Press Releases

Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Partners with Jewish Communal Security Team to Lead Active Threat Drill

First Responders, professional staff and volunteers will participate in an Active Threat Drill in collaboration with the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh (JCC) on January 25 at 8:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and coordinated by its Director of Community Security, Brad Orsini, the drill will test various aspects of…

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Jewish Federation to Release Study Showing Growth in Pittsburgh Jewish Community

The Jewish population of Pittsburgh has grown to 47,600 according to a new study the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh will release at 5:30pm on February 20 at Rodef Shalom. The Pittsburgh Jewish Community Study covers topics related to Jewish life and needs in the Greater Pittsburgh area Jewish community. Other key findings include the…

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Jewish Early Childhood Educators from Pittsburgh Studied Educational Philosophy in Reggio Emilia, Italy

12 Jewish early childhood educators just returned to Pittsburgh from a study seminar, Exploring Reggio through a Jewish Lens, in Italy (October 19 -29). The Reggio Emilia Approach is an educational philosophy based on the image of the child, and of human beings, as possessing strong potentials for development and as subjects of rights who learn…

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South Hills Jewish Pittsburgh to Transition from the Jewish Federation to the Jewish Community Center of Pittsburgh

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and the Jewish Community Center of Pittsburgh (JCC) are pleased to announce that South Hills Jewish Pittsburgh will transition from the Jewish Federation to the JCC. South Hills Jewish Pittsburgh (SHJP) launched in July 2014. Private donors funded SHJP with the help of the Jewish Federation to strengthen the…

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Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Hires Sara Spanjer as Young Adult Division Director

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh announces the hire of Sara Spanjer as Young Adult Division director. In this position, Ms. Spanjer will focus her efforts on leadership development and manage all fundraising activities related to the Young Adult Division, including cultivation and solicitation of donors ages 22–45. Ms. Spanjer’s first day at the Jewish Federation…

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Our Next Act, Jewish Federation's Annual Meeting, Will Report and Preview Community-Empowered Initiatives

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh will present highlights of the past year at its Thursday, Aug. 31, annual meeting, with the theme “Our Next Act.” The show will star Pittsburgh’s Jewish community: its collective accomplishments through the Jewish Federation in 2016–2017 and a preview of the initiatives that are in the wings. The meeting…

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Jewish Federation Donors Give $26 Million to Benefit Human Services, Community Programs and Planning

Donors giving through the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh will provide more than $26 million in allocations and grants to human services and community-building programs in 2017–18. The allocations, announced by the Federation’s Board of Directors, will support programs in Pittsburgh and in Jewish communities around the world. The Federation raised funds for the allocations…

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Stand-Up Comedian Gary Gulman to be Featured Speaker at Jewish Federation's Annual Campaign Thank You Event

Gary Gulman, a stand-up comedian the Village Voice called the next comic “to break huge,” will be the special guest at this year’s Annual Campaign Thank You event. The event — presented by the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, in appreciation of donors to the Federation’s 2017 Annual Campaign — will be Thursday, June 8,…

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Unsung Jewish Heroes Celebration to Honor 19 Local Educators and Present the Grinspoon Award

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh will honor 19 local educators from early childhood centers, day schools, and part-time religious schools at the Jewish Federation’s Unsung Jewish Heroes celebration. The event will praise the hard work of the individuals who have provided outstanding Jewish education to the community. The celebration will be Sunday, June 11,…

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AgeWell Pittsburgh is Grand Prize Winner of Collaboration Prize

Collaboration among three Pittsburgh-based community organizations wins $150,000 grand prize PHOENIX — AgeWell Pittsburgh is the winner of the Collaboration Prize — a national award designed to spotlight exceptional models of permanent collaboration among nonprofit organizations. The nonprofit partnership that supports older adults and their caregivers in leading healthy and independent lives will receive the…

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Conversations that Count Series Presents "Balancing Jewish Faith with Political Life"

Panel discussion on March 29 will feature insights of elected officials WHO/WHAT The Men’s Philanthropy Division of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh presents “Balancing Jewish Faith With Political Life” as the next event in its Conversations That Count engagement program, which is open to registered guests. Facilitated by Jewish Community Foundation Scholar Rabbi Danny Schiff, and joined…

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Conversations That Count Series Presents "Balancing Jewish Faith with Political Life"

Panel discussion on March 29 will feature insights of elected officials WHO/WHAT The Men’s Philanthropy Division of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh presents “Balancing Jewish Faith With Political Life” as the next event in its Conversations That Count engagement program, which is open to registered guests. Facilitated by Jewish Community Foundation Scholar Rabbi Danny Schiff, and joined…

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AgeWell Pittsburgh is 2017 Collaboration Prize Finalist

AgeWell Pittsburgh was named a finalist for the 2017 Collaboration Prize. This prize is a national award designed to highlight exceptional permanent models of collaboration among nonprofit organizations. AgeWell Pittsburgh was chosen from more than 350 submissions nationwide. AgeWell Pittsburgh is the central outreach and coordinating umbrella for 21 types of ssenior citizen–focused activities and…

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Federation's Jewish Life and Learning Subsidizes Online Teacher Training From Gratz College

The Jewish Life and Learning Department of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has partnered with Gratz College to offer an online teacher-training program, NEXT, to teachers in Pittsburgh-area Jewish part-time religious schools serving students in the elementary and high school years. Gratz’s NEXT (New Excellent Teacher Training) program is an intensive program that consists…

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Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh's Community Relations Council Takes Serious Issue with Executive Order on Refugees and Immigrants

The Community Relations Council (CRC) of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh takes serious issue with Friday’s Presidential Executive Order, which imposes a four-month suspension on the United States refugee program and bars all immigration from seven Muslim countries – Libya, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen – for 90 days. The current executive…

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Jewish Community Foundation 2017 Grant Funding Available

The Jewish Community Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is now accepting grant applications for 2017. In 2017, the Foundation is making approximately $320,000 available to fund programs and projects that address vital human needs, support lifelong Jewish learning and create a vibrant and dynamic Jewish community in Pittsburgh. Of the total, approximately…

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Jewish Federation's Young Adult Division Presents Comedian Noah Gardenswartz at "Stand Up for Giving"

Comedian Noah Gardenswartz will take the stage at the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Young Adult Division (YAD) event, Stand Up for Giving: Make Pittsburgh Laugh Again. YAD invites Jewish and non-Jewish adults ages 21–45 to the event, to be held Saturday, Feb. 25, at 8 p.m. The event will be at the Kelly Strayhorn…

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Jewish Life and Learning Division of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Welcomes Youth Development Expert Dr. Debi Gilboa for Three-Part Series

Events to be live-streamed to South and North Hills locations Jewish Life and Learning Division of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh welcomes parenting and youth development expert Dr. Debi Gilboa, or Dr. G, for a three-part parenting series specifically geared for families with young children. The sessions focus on how to talk to your…

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