Jeff Finkelstein

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Join Us for the Joys of Shabbat Shelanu

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, October 29, 2021 / 0 Comments

For me, and for the families that participate, it is a light that shines through a cloudy and gloomy time.

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Remember and Reflect, in Spirit and Action

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

I hope you will join me in many of these opportunities to remember and honor both who and what was taken from us.

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We Are Honored to Support the Eradicate Hate Global Summit

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, October 8, 2021 / 0 Comments

Federation has “its hands” into many areas in our Pittsburgh community. One where we are playing an important role is with the Eradicate Hate Global Summit scheduled to take place in Pittsburgh from October 18th-20th. Our responsibilities, largely hidden from public view, have been on the administrative side, serving as the fiscal agent for this […]

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Micro-Communities Are Where It’s At!

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, October 1, 2021 / 0 Comments

Learn about the Samuel L. Goldston Teen Philanthropy Project and Honeymoon Israel.

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Getting at the Truth

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, September 10, 2021 / 0 Comments

Jewish tradition accepts the fact that disagreements are a part of life.

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Federation Keeps the Lights On No Matter What!

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, August 20, 2021 / 0 Comments

Believe me, we will do what is right whether the request comes from a donor or not.

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Thanks to You, We’re Making Headlines

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, July 30, 2021 / 0 Comments

All of this happens because of you, our donors.

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Jewish Unity is the Iron Dome

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

I am writing this message sitting at Ben Gurion airport awaiting my return flight to the states following a whirlwind experience as part of a Jewish Federations of North America Solidarity Mission.

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Federation Volunteer Leadership is Core to Success

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, June 11, 2021 / 0 Comments

Working in partnership with our volunteer leaders has been and continues to be one of the greatest blessings I have experienced in this work.

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Federation Helps Keep Our Community Safe

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, June 4, 2021 / 0 Comments

Fighting antisemitism and hardening Jewish facilities are both about the safety of our Jewish community.

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We Can Bear This Burden Together

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, May 28, 2021 / 0 Comments

Join me at 6 PM on Tuesday in downtown Pittsburgh at the City-County Building to stand b’yachad, together, in solidarity against antisemitism.

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Jewish & Arab Cooperation Continues Amid Violence in Israel

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, May 14, 2021 / 0 Comments

In much of the country (largely invisibly, sadly), cooperative relations between Jewish and Arab Israelis remains very much intact

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Your Federation is Operating Well

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, May 7, 2021 / 0 Comments

Our ability to do so much good in the community is only possible if the Federation is operating well.

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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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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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