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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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Tikkun Leil Shavuot

Connect With Community at Tikkun Leil Shavuot

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, May 19, 2023 / 0 Comments

Starting at 10 pm at the Squirrel Hill JCC (thank you to the JCC for the long-standing partnership), we will offer 22 different sessions to immerse ourselves in Jewish study.

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Harrisburg Capital Complex

Travelog Through Harrisburg, State College and Israel

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, May 12, 2023 / 0 Comments

Pittsburgh plays a role in the Jewish life in Pennsylvania and Israel.

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Israel at 75 General Assembly

Our Support of Israel Makes a Huge Difference

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, April 28, 2023 / 0 Comments

How lucky were several us from Pittsburgh to be in Israel this past week to mourn with the country for her fallen on Yom HaZikaron (Israel’s Memorial Day) and then to celebrate Israel’s 75th Independence Day on Yom Ha’atzmaut!

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Young boy at Passover Seder

Questioning Strengthens and Improves Our Community

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, March 31, 2023 / 0 Comments

I am proud of the questions we here in Pittsburgh have been asking.

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Young Ukrainian Woman

Shabbat for Ukrainian Jews

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, February 24, 2023 / 0 Comments

Today marks one full year since the Russian war against Ukraine began.

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