Archive for November 2016

It's About Unity, Not Uniformity

This week, the Jewish Federations of North America held its annual General Assembly in Washington, DC. This GA, as it is commonly called, was really special for those of us from Pittsburgh. It was chaired by Cindy and David Shapira and we brought a great delegation of 42 participants, the largest in my time in…

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Encouraging Developments for Israel

It’s been a week filled with Israel for me. The beginning of the week I was in Jerusalem for the Jewish Agency for Israel Board of Governors meeting. The Jewish Agency (JAFI) is our largest recipient of dollars from our Annual Campaign. Their work around the world is nothing less than stunning. While much of…

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Jewish Federation to Conduct Community Needs Research Study to Inform Future Program and Service Development

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh announced a major community-wide study of Jewish life and needs in the greater Pittsburgh area Jewish community. Planning for the study will start immediately. The purpose of the study, the first such effort since 2002, will be to estimate the current number and geographic distribution of individuals and households…

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