An unprecedented crisis calls for an unparalleled response.

With the strength of our donors and volunteers, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has responded to the pandemic with speed and urgency.

How We Stay Stronger Together

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Our Growing Needs Due to Coronavirus

The Jewish Federation is relying on our generous philanthropic leaders for a record-breaking Community Campaign to ensure the recovery and continued resilience of our community.

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Everything we do as individuals, as leaders, and as a community will define who we are when this crisis is over.

Connect With Your Community

Readiness: The Tishrei Holyday Seminars

Wednesday, September 23 @ 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
United States

Join Rabbi Schiff in these three seminars to learn about Rosh HaShanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot, and what they each have to offer in this unprecedented year.

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Readiness: The Tishrei Holyday Seminars

Wednesday, September 30 @ 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
United States

Join Rabbi Schiff in these three seminars to learn about Rosh HaShanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot, and what they each have to offer in this unprecedented year.

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Tel Aviv

A Small Country & Some Big Questions – Israel from the 20th to the 21st Centuries

Thursday, October 1 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
United States

What are some of the key questions that Israel contends with as it continues to grow and develop in a shifting regional and international reality.

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Young Adult Newcomers Night Mixer

Thursday, October 1 @ 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
United States

Calling all newcomers! Whether you recently moved to Pittsburgh from…

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YAD Wine and Wisdom in the Virtual Sukkah

Thursday, October 8 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
United States

Join Pittsburgh’s Jewish young adult community as we celebrate Sukkot…

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Did You Hear?

Jewish Federation has Distributed $1,339,864 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | September 16, 2020

These funds are a combination of campaign and foundation allocations that were reallocated and supplemental donor gifts.

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Reach for the Positive

By Jeff Finkelstein | September 11, 2020

I write this message on a tragic day for America as we remember those murdered nineteen years ago.

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Holocaust Center Marks 40 Years Since Founding

By Jeff Finkelstein | September 4, 2020

How prescient our founders were, when they appointed the first Holocaust Center director in September 1980, forty years ago this month.

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High Holiday Hookup

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | August 31, 2020

Do you know what you’re doing for the High Holidays? Does anybody?!

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The Advantage of Giving Appreciated Securities

By Jeff Finkelstein | August 28, 2020

For many people, there is a significant advantage to making contributions of appreciated securities to charitable organizations.

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Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Promotes Laura Cherner to Director, Community Relations Council

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | August 27, 2020

Laura Cherner, assistant director of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Community Relations Council (CRC), will become its director on Oct. 5, 2020.

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Community Strength in a Time of Crisis

By Jeff Finkelstein | August 21, 2020

If you have not yet registered, you can register for the Annual Meeting online.

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Leket Israel Coronavirus Update

By Kim Salzman | August 6, 2020

The day Israel’s president showed up to help Leket Israel feed the pandemic poor.

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Kishorit Coronavirus Update

By Kim Salzman | August 6, 2020

Enjoy this update from Kishorit, one of our longstanding grantee organizations, which is managing the coronavirus pandemic quite well.

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In Times Like This, 10% is Not Enough

By Jeff Finkelstein | July 31, 2020

During these economically challenging times, it is our imperative as Jews to help those in need.

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