10
MAR
2020

JCBA Welcomes New Executive Director

The JCBA is pleased to announce that after an extensive search Barry Rudel has been hired to be the new Executive Director. He began working for the JCBA in mid-March, 2020. Rudel has dedicated his professional career to Jewish communal service, primarily in the areas of...
01
NOV
2019

Volunteers Serve In Memory of 2018 Tree of Life Tragedy

Almost three-dozen volunteers participated in a community wide day of service commemorating the horrific events of October 27, 2018. At Beth Abraham Cemetery. they raked leaves and debris, cut vines, and cleaned up headstones. We appreciate their hard work, enthusiasm and...
05
AUG
2019

Free Burial Unveiling

Our annual unveiling of headstones will take place on Sunday September 15, 2019 at 10:30 am at the Chesed Shel Emeth cemetery on Oakwood St in Shaler Township. Headstones for Blyuma Gitlin, Joseph Weiss and Olga Klein will be unveiled. Rabbi Eli Seidman, Director of Pastor Care...
16
APR
2018

Book Burial of Sacred Texts June 3, 2018 10:30am at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery

The JCBA, together with Ralph Schugar Chapel will be holding a book burial of sacred texts – shames. A special gravesite is being prepared and the community is invited to participate and attend. Jewish custom holds that prayer books such as siddurim, chumashim and High...
19
MAR
2017
JCBA Mitzva Day

Mitzva Days

We supply gloves, rakes, bags, water and refreshments. You bring a desire to help out with a worthwhile project. For further information contact us at info@jcbapgh.org.
17
JUL
2016
JCBA Headstone Burial

Headstones Buried at Beth Abraham Cemetery

On Sunday July 17, 2016 JCBA Board Members gathered at Beth Abraham cemetery in Carrick to bury three headstones damaged in the previous year’s vandalism. Of the nineteen headstones that were vandalized, these three were unable to be repaired and remounted on the graves. Thanks...
22
MAY
2016
JCBA Mitzva Day Volunteers

Volunteers Help With Mitzva Day

Volunteers from the community spent a Sunday morning in May 2016 at the Workman’s Circle #45 Cemetery. They raked leaves, pulled weeds and removed debris along the roadway into the cemetery and along sidewalks by the gravesites. Also, tree limbs and branches that had fallen were...