New Light Congregation charter (1909)
Photocopied legal document. Typed with embossed seal and some handwritten annotations, 12 pages.
Photocopied legal document. Typed with embossed seal and some handwritten annotations, 12 pages.
Small saddle-stitched booklet with large wine stain across cover, 37 pages.
Cover of bencher (grace after meals booklet) from the bar mitzvah of Nate Itskowitz. Features illustration of a black and yellow sports jersey with the name Itskowitz, a Steelers logo modified to read "Nate" and the date "10-27-18," and Hebrew text listing the event and date.
Title page from Haggadah used during Passover service. Includes six stamps listing "A. Goldstein, 199 4th Ave. Pittsburgh, Pa."
Eight-page booklet printed on off-white paper. Program provides order of memorial service, lists names of deceased congregants by family, and lists names of congregational officers.
17-page speech, typescript with handwritten annotations. Provides a brief history of Tree of Life Congregation and reflects on the mission and values of the congregation at its centennial.
Copy of the original charter of Tree of Life Congregation. Four-page typescript document with handwritten annotations. Describes purposes of the congregation and names charter members.
Single-page folded to create four-page booklet. Black text on blue paper. Cover features illustration of number 15 with decorative flowers. Interior includes details of event.
Single page with typed text and hand-drawn illustration of an open Torah scroll, Shabbat candles, and a kiddish cup. Text lists details of event and includes quotation from Statement of Principles.
Single page with typed text. Text lists order of Friday evening service, including page numbers and readings with instructions for cantor.
Six-page document with printed text. Script for "amusement" presented at public event. Provides history of congregation.
13-page program. Black text on blue paper. Contains selection of readings and prayers as part of a "Sabbath of Learning" service.
Spiral bound booklet with peach-colored cover page, gray binding, and light blue back cover, 43 pages. Contains information for members, including descriptions of officer responsibilities, a guide for leading services, and contact information for Jewish resources in Pittsburgh. Two pages containing contact information have been redacted from digital version.
19-paged saddle-stitched booklet. Includes note from current president, explaination of Reconstructionist Judaism, and history of Congregation Dor Hadash with reproduction of archival materials, Typed half-page booklet printed in color and staple-bound.
Typed letter from Amy Jonas of the Hebrew Institute of Pittsburgh to Ruth Edenstein, President of Congregation Dor Hadash, thanking Dor Hadash for sponsoring the construction of a ramp on the Hebrew Institute building.
Cover of sddle stitched. Embossed gold text on white cover. Text reads "30th Anniversary Congregation Dor Hadash June 20, 1993."
Large bound volume. Cover features gold writing embossed onto white leather and reads, "Book of Life, New Light Sisterhood, Donated By Mr. and Mrs. Harold Marcus in memory of Herman L. Katz." Interior pages contain handwritten messages in calligraphy.
Single page, folded. Cover features illustration of sanctuary addition of New Light Congregation synagogue. Interior includes text of invitation in cursive font.
Page of blank stationery. Blue printing on white paper. Header features illustration of New Light Congregation synagogue. Left-hand margin lists officers of the congregation and contact information for the congregation.
Page of blank stationery. Navy blue printing on white paper. Header read, "Congregation Oher Chodosh 79-81 Roberts Street, Pittsburgh, Pa. 195_."
Typescript document stapled in upper left-hand corner, 10 pages.
Poster with collage of photographs showing scenes of interfaith support and a quotation of Ecclesiastes 4:9-12.
Program for "Adat Shalom Solidarity Shabbat" including a quotation from George Washington's letter to the Touro Synagogue and from Rabbi Harold Kusher and prayers by Chaplain Bruce Corriel and Rabbi Naomi Levy.
Program for "Adat Shalom Solidarity Shabbat" including a quotation from George Washington's letter to the Touro Synagogue and prayers by Rabbi Danny Schiff, Alden Solovy and Rabbi Naomi Levy.
Page of typed text on off-white paper. Features illustration of a lotus blossom. Details speakers at program.
Page of typed text. Includes list of speakers, acknowledgement, and a quote from Coretta Scott King.
Single sheet folded to created four-page program. Cover includes title, date and time, logo for African Methodist Episcopal Church, and list of speakers. Interior pages detail elements of the service and include the names of the victims of the October 27 attack. Back page includes acknowledgements and clip art image of hands.
Single page program, printed front and back. Front includes decorative blue waves with image of dove and the word "peace" below. Program lists order of speakers and includes the names of the victims. Back contains the lyrics to "A Song for Healing" by Gwendolyn A. Mitchell.
Two-sided sheet of printed text. Front contains an open letter to the Jewish community of Pittsburgh from the members of the Vaad Harabonim. Back contains a day-long schedule of classes and programs, as well as the names of the victims of the October 27 attack.
Single page flyer. Backdrop features images of paper dolls holding hands and the image of a lit candle. Text lists date, time, and location of event, biography of speaker, and sponsoring organizations.
Single page flyer. Backdrop features color photograph of lit tealight candles. Text lists title, date, time, and location of event, biography of speaker, and a list of sponsoring organizations. Footer includes logo for the Yeshiva University Center for the Jewish Future Speakers Bureau.
Tri-fold pamphlet with typed text. Cover includes logos for Squirrel Hill Stands Against Gun Violence, Ceasefire PA, and Bed the Arc: Jewish Action Pittsburgh. Interior provides statistics about gun violence, information about legislative priorities, and calls for action. Back cover features photograph of Pittsburgh skyline.
Page of typed text on white paper. Provides detailed descriptions of two recent Squirrel Hill Stands Against Gun Violence events.
Page of typed text. Header includes a roadway in the outline of a heart, surrounded by people on bikes. Green border around page. Program lists speakers at event. Footer inlcudes logos for Moms Demand Action, Ceasefire PA, and Squirrel Hill Stands Against Gun Violence and acknowledgement of several donors.
Page of typed text, printed front and back. Includes a silhouette graphic of people standing under a tree. Lists participants in event. Footer includes logos for Squirrel Hill Stands Against Gun Violence and Ceasefire PA.
Flyer with green typed text on green paper. Includes a silhouette graphic of people standing under a tree. Provides information about the location of event and itinerary of activities. Footer includes website and Facebook information for Squirrel Hill Stands Against Gun Violence.
Page of typed text on light blue paper with creas marks. Explains the background and mission of Squirrel Hill Stands Against Gun Violence and provides contact information.
Features seven "chants," mostly taken from Hebrew scripture.
Typed text on yellow paper, four pages. Includes introductory article from Rabbi Aaron Bisno and details about upcoming congregational events.
Paper booklet with typed text, color photographs, 24-pages with saddle-stitched binding. Contains short articles by employees of the congregation on a range of topics.
Trifold pamphlet on off white paper with typed text. Cover features photograph of chandelier from the Rodef Shalom Congregation sanctuary, quote by Ahad Ha'am, and congregational logo. Interior lists details for Friday night and Saturday morning services, lists the names of the victims of the October 27 attack, and reprints original poetry by Rabbi Danny Schiff, Chana Brody, and Valerie Bachrach. Back cover lists officers of the congregation. Two-page insert lists upcoming events at the congregation.
Trifold pamphlet with typed text over orange background. Cover includes photograph of Roberta Schomberg and program details. Interior includes photographs of Fred Rogers and the Rodef Shalom Congregation sanctuary and a description of the Pursuer of Peace in Action program series, as well as an advertisement for a toy and book drive hosted by JFCS Pittsburgh. Back page features Rodef Shalom Congregation logo.
Half-page program containing typed text. First page includes a graphic of a tree. Lists speakers for event.
Page of blue typed text over a photograph of Tree of Life synagogue illuminated at night. Photograph shows barrier tape behind large white Stars of David with names of victims on them. Title reads: "Decolonizing Judaism in an Era of White Supremacy: Tree of Life, Travel Bans, and New Concentration Camps."
Nine page packet of typed text. First page includes a photograph looking down at a table with plates of food. Second page includes a photograph of lit candles. Packet provides a guide for conducting a Shabbat service in the aftermath of recent antisemitic and racist attacks. Includes instructions, readings, group exercises, and citations.
Pages of typed text with illustrations. Includes test of newly written prayer for New Community Chevra Kadisha members, verses include Psalm 121:1 and Hosea 14:7, Talmudic citation from Rabbi Akiva (Mishna Yoma 8:9), prayer for guests of the New Community Chevra Kadisha, the Priestly Blessing, and a translation of Tefilat Haderech (The Traveler's Prayer") by Debbie Friedman
Single sheet folded in half. Contains photocopy of two pages from the "Readings: Prelude to Kaddish" section of the Sim Shalom prayerbook. One side contains the poem "Each Of Us Has a Name" in English and Hebrew. Other side contains "In Many Houses" by Diane Cole and "To open eyes when others close them" by Emmanuel Eydoux.
Paper booklet with typed text and graphics throughout. Includes itinerary, names of 11 victims, text of "We Remember," acknowledgements, and additional information. Include two quotations by Mahatma Gandhi.
Flyer with photograph of people lighting candles above a yellow block with typed text. Text reads: "Memorial Havdallah, Join together with students & community to commemorate the Hebrew Yahrtzeit of Tree of Life victims" with date, time, location, and other details.
Full sheet flyer includes image of the top half of a mans face and typed text. Text describes Lest We Forget installation.
Four page pamphlet with paragraphs of typed text and headshot portraits throughout. Purple toned text and photographs. Text describes history and mission of Lest We Forget project.
Typed text on paper with gray background and blue and gold accents and logos for Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh. Text lists speakers and supporters for event.
44-page program booklet. Cover features close up portrait of a woman's face covers by handwritten text and with purple accents. Interior includes typed text describing Yom Hashoah program as well as upcoming events from the Holocaust Center,
Folded cardstock program for "Mona Golabek in The Children of Willesden Lane: A Tale of Music, Hope and Survival." Cover features image of a girl with a suitcase on a dark red background. Interior pages lists speakers and performances, describes the production, and provides background information about Mona Golabeck, Kristallnacht, and the Kindertransport. Back page describes the missions of the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh, Classrooms Without Borders (Pittsburgh, Pa.), and the Pittsburgh Willesden Lane Read, and includes a memorial to the victims of the October 27 attack.
Eight-page folded cardstock program with dark blue background and typed text. Cover features photograph of a stained-glass Star of David. Contents include order of program, song lyrics with musical notation, Psalm 23 in Hebrew, English and English transliteration, Alden Solovy prayer, test of Kel Maleh Rachamim prayer in Hebrew and English, text of Mourner's Kaddish in Hebrew and English transliteration, and text of Oseh Shalom in Hebrew, English and English transliteration.
Paper program booklet with image of light blue sky on the cover. Typed text throughout booklet. Contains introductory remarks from Executive Director Dr. Zipora Gur, agenda for conference with summaries describing each presentation, biographies of presenters, descriptions of exhibits associated with the conference, resource lists, acknowledgements, and evaluation form.
One-page flyer with typed text in multiple colors. Lists featured scholars and presenters for conference. Footer contains logos of sponsoring organizations.
Cardstock program with typed text on front and back. Creased down the middle. Program includes itinerary, directions for a vigil walk and a wreath laying ceremony, and Hebrew and English lyrics for two Jewish songs: "Olam Hesed Yibaneh" and "Oseh Shalom Bimromav."
Flyer with "Stronger Together" in blue and red handwritten font against photograph of the skyline of Pittsburgh with a tree imposed against the clouds. Includes information about event and the names of featured performers, as well as various logos. A small note reads: "In memory of our holy brothers and sisters who died sanctifying G-d's name at Tree of Life-Ohr L'Simcha."
Four-page program with readings and song lyrics. Cover features photograph of a grid of memorial candles and lists names of 14 officiants.
Document with reflections, sheet music, and song lyrics, 9 pages.
Prayer sheet for a memorial service at Beth Israel Congregation in Washington, Pa. Includes poem titled "Elijah," words to Psalm 121 in Hebrew and English, and a traditional blessing for mourners known as "Hamakom yenachem" presented in Hebrew, transliterated Hebrew, and English.
Program for a memorial service at Beth Israel Congregation in Washington, Pa. Shows an illustration of the synagogue and lists speakers for the evening.
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