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Israel 25th Anniversary Parade photograph

Photograph showing 11 adults and children standing and sitting on a sidewalk before a house. One person holds a sign reading, "Congregation Dor Hadash Salutes Israel on 25th Anniversary." Other hold Star of David flags.

Historical Notes

Congregation Dor Hadash was founded in 1963. In its original Statement of Principles, the congregation wrote "We recognize the State of Israel as the spiritual and cultural focal point and source of inspiration for World Jewry transcending political borders and ideological boundaries." The congregation regularly sent a delegation to the Israel Day Parade held each year in Pittsburgh on Israel Independence Day.

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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
Congregation Dor Hadash (Pittsburgh, Pa.)