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Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

Jewish Federation Receives Security Grant from The Tepper Foundation and Jewish Federations of North America to Safeguard Children and Promote Interfaith Bridge-

Thursday, July 11, 2024
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Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is thrilled to announce a $250,000 early childhood security grant from The Tepper Foundation through Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), helping to protect one of our most vulnerable populations during a time when antisemitism is spreading across the nation. Funders intend for grant to help in hiring security personnel to protect pre-schools, day camps and after-school programs, as well as supporting other faith communities’ security needs.

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Jewish Federation Celebrates $13.5M Raised, Unveils $8M in Grants

Wednesday, July 10, 2024
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The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh announced that the community has so far raised an impressive $13.6 million towards the $14.5 million campaign goal, and more than $8 million of these funds will support local and overseas organizations for unrestricted operations in 2024-2025.

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Hillel JUC and Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Joint Statement on Anti-Israel Protests at Pitt’s Cathedral of Learning

Monday, June 3, 2024
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The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh in conjunction with The Edward and Rose Berman Hillel Jewish University Center (Hillel JUC) are outraged by the anti-Israel protests at Pitt’s Cathedral of Learning that occurred recently.

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We Stand With Israel

A Blatant Act of Aggression Met With a Coalition of Defense

Sunday, April 14, 2024
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We address you today with unwavering resolve and a profound sense of duty.

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Vibrant Pittsburgh & the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Award $50,000 to Diverse Talent Retention Initiatives

Thursday, November 9, 2023
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Vibrant Pittsburgh and the Urban Affairs Foundation, part of the Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, have awarded $25,000 grants to two organizations leading initiatives to retain the diverse talent of our region.

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Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Statement on Rising Antisemitism

Wednesday, November 1, 2023
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We at the Jewish Federation are angered and sickened by these repeated attacks but reinvigorated to combat the escalating wave of antisemitism in a community that previously experienced the worst antisemitic attack in U.S. history. 

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Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Statement on Antisemitic Vandalism

Thursday, October 26, 2023
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The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is angered and disgusted by the acts of antisemitic graffiti and vandalism in our region yesterday.

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Jewish Federation Condemns Attack on Israel

Sunday, October 8, 2023
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On behalf of the entire Pittsburgh Jewish community, we at the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh unequivocally condemn this terrorist attack.

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Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and Secure Community Network Applaud Arrest of Antisemitic Target Hardy Lloyd

Thursday, August 10, 2023
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WARNING: Some of the following content could be distressing to read.

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Statement on the Sentencing Phase Verdict in the Trial of the Attacker on Three Pittsburgh Jewish Congregations

Wednesday, August 2, 2023
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We are grateful to the prosecution team for their meticulous process to seek justice for the victims, and we are grateful to the jury for their time and dedication in reaching this sentence.

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Gefskys Endow Adult Jewish Learning Position at Jewish Federation

Friday, July 14, 2023
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Arnie and Adrien Gefsky have endowed the adult Jewish learning scholar position through a planned gift at the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Jewish Community Foundation that will cover the costs of the position in perpetuity. The resident scholar will become the H. Arnold and Adrien B. Gefsky Community Scholar. “We are immensely grateful for […]

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Vibrant Pittsburgh and Urban Affairs Foundation Offer  Grants to Address Retention of Diverse Talent across Region’s Community-Based Organizations 

Friday, July 14, 2023
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Each organization has committed $25,000 to create a $50,000 pool to fund projects that increase the civic engagement of diverse and immigrant communities.

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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 Urges Jewish Synagogues and Agencies to Apply for Security Grants

Friday, October 14, 2022
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The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh today sent an urgent call for Pittsburgh-area Jewish agencies and synagogues to apply for Pennsylvania security grant dollars.

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Federation Partner LIFE & LEGACY Given Four-Year Extension

Friday, September 2, 2022
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The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s partner, the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF), announced that their national, four-year program LIFE & LEGACY will receive another four-year extension called LIFE & LEGACY PLUS.

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Federation to Honor Community Leaders and Explain What’s Next for the Federation

Tuesday, August 2, 2022
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The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s 2022 annual meeting will celebrate three community leaders and include insights into the Jewish Federation’s strategic plan.

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Jewish Federation Allocates $13.75M to Local and Overseas Community Organizations

Friday, July 15, 2022
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The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh will provide a total of $13.75 million to agencies and programs in Pittsburgh and in Jewish communities around the world.

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Momentum Trip Invites Pittsburgh Moms to Connect With Jewish Values

Wednesday, March 9, 2022
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Women on the Nov. 1-8, 2022, Momentum trip to Israel will explore Jewish values and personal growth.

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