Shabbat Shalom

Donor Advised Funds

Charitable Checking Accounts Tailored to Your Needs

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, December 2, 2022

It’s like a having a private foundation without that cost or burden of administration.

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Bringing People and Businesses Together

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, November 18, 2022

Federation innovation spans the non-profit and for-profit worlds.

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Mike Masters of Security Community Network speaks with ABC News

Pittsburgh Strong

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, November 4, 2022

I attended the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) along with a few of our top leaders. I have been to over twenty GA’s since I started working here in Pittsburgh, but this particular conference felt decidedly different. I think this nuanced change was best described by Eric Fingerhut, the CEO […]

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HBO Original Documentary

Beginning the Process Over Again

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, October 14, 2022

In less than two weeks, our Pittsburgh Jewish community will mark four years since the horrible antisemitic attack at the Tree of Life Building in Squirrel Hill. It’s hard to believe four years have passed since that unfathomable day when eleven of our community members lives were lost and two others were shot. I know […]

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Senior Exercise Class

We Accomplish So Much Together

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, September 30, 2022

Judaism recognizes the power and necessity of the collective.

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Jeff's Trip to Ethiopia

Finding Hope in Ethiopia

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, September 16, 2022

I cannot possible adequately encapsulate all within one Shabbat message. All I can express is how much I was influenced by the experience of the past week.

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Ethiopian children

Federations Make Modern History Happen

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, September 9, 2022

Gil Schneider and I are traveling to learn about the history of the Ethiopian Jewish community, their struggles, and their desire to eventually make their homes in Israel.

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Eradicate Hate Summit|

Eradicate Hate Summit Reaches New Heights

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, September 2, 2022

For the second year in a row, our Jewish Federation is serving as the fiscal sponsor for the Eradicate Hate Global Summit.

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hospital hallway slippery when wet

Meeting the Jewish Needs of the Day

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, August 26, 2022

Jewish communities must make the often difficult decisions to look to their future while always remembering and honoring their past.

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Israeli farm

Pray for the Peace of Israel and Write Your Representatives!

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, August 12, 2022

This most recent clash demonstrated the Iron Dome’s 96% effective rate in intercepting rockets and preventing casualties.

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One Happy Camper

Federation’s Record $14 Million Community Campaign Makes Us All Happy Campers

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, July 29, 2022

These reasons and so many more are why we strive to raise more every year.

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Rena Quint

President Biden Retraces MEGA MISSION Steps

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, July 15, 2022

While we must continue to remember our history, including horrible moments, we must always look to our destination.

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Federation MEGA MISSION Embodies Unity Through Diversity

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Friday, July 1, 2022

We are working to create unity in our Jewish community, NOT uniformity.

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Israel, Here We Come!

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, June 3, 2022

I wish all our mission participants a Nisiah Tova, a safe trip.

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Pittsburgh Skyline at Night

Fulfilling our Jewish Values at Home and Overseas

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, May 20, 2022

One of my most favorite evenings in the Pittsburgh Jewish community is coming up in just two weeks.

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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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Federation Leads in Jewish Security

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, April 29, 2022

No other organization in the Pittsburgh region does more for Jewish security than the Federation.

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Passover Seder Plate Items|

Neither Had They Made for Themselves Provisions

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, April 8, 2022

Yet, while I eagerly look forward to the seders, I can’t purge what I experienced in Poland and at the Ukrainian border out of my mind.

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Pittsburgh Federation Visits the Polish/Ukraine Border

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Friday, March 18, 2022

Two nights ago, our Board Chair Dave Sufrin and I returned from a national Federation leadership mission to Warsaw and the Ukraine border.

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Ukrainian Jewish refugees leaving Warsaw for Israel_ Photo by Olivier Fitoussi for The Jewish Agency for Israel 3-6-2022

Ukrainian Conflict Hits Home

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, March 4, 2022

For the next 5 to 10 minutes, she cried in front of us, and like Omicron, her weeping spread fast to the rest of us.

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