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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...
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...
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