Jeff Finkelstein

Tikkun Leil Shavuot

A Pre-Shavuot Reflection in Difficult Times

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, June 7, 2024 / 0 Comments

Instead of a longer, cohesive message, I have a few thoughts to share ahead of the next week.

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Communities2Gether: Rebuilding Homes in Times of Need

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, April 26, 2024 / 0 Comments

This week Kim Salzman, Director, Israel & Overseas Planning & Impact, writes about a newly formed partnership with Kibbutz Nir Yitzchak to help rebuild the area.

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Bringing Reality to Campus

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, April 12, 2024 / 0 Comments

This week Rachel Soloff, Community Relations Council Associate, writes about her trip to Israel with Campus Ambassadors.

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A family holding up a photo of their kidnapped relatives

Taking Action in the Rise of Anti-Israel Beliefs

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, March 29, 2024 / 0 Comments

I am so proud of what we as a Federation have done since October 7 to stand with Israel.

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Solidarity Mission to Israel

It’s All Unthinkable and Yet, I Can’t Stop Thinking About It

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, March 1, 2024 / 0 Comments

I am sharing some brief vignettes and reflections from the past week I spent in Israel.

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Yad Sarah airlift of medical supplies supported by JFNA

Operation Breath of Life

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, February 9, 2024 / 0 Comments

Federations support Yad Sarah in airlifting medical supplies due to transportation issue caused by Houthi terrorists.

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Jewish gravestone with flowers

Norman Finkelstein, Zichrono Livrocho

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, January 19, 2024 / 0 Comments

As I eulogized my father at his funeral, I said, “I am a Jewish communal professional, as my father was, because my father was.

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Call For Israel Now

Doing Our Part: Call Congress!

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, December 8, 2023 / 0 Comments

The fight for political autonomy continues today, extending beyond the heroic efforts of those defending Israel.

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We Stand With Israel at March for Israel in DC 11-14-2023

Beyond the March: The Unseen Efforts of Federation Staff

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, November 17, 2023 / 0 Comments

None of what you see emanating from your Federation happens without this hard-working team of highly professionalized staff.

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March for Israel in Washington D.C.

This is Our Moment!

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, November 10, 2023 / 0 Comments

We’re marching on or near the National Mall for a 1 p.m. rally in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, November 14.

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School program for evacuated children from southern Israel_Credit Shalva

Report From the Israeli Homefront

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, November 3, 2023 / 0 Comments

Now, perhaps more than ever in our lifetimes, we must be one nation, one people, with one heart.

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Sorting personal basic needs for soldiers. The association for Israel’s Soldiers. Oct. 2023.

The Jewish People: An Ideology of Life and Love

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, October 27, 2023 / 0 Comments

Love always triumphs over hate.

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The Empty Shabbos Table

The Empty Shabbat Table

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, October 20, 2023 / 0 Comments

I have so much to say and don’t know what to say. I think this post I saw on Facebook says so much with few words. Remember each of the hostages this Shabbat. Shabbat Shalom and please contribute to our Israel Emergency Relief effort (now at over $5 million).

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Violins of Hope

The Quiet Hand of Federation

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, September 29, 2023 / 0 Comments

Federation kickstarts the Eradicate Hate Global Summit and brings Violins of Hope to Pittsburgh.

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pews in a synagogue

May We All Be Inscribed in the Book of Life

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, September 22, 2023 / 0 Comments

Some of you may know that when I was in high school, I had decided that my future path would be to become a Conservative Rabbi.

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shofar at sunset

Judge All With the Scale Weighted in His/Her Favor

By Jeff Finkelstein / Wednesday, August 30, 2023 / 0 Comments

We are in the month of Elul which is traditionally when we begin the serious repentance process leading up to Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur.

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Jewish Foundation Adds Over $31 Million

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, August 11, 2023 / 0 Comments

Foundation has had a historic, record-breaking year, adding over $31 million to its corpus from July 2022 through June 2023.

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412x972 Pittsburgh Tel Aviv

AHN Collaborates With Israeli Health Technology Start-Ups

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, July 7, 2023 / 0 Comments

Federation support for Pittsburgh/Israel connections is good for business!

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Summer Israel Programs

End of Campaign is Just the Beginning

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, June 30, 2023 / 0 Comments

Contrary to the notion of a quiet summer at the Federation, we are buzzing with activity!

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Kherson Dam in Ukraine - By Дзюбак Володимир - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, httpscommons.wikimedia.orgwindex.phpcurid=72550892

Thank You for Helping the Jews of Kherson, Ukraine

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, June 9, 2023 / 0 Comments

Federation partners provide food, water and medications for immediate aid.

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