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Celebration Drive-In

Jewish Federation’s June 10 CELEBRATION! Event Offers Live, Socially Distanced Laughs by the Carload

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Thursday, June 3, 2021

Invitees are donors who have contributed at least $1,000 to the 2021 Community Campaign as well as legacy fund holders and their adult children.

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Vibrant Pittsburgh and Urban Affairs Foundation Offer Mini Grants to Address Systemic Inequities in the COVID-19 Era Among the Region’s Diverse Community-Based Organizations

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Mini grants available to fund projects that increase the civic engagement of diverse and immigrant communities.

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Jewish Federation CEO Jeff Finkestein and Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto to Speak at “Mayors Summit Against Anti-Semitism” March 16

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Thursday, March 11, 2021

Other speakers will include mayors of Toronto, Amsterdam, Athens, Brussels and Palermo as well as Eric Fingerhut. Watch it streamed live.

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Jewish Federation Reaches Over $6 Million Milestone in COVID-19 Relief

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Wednesday, November 18, 2020

The key impact areas include health and wellness, emergency funding and food insecurity, physical-space needs for proper social distancing, capacity building and maintaining Jewish identity.

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Passport to Israel

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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Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Promotes Laura Cherner to Director, Community Relations Council

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Thursday, August 27, 2020

Laura Cherner, assistant director of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Community Relations Council (CRC), will become its director on Oct. 5, 2020.

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Coronavirus Update

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Friday, March 6, 2020

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh continues to monitor the spread of the coronavirus closely with support from our national organizations and from local government.

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Jewish Federation’s Roi Mezare Earns “Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy” Designation

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Thursday, February 20, 2020

Roi Mezare, Associate Director, Major Gifts at the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, has just become a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP).

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Remember. Repair. Together.

Planning Committee Announces Initial Plans for Commemoration of October 27 Attack

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Thursday, August 15, 2019

A Jewish community commemoration planning committee today announced initial plans for the upcoming one-year commemoration of the lives lost when three Pittsburgh Jewish congregations

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Stronger Together

FED Talks: Celebrating Community Strength

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s 2019 annual meeting, FED Talks: Celebrating Community Strength, will include insights from three guest speakers who have made healing or trauma their life’s work.

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Grinspoon Award

Jewish Federation Honors Hillel Academy’s Sara London with 2019 Grinspoon Award for Excellence in Jewish Education

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Thursday, May 9, 2019

Jewish day school educator Sara London to be honored with one of the North American Grinspoon Awards for Excellence in Jewish Education.

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Jeffrey Finkelstein Yom Haatzmaut Torch Lighing 5-8-2019

Jewish Federation CEO Speaks at Israel’s Independence Day Celebration

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh CEO Jeff Finkelstein represented Pittsburgh and worldwide Jewry at Israel’s national celebration of Yom Ha’atzmaut.

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Chabad of Poway

Jewish Federation Saddened and Horrified by Shooting at Poway Synagogue Near San Diego

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Sunday, April 28, 2019

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is saddened and horrified by the shooting that killed one and injured several others at Chabad of Poway.

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Security

Jewish Federation Distributes First Round of Security Funding

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Thursday, April 25, 2019

The Jewish Federation distributed the first round of security funding for Jewish organizations, a total of $377,303 to 31 different organizations.

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Al Noor Mosque

Thinking Locally Can Have Global Results

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Tuesday, March 19, 2019

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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Al Noor Mosque

Statement on New Zealand Islamophobic Attack

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Friday, March 15, 2019

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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Onsite Memorial

Jewish Federation Releases Independent Committee Report On $6.3 Million Victims of Terror Fund Proceeds

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The Independent Committee formed to oversee the distribution of the Victims of Terror funds has concluded its work and will begin to distribute the money, $6,302,803 in total.

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Shinshinim Program

Jewish Federation’s Shinshinim Program to Double in Size

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Wednesday, February 27, 2019

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh will double the size of its “Shinshinim” program, bringing four 18-year-old Israelis to Pittsburgh for a year of service beginning August 2019.

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Passport to Israel

Jewish Federation Expands Israel Scholarships

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Friday, February 22, 2019

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh increased the value of Israel scholarships from $1,750 to $2,200.

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Tree of Life*Or L'Simcha

Victims of Terror Fund Closes

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Friday, February 22, 2019

Any additional money that comes in to the Victims of Terror Fund after February 22, 2019 will still help the community recover.

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