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At a ceremony attended by several thousand persons of all faiths, a tablet to the memory of the late J. M. Gusky, noted Jewish philanthropist and founder of Pittsburgh’s first department store, was unveiled in the Court House Building here.

For the first time in the history of the University of Pittsburgh a Jew, Harold Obernauer, was elected president of the Alumni Association at the annual meeting.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund