JGS Cleveland presents The View from Pittsburgh with Eric Lidji. #jgs-iajgs #events #education


Join the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland (jgscleveland.org) for our next Zoom meeting and program on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 7-8:30 pm EST:  The View from Pittsburgh with Eric Lidji.


Program description:  Although the cities of Pittsburgh and Cleveland are near one another, their Jewish communities developed in remarkably different ways, the result of topography, transportation routes, industry, and personalities. A look at the history of the Jewish population of Pittsburgh from its founding to its current history, with a few comparisons to Cleveland, can illuminate the experience of both communities.  Eric will discuss the history of Jewish archiving in Pittsburgh, including recent efforts to document the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue on October 27, 2018 and the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the Jewish community.


Speaker:  Eric Lidji is the director of the Rauh Jewish Archives at the Senator John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh. The archive includes more than 1,000 collections documenting all aspects of Jewish life in Western Pennsylvania. He is the author of "The Seventeenth Generation: The Lifework of Rabbi Walter Jacob" and a co-editor of "Her Deeds Sing Her Praises: Profiles of Pittsburgh Jewish Women" and "Bound in the Bond of Life: Pittsburgh Writers Reflect on the Tree of Life Tragedy."


Registration is required and free.  Send an email to rsvp@... with your name, email, and complete mail address by 12 Noon EST on March 10 to receive a Zoom link. 

Space is limited and priority will be given to JGS Cleveland members.




Contact: Deborah A. Katz, JD, PhD

Vice President, Programming

Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland


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