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05
OCT
2020
A 2017 unveiling at Chesed Shel Emeth cemetery (Photo by Jonathan Schachter)

Free burials and unveilings help mourners who can’t afford to pay (via Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle)

Published by the Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle An unveiling of headstones will be held Oct. 18 for all those buried at Chesed Shel Emeth since the 2019 High Holidays. By JUSTIN VELLUCCI October 5, 2020 Ensuring each Jew receives a proper Jewish burial, regardless of their status in...
05
OCT
2020
Achavas Achim Cemetery in White Oak Photo provided by Mark Pudlowski

JCBA assumes care of cemeteries tended to by good Samaritans (via Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle)

Published by the Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle Pittsburgh’s Jewish Cemetery and Burial Association recently has assumed responsibility for several area cemeteries. In some cases, non-Jews had been caring for them. By JUSTIN VELLUCCI October 5, 2020 This year, after long...
02
SEP
2020
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: “Jewish cemetery association expands role as graves outlast communities”

Peter Smith of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette covers JCBA’s expanded service efforts. “… Jewish Cemetery and Burial Association, which has already managed some of the region’s cemeteries, is expanding its role, offering to assume ownership or management of...
08
JUL
2020

Jewish Cemetery and Burial Association Expands its Vision to Meet Current and Future Needs

July 1, 2020Contact: Barry Rudel, 412-215-9157Email: brudeljcbapgh@gmail.com The Jewish Cemetery and Burial Association of Greater Pittsburgh (JCBA) announced a major reorganization to expand its capacity to meet demand for cemetery management in the Western Pennsylvania Jewish...
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...
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