A. Abrams. Members, 2500 ; income, $10,000. Auxiliary Societies: Ladies' Auxiliary ; Children's Synagogue; Hebrew Library.


Irene Kaufmann Settlement, 1S35 Center Av. Org. 1895 as ColumbianCouncil School; later Columbian School and Settlement. Inc. 1900. Reorg. 1909. Pres., Louis J. Affelder; Sec, Minnie Affelder; Resident Director, Sidney A. Teller. Income, $35,000.


Labor Lyceum, 35-39 Miller. Org. 1905. Pres.. Julius Weisberg; Sec, J.Kellmer; Supt., Sam'l Oshry. Members, 1500; income, $6000. Affiliated Societies: Labor Lyceum Auxiliary; Workmen's Circle Branches, 45, 250, 104; 3d Ward Jewish Branch Socialist Party; 3d Ward English Branch Socialist Party; Stogie Mnkers* Union, Jewish; Bakers' Union, Jewish ; Tailors' Union, Jewish ; Cap Makers' Union, Jewish; Young Peoples' Socialist League, Jewish; Young Peoples' Socialist League, English ; Chess Club, Jewish.


Pittsburgh Hebrew School (Talmud Torah), 134 Crawford. Director, M. S. Sivitz.


Talmud Torah, 1908 Sarah.


Young Men's Hebrew Association, 1940 5th Av. Org. 1910. Pres., J. Lewis

Palley; Sec, Bernard S. Labowitz. Members, 1500; Income, $10,000.


Young Women's Hebrew Association, 218 Croft Av. Pres., Sallie Mazer.

CHAR. *Chevra Mewacker Cholim.


Emma Farm Association, 1835 Center Av. Org. 1908. Pres., Edgar J.

Kaufman; Director, Sidney A. Teller. Income, $6500. Persons benefited

at summer camp, 400.


Federation of the Jewish Philanthropies of Pittsburgh, 601 Washington Trust Co. Bldg. Org. 1912. Pres.. Aaron Cohen; Sec, Minnie Affelder. Members. 2400; income, $130,000. Constituent Societies: The Monteflore Hospital Association of Western Pennsylvania; The Irene Kaufmann Settlement; The J. M. Gusky Hebrew Orphannge and Home of Western Pennsylvania; The United Hebrew Relief Association; House of Shelter Society; The Emma Farm Association; The Jewish Home for the Aged; The Philanthropic Activities of the Council of Jewish Women (Pittsburgh Section) ; The Hebrew


Free Loan Association; The Hebrew Ladies' Hospital

Aid Society; The Free Burial Association; The National Farm

School, Doylestown, Bucks Co., Pa.; The Jewish Consumptives' Relief

Society, Denver, Colo.; The National Jewish Hospital for Consumptives

at Denver, Colo.

Free Burial Association (Chevra Chesed Shel Emeth), 331 S. Falrmount.

Org. 1914. Pres., J. M. Friedman; Sec, Mrs. Bennett Levy; Director,

Jacob Hepner. Income, $1300.


••Girls' Home Association, Fort Pitt Hotel. Pres., Sophie Goodstone.


Hebrew Free Loan Association, 1835 Center Av. Org. 1899. Pres., Morris

Jackson ; Sec, Jacob Frishman.


Hebrew Free Loan Association, 1220 Wylie Av. Pres., Morris Jackson ; Sec, Allen O. Cohen. Income, $10,000.


Hebrew Ladies' Hospital Aid Society, 2504 Shady Av. Org. 1898. Pres..

Mrs. Henry Finkelpearl; Sec, Mrs. Abe Caplan. Members, 1000;

income, $6000. Persons benefited annually, 200.


CHAR. House of Shelter Society, 1625 Locust. Pres., Mrs. A. Bernstein; Sec,

Mrs. E. N. Finkelhor; Supt, Joseph Israel. Income, $2000.


J. M. Gusky Hebrew Orphanage and Home of Western Pennsylvania, 3605 Perrysville Av. Ore. 1891. Pres.. A. L. Solomon; Sec, Louis Caplan; Supt. and Matron, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Deutelbaum. Inmates, 70.


Jewish Home for the Aged (Beth Moshab Z'kainim), Breckenridge Av. Org. 1905. Pres., Henry Jackson; Sec, Manuel Cohen; Supt., Alexander J. Newman. Members, 225; income, $12,000. Inmates, 48. Auxiliary Society: Ladies' Auxiliary. Pres., Mrs. Henry Jackson; Sec, Mrs. M. Streng.


Juvenile Court Aid Society. Sec, Mrs. Enosh Rauh, Bartlett. Activity of the Council of Jewish Women.


**Monteflore Aid Society.


Monteflore Hospital Association of Western Pennsylvania, 3000 Center Av.

Inc. 1905. Pres., Henry Jackson; Sec, A. C. Speyer; Supt., Mrs. C.

Hirsch.


Palestine Welfare Society of Western Pennsylvania, 4905 5th Av. Org. 1914. Pres., Mrs. Sol. Rosenbloom ; Sec, Mrs. M. Krieger.


Roumanian Ladies' Aid Society, 1851 Center Av. Pres., Mrs. Jenny Rosenthai; Sec, Mrs. Annie Bernstein.


United Hebrew Relief Association, Washington Trust Co. Bide. Org. 1870. Pres., Aaron Cohen; Sec, A. J. DeRoy; Supt., Chas. I. Cooper. Members, 2800; income, $30,000.


Young Girls' Home Association. Pres., Sophie Goodstone; Sec, Alice Rothman.


CL. **Concordia. Pres., Walter Rosenbaum ; Sec, Sam A. Steinfirst.

••Elite Club.

Harmony Club, 1809 Fifth Av. Pres., Louis Lichtenstein.

••Marietta Social Club. Pres., M. Simon ; Sec, H. Brown.

••Phoenix Club. Pres., Ben Goldman; Sec, Simon C. Shoenfeld.

**Sa-Gelm Club. Pres., Henry Broida ; Sec, Herbert Grossman.

Welfare Club. Pres., J. Saul; Sec, Alfred Saul.

Westmoreland Country Club, Verona Pa. Org. 1903. Pres., Louis J. Adler; Sec, De Witt Haber. Members, 180; income, $20,000. (Club admits Jews as non-members.)


COM. Jewish Committee for Corrective Work. Washington Trust Co. Bldg. Org. 1917. Pres.. Leonard S. Levin ; Sec-Supt., Chas. I. Cooper. Persons

benefited, 150. Affiliated. Societies: United Hebrew Relief Association ;

Council of Jewish Women ; Young Men's Hebrew Association ; Independent

Order B'nai Brith ; Sisterhood of Congregation Rodeph Shalom.


CEM. Beth Hamidrash Hagodol Cemetery, McKees Rocks. Inc. 1878.

Beth Jacob Cemetery, McKees Rocks. Inc. 1890.

Cemetery, Gerty's Run, Milvale. Maintained by the Chevra Mewacker Cholim.

Cemetery, Sharpsburg, Pa.

Cemetery, White Hall, Baldwin Township.

Cemetery, Temperanceville.

West View Cemetery. Owned by Rodeph Shalom Congregation.