Short essays on the history of many of these organizations are posted here.
A short-lived group of young Jewish women who caused a public controversy in 1908 when they defied the Ladies' Aid.
The Ladies’ Aid, later known at the Sisterhood, assisted the men-only officers and directors of the synagogue in supporting the shul and its school. It was founded in 1905 to help the survivors of the Kishinev Massacre. More info »
At different periods in its history Homestead had a daily after-school cheder and a Sunday school.
Founded in 1896 and active to this day, the cemetery, operated for most of its existence as part of the congregation, is the resting place of generations of Homestead Hebrews. More info about the chevra kadisha »
A local social group in the early 1900s. It may have been the same group at the Homestead Hebrew Political Club, a political & social group.
The Homestead Hebrew Congregation was the only shul in Homestead, PA (except for a brief period in the early 1900s). The community was formally organized in 1894 and disbanded in 1992. Its first synagogue was located at 540 Ammon St. It was destroyed in an arson. The new synagogue remains to this day near the corner of 10th and McClure. More info »
A local political group in the early 1900s that focused on borough elections. It may have been the same group at the Homestead Hebrew Club, a social group.
Founded in 1903, this group was first of a series of local Zionist organizations supported by Homestead's Jewish community. More info »
A Jewish fraternal lodge in Homestead founded in 1907. More info »
There were two B’nai B’rith lodges during Homestead’s history. This one, organized 12/11/1904, was the first. It seems to have faded to inactivity by the 30s. More info »
A short-lived club of Jewish young women in 1907. Named after Teddy Roosevelt, it turned one of his less-memorable causes—preventing "race suicide"—towards the Jewish community.
A short-lived group of young people that may or may not have been Jewish. There was a much later YDK Club that clearly wasn't Jewish.
Organized in 1915, this short-lived group presumably provided a social outlet for those too young for the Y.M.H.A.
Young Judaea was born in 1909 out of Zionist clubs across the country. Homestead's local chapter was organized in the late teens and continued intermittently through the 1950s. More info »
Founded in October 1914, the Homestead chapter of the Y.M.H.A. gave the young Jewish men of Homestead a social organization of their own. More info »