I have read both your article and the Post Gazette article with great interest. My family had a great history in the Hill and the story brought back some wonderful memories. When the family first came to the United States, they settled in the Hill.
My mother and her parents probably learned English at the Irene Kaufmann Center and she once mentioned cigar rolling as one of her early jobs as well as dipping chocolates.
My grandparents lived at 2075 Bentley Drive and worshiped at Kether Torah when it was in the Hill. And the cousins that helped bring my family to Pittsburgh had Filner’s Bakery on Center Ave.
Thank you so much for dusting off some of my memories of yesteryear.
Barry Werber | Pittsburgh