Pittsburgh excels at promoting, supporting and enhancing community.
What better way to celebrate Israel’s 73rd birthday this week than by committing to travel there next year.
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.
$1,052,692 in security grants were awarded to Pittsburgh synagogues and Jewish agencies.
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.
While none of us is immortal, our names reflecting our good deeds can be.
“When the month of Adar enters, we increase in joy.” 2021? Happy? Joyful?
Each of you, our Federation donors, are making modern Jewish history and impacting the lives of real individuals.
A virtual mission to Washington, DC, Snowbird event in sunny Florida and a real MEGA MISSION to Israel are on the horizon.
We find ourselves in a time where we need to be dealing with the emergent issues of today while still thinking about our future.
There is much more the Federation and the agencies we fund accomplished in this crazy year of 2020.
I must share an unbelievable story from this past week that is more personal than I usually get in my messages.
Yesterday, 316 Jews lifted off from their native country of Ethiopia to arrive in their new home in Israel.
The dollars we raise are here for a purpose – to help.
We are trying not only to keep our community safe, but also trying to help everyone to feel safe.
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.
I am not psychologist (I am married to one) but it seemed almost like a mild PTSD-type reaction.
We want to encourage as many of our community members to participate in the GA on October 25 and 26.
Today, I want to look at some of the positive things to hopefully pick us all up.
Thank you to you, our donors, for the role you play in enabling the unimaginable to be a reality.