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SOLD OUT | Squirrel Hill by the Numbers

Saturday, April 30 | 10:00 am 12:30 pm

Explore the world of Pittsburgh’s Jewish numbers syndicate with tour host and storyteller, David Rotenstein.

Visit the fashionable homes where numbers barons lived and plied their trade. Walk along the streets and visit sites raided by federal and local law enforcement between the 1930s and 1960s. See the popular clubs and eateries where the City’s top echelon of numbers bankers socialized, strategized, and gambled themselves!

In addition to learning about the history of the Jewish numbers syndicate, this will also be an opportunity to view the cultural and architectural history of one of Pittsburgh’s unique neighborhoods.


David Rotenstein is a public historian and folklorist. He has a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and has worked in public history and historic preservation for more than 35 years.

TOUR STARTS/ENDS: Forbes-Shady Parking Lot, 1648 Shady Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

  • This is a walking tour: 1-2 miles of walking
  • There are parts of this tour that are not wheelchair-accessible
  • Photography is allowed
  • Other: A smartphone is recommended so that participants may view supplemental images during the tour.

This tour is brought to you in part by The Fine Foundation, Koppers, and Dollar Bank.

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Tour Dates:

April 30, 2022

10:00am – 12:30pm

May 21, 2022

10:00am – 12:30pm

September 17, 2022

10:00am – 12:30pm

Sunday, September 18, 2022

10:00am – 12:30pm

And remember to use #BeNebby in your social media posts before, during and after this tour!

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