Archive for March 2018

Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Celebrates the State of Israel's 70th Anniversary at Yom Ha'atzmaut

The state of Israel is turning 70, and Pittsburgh is invited to the party. The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is hosting a community-wide celebration for Yom Ha’atzmaut, the 70th Independence Day of Israel, on April 19. It’s from 4-8 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill. All events will be outdoors, weather…

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Pittsburghers Visit Jewish Communities in Morocco

This week’s Shabbat message is written by Becca Hurowitz, our Federation’s Senior Campaign and Mission Manager.  Photos by Joel Weinberg  The Jewish community of Morocco, at one time 350,000 strong, is now reduced to a mere 3,000 Jews throughout the country. In several mass migrations in the 19th and 20th centuries, this historic Jewish community fled…

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Diller Teen Fellows: Daniel Lebowitz

Daniel Lebowitz Diller Cohort 8 Karmiel Misgav Pittsburgh Partnership

Hello, I’m Daniel Lebowitz. As an active teen in the Pittsburgh community, I have participated in numerous programs, both religious and secular; however, Diller Teen Fellows Pittsburgh was the program that impacted my life the most. At first, I was reluctant to be part of Diller Pittsburgh Cohort 6, but quite quickly my feelings changed. Growing…

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Two Israeli High School Grads Volunteer at Jewish Institutions in Pittsburgh through the Jewish Federation's Shinshinim Program

Through the generous support of a local, private family foundation and in partnership with the Jewish Agency of Israel (JAFI), the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh will be bringing two 18-year-old Israelis to Pittsburgh for a year of service beginning August 2018.  The “Shinshinim” program (derived from “shnat sherut” in Hebrew that translates to “a…

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Houston Jewish Community was Hit Especially Hard

How many people remember that the city of Houston was ravaged by Hurricane Harvey in August? With our fast moving news cycle, it may seem like a blur in the past. That hurricane did major damage to Houston. As an email from our national Federation system stated: Harvey dumped a trillion gallons of water over…

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Our Impact: Young Families

Young Families

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Community Campaign supports young families by supporting programs at the Jewish Community Center (JCC), the Jewish day schools and the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program (EITC). This support especially helps families who are new to Pittsburgh, like Jordan Fischbach and Yael Silk. Jordan and Yael moved here from Los…

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