Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

Hillel JUC and Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Joint Statement on Anti-Israel Protests at Pitt’s Cathedral of Learning

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Monday, June 3, 2024 / 0 Comments

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh in conjunction with The Edward and Rose Berman Hillel Jewish University Center (Hillel JUC) are outraged by the anti-Israel protests at Pitt’s Cathedral of Learning that occurred recently.

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Shabbat HaGadol

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Friday, April 19, 2024 / 0 Comments

It does appear that Israel has accomplished the very difficult challenge of responding to the unprecedented attack from Iran without further escalating the conflict.

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We Stand With Israel

A Blatant Act of Aggression Met With a Coalition of Defense

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Sunday, April 14, 2024 / 0 Comments

We address you today with unwavering resolve and a profound sense of duty.

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Rachel L.

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Sunday, January 14, 2024 / 0 Comments

I will volunteer babysit for my neighbors.

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Aaron P.

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Saturday, January 13, 2024 / 0 Comments

There’s a man that I often see in the grocery store who wants to schmooze. I will make more time to chat with him.

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Mihal E.

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Wednesday, January 10, 2024 / 0 Comments

Invite new guests for Shabbos.

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Jay

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Wednesday, January 10, 2024 / 0 Comments

Help my elderly neighbor with groceries!

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Update on Current Situation in Israel

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Thursday, December 28, 2023 / 0 Comments

As fighting continues, more IDF soldiers have been killed, bringing the total number of IDF casualties since the ground offensive began to 164, (and to 496 since October 7). One of those killed yesterday was Cpt. (Res.) Shaul Greenglick, 26, of Ra’anana. When Greenglick was home on a break from reserve duty three weeks ago, he appeared in uniform on an episode of the reality TV singing competition “The Next Star.” The judges praised him as having “a natural talent with an amazing voice.”

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Update on Current Situation in Israel

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Thursday, December 21, 2023 / 0 Comments

(Originally posted 12/20/2023) As fighting continues, additional IDF soldiers have been killed, bringing the total number of IDF casualties since the ground offensive began to 134, (and to 466 since October 7). Multiple, unconfirmed reports have emerged that “intensive” talks are taking place in Egypt over a possible deal for the release of hostages in exchange for Palestinian prisoners. Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh has arrived in Cairo to take part. According to some news outlets, Hamas would return 40 hostages it is holding, in exchange for hundreds of Hamas prisoners (including some accused of serious offenses) as well as a week-long ceasefire. At the moment, Hamas is demanding a ceasefire while a deal is negotiated, but Israel says that any ceasefire will only begin once a deal is in place.

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Update on Current Situation in Israel

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Thursday, December 14, 2023 / 0 Comments

As fighting continues, additional IDF soldiers have been killed, bringing the total number of IDF casualties since the ground offensive began to 116, (and to 442 since October 7). Among those who fell yesterday was American-Israeli Elisha Loewernstern, a young father of six (and a friend and neighbor of this writer). May his memory (and those of all the fallen), be for a blessing.

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Update on Current Situation in Israel

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Monday, December 11, 2023 / 0 Comments

As fighting continues, seven more soldiers have been killed, bringing the total number of IDF casualties since the ground offensive began to 104 (and 433 since October 7). The IDF says it has killed 7,000 Hamas members or allied terrorists since fighting began. More than 22,000 targets in the Gaza Strip have been struck since the beginning of the war, 3,500 of them since the end of the ceasefire.

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Update on Current Situation in Israel

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Friday, December 8, 2023 / 0 Comments

The IDF reported today that it hit 450 sites in Gaza over the past day. As fighting continues, five more IDF soldiers have been killed, bringing the total number of IDF casualties since the ground offensive began to 91.

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Update on Current Situation in Israel

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Wednesday, December 6, 2023 / 0 Comments

The IDF reports that “fierce battles” with Hamas operatives in the Gaza Strip continue, as the Air Force carried out strikes against more than 250 targets over the past day. According to the IDF, yesterday saw some of the harshest battles in Gaza since the ground operation began.

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Update on Current Situation in Israel

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Wednesday, November 29, 2023 / 0 Comments

As part of the hostage-release deal, 88 hostages have been freed from Hamas captivity in five groups over the last five days and reunited with their families in Israel. An additional 10 Israelis will be released tonight.

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Update on Current Situation in Israel

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Monday, November 27, 2023 / 0 Comments

As part of a deal negotiated by Qatar (with assistance from the United States and Egypt) 39 Israeli hostages have now been released from Hamas captivity and have been reunited with their families in Israel, in three separate groups, over the last three days.

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Update on Current Situation in Israel

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Wednesday, November 22, 2023 / 0 Comments

Overnight, the Israeli government voted to approve a limited hostage deal with Hamas, brokered by Qatar, with assistance from the US, Egypt, and others. Following a marathon eight-hour meeting, Israel’s government voted late last night to approve a deal that would enable a limited hostage exchange. From recent polling research by Jewish Federations: 72% of public supports humanitarian pause for hostage release; only 20% want unconditional ceasefire.

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Update on Current Situation in Israel

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Tuesday, November 21, 2023 / 0 Comments

68 Israeli soldiers have been killed since the ground offensive began, and 388 soldiers since October 7. Reports continue of an imminent deal on some hostages. Commenting on a possible agreement, White House National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby said, “We’re closer now than we’ve been before.”

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The Antisemitism Eruption: What It Means

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Tuesday, November 21, 2023 / 0 Comments

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Update on Current Situation in Israel

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Monday, November 20, 2023 / 0 Comments

As the ground war continues, Israel has uncovered extensive tunnels under the Shifa Hospital, with concrete evidence that hostages were held there. Israel has also recovered several bodies of hostages at the hospital who were likely killed by Hamas.

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Update on Current Situation in Israel

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Friday, November 17, 2023 / 0 Comments

Join with Jewish Federations, ADL, AJC, and Jews around the country to come together this weekend for a Shabbat of Unity. We ask that all Jews light a memorial candle in honor of those who were murdered in Israel and those who have sacrificed their lives fighting for the Jewish State. We also suggest that you light an extra pair of Shabbat candles, that you recite prayers for Israel and for the hostages, and that you end Shabbat by reciting Psalm 121.

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