Illegal to Bury Jews in Pittsburgh Proper? #general


Varda Meyers Epstein <yknowus@...>
 

A family member told me it was once illegal for Jews to be buried in
Pittsburgh and that this is currently a huge issue among Pittsburgh
genealogists.

Truth or rumor?

Google turns up nada. It is true that the vast majority of area Jewish
cemeteries are outside the city limits. There are currently only two
cemeteries in Pittsburgh with sections for Jewish burials. These were
non-Jewish cemeteries that opened these Jewish sections within the
past quarter of a century.

Varda Epstein
Usually in Efrat, Israel, currently visiting Pittsburgh

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