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Rauh Jewish History Program & Archives

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Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States

October 2018

Top 10 Things I Learned About My Family From My Couch with Tammy Hepps

Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018 @ 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Rauh Jewish History Program & Archives, 1212 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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On October 28, the Jewish Genealogy Society of Pittsburgh will welcome local genealogist and historian Tammy Hepps of HomesteadHebrews.com to the Rauh Jewish History Program & Archives at the Heinz History Center. She will present her talk "Top 10 Things I Learned About My Family From My Couch," which reviews the possibilities of internet-based genealogical research. The presentation will begin at 10:30 with a brief introduction by a member of the JGS leadership team with time at the end for…

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March 2020

Sophie!

Thursday, Mar. 5 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Rauh Jewish History Program & Archives, 1212 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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In her new biography “Sophie: The Incomparable Mayor Masloff,” Dr. Barbara Burstin provides the first comprehensive assessment of the life and career of Sophie Masloff, who was the mayor of Pittsburgh from 1988 and 1994. Sophie, as she was universally known, is a singular figure in the history of Pittsburgh. The child of poor Romanian immigrants, she became a stalwart of the local Democratic Party through decades of hard work. Following the death of Mayor Richard S. Caliguiri, she became…

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B’nai Israel: Past, Present and Future

Sunday, Mar. 22 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Rauh Jewish History Program & Archives, 1212 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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April 2020

The History of the JCC in Five Buildings

Tuesday, Apr. 7 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Rauh Jewish History Program & Archives, 1212 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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The Jewish Community Center is one of the oldest and most beloved Jewish institutions in Pittsburgh. On this "sitting" tour, we'll visit its former homes in the Hill District, Uptown and Oakland before arriving in Squirrel Hill.

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Gene Kelly’s Pittsburgh: Part 1

Sunday, Apr. 19 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Rauh Jewish History Program & Archives, 1212 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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The legendary dancer and actor Gene Kelly found his professional footing thanks to the Jewish community of Squirrel Hill. In the first part of this two-part "sitting" tour, we will follow the path from his childhood homes in East Liberty and Point Breeze, to his dancing gigs around the region, to his arrival in Squirrel Hill in late 1931.

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Gene Kelly’s Pittsburgh: Part 2

Sunday, Apr. 19 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rauh Jewish History Program & Archives, 1212 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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The legendary dancer and actor Gene Kelly found his professional footing thanks to the Jewish community of Squirrel Hill. In the second part of this two-part "sitting" tour, we will follow his footsteps around Squirrel Hill from 1931 until he left Pittsburgh for Broadway in 1938.

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