Archive for January 2018

Moving Forward

Change is so hard. What one is accustomed to (a house, a building, a route to work, etc) becomes ingrained into our memories and into our actions. Yesterday morning, as an example, my intention when leaving my house was to stop to buy a cup of coffee on my way to work. Without thinking, I…

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Supporting Extraordinary Life-Saving Efforts

At a Federation program last night, Arielle di Porto, the Director of the Aliyah Division of the Jewish Agency for Israel, spoke about her work in helping Jews from areas of the world under distress and/or danger escape to Israel. The Jewish Agency’s efforts in this area are extraordinary and life-saving. They are monitoring the…

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Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Partners with Jewish Communal Security Team to Lead Active Threat Drill

First Responders, professional staff and volunteers will participate in an Active Threat Drill in collaboration with the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh (JCC) on January 25 at 8:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and coordinated by its Director of Community Security, Brad Orsini, the drill will test various aspects of…

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Jewish Federation to Release Study Showing Growth in Pittsburgh Jewish Community

The Jewish population of Pittsburgh has grown to 47,600 according to a new study the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh will release at 5:30pm on February 20 at Rodef Shalom. The Pittsburgh Jewish Community Study covers topics related to Jewish life and needs in the Greater Pittsburgh area Jewish community. Other key findings include the…

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Ethiopian Community

Ethiopian Society

Ethiopian National Project SPACE Scholastic Assistance Program in the city of Karmiel The Ethiopian National Project (ENP) unites global Jewry, the Government of Israel and the Ethiopian-Israeli community in its mission to advance the integration of Ethiopian-Israelis into Israeli society. ENP is a partnership between the Jewish Federations of North America, the Government of Israel,…

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Shared Society

Shared Society

Economic Empowerment for Women (EEW) Business of One’s Own program Economic Empowerment for women (EEW is dedicated to improving women’s lives through economic empowerment. Its mission is to supply low-income women in Israel with the knowledge and tools to create their own small businesses as a means for gaining financial self-sufficiency and alleviating the cycle…

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Jewish Identity/Education

Jewish Identity

HaShomer HaChadash To safeguard the land of Israel in the Galilee and Negev through education and social action HaShomer HaChadash is a Zionist organization focused on our collective obligation to the Land of Israel. In 2007, one young man in the Galilee stood up to aggressors from surrounding villages who for years had tried to…

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People with Disabilities

People with Disabilities

Beit Issie Shapiro Economic Empowerment for Women with Complex Learning Disabilities  Beit Issie Shapiro is Israel’s leading developer and provider of innovative therapies and state-of-the-art services for children and adults across the entire range of disabilities impacting on over half a million people annually. The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh supports the Economic Empowerment Program,…

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At Risk Youth

Youth At Risk

Ayalim Association Carmiel Student Village – Social Outreach for At-Risk Youth in Carmiel The Ayalim Association was established in 2002 to undertake the critical challenge of community building and social development in the Negev and the Galilee. The organization was designed to revive the pioneering and Zionist model of settlement and development. The movement consists…

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Food & Human Security Needs

Food and Human Security

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Humanitarian Assistance in Moldova The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh provides core funding to the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC). The JDC is the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization, impacting millions of lives in more than 70 countries today. In addition to the core funding, the Jewish Federation of Greater…

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Jewish Federation in the News

December 25, 2017 – A volunteer serves meals on Mitzvah Day at Riverview Towers so regular staff can be home for the holiday. – Photo by Josh Franzos Federation’s Mitzvah Day was an unbelievable success by all measures: number of volunteers, number of organizations impacted and numbers of people helped by our volunteers. For those that have…

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