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Return Again, Return to the Land of Your Soul

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, May 6, 2022

Whether in Pittsburgh or Israel, Federation invites you to return again, return to the land of your soul.

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Over 2.5 Million Israelis Live in Poverty

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Over 2.5 million Israelis live in poverty, among them 1.1 million kids, Latet report finds.

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Federation Supports Jewish/Arab Extracurricular High School Program

By Kim Salzman / Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Moona is an extracurricular program that brings Jewish and Arab Israeli high school students together to learn high tech skills.

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Update on the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) Response to the Crisis in Israel

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Sunday, May 16, 2021

Your support for the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Community Campaign flows through our international partners, including JAFI, to help people responding to the crisis in Israel.

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Understanding the Israel/Palestinian Conflict

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Friday, May 14, 2021

Thought provoking resources on the Israel/Palestinian conflict.

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Jewish & Arab Cooperation Continues Amid Violence in Israel

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, May 14, 2021

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

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Community Relations Council Statement on the Crisis in Israel

By Community Relations Council / Wednesday, May 12, 2021

We are devastated by the violence that has been indiscriminately targeting Israeli civilians and perpetuating terror.

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Help an Israel Under Attack

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Urge Members of Congress to Stand with Israel!

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Israel Situation Webinars

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Wednesday, May 12, 2021

You are invited to two separate Jewish Federations’ webinars on the situation in Israel.

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Federation is Here for Good

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, April 9, 2021

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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Your Federation Support Reunites Families

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, February 5, 2021

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

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Chanukah Miracles Come Early for Ethiopian Jews

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, December 4, 2020

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

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Jewish Federation Urges Early Planning for Israel Teen Travel

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Thursday, November 12, 2020

Remote education will probably prevail for the foreseeable future, so teens and young adults are yearning for meaningful alternative learning.

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Mega Mission Imagine

June 2022 – Pittsburgh’s Mega Mission to Israel

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, June 26, 2020

While we are still practicing social distancing and dreaming of a time when we are able to travel, to sign up to receive more information as details continue to be hammered out.

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My week – Sivan

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Monday, February 10, 2020

Hello everyone! Every week I’m teaching my students about a different part of the Israel Trail. This week we were talking about Ramon’s crater, and one of the most touristy places there, the colored sand. Where basically colored layers of rocks were created when the mountain was broken down. Therefore, we were making colored sand […]

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Life in Pittsburgh’s Partnership2Gether Region, Karmiel & Misgav

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Tuesday, February 4, 2020

This fall, my eight-year-old twins enrolled in the Har Schenya School, an elementary school situated on Mount Schenya in Misgav, Israel.

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Nes Gadol Haya Po

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Growing up in America, I played dreidel and learned that a great miracle happened there, far away in the Land of Israel. Today, my children are growing up in the modern State of Israel, where the miracle of Chanukah happened so many years ago and where they can sing with pride and joy that a […]

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Our First “Peak Week” – Shinshinim

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Read about the Shinshinim’s first “Peak Week” doing activities together with students from Pre-K to Eighth grade where everyone learns about a special subject.

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My Week

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Friday, December 13, 2019

Monday So our week started with two visitors from Columbus! We will let you know that they are planning to do something a little similar to what we are doing here in Pittsburgh. 😉 We had a wonderful time showing them around CDS, which is our main line of work for this year. After that […]

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Birthright Israel Trip

Federation Announces a “Free” Israel Trip for 27-32 Year Olds!

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, November 22, 2019

Our Federation is proud to announce a Birthright Israel trip for Pittsburgh based 27-32 year olds from June 28-July 6, 2020.

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