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Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

Update on Current Situation in Israel

Monday, November 6, 2023
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Tomorrow marks one month of Israel’s War with Hamas, as heavy fighting continues in Gaza. It is confirmed that 31 Israeli soldiers have been killed since the ground offensive began, and 242 hostages are being held by Hamas in Gaza. In addition, over the last week, the IDF has struck more than 2,500 Hamas targets by land, air and sea.

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Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

Update on Current Situation in Israel

Friday, November 3, 2023
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At the end of the fourth week of the war with Hamas, the IDF has confirmed 23 soldiers dead in battles inside Gaza since the ground incursion began.

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Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

Update on Current Situation in Israel

Thursday, November 2, 2023
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More than three weeks into Israel’s War with Hamas, heavy fighting continues in Gaza. Eighteen Israeli soldiers have been killed, as well as hundreds of terrorists. Israel’s updated official numbers are now saying that at least 242 Israelis are still being held captive by Hamas in Gaza.

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Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

Update on Current Situation in Israel

Wednesday, November 1, 2023
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More than three weeks into Israel’s War with Hamas, 13 Israeli soldiers were confirmed killed in heavy fighting in Gaza.

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Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

Security Update Regarding Antisemitic Incidents

Wednesday, November 1, 2023
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You may be aware of the recent string of antisemitic vandalism this week including the defacing of “We Stand With Israel” signs, anti-Israel graffiti in front of Taylor Allderdice High School and antisemitic graffiti in the Summerset neighborhood.

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Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

Update on Current Situation in Israel

Thursday, October 26, 2023
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On day 19 of Israel’s War with Hamas, rockets continue to be fired at Israel, reaching as far south as Eilat and as far north as Haifa.

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Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Statement on the Five-Year Commemoration of the Oct. 27, 2018 Antisemitic Attack

Wednesday, October 25, 2023
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On Oct. 27, 2023, we join people across Pittsburgh to remember the eleven people killed in the antisemitic attack on Congregation Dor Hadash, New Light Congregation and Tree of Life Congregation five years ago.

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Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

Update on Current Situation in Israel

Friday, October 20, 2023
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The following is an update from Jewish Federations of North America, the parent organization of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh: As Shabbat approaches in Israel, Jewish Federations’ Israel Office presents a shortened summary of the latest developments in the War with Hamas. Full updates will resume next week. Meanwhile, from Jerusalem, we wish all […]

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Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

Update on Current Situation in Israel

Thursday, October 19, 2023
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The following is an update from Jewish Federations of North America, the parent organization of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh: Key Points On day 12 of Israel’s War with Hamas, US President Joe Biden has landed in Israel in a highly significant show of solidarity and support. This is the first ever visit of […]

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Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

Update on Current Situation in Israel

Thursday, October 19, 2023
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The following is an update from Jewish Federations of North America, the parent organization of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh: Key Points: On day 13 of Israel’s War with Hamas, US President Joe Biden concluded his visit and his strong show of solidarity. This morning, the UK’s Prime Minister Rishi Sunak landed in Israel […]

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Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

Update on Current Situation in Israel

Monday, October 16, 2023
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The following is an update from Jewish Federations of North America, the parent organization of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh: Key Points: On day 10 of Israel’s War with Hamas, rocket fire has slowed considerably as Hamas appears to be losing control over Gaza. With a ground invasion imminent, US President Biden is said […]

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Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

Violins of Hope Docents

Tuesday, August 22, 2023
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Do you have a passion for music, history, and the power of art to inspire change?

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Give the Gift of Music for World Kindness Day

Friday, July 14, 2023
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NOTE: Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is a major donor to Violins of Hope through our Jewish Community Foundation, but this is not an official Jewish Federation program. Due to our policy on religious observance, we do not participate in events on Saturdays.  Calling all music enthusiasts: have you ever considered donating a gently used […]

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AgeWell Pittsburgh Earns SAGECare Credential: Competency In Caring for LGBTQ+ Older Adults

Wednesday, May 17, 2023
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AgeWell Pittsburgh, a collaboration to provide continuity of care for older adults, announced that they have received the SAGECare credential, demonstrating their competency in caring for LGBTQ+ older adults. AgeWell Pittsburgh comprises staff from the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, Jewish Family and Community Services, and Jewish Association on Aging. Jewish Federation of Greater […]

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Teens Find Their Jewish Values Through Convention Subsidy Program

Monday, May 15, 2023
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Jewish teens have emerged from the pandemic with the urge to connect with other teens like them and to learn leadership. They are meeting these desires through Jewish youth group experiences—and deepening their connection to Jewish life as well.  “They’re getting a sense of how to find their voice, getting enriched intellectually, figuring out what […]

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New Partnership with Moving Traditions to Support Pittsburgh’s Jewish Youth

Monday, May 15, 2023
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In recognition of surging teen mental health concerns, Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh announced funding for Moving Traditions, an organization creating innovative programs to provide safe and supportive spaces for Jewish youth to connect, grow and improve mental health. This initiative is part of Jewish Federation’s push to support those in need and take care […]

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Federation Presents 2022 Ostrow Award to Andrew Stewart

Monday, March 27, 2023
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Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has named Andrew Stewart the recipient of the 2022 Gerald S. Ostrow (z”l) Volunteer of the Year Award.

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Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

Security Updates

Friday, March 3, 2023
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We closely monitored the events of the Feb 25th “National Day of Hate”. At this time, no known related incidents or activities materialized in the Pittsburgh area or across the country.

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Women cry as they watch while the emergency teams search for people in the rubble of a destroyed building in Adana, Turkey, Monday, Feb. 6, 2023. A powerful quake has knocked down multiple buildings in southeast Turkey and Syria and many casualties are feared. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

How You’re Helping Earthquake Victims

Thursday, February 9, 2023
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We are all devastated watching the news from the tragic earthquake in Turkey and Syria. The death toll is now above 11,000 and is still rising. The Jewish community in Turkey has also been hard hit. The president of the Antakya community, Saul Cenudioglu, is feared dead along with his wife, Fortuna. The town’s synagogue […]

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We Accomplish So Much Together

Friday, September 30, 2022
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Judaism recognizes the power and necessity of the collective.

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