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Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

2022-23 Shinshinim Will Bring Diverse Strengths to Serve Pittsburgh

Monday, February 14, 2022
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In August 2022 four shinshinim will arrive in Pittsburgh to connect Pittsburghers will Israel.

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Leaders Announce Funding for Nonprofit Security Grant Program

Thursday, January 27, 2022
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Community and elected leaders joined together at the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh to announce $4.5 million in funding for the Nonprofit Security Grant Fund Program.

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Jewish Federation Institute Will Focus on Volunteer Leadership Development as Part of Strategic Plan

Thursday, January 20, 2022
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A new Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh institute will nurture the next generation of Jewish Pittsburgh’s volunteer leaders.

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New Date For Early Childhood Education Event

Wednesday, January 19, 2022
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What Could This Mean for Our Jewish Community?, Thursday, March 10, 7-8:30 p.m.

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Oh Chanukah! Oh Chanukah, Come Light the Menorah

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
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Watch the Jewish Federation’s 24/7 Chanukah Lighting Candle Cam You’ve probably seen the TV channels that just broadcast a continuous video of a Yule log burning, as a comforting background spreading no-effort holiday cheer. Netflix even has one this year. The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is taking that idea and making it their own […]

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Mitzvah Day Offers 35 Good-Deed Sites Throughout Greater Pittsburgh

Monday, November 22, 2021
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Jewish Federation Event, Dec. 26, Keeps Charitable Service Flowing Hundreds of Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Volunteer Center participants will fan out acrossGreater Pittsburgh on Sunday, Dec. 26, to serve their neighbors on Mitzvah Day. The outpouring of help keeps charitable service flowing when many Pittsburghers are at home, celebrating holidays. The event’s name comes […]

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Alexis Polakoff Is Jewish Federation Campaign Director

Monday, November 8, 2021
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The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh congratulates Alexis Polakoff on her promotion to the position of director of Community Campaign.

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Jewish Federation Welcomes Mayor Gainey

Wednesday, November 3, 2021
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The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh congratulates Ed Gainey, Pittsburgh’s newly elected mayor, and looks forward to working with him as the Federation emphasizes Jewish community progress and the welfare of all Pittsburghers.

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Vibrant Pittsburgh and the urban Affairs Foundation Award $50,000 to Groups Committed to Address Systemic Inequities in the COVID-19 Era

Monday, September 13, 2021
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Seven Diverse Affinity Groups Receive Mini Grants.

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Jewish Federation Promotes Jessica Brown Smith to COO

Friday, August 27, 2021
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Jessica Brown Smith has been promoted to chief operating officer, reporting to CEO Jeffrey Finkelstein.

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Jewish Federation Announces Record $52.6 Million Fundraising

Thursday, August 19, 2021
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The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, racing to fight simultaneous crises of the pandemic and rising antisemitism, today announced a record $52.6 million in 2020-2021 fiscal-year fundraising. “Thanks to our donors, volunteers and staff, this amazing achievement will help people in a time of unparalleled need. The growth of our Jewish Community Foundation will make […]

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Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Contributes to Haiti Earthquake Response

Wednesday, August 18, 2021
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Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh today announced a $5,000 emergency grant to help victims of the devastating earthquake that struck southwestern Haiti.

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Jewish Federation Helps Five Jewish Agencies Secure FEMA Grants

Friday, July 23, 2021
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Five Pittsburgh-area applicants received $585,293 in FEMA grants for security, almost 20% of the total awarded in Pennsylvania.

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Celebration Drive-In

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

Thursday, June 3, 2021
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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

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
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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

Thursday, March 11, 2021
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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

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
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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

Thursday, November 12, 2020
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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

Thursday, August 27, 2020
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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

Friday, March 6, 2020
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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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