Jeff Finkelstein

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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Love Your Neighbor man in hat

Fighting Antisemitism on Both Sides of the Field

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

What won the Superbowl this past weekend for the Kansas City Chiefs? (Ignoring the question of the late holding call.) Was it the strong and strategic offense or was it the resilient and consistent defense? Of course, it’s both because football is played “on both sides of the field.” Is it the same with our […]

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Earthquake in Turkey - Feb 2023

Earthquake in Turkey Touches Us All

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

One of my classmates from my graduate program in Jewish Communal Services was born and raised in Turkey. I sent him a message earlier this week to check on his family. His response was: Most of my family is very far from these events on the northwest side of country. I have a few distant […]

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Egyptian pyramids

Relevant Now and in the Future

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

A new king arose over Egypt, who did not know about Joseph.

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little girl on man's shoulders

Jewish Pittsburgh Regional Institutions Awarded $730,000

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

Five million dollars approved for Pennsylvania’s nonprofit security grant program this year.

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Donor Advised Funds

Charitable Checking Accounts Tailored to Your Needs

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

It’s like a having a private foundation without that cost or burden of administration.

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412x972 Pittsburgh Tel Aviv

Bringing People and Businesses Together

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

Federation innovation spans the non-profit and for-profit worlds.

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Mike Masters of Security Community Network speaks with ABC News

Pittsburgh Strong

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

Jewish Pittsburgh’s experience and support contribute to the protection of all North American Jews.

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HBO Original Documentary

Beginning the Process Over Again

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

In less than two weeks, our Pittsburgh Jewish community will mark four years since the horrible antisemitic attack at the Tree of Life Building in Squirrel Hill. It’s hard to believe four years have passed since that unfathomable day when eleven of our community members lives were lost and two others were shot. I know […]

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Senior Exercise Class

We Accomplish So Much Together

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, September 30, 2022 / 0 Comments

Judaism recognizes the power and necessity of the collective.

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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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Ethiopian children

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|

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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hospital hallway slippery when wet

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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Rena Quint

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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Tel Aviv beach|

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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