Archive for November 2017

Thank You for Being Part of Our Collective Actions

A group of about 20 Pittsburghers were in Los Angeles this week for the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) General Assembly. The GA gives us an opportunity to learn about the deep impact our Federation system has on the Jewish world. At the opening plenary, members of the Houston Jewish community talked emotionally about…

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Jewish Federation Launches Marketing and Customer Service Seminars for Early Childhood Education Professionals

ECC Professional Development with Julie Wassom

As part of the Federation’s ongoing commitment to excellence in Jewish early childhood education, this week we launched a targeted professional development course to help early childhood education centers and their host institutions strengthen their knowledge and skills in recruitment and customer service practices. This four-part seminar with visiting marketing consultant, Julie Wassom, is being…

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South Hills Jewish Pittsburgh Transitions to the JCC

I asked Rob Goodman, who has served as the founding Director of South Hills Jewish Pittsburgh, a program of the Jewish Federation, to write this week’s message: As Jews, our lives are tied to the calendar – our festivals, holy days, and Shabbat all are reflective of a combination of the lunar and solar cycles. This…

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Jewish Early Childhood Educators from Pittsburgh Studied Educational Philosophy in Reggio Emilia, Italy

12 Jewish early childhood educators just returned to Pittsburgh from a study seminar, Exploring Reggio through a Jewish Lens, in Italy (October 19 -29). The Reggio Emilia Approach is an educational philosophy based on the image of the child, and of human beings, as possessing strong potentials for development and as subjects of rights who learn…

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Federation Partnership2Gether Programs Improve Lives

Last Shabbat I was in Jerusalem. There is nothing like being there as the streets quiet down, the sun sets over the Old City and you see families spending time with each other walking to their synagogues, walking to the old city, walking to a park for a picnic or to a restaurant. The purpose…

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South Hills Jewish Pittsburgh to Transition from the Jewish Federation to the Jewish Community Center of Pittsburgh

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and the Jewish Community Center of Pittsburgh (JCC) are pleased to announce that South Hills Jewish Pittsburgh will transition from the Jewish Federation to the JCC. South Hills Jewish Pittsburgh (SHJP) launched in July 2014. Private donors funded SHJP with the help of the Jewish Federation to strengthen the…

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