Pittsburgh Area Jewish Communities

Pittsburgh's Jewish Criterion was the first English language weekly Jewish newspaper in America and published from 1895 to 1962. These special issues contain original news and historic accounts of Jewish communities in the Pittsburgh tri-state area (western PA, eastern Ohio, and northern West Virginia). There are many photos of people and places as well as interesting display advertisements.

A few large issues are on the Carnegie-Mellon Library website and you will need to click on the issue number at the top of the page, ignore error messages, and  download the entire edition to a PDF by clicking the 2 diskette icon. You may also save the issue to your PC. Smaller issues are on the Kehilalinks website  and will start in your PDF reader after a short delay.

Alliance OH  April 1919
Altoona November 1922 page ten
Braddock December 1906
Canonsburg     The Jews of Canonsburg - Article by Arnold W. Cushner
May 23 1919
East Liverpool OH April 1919
Erie August 29 1919     52 pages on Erie & Jewish community - stories, photos, ads
Greensburg May 23 1919
Jeanette May 23 1919
Johnstown May 23 1919
Latrobe May 23 1919
McKeesport January 11, 1907
Pittsburgh December 1 1905   Rise and Growth of Pittsburg Jewish community

May 31 1918  25th Anniversary - Story of the Jews of Pittsburgh by Charles I. Cooper

Sep 11 1942  50th Anniversary - synagogues, history, service, business - 260 pages

Salem OH April 1919
Steubenville OH April 1919
Uniontown May 23 1919
Warren OH  1918    Special edition
Wheeling WV April 1919
Youngstown OH 1918    Special edition

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