Johnstown Jewish Community Heritage Project

Johnstown Jewish Community Heritage Project History and heritage of Johnstown's Jewish community

2012-2013 exhibit to include a photo display, both in print and digital formats and items of memorabilia from past and present area businesses, families and individuals. All items will be returned after the exhibition or or the photos may be added to our Johnstown Jewish Community Permanent Photo Collection.

Mission: To honor our many great achievements and our significance to Johnstown as a whole.

08/18/2012

will be opening next month. Please see attached for further information on Exhibit Opening Reception!

More Johnstown Happenings:The historic Stone Bridge, where piles of debris collected and burned after the Johnstown Floo...
03/07/2012
Johnstown Area Heritage Association

More Johnstown Happenings:
The historic Stone Bridge, where piles of debris collected and burned after the Johnstown Flood of 1889, has been the focus of a new project. The Stone Bridge Lighting Project in memory of Rep. John Murtha was dedicated on September 24, 2011, after a multi-year fund-raising effort. The $1.2 million project lights the bridge in colorful programmable LED lights that change with the time of year, holidays, and special events and observances.

The bridge was lit in blue and white for Rosh Hashanah in early October 2011. Click the link below to see more information about the bridge in its new lights, and a link to the Stone Bridge Project page.

The Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA) is a non-profit organization that exists to showcase Johnstown stories to the nation. We preserve and interpret the area's heritage through museums, historical collections and cultural programs.

03/02/2012

Beth Sholom Congregation and the Johnstown Area Heritage Association
Announce the Jewish Community Heritage Project

It is with pleasure and pride that we announce that the history and heritage of Johnstown's Jewish community will be featured in Johnstown Area Heritage Association's September 2012- August 2013 exhibit to honor our many great achievements and our significance to Johnstown as a whole. The Project is funded by the Abe and Janet Beerman Fund at the Community Foundation of the Alleghenies, the William L. Glosser Family Fund, the Saul and Eva Glosser Memorial Fund, and the United Johnstown Jewish Federation.

The Project will revolve around a core exhibit of 125 years of organized Jewish life in Johnstown, and will include three traveling exhibits from professional organizations to be brought to the Discovery Center. Plans for special guests, programs, groups, and presentations are also being developed. University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown will be joining in with all of us around the Opening, which will coincide with a campus lecture by returning Johnstowner and Princeton philosophy professor Dr. Michael Walzer on Thursday Sept. 27, 2012. The exhibit will open at the Discovery Center on Friday, September 28th, 2012 with a reception at 4:00 PM.

A component of the Heritage Project will be a photo display, both in print and digital formats, to which you are invited to submit copies. Family narratives are encouraged as well. These will become part of the Johnstown Jewish Community Permanent Collection of Family Narratives and Photos. In addition to the Collection, items of memorabilia from past and present area businesses, families, and individuals are requested for the exhibit's display cases. Of course, all of these items will be returned after the exhibition.

For more information on any aspect of the Project, please feel free to call the Temple office at 814-536-6440 or Barry Rudel at 412-215-9157. Items can be dropped off during office hours, or mailed to Beth Sholom at 700 Indiana St. Johnstown, PA 15905. The deadline for receipt of items is June 1, 2012. Input is welcomed toward a Johnstown Jewish Community Gathering and Reunion for the summer of 2013. E-mail inquiries can be directed to [email protected] or to Becky Catelinet at [email protected]. Please feel free to spread the word and/or to forward to us contact information on Johnstowners who would like future communiqués.

Thank you in advance for your involvement and interest, as we would very much like to include you, your family, and your family's name in the Heritage Project, a project that will capture, in perpetuity, the essence, breadth, and depth of Johnstown's valued Jewish community.

Sincerely,
William Glosser, UJF President
Larry Rosenberg, Beth Sholom Congregation President
Rabbi Irvin Brandwein

11/06/2011

October 11, 2011 Press Release (JAHA)

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C/O Beth Sholom Congregation, 700 Indiana Ave
Johnstown, PA
15905

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(814) 536-6440

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