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601 School Street
Coraopolis, PA, 15108
United States

Welcome to Coraopolis History Archive!  On this site, the history of Cory, PA comes alive through the images and stories of those who have called Coraopolis home throughout the years.  Come browse through historic postcards or read about the history of the businesses and industrialists that put Coraopolis on the map.  Also featured is Maiden City Blog, which explains the story of the borough through engaging posts. Looking for volunteer opportunities to make our community better? Coraopolis History Archive has that as well!  Check us out and tell a friend!


History Research Archive for the Borough of Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, near Moon Township, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, including Coraopolis Cemeteries, Coraopolis Maps, Coraopolis Industries, and Coraopolis Photographs.

Ahavath Sholom Temple

Ahavath Sholom Temple in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania merged with the Beth Samuel Jewish Center in 1982. Ahavath Sholom was located at Vance and Fleming Streets in the early 1950s.


History Research Archive for the Borough of Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, near Moon Township, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

ahavath sholom temple

1937 Golden Jubilee Semi-Centennial of the Borough of Coraopolis by Record Publishing Co (p54)

  • Ahavath Shalom granted charter on May 13, 1924

  • Associated with this group was the Coraopolis Section of the National Council of Jewish Women, which acted as an auxiliary of the congregation.

  • In 1982, merged with Beth Samuel Jewish Center. History can be found on their website:

Historic Locations:

  • early 1950s-1982: Vance & Fleming

    • Dedicated: August 30, 1953

  • 408 Main St (4th and Main)

  • ? through April 18, 1935: Rental space at Lyric Theater on Mill St

  • 1924: 1209 4th Ave, 1st floor


  • Bruce Edward Kahn, abt 1972

  • Jack Luxemburg, 1975 - ?

    Information gleaned from below articles. Incomplete.

Temple Records:

NY Public Library Digital Collections,


Newspaper Clippings:

1953-09-10 Ahavath Sholom Temple Dedicated - The Coraopolis Record (v48, n29, p2)

1961-05-03 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (v34, n276, p15)


1962-02-07 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (v35, n179, p10)

1962-03-11 The Pittsburgh Press Sunday Edition (Vol78, No259, Sec5, P4)

1962-10-16 The Pittsburgh Press (v79, n114, p28)

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Feb 9, 1963

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Feb 9, 1963

1964-04-27 The Pittsburgh Press (v80, n305, p23)

1964-11-18 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (v38, n94, p29)


1968-07-31 The Pittsburgh Press (v85, n37, p51)

North Hills News Record, March 17, 1973

North Hills News Record, March 17, 1973


1972-09-06 Ahavath Sholom Welcomes Guests - The Coraopolis Record (v68, n31, p3)

1975-09-10 Ahavath Shalom Temple Appoints new Rabbi - The Coraopolis Record (v71, n32, p8A)