Rabbi Moshe Shimon Sivitz was one of the earliest Orthodox rabbis in Pittsburgh and an important force in maintaining religious continuity as Jewish immigrants arrived in the Hill District from Europe. He founded the first yeshiva in the city and oversaw one of its large synagogues, Shaare Torah Congregation. He was a highly regarded scholar and published numerous religious works.


  • Title: Rabbi Moshe Shimon Sivitz
  • Type: Photograph
  • Original Source: Rauh Jewish Archives at the Heinz History Center
  • Object ID: MSP113.B001.F014.I01
  • Exhibit or Collection: Rauh Jewish History Program & Archives
  • Collection Information: Corinne Azen Krause Photographs, MSP 113

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