10.27 Commemoration

We honor the eleven lives lost on Oct. 27, 2018

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



vulnerable households supported with emergency relief


consultations with agencies and synagogues to identify immediate needs


phone calls to socially isolated seniors


in emergency relief distributed to Federation's partner agencies to cope with escalating needs


in emergency grants and loans to families in immediate need

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.

An Increase of


Community members requesting interest-free loans
An Increase of


Home-bound households needing delivery of food assistance
An Increase of


Community members requesting food assistance

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

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Torah Learning Oct 27-1PM

Torah Study – Second Year Commemoration

Tuesday, October 27 @ 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

Torah Study is part of the second year commemoration honoring the lives lost and the people affected by the attack on three Pittsburgh synagogues on October 27, 2018 (18 Cheshvan 5779). 
RABBI LEON MORRIS – Becoming a Human Torah – In Life and in Death
RABBI JACK RIEMER – Biblical Tales of Love and Loss

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10.27 Commemoration

Ceremony – 2nd Year Commemoration

Tuesday, October 27 @ 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
6424 Forward Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States

On this day of remembrance and reflection, we will have time to pay our respects to the lives that were taken on 10/27/18 and be with their families, the survivors, the three congregations who worshipped at the Tree of Life synagogue, and the first responders.

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Virtual Cheese Tasting featuring The Cheese Guy

Wednesday, October 28 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Log on with Women’s Philanthropy for a delicious evening with…

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Thursday, October 29 @ 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

In this 13-session survey course, Rabbi Schiff will provide a comprehensive overview of this singular, foundational work.

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Pittsburgh Rabbis on Jewish Belief

Sunday, November 1 @ 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Rabbi Schiff hosts 14 Pittsburgh rabbis, each teaching a session on fundamental aspects of Jewish belief.

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Did You Hear?

Right Back to October 27, 2018

By Jeff Finkelstein | October 23, 2020

I am not psychologist (I am married to one) but it seemed almost like a mild PTSD-type reaction.

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Jewish Federation has Distributed $1,404,864 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | October 20, 2020

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

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Come Together

By Jeff Finkelstein | October 16, 2020

We want to encourage as many of our community members to participate in the GA on October 25 and 26.

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JOB POSTING: Chief Financial Officer

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | October 12, 2020

Master’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance preferred. Ten years of pertinent experience.

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Here’s Some Good News

By Jeff Finkelstein | October 9, 2020

Today, I want to look at some of the positive things to hopefully pick us all up.

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Socially Distanced Sukkot

By Jeff Finkelstein | October 2, 2020

Thank you to you, our donors, for the role you play in enabling the unimaginable to be a reality.

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Jewish Federation Steps Forward to Combat Anti-Semitic Disinformation During Election

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | October 1, 2020

It’s critical now more than ever to distinguish between what’s real and what’s fake.

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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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