Western Pennsylvania Towns

American Jewish Yearbook 1919-20


ALIQUIPPA (Jewish pop. 300)

CG. Beth Jacob (Aliquippa-Woodlawn). Org. 1915. Rabbi, Samuel Klein;

Pres., J. J. Klein; Sec, Max Goeberman, Members, 45 ; income, $135.

Services: Festivals, Hebrew. School: Classes, 4; teachers, 4; pupils,

45; sessions weekly, 1,


ALTOONA (Jewish pop. 1000)

CG. Agudath Achim, 17th. Pres., Morris Henderson.

B'nai Yaakov, 19th, between 11th and 12th Av. Mountain City

Hebrew Reform Congregation, 13th Av. and 15th. Rabbi,

Moses J. S. Abels; Pres., Malcolm H. Neuwahl; Sec, Jos. Bechhofer.

Members, 108; income, $4625.67. Services: Sabbath, English and

Hebrew. School: Classes, 7 ; teachers, 7 ; pupils, 95 ; sessions weekly,

1. Auxiliary Societies: Ladies' Sisterhood; Temple Jewish Culture Society.

*Talmud Torah, 13th Av. bet. 18th and 19th. Org. 1873.

EDUC. Young Men's Hebrew Association, Heaton Block. Sec, L. Kusner, 1511 11th Av.

CHAR. Free Loan Society.

Hachnoses Orchim.

Ladies' Aid Society. Pres., Mrs. H. Craine.

Ladies' Temple Society. Pres., Mrs. Minnie Simon; Sec, Mrs. Dean Dreifus.

United Hebrew Charities. Reorg. 1912. Pres.. Morris Berman; Sec, Moses

J. S. Abels, 1201 17th Av. Members, 160 ; income, $1300. Constituent

Societies: Ladies' Temple Society; Ladies' Aid Society; Free Loan

Society; Hachnoses Orchim.

CL Beacon Light Club. Pres., Louis Bergman.

Ben Ami Club. Pres., Meyer Block.

Jewish Culture Society. Pres., J. Moskowitz.

M. B. Somech Noflim Lodge. Pres.. A. Parrish.

Zion. Red Shield of David. Pres., David Abr'mson.

CEM. Cemetery. Used by Congregntions Agurtnth Achim. Talmud Tornh.

Mountain City Hebrew Reform Cemetery, Washington Av. Inc. 1873. Chairman,

Harry Slutzker.


BEAVER FALLS (Jewish pop. 121)

CG. *Agudas Achim. School, 6th and 5th.

*Beaver Falls Hebrew Congregation, 6th Av. and 5th.

CEM. Cemetery.


BRADDOCK (Jewish pop. 1600) .

CG. Agudath Achim, 1023 Talbot Av. Org. 1894. Rabbi, Mordecai Hirschsprung;

Pres., Max Schwartz ; Sec, Samuel J. Klein. Members, 162; income, $5000. Services: Twice daily, Hebrew. School: Classes, 5; teachers, 3; pupils, 90 ; sessions weekly, 6.

Ahavath Achim, 6th. Org. 1907. Pres., A. Hecht; Sec. Chas. Klein.

Services: Hebrew.

EDDC. Young Women's Hebrew Association. Pres., Fannie Lincoff, 12 Kenmawr

Av., Rankin, Pa.

CHAR. Hebrew Ladies' Aid Society. Pres. Mrs. B. Schwartz; Sec. Mrs. A. H.

Rosenberg, 1129 Bell Av.

CL. Bessemer Club, 316 9th. Pres., Sam Markle ; Sec, Max Erman.

Evod Club. Pres., Jacob Markowitz, 1017 Talbot Av.

M. B. Independent Moses Ben Amrom Lodge. Sec, B. Schwartz.

Iron City Lodge, No. 3, Independent Order Sons of David. Pres., Max

Lazear; Sec, Jul. Zelmanowitz, 328 Hawkins Av., Rankin, Pa.

CEM. Cemetery at Mackleret.

Cemetery, Wilkins Township. Owned by Congregation Agudath Achim.

Hebrew Cemetery, Washington. Owned by the First Bradford Orthodox Hebrew Congregation.


BRADFORD (Jewish pop. 560)

CG. Beth Zion, South Av. Org. 1879.* Rabbi, S. J. Schwabb ; Pres., John Weis ;

Sec, D. C. Greenewald. Members, 17; income, $1700. Services:

English and Hebrew. School: Classes, 4; teachers, 4; pupils, 25;

sessions weekly, 5. Auxiliary Society: Ladies' Auxiliary.

First Hebrew Orthodox Congregation, 45 Kennedy. Org. 1883. Rabbi. P.

First; Pres., H. Graff; Sec, J. M. Ertz. Members, 60; income, $3500.

Services: Sabbath, Hebrew and English. School: Classes 7 ; teachers,

7 ; pupils, 76 ; sessions weekly, 5.

EDUC. Young People s Hebrew Association.

CHAR. Chevra Bikur Cholim, Breakly Hall, Main. Org. 1884. Pres., H. B.

Malley; Sec. I. Simsky. Members, 100.

Hebrew Ladies' Benevolent Society. Org. 1910. Pres., Mrs. K. Berwald ;

Sec, Mrs. H. Levy, 30 Boylston. Members, 60. •

CEM. Cemetery, at Oak Hill. Owned by Congregation Beth Zion.


BROWNSVILLE

CG. Ohave Israel, 2d. Org. 1907. Rabbi, Julian Shapo; Pres., Benjamin

Schwartz; Sec, Max J. Laponsky. Members, 58; income, $4500.

Services: Sabbath and Festivals, Hebrew and English. School:

Classes, 5; teachers. 5; pupils, 85; sessions weekly, 5. Auxiliary

Society: Hebrew Ladies' Aid Society.

CEM. Cemetery, So. Brownsville. Owned by Congregation Ohave Israel.


BUTLER (Jewish pop. 150)

CG. B'nai Abraham, 123 5th Av. Org. 1910. Pres., Wm. Horwitz ; Sec, Nathan

Goodman. Members, 60; income, $2500. Services: Hebrew. School:

Classes, 4 ; teachers, 1; pupils, 70 ; sessions daily.

CHAR. Ladies' Aid Society. Org. 1914. Pres., Mrs. Wm. Horwitz; Sec, Mrs.

Nathan Goodman, 5th Av. Members, 25.


CALIFORNIA (Jewish pop. 117)

CG. Sons of Jacob, Liberty. Org. 1913. Services: Hebrew. School: Teachers,

1; pupils, 15 ; sessions daily.


CARNEGIE (Jewish pop. 320)

CG. Ahavas Achim, Broadway, cor. Main. Org. 1900. Isaac Joseph Bachrach.

Services: Hebrew. School: Teachers. 1 ; pupils. 30-


CHARLEROI (Jewish pop. 75)

CG. Beth Israel. Org. 1907. N. Greenberg, 328 Washington Av. Services:

Hebrew. School: Teachers, 3; pupils, 25; sessions weekly, 1.


CLEARFIELD (Jewish pop. 68)

CG. B'nai Levi House of Jacob, Org. 1917. Pres., Louis Shapiro ; Sec, Joseph

Littman. Members, 22 ; income, $264. Services: Festivals, Yiddish.


CONNELLSVILLE (Jewish pop. 383)

CG. B'nai Israel, 40 mi. SE of Pittsburgh. Org. 1897. Rabbi, S. Strauss; Pres., Jacob

Rosenblum; Sec, Abr. M. Greenblatt. Members, 30. Services: Sabbath and Festivals, Hebrew. School: Classes, 4; teachers, 2; pupils, 50; sessions weekly, 6.

*Connellsville Religious Society.


CORRY (Jewish pop. 34)

CG. *Benai Zion, Front. Org. 1854.

Beth Israel. Org. 1882. Services: Hebrew.

CEM. Cemetery. Owned by I. O. B. B.


DONORA (Jewish pop. 81)

CG Oheb Sholom, Thompson Av. Ore. 1911. Rabbi, Gilbert A. Elefant; Pres.,

Louis Fried; Sec, Morris \loskowitss. Members, 60. Services: Sabbath,

Hebrew. School: Classes, 4 ; teachers, 1; pupils, 35; sessions weekly, 6.

EDUC. Young Men's Hebrew Association (Monongahela Valley). Org. 1919. Pres.,H. J. Silverman; Sec, Jos. Rubin. Members, 150.

CHAR. Ladies' Hebrew Aid Society. Pres., Mrs. M. D. Cohen ; Sec, Mrs. J. Lautman.

Members, 30.

M. B. Independent Order Sons of David Lodge. Pres., John Lautman ; Sec, Adolpb

Moskowitz.

CEM. Eldora Cemetery, suburbs of Donora. Inc. 1904. Owned by Congregation

Oheb Sholom.


DUBOIS (Jewish pop. 186)

CG. House of Israel. Sec, Henry Kleevans.

Sons of Israel, W. Weber Av. Org. 1912. Cantor, Samuel Shubin. Services:

Hebrew, School: Teachers, 1; pupils, 35; sessions daily.

CHAR. Hebrew Aid Society, W. Weber Av. Org. 1907. Pres., A. Zisser; Sec, Mrs.

Fred Tamler.


DUQUESNE (Jewish pop. 350)

CG. Beth Jacob, S. 1st. Org. 1904. Rabbi, R. A. Hollander; Pres., D. Mandel;

Sec, Sam Klein. Services: Sabbath, Hebrew. School: Classes, 4;

teachers. 1; pupils, 37 ;


ELLWOOD CITY (Jewish pop. 39)

CG. Tree of Life, Wayne Av. and 7th, care of M. J. Krause.


ERIE (Jewish pop. 1600)

CG. Anshe Chesed. Rabbi, Max C. Currick, 523 W. 9th; Pres., Morris Schaffner;

Sec, Arthur Rosenberg.

Brith Sholom, 721 French* Pres., A. M. Goldstein; Sec. E. A. Solomon.

Members, 75 ; income, $2000. Services: Weekly and Festivals, Jewish.

EDUC. Jewish Young Men's Association, 14 W. 8th. Pres., Milton Schaffner.

Young Women's Hebrew Association. Pres.. Dora Semuel. 1710 Peach.

CHAR. Jewish Charity Organization. Sec, Max C. Currick, 523 W. 9th.

CBM. Cemetery, W. 26th and Cherry. Sec, Ph. Hanauer.


ETNA (Jewish pop. 58)

CG. Etna and Sharpsburg Congregation. Pres., Herman Labowltz.

EDUC ••Hebrew School of Etna.


FARRELL (Jewish pop. 550)

CG. Ahabath Achim, 929 N. Lee Av. Org. 1916. Rabbi-Cantor, M. Brown;

Sec, M. Brown. Members, 30; income, $1000. Services: Every morning and Friday evening, Hebrew. School: Teachers, 1; pupils, 19; sessions weekly, 6.

B'nai Zion Congregation, cor. Spearman and Union. Org. 1902. Pres.,

Joseph Goldberger* Sec, Frnnk Gross. Members, 64; income, $2500.

CHAR. Daughters of Israel. Org. 1903. Pres., Mrs. Sam Schermer; Sec, Mrs.

Charles Frankel. Auxiliary Society: Hachnosas Orchim.

CL. Hebrew Independent Social Club, cor. Idaho and Wallis Av. Pres., Mark

Speiser; Sec, M. Schwartz.

CEM. Fairview Cemetery, Hickory Township, Mercer Co. Org. Nov. 10, 1902.

Owned by Congregation B'nai Zion.


GLASSPORT (Jewish pop. 120)

CG. B'nai Israel, Ohio Av. Rabbi, Weiss, McKeesport, Pa.; Pres., Max

Broder; Sec, Chas. Wiesnnthal. Members, 20. Services: Sabbath,

Hebrew. School: Classes, 2 ; teachers, 1; pupils, 22 ; sessions weekly, 1.


GREENSBURG (Jewish pop. 130)

CG, B'nai Israel, Hamilton and Ludwick. Pres., Z. Danashefsky ; Sec, Jacob Shapiro.

CHAR. Hebrew Sheltering Aid Society; care of Cg. B'nai Israel, Hampton, Va. Org.

1895. Pres., W. Daniel; Sec, S. Sucatsky. Members, 40.

Jewish Relief Committee. Org. 1915. Pres., I. Kaha«owitz ; Sec, Simon Davis.

CEM. B'nai Israel Cemetery, Hemfleld Township. Inc. 1889. Pres., W. Daniel,

Hamilton, cor. Ludwick.

B'nai Zion Cemetery. Pres., I. Kahanowitz ; Sec, Simon Davis.


HOMESTEAD (Jewish pop. 650)

CG. Homestead Hebrew Congregation Rodef Sholom, 10th Av. and McClure.

Org. 1894. Cantor, S. Widam; Pres., Samuel S. Mervis; Sec, I.

Grossman. Members, 101; income, $5000. Services: Daily, Hebrew.

School: Classes, 3 ; teachers, 1; pupils, 38 ; sessions daily.

EDUC. Young Men's Hebrew Association, 8th Av.

Young Women's Hebrew Association.

CHAR. Hebrew Ladies' Aid Society, 605 8th Av. Org. 1905. Pres.. Mrs. H. S.

Schwarz; Sec, Mrs. I. Grossman. Affiliated Societies: Congregation

Rodef Sholom; Young Men's Hebrew Association; Young Women's Hebrew Association.

CEM. Cemetery, Homeville, Pa. Owned by Congregation Rodef Sholom. Inc.

May 12, 1897.


JEANNETTE (Jewish pop. 80)

CHAR. **Jewish Welfare Society. Pres., Mrs. J. R. Finkelpearl; Sec, Mrs. S. Newman.


JOHNSTOWN (Jewish pop. 400)

CG. Rodef Sholom, Iron. Inc. 1905. Cantor, Moses Foster; Pres.. I. Rabinowitz

: Sec, Ph. Meyers. Members, 65. Services: Twice daily, Hebrew.

School: Teachers. 2 ; pupils, 35; sessions weekly, 6.

CHAR. Hachnosas Orchim Society, care of Rodef Sholom Synagogue. Org. 1913.

Pres., Mrs. Samuel Callet; Sec, Sara Galfond. Members, 125.

Hebrew Society, Iron. Sec, A. M. Slutzker. Market.

CL. Progress Social Club, 546 Main. Org. 1884. Pres., T. J. Callett, Luzerne ;

Sec-Treas., L. L. Cohen. Members, 19.

ZION. Pirche Zion Society, 512 'Main. Isadore Skye, Broad.

Tikvath Zion Society, 549 Main. Sec, Dnvid Glosser.

CEM. Cemetery. Owned by the Progress Social Club.

Rodef Sholom Cemetery, Gelstov, Pa. Org. 1908. Sec, Ph. Myers.


KITTANNING (Jewish pop. 145)

CG. Kneseth Israel, N. Jefferson. Org. 1908. Rabbi, D. S. Myers. Serci, cs:

Hebrew. School: Teachers, 1; pupils, 30; sessions daily.


LATROBE (Jewish pop. 87)

CG. Beth Israel.

CL. Ahavath Zion Club, Miller. Org. 1917. Pies., R. Michael, Fairmount; Sec,

Sara Selekman. Members, 42.


McKEESPORT (Jewish pop. 3000)

Anshe Sfard. Pres., Philip Kohn. 515% Market.

Gmilas Chesed, Market and 3d. Org. 1888. Pres., Adolph Itzcovitz; Sec,

Sam Landesman. Members, 316; income, $7000. Services: Daily,

Hebrew. School: Classes, 4; teachers, 3; pupils, 140; sessions weekly, 6.

Kesher Israel, Mulberry. Pres., Sam Rosenzweig; Sec, J. Stein. Members,

6 ; income, $1000. Services: Three times daily, Hebrew.

Temple B'nai Israel, 812 Jenny land. Org. 1912. Rabbi, Murry A. Alstet; Pres., F. R. S. Kaplan; Sec, Emanuel R. Sull. Members, 145 ; income, $3500. Services: Sabbath, English and Hebrew. School: Classes, 8; teachers, 8; pupils, 100; sessions weekly, 5. Auxiliary: Sisterhood.

Tree of Life Congregation, 6th and Mulberry. Org. 1897. Rabbi, Wolf Levine ; Pres., M. Schrader. Services: Hebrew. School: Teachers, 3; pupils, 200 ; sessions daily.

EDUC. Hebrew Institute. Pres., Emanuel Weiss, .316 Strawberry.

Young Men's Hebrew Association, 514 5th Av. Sec, Harry R. Levy.

CHAR. Hebrew Benevolent Society, 15th Av. Org. 1900. Pres., Mrs. D. Kaplan,

615 Hazel. Members, 80.

Hebrew Ladies' Beneficial Society. Sec, Mrs. Henrietta Friedman, 813 Jerome.

Hebrew Ladies' Benevolent Society. Sec, Mrs. S. Greenblatt, 636 5th Av.

Independent Zion Sick and Benevolent Society. Sec, Herman Rosenberg,

306 Strawberry.

McKeesport "Home of Shelter." Pres., Henry Friedman, 401 Jerome.

McKeesport Belief Society, I. O. F. Hall, Market. Org. 1915. Pres., Mrs.

M. Schrader; Sec, Mrs. A. Finkel. Members, 75.

CL. Harmony Club, 741 Grant. Org. 1917. Pres., Morris Lebovitz; Sec. Max

Heimlich. Members, 25.

Menorah Club. Sec, Harry Siegel, 912 Brick Alley.

Pond Lily Club. Pres., Bessie Judkowitz, 811 Jerome.

Progress Club. Sec, Morley Leboyitz, 702 Wiley Av.

Templars Club. Pres., Wm. Jubelirer, 315 9th Av.

McKeesport Workingmen's Aid Association, Sec, Herman Rosenberg, 306

Strawberry.

ZION. Brandeis Club. Sec, Samuel Moritz, 518 Hazel.

Dorshei Zion Society; 305 Market. Org. 1910. Pres., Samuel Atran ; Sec.

Emanuel R. Sull. Members, 76.

CEM. Cemetery, Christy Park.

Cemetery, Ellrod. Owned by Temple B'nai Israel.

Cemetery, Versailles Borough. Owned by Congregation Gmilas Chesed.


McKEES ROCKS (Jewish pop. 220)

CG. Ahavas Achim, Helen. Pres., L. Goodman; Sec, Wm. Markowitz. Services:Hebrew.

EDUC. Religious School (under auspices of Council of Jewish Women). Supt.,

Mrs. Moses Ruslander.

CHAR. Hebrew Ladies' Aid Society. Org. 1907. Pres., Mrs. H. S. Banov; Sec,

Mrs. J. Levy, Chartiers Av.


MEADVILLE (Jewish pop. 75)

CG. Meadville Hebrew Society. Sec, M. Ohlman.

CEM. Cemetery. Louis W. Ohlman, 913 Water.


MONESSEN

CG. Kenesseth Israel, Schoolmaker Av. Org. 1903. Rabbi, D. S. Meyers ; Fres., Henry Eisenberg; Sec, Abe Mayhouse, 409 McKee Av. Members, 50; income, $2500. Services: Sabbath, Hebrew and English. School: Classes, 3 ; teachers, 1; sessions weekly 1.

CEM. Cemetery, Prisedale Rd. Owned by Congregation Kenesseth Israel.


NEW CASTLE (Jewish pop. 610)

CG. *Tiferet Israel, Home. Org. Oct., 1894.

CBM. Chevra Kadisha Tifereth Israel. Inc. 1899. Jefferson.


NEW KENSINGTON (Jewish pop. 375)

CG. Beth Jacob Congregation. Pres., I. Claster ; Sec, M. Kubrin.

M. B. I. O. S. O. David, I. O. O. F. Bldg., 5th Av. Org. 1913. Pres., M. E. Krause ;

Sec, L. Weinberg. Members, 56.

ZION. Dorshoi Zion Society. Sec, Ellis Kopelman.


OIL CITY (Jewish pop. 380)

CG. *Sharith Israel, 461 Elm. Org. Dec. 18, 1906.

Tree of Life, Plumer. Org. 1901. Cantor H. J. Finesinger; Pres. Max Lewis; Sec, David Jacobs. Services: Hebrew. School: Teachers, 5; pupils, 85 ; sessions daily.

EDUC. Young Men's Hebrew Association, Centre. Org. 1913. Pres., Aaron Silberberg;

Sec, Hyman Cohen. Members, 60.

CEM. Sage Run Cemetery. Inc. Dec. 18, 1906. Owned by Congregation Sharith Israel.


PUNXSITTAWNEY (Jewish pop. 275)

CG. *Chevra Agudat Achim, Indiana Av. Org. 1889.

CEM. Agudat Achim Cemetery, Cloe, Pa. Inc. 1889.


RANKIN (Jewish pop. 60)

CG. B'nai Israel, 2d. Pres., Jos. Ecker; Sec, Simon Horr.Harmony Club, 230 2d.


SHARON (Jewish pop. 500)

EDUC. Shenango Valley Young Men's Hebrew Association, Smith Thornton Bldg.,

E. State. Sec, M. H. Sacharow.

Young Women's Hebrew Association.


TITTUSVILLE (Jewish pop. 205)

CG. B'ne Gemilas Chesed, N. Martin. Org. 1872. Rnbbi, Chas. A. Misch; Pres., Louis Winitsky ; Sec, E. Rubin. Services: Hebrew. School: Teachers, 2; pupils, 15.

CEM. B'nai Zion Cemetery, Cherry Tree Hill. Inc. 1871. Pres., Sam Strands.


UNIONTOWN (Jewish pop. 600)

CG. Temple Israel, Fayette. Rabbi, Solomon Philo, 37 Maple; Pres., Jos. Rosenbaum, Jefferson; Sec, Ike Rosenbaum Wilson. Members, 15; income, $1000. Services: Weekly, English. School: Classes, 3; teachers, 3; pupils, 30; sessions weekly, 2. Auxiliary Societies:Ladies' Auxiliary; Ladies' Aid Society.

Tree of Life. Org. 1901. Pres., Harris Cohen ; Sec, John Treelisky ; Supt.,Aaron Feldstein. Members, 55; income, $1000. Services: Sabbath, Hebrew and English. School: Classes, 3; teachers, 1; pupils, 30.

CEM. Jewish Cemetery. Owned by Temple Israel.


WARREN (Jewish pop. 102)

CG. Tiphereth Israel. Org. 1904. Pres., I. Kornich; Sec, E. T. Glassman.

Members, 15; income, $500. Services: Sabbath, Hebrew.


WASHINGTON (Jewish pop. 400)

CG Beth Israel, cor. Franklin and Spruce. Org. 1902. Rabbi-Cantor, Jacob

Goldfarb. Services: Hebrew. School: Teachers, 2; pupils, 75; sessions daily.

EDUC. Young Men's Hebrew Association, Real Estate Bldg. Sec, Julius P. Landay.