Posts by Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

Thinking Locally Can Have Global Results

Al Noor Mosque

One role of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh—and Jewish Federations in most cities in the U.S. and Canada—is to offer the Jewish community a trusted way to give money to help in crises around the world. Pittsburgh Jewish donors have helped in crisis situations as diverse as attacks against Israel, the earthquake in Nepal…

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Victims of Terror Fund – Premises Funds – Information Gathering Form

Tree of Life*Or L'Simcha

The Independent Committee overseeing the distribution of dollars collected through the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Victims of Terror Fund has set aside a relatively small portion of those funds to be distributed to individuals who were physically present on the Tree of Life Synagogue property, but not inside the building, on the morning of…

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Statement on New Zealand Islamophobic Attack

Al Noor Mosque, New Zealand

The Greater Pittsburgh Jewish community was shocked and deeply saddened by the horrific Islamophobic attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, yesterday resulting in the senseless murder of at least 49 people. We stand in solidarity with the Muslim community in Christchurch, in Pittsburgh, and around the world. “Unfortunately we are all too familiar with the devastating…

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Bocheh el Hakirot | Crying to the Walls

David Broza

Bocheh el Hakirot Shamaim shel etzev alai, vehalailah notef le’ito k’mo chelev haner chermesh hayare’ach kar – milemalah omer li lech hal’ah ve’al tishaver Rakevet halailah mele’ah ga’agu’a va’ani baratzif mechakeh k’mo lenes me’il shel b’didut li – karu’a omer li lanu’a ve’od lechapes Veshuv ga’agu’a pagu’a nagu’a bera’al zichronot gufi bli gufech shuv gove’a,…

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Yiyhe Tov | Things Will Be Better

David Broza

Yiyhe Tov Ani mabit mehachalon vezeh oseh li dei atzuv ha’aviv chalaf avar lo mi yode’a im yashuv haleitzan hayah lemelech hanavi nihyah leitzan veshachachti et haderech aval ani od kan Veyihyeh tov yihyeh tov, ken lif’amim ani nishbar az halailah ho halailah itach ani nish’ar Yeladim lov’shim k’nafaim ve’afim el hatzava ve’acharei sh’nataim hem…

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Mitachat Lashamayim | Under the Sky

David Broza

Mitachat Lashamayim Banu lechan mitachat lashamayim shnayim- kemo zug einayim Yesh lanu zman mitachat hashamayim beinataim- anu od kan. At va’ani (x3) vehamitah harechava latet ahava. Lailah va’yom (x3) vehachiyuch mitnatzel she’hu mitatzel. Banu lechan… Shneinu echad (x3) echad shalem ve’agol shalem vegadol. Boi niten (x3) ani eten lach latet latet li latet lach. Banu…

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Shir Ahava Bedui | Bedouin Love Song

David Broza

Shir Ahava Bedui Tzlilei chalil el hacholot shel hamidbar hayah shole’ach litef hu et gufah harach vehasufah tarfah hakol chadal lihyot kmo hacholot ani rotzeh otach kmo sel’a az hivti’ach lo lindod shuv kmo hachol. Ksheharuchot oto litfu be’oz achaz bemot ha’ohel oznav atam hu lo lishmo’a lo linshom klal et hatzlil atah navad lachash…

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Exciting New Possibilities

2000 Technology Drive

Our Federation offices officially opened in our new location at 2000 Technology Drive on January 2nd. They are bright, open and are structured in a way to promote increased collaboration between and among our different departments. I know many of you will have the chance to see the facility when you next attend a meeting…

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Victims of Terror Update & Goals

Stronger Together

Since our last update December 7, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has continued to focus on three goals: Helping the families of victims, those who were injured and the many people traumatized by the attack Bringing the community together to mourn and to begin the healing process Making sure we remain safe and secure…

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