Jewish Cemetery and Burial Association of Greater Pittsburgh Grows with JHF Funding

The JCBA unveiled a new tombstone in the free burial cemetery at the New Chesed Shel Emeth in Shaler Township in August 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 burials of those in need, with a $25,000 contribution from the Jewish Healthcare Foundation to the JCBA endowment. JCBA held an annual ceremony at New Chesed Shel Emeth on August 15th to unveil two tombstones for indigent members of the Jewish community who passed away over the last year, and the JCBA installed a privacy fence. JCBA is now associated with 24 cemeteries, and new cemeteries and trusts to come into the JCBA in 2021 include the Johnstown Jewish Cemeteries, Anshe Lubovitz in Shaler Township, Ohave Israel in Brownsville, and Meadville's Hebrew Burial Association. As the JCBA endowment continues to grow, interest from it goes toward funding fence enclosures and signage to enhance security, wall repairs to secure hillsides, annual costs for software user fees needed as part of their electronic database enhancement project, and other priorities. The Jewish Healthcare Foundation is grateful for the JCBA's efforts to further sustain more cemeteries across the region.

The JCBA’s recent restoration of the Old Chesed Shel Emeth pillars, gate, and arch.
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