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11
JUL
2021

Unveiling Ceremony and Sacred Book Burial

The JCBA will be holding it’s annual unveiling of headstones on Sunday August 15, 2021 at 11:00am at our Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery, 498 Oakwood St in Shaler Twp (Pittsburgh PA 15209). Headstones for Kenneth Josselson and Blyuma Blatman will be unveiled, Rabbi Elie Seidman...
08
JUL
2021

Cemeteries Tour

On Sunday May 2, 2021 JCBA board members and guests toured twelve of our cemeteries including the historic Old Chesed Shel Emeth which dates to 1853. Barry Rudel, JCBA Executive Director provided a very informative and interesting history of each cemetery, why and when it became...
11
JAN
2021
Agudath Achim Cemetery in Beaver Falls

Jewish Cemetery and Burial Association expands reach (via Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle)

Published by the Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle Support for the JCBA has been growing in smaller communities surrounding Pittsburgh — like Beaver Falls and Johnstown. By JUSTIN VELLUCCI January 11, 2021 The Jewish Cemetery and Burial Association of Greater Pittsburgh (JCBA) is...
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...
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...
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