The Collection

The October 27 Archive currently contains 176 objects and is regularly being expanded with more material. The archive includes flyers and programs from community gatherings held since the October 27 attack, a comprehensive collection of news coverage about the day of the event, oral history recordings reflecting a diverse array of experiences, and historical documentation about the Jewish experience in Western Pennsylvania.

Using this archive

You can view all the materials currently included in the archive using the browser below. Each object has been described and cataloged to help you discover materials, learn about these materials, understand the context in which these materials were created, and draw connections between different materials. You can refine the browsing experience using various filters, including creator, type, and subject. Some of these filters have already been used to create preset galleries, each organized around specific aspects of the archive. You can also look for specific words and phrase found in the archive using a keyword search.


View the collection


Abraham Goldstein Haggadah

Title page from Haggadah used during Passover service. Includes six stamps listing "A. Goldstein, 199 4th Ave. Pittsburgh, Pa."

Historical Notes

Abraham Goldstein immigrated to the United States from Russia in the early 1880s and became the gabbai (sexton) and religious school teacher at Tree of Life Congregation, a role he filled for 55 years. He lived with his wife Anna and their eight children in rooms at the Tree of Life synagogue, first at its downtown location and later at its Oakland location.

Use and Reproduction

Property rights reside with the Senator John Heinz History Center. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the Library and Archives of the Senator John Heinz History Center.

Donor Information
Diane Klein