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24
OCT
2022

Volunteer Day Honors Tree of Life Massacre Victims

On Sunday, October 23, 2022, the JCBA hosted, in collaboration with the 10.27 Healing Partnership, Repair the World, and the Simon Family, a cemetery cleanup in memory of Bernice and Sylvan Simon, z”l, and to honor those who died and were injured on October 27, 2018 in...
12
SEP
2022

Kelly Schwimer joins staff of JCBA

Former Chronicle sales director named operations manager of JCBA Published by the Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle By TOBY TABACHNICK August 24, 2022 Kelly Schwimer has joined the staff of the Jewish Cemetery and Burial Association of Greater Pittsburgh as its operations manage...
09
AUG
2022

Jonathan Schachter, JCBA stalwart, dies unexpectedly

“You don’t put up a billboard; you just do the job.” Published by the Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle By JUSTIN VELLUCCI August 8, 2022 Jonathan Schachter, who served the Jewish Cemetery and Burial Association of Greater Pittsburgh non-concurrently as a volunteer, president and...
19
JUL
2022

JCBA Assists With Repairs

Barry Rudel, JCBA Executive Director, presents a check to Joe Sporer, Manager of Sugarcreek Borough, towards the repair of two stone pillars at the entrance to Mt Zion cemetery in Franklin, PA.
19
APR
2022

Jewish Cemetery and Burial Association continues to expand reach (via Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle)

JCBA’s board recently approved funds for work at the circa-1873 cemetery for Tree of Life Congregation in Sharpsburg. Published by the Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle By JUSTIN VELLUCCI April 19, 2022 The Jewish Cemetery and Burial Association of Greater...
10
FEB
2022

JCBA Participates with the 10.27 Healing Partnership and Repair the World  

A group of volunteers joined with the Simon Family as part of Commemoration 2021 to help with our ongoing efforts at beautification at Beth Abraham Cemetery in Carrick. The main road was cleared of accumulated leaves and debris, and moss was scraped from steps and walkways. We...
09
FEB
2022

Volunteer Of The Year

Louis B. Kushner, a longstanding and valued leader within Pittsburgh’s Jewish community and community at large, is ably leading the Jewish Cemetery and Burial Association in its growth and successful re-envisioning. From chairing the transition team to being key to acquisition...
31
DEC
2021

JCBA Unveils Children’s Memorial Monument

Joined by leaders of the New Castle Jewish community, the JCBA leadership along with local community members recently dedicated the Children’s Memorial Monument at Beth Abraham Cemetery.  The ceremony included a recitation of the children’s names, brief remarks and...
02
SEP
2021

JCBA repairs Jewish cemeteries in Carrick, increases reach (via Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle)

Published by the Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle By JUSTIN VELLUCCI September 2, 2021 The Jewish Cemetery and Burial Association of Greater Pittsburgh (JCBA) is continuing to grow in leaps and bounds as it furthers its mission to repair and care for Jewish cemeteries...
31
AUG
2021

Jewish Cemetery and Burial Association of Greater Pittsburgh Grows with JHF Funding (via Jewish Healthcare Foundation)

Published by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation August 31, 2021 The Jewish Cemetery and Burial Association of Greater Pittsburgh (JCBA) continues to meet the demands of the region in maintaining sacred Jewish resting places and in handling all arrangements for free...