Jeff Finkelstein

Federation Promotes an Inclusive Community

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, April 23, 2021 / 0 Comments

Pittsburgh excels at promoting, supporting and enhancing community.

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MEGA MISSION Means Mega Memories

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, April 16, 2021 / 0 Comments

What better way to celebrate Israel’s 73rd birthday this week than by committing to travel there next year.

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Federation is Here for Good

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, April 9, 2021 / 0 Comments

Over the last week, I have heard stories leaving me with a real sense of gratification and satisfaction regarding our Federation focus this past year in sustaining Jewish community and Jewish life.

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Community Security

Federation Lobbied $5M State Security Budget Item Benefits Pittsburgh Again

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

$1,052,692 in security grants were awarded to Pittsburgh synagogues and Jewish agencies.

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A Purim Miracle

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, February 26, 2021 / 0 Comments

Today the dreams of 280 Ethiopian olim joined the amazing kibbutz Galuyot that is the State of Israel and fulfilled their dreams of returning to their historic homeland.

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Names that Endure

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

While none of us is immortal, our names reflecting our good deeds can be.

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A New Hope

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

“When the month of Adar enters, we increase in joy.” 2021? Happy? Joyful?

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Your Federation Support Reunites Families

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, February 5, 2021 / 0 Comments

Each of you, our Federation donors, are making modern Jewish history and impacting the lives of real individuals.

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JFNA Virtual Mission to Washington DC

Travel with the Jewish Federation

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, January 22, 2021 / 0 Comments

A virtual mission to Washington, DC, Snowbird event in sunny Florida and a real MEGA MISSION to Israel are on the horizon.

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Planning for the Future in the Middle of a Crisis

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, January 15, 2021 / 0 Comments

We find ourselves in a time where we need to be dealing with the emergent issues of today while still thinking about our future.

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Federation Top 40 Year-End Countdown

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, December 18, 2020 / 0 Comments

There is much more the Federation and the agencies we fund accomplished in this crazy year of 2020.

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If You Will it, it is No Dream

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, December 11, 2020 / 0 Comments

I must share an unbelievable story from this past week that is more personal than I usually get in my messages.

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Ethiopian Jews Make Aliyah 12-3-2020

Chanukah Miracles Come Early for Ethiopian Jews

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, December 4, 2020 / 0 Comments

Yesterday, 316 Jews lifted off from their native country of Ethiopia to arrive in their new home in Israel.

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How a Collaborative Community Acts

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, November 20, 2020 / 0 Comments

The dollars we raise are here for a purpose – to help.

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Blue Point Security

Keeping Our Community Safe and Open

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, November 13, 2020 / 0 Comments

We are trying not only to keep our community safe, but also trying to help everyone to feel safe.

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What Happens When we do Jewish Together

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, October 30, 2020 / 0 Comments

This piece written by Eric Finger hut, CEO of the JFNA appeared in a daily newsletter (ejewishphilanthropy.com) and demonstrates again the power of working collectively, something that is at the core of how our Pittsburgh Jewish community functions.

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Rally for Peace

Right Back to October 27, 2018

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, October 23, 2020 / 0 Comments

I am not psychologist (I am married to one) but it seemed almost like a mild PTSD-type reaction.

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Come Together General Assembly 2020

Come Together

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, October 16, 2020 / 0 Comments

We want to encourage as many of our community members to participate in the GA on October 25 and 26.

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Here’s Some Good News

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, October 9, 2020 / 0 Comments

Today, I want to look at some of the positive things to hopefully pick us all up.

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Socially Distanced Sukkot

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, October 2, 2020 / 0 Comments

Thank you to you, our donors, for the role you play in enabling the unimaginable to be a reality.

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