Archive for January 2017

Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh's Community Relations Council Takes Serious Issue with Executive Order on Refugees and Immigrants

The Community Relations Council (CRC) of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh takes serious issue with Friday’s Presidential Executive Order, which imposes a four-month suspension on the United States refugee program and bars all immigration from seven Muslim countries – Libya, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen – for 90 days. The current executive…

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Events Bring Us Together

In just a month, the Federation’s Young Adult Division will hold its annual Campaign event entitled “Stand Up for Giving:  Make Pittsburgh Laugh Again”.  Professional comedian, Noah Gardenswartz (who has appeared on Last Comic Standing, Conan and Comedy Central) will be performing.  At the same time, we will be highlighting the miraculous work accomplished by…

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Jewish Community Foundation 2017 Grant Funding Available

The Jewish Community Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is now accepting grant applications for 2017. In 2017, the Foundation is making approximately $320,000 available to fund programs and projects that address vital human needs, support lifelong Jewish learning and create a vibrant and dynamic Jewish community in Pittsburgh. Of the total, approximately…

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Jewish Federation's Young Adult Division Presents Comedian Noah Gardenswartz at "Stand Up for Giving"

Comedian Noah Gardenswartz will take the stage at the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Young Adult Division (YAD) event, Stand Up for Giving: Make Pittsburgh Laugh Again. YAD invites Jewish and non-Jewish adults ages 21–45 to the event, to be held Saturday, Feb. 25, at 8 p.m. The event will be at the Kelly Strayhorn…

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Inspired and Energized

I haven’t written in several weeks and during that period our Federation has had a ton of activity. Our Annual Campaign crossed $7 Million, making this one of the quickest paced campaigns in my 18 years here. December resulted in millions of dollars in contributions to our Foundation. The cash donations we have been working…

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