Archive for July 2017

Onward Israel: Roy Faigenbaum

Shalom! I’m Roy Faigenbaum, a rising Senior at the University of Pittsburgh from Philadelphia, majoring in Political Science, Urban Studies, and Philosophy. The best part about the triple major combination that I am engaged in is the unique mentality that I find myself approaching situations with; Political Science leaves me critical, while the Urban Studies…

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Onward Israel: Abigail Netelson

Shalom from the Holy Land!! My name is Abigail Natelson and I am an incoming junior at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in Environmental Studies and minoring in Religious Studies. My internship is with Green in the City at Dizengoff Center’s rooftop hydroponic farm. While this is my third trip to Israel, it has been…

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Our Next Act, Jewish Federation's Annual Meeting, Will Report and Preview Community-Empowered Initiatives

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh will present highlights of the past year at its Thursday, Aug. 31, annual meeting, with the theme “Our Next Act.” The show will star Pittsburgh’s Jewish community: its collective accomplishments through the Jewish Federation in 2016–2017 and a preview of the initiatives that are in the wings. The meeting…

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Onward Israel: Emily Rollman

Shalom! I’m Emily Rollman, Pittsburgh native and incoming Junior at Tulane University in New Orleans. This summer I have the opportunity to intern at Jacob Peres Office, a strategic communications and design consultancy firm. Each day on the job is different. I spent my first two days accompanying a group of foreign journalists as they…

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Onward Israel: Elli Warsh

Shalom!!! I’m Elli Warsh from Westfield, New Jersey. I am a junior at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in Health Services with a focus in Community Health Assessment. This summer I am interning at StarTau, a startup accelerator at Tel Aviv University. After visiting Israel with my family following my Bat Mitzvah, I felt an…

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Onward Israel: Jamie Barishman

Shalom! My name is Jamie Barishman and I am a rising junior at the University of Pittsburgh, where I am studying Mechanical Engineering. Mechanical Engineering is an interesting major because of how broad it is. After taking some classes and overall learning more about what I can do with this major, I decided I was…

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Onward Israel: Alli Bernstein

Hello, My name is Alli Bernstein and I am from Pittsburgh. This August I graduate from Kent State university with a BSc in Tourism Management with a minor in Business. I’m passionate about travel, and love seeing and experiencing new things wherever I go! My junior year, I studied abroad with Semester at Sea in…

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Krembo Wings Models Inclusion

Teens Pose for Selfie with Krembo Member

Krembo Wings is the only inclusive youth movement in Israel for children and youth with and without disabilities, providing weekly social activities for young people. Krembo Wing’s Karmiel branch is generously supported by the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and its Israel and Overseas Funding Committee. Read about it on Israel21c…

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Free Books. Free Books!

Last week’s Jewish Chronicle covered a Jewish Telegraphic Association (JTA) story about the powerful impact of the PJ Library program. Our Federation has been funding this incredible program in partnership with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation for many years. With over 1,300 current subscribers locally, the impact has been profound. While this article shares nationally aggregated data, we…

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Onward Israel: Anneliese

My name is Anneliese and I am a rising junior at the University of Pittsburgh double majoring in psychology and accounting. My Placement Coordinator Brittney, managed to find the perfect internship that combines both of my majors. I’m interning at a small financial startup company called Genie. Genie was started by my boss who one…

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Onward Israel: Rachel Adelsheimer

Hi! My name is Rachel Adelsheimer and I am from Pittsburgh. I go to Penn State University and am majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders with the goal of becoming a Speech Pathologist. This summer, I am interning at Gan Bein Cremim Vesadot in Rishon Litzyon, which is a kindergarten for eight boys with Autism.…

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Our 100 Year Old “Startup”

Shiny new objects. Babies and even those of us a little older are attracted to shiny new objects. For some of us, it’s the latest piece of technology. For others, it could be a new watch, a new piece of clothing or even a new and exciting person. In philanthropy, many donors like funding the…

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Onward Israel: Wadi Hawar

For the last four weeks, I’ve been working for an organization called Wadi Hawar, a refugee advocacy organization targeted at integrating Sudanese refugees fleeing the Darfur Genocide into Israeli life, either for future residency or for them to support themselves until they are approved to move to another country. Wadi Hawar also connects refugees with…

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Onward Israel: Eric Baum

Shalom! I am Eric Baum from Pittsburgh, PA. I study Political Science at Miami University. I am interning for BrightBug Media, a start-up company focused on specialized e-commerce. My time in Israel so far has been amazing. I feel a deep connection with the city of Tel Aviv, the country of Israel, and the Israeli…

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