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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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New Light Congregation Sunday Morning Service photograph

Color photograph showing 13 people standing on either side of two Torah scrolls. Many of the men are wearing prayer shawls.

Historical Notes

By the early 21st century, New Light Congregation had a small but dedicated group of members who met regularly for religious worship and social functions. One core group participated in a regular Sunday morning service. Seen here are Dan Stein, Myron Snider, Eileen Snider, Ed Haber, Rabbi Harvey Brotsky, Water Reisz, Richard Gottfried, Leo Rabinowitz, Carol Solomon, Howard Kubitz, Ethel Kubitz, Allen Sklan, and Mel Wax.

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
New Light Congregation