Jeff Finkelstein

Jeff's Trip to Ethiopia

Finding Hope in Ethiopia

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, September 16, 2022 / 0 Comments

I cannot possible adequately encapsulate all within one Shabbat message. All I can express is how much I was influenced by the experience of the past week.

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Federations Make Modern History Happen

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, September 9, 2022 / 0 Comments

Gil Schneider and I are traveling to learn about the history of the Ethiopian Jewish community, their struggles, and their desire to eventually make their homes in Israel.

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Eradicate Hate Summit Reaches New Heights

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, September 2, 2022 / 0 Comments

For the second year in a row, our Jewish Federation is serving as the fiscal sponsor for the Eradicate Hate Global Summit.

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Meeting the Jewish Needs of the Day

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, August 26, 2022 / 0 Comments

Jewish communities must make the often difficult decisions to look to their future while always remembering and honoring their past.

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Israeli farm

Pray for the Peace of Israel and Write Your Representatives!

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, August 12, 2022 / 0 Comments

This most recent clash demonstrated the Iron Dome’s 96% effective rate in intercepting rockets and preventing casualties.

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One Happy Camper

Federation’s Record $14 Million Community Campaign Makes Us All Happy Campers

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, July 29, 2022 / 0 Comments

These reasons and so many more are why we strive to raise more every year.

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President Biden Retraces MEGA MISSION Steps

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, July 15, 2022 / 0 Comments

While we must continue to remember our history, including horrible moments, we must always look to our destination.

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Israel, Here We Come!

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, June 3, 2022 / 0 Comments

I wish all our mission participants a Nisiah Tova, a safe trip.

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Fulfilling our Jewish Values at Home and Overseas

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, May 20, 2022 / 0 Comments

One of my most favorite evenings in the Pittsburgh Jewish community is coming up in just two weeks.

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Return Again, Return to the Land of Your Soul

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, May 6, 2022 / 0 Comments

Whether in Pittsburgh or Israel, Federation invites you to return again, return to the land of your soul.

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Federation Leads in Jewish Security

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, April 29, 2022 / 0 Comments

No other organization in the Pittsburgh region does more for Jewish security than the Federation.

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Neither Had They Made for Themselves Provisions

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, April 8, 2022 / 0 Comments

Yet, while I eagerly look forward to the seders, I can’t purge what I experienced in Poland and at the Ukrainian border out of my mind.

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Ukrainian Jewish refugees leaving Warsaw for Israel_ Photo by Olivier Fitoussi for The Jewish Agency for Israel 3-6-2022

Ukrainian Conflict Hits Home

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, March 4, 2022 / 0 Comments

For the next 5 to 10 minutes, she cried in front of us, and like Omicron, her weeping spread fast to the rest of us.

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Federation Stands Ready to Help Ukrainian Jews

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, February 18, 2022 / 0 Comments

What will happen between Russia and Ukraine is anyone’s guess.

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Federation Signs Letter to U.N. in Support of Israel

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, February 4, 2022 / 0 Comments

Federation signed onto a Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) letter to the Secretary General of the United Nations in response to the unfair report released by Amnesty International regarding Israel.

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Federation Response to Antisemitism

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, January 14, 2022 / 0 Comments

Antisemitism is not a problem promoted by Jews, we are merely the target. It must be fought by others.

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Another Impactful Week at Federation

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, December 17, 2021 / 0 Comments

Yesterday impacting today and tomorrow. Today impacting today. Today impacting the world around us. Just a normal week for our Federation.

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Jewish Professionals Shine Light Year-Round

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, December 3, 2021 / 0 Comments

Chanukah is the perfect time of year to show our appreciation for all they do.

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Jewish Cemetery Burial Association

One of the Greatest Mitzvot

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, November 19, 2021 / 0 Comments

Concurrently with the growth of cemeteries under management, the leadership of JCBA has been working diligently to build an endowment to support cemeteries that do not have adequate endowment funds.

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VUCA: An Acronym for This Moment in Time

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, November 12, 2021 / 0 Comments

In a time of VUCA, we must still plan and push forward.

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