Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society

Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooter Vilified ‘HIAS’ Organization Founded on the Lower East Side

Posted October 29, 2018 at 5:08 am

Saturday morning, a man named Robert Bowers murdered eleven Shabbat worshipers at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. It’s been widely reported in the aftermath that he vilified the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), a Jewish organization founded more than one hundred years ago on the Lower East Side. Not long before Bowers opened […]

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Demolition of 225 East Broadway Underway

Last modified January 19, 2012 at 11:43 pm

Back in June 2007, Curbed reported that the Young Israel Synagogue HQ at 225 East Broadway was to be razed.  In its place, developers planned a new religious facility which would include, not surprisingly, the addition of condo units on the upper levels.  Now, nearly three years later, demolition of the four-story row of tenements […]