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Action Alert: Shaare Torah Cemetery

Shaare Torah, Pittsburgh’s fourth largest Jewish cemetery, and the largest Jewish veterans section in the region, is in acute need of annual maintenance and care.

The restoration has already begun. Downed trees have been removed, overgrowth has been cleared out, fence lines have been cleared and some monuments have been reset. The cemetery is being transformed but the annual needs will be ongoing.

The Jewish Cemetery & Burial Association has a successful record of cemetery restoration and relies on those who have feelings for the cemetery. The JCBA assumes ownership of Shaare Torah this year. You are invited to assist by designating your contribution specifically to the Shaare Torah Cemetery and Gates of Wisdom, the cemetery’s oldest section.

Judaism instructs us that we must not fall short of the task to remember our loved ones and to maintain our cemeteries. Let us use this opportunity to plan for the future.

PLEASE give now to the Shaare Torah Cemetery Endowment Fund here on our website, email us at, or call the JCBA office at 412-553-6469 and/or sending your check to JCBA, P.O. Box 81863, Pittsburgh, PA 15217. Thank you!
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Years of neglect, apathy, and vandalism are the primary reasons why memorials to our Jewish ancestors are in critical need of attention.

The Jewish Cemetery and Burial Association of Greater Pittsburgh (JCBA) is  dedicated to preserving our precious heritage and preventing the future abandonment of Jewish cemeteries. JCBA is the community’s response to a vital need — providing dignified burials to Jews in need and preserving Jewish cemeteries in accordance with our laws and customs.