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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.

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Congregation Oher Chodosh 25th anniversary banquet photograph

Congregation Oher Chodosh 25th anniversary banquet photograph

Sepia-tone photograph showing large group of people in a banquet hall decorated with streamers, Stars of David, and American flags. Text at bottom reads "The 25th Anniversary banquet of the Congregation 'Oher Chodosh Anshe Romanian' February 26, 1928 Pittsburgh Pa." Original photograph is creased in several places and missing one corner. 

Historical Notes

New Light Congregation was founded in the Hill District of Pittsburgh in the late 19th and early 20th century by recent Jewish immigrants from Romania. The congregation held a 25th anniversary banquet in 1928 in the basement of its synagogue on Roberts Street.

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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
New Light Congregation