Category Archives: Social Services

A Tradition of Giving

During the 1930s, as the Nazis took over Germany, Pittsburgh Jews mobilized to raise money to aid refugees, some of whom were brought to Pittsburgh and supported for a time by the Jewish community. The Friendship Club was founded in … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh Blind Association

If you used a broom to sweep your Pittsburgh home during the 20th century, there is a chance it was made by the blind and visually impaired men and women of the Pittsburgh Blind Association (PBA). For nearly a century, … Continue reading

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