Tree of Life*Or L'Simcha

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh joins the entire Pittsburgh community in mourning the people in our city killed and injured in the senseless violence today at Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Congregation. Jeff Finkelstein, CEO of the Jewish Federation made these comments: “Today our city, which has ordinarily been among the most safe and secure…

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Tree of Life*Or L'Simcha

The entire Pittsburgh community will gather for an interfaith vigil and gathering at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood at 5 p.m. “At this time of grief, coming together as a community offers us some comfort and solace. We hope that being together will strengthen our bonds at this difficult time,” said Jeffrey Finkelstein,…

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Meet Benji. Benji Himmel received an Israel scholarship from the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh to attend the fall 8-week program of the Alexander Muss High School in Israel. While in Israel, he took the opportunity to visit his friend Shachar Yefet from Karmiel/Misgav, who was an Israeli camper at Emma Kaufmann Camp in the…

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This Is Us

With all the Jewish holidays resulting in very short work weeks, I have not written in quite a while. And because I will be in Israel starting next week for a Federation mission followed by the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America, it may be a few more until I write again.…

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