Archive for March 2017

Pittsburgh Takes Good Deeds Day to a New Level

Sunday brings the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Volunteer Center’s Good Deeds Day. Good Deeds Day was started by the Arison family of Israel to encourage individuals to engage in volunteerism on a single day. To give you a sense of its scope and reach, I share with you a quote from the Good Deeds Day…

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Recognizing the Fruits of Collaboration

What is collaboration? The dictionary defines it as: “the action of working with someone to produce or create something”. That seems pretty simple to define, yet difficult to pull off successfully. Collaboration like any relationship takes real work. It means sometimes thinking about the other(s) with whom you are collaborating and what their needs may…

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Share and Celebrate Our Heritage and Identity

Our Talmud proclaims that “When the month of Adar begins, we increase our joy”. Well, we are now into the month of Adar and one of our great, joyful Jewish holidays, Purim, begins on Saturday night. I encourage everyone to find a place to hear the Purim story by listening to the reading of the…

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Conversations that Count Series Presents "Balancing Jewish Faith with Political Life"

Panel discussion on March 29 will feature insights of elected officials WHO/WHAT The Men’s Philanthropy Division of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh presents “Balancing Jewish Faith With Political Life” as the next event in its Conversations That Count engagement program, which is open to registered guests. Facilitated by Jewish Community Foundation Scholar Rabbi Danny Schiff, and joined…

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Conversations That Count Series Presents "Balancing Jewish Faith with Political Life"

Panel discussion on March 29 will feature insights of elected officials WHO/WHAT The Men’s Philanthropy Division of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh presents “Balancing Jewish Faith With Political Life” as the next event in its Conversations That Count engagement program, which is open to registered guests. Facilitated by Jewish Community Foundation Scholar Rabbi Danny Schiff, and joined…

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