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.
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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