Shabbat Shalom

Tikkun Leil Shavuot

A Pre-Shavuot Reflection in Difficult Times

Friday, June 7, 2024
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Instead of a longer, cohesive message, I have a few thoughts to share ahead of the next week.

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Communities2Gether: Rebuilding Homes in Times of Need

Friday, April 26, 2024
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This week Kim Salzman, Director, Israel & Overseas Planning & Impact, writes about a newly formed partnership with Kibbutz Nir Yitzchak to help rebuild the area.

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Bringing Reality to Campus

Friday, April 12, 2024
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This week Rachel Soloff, Community Relations Council Associate, writes about her trip to Israel with Campus Ambassadors.

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A family holding up a photo of their kidnapped relatives

Taking Action in the Rise of Anti-Israel Beliefs

Friday, March 29, 2024
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I am so proud of what we as a Federation have done since October 7 to stand with Israel.

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Solidarity Mission to Israel

It’s All Unthinkable and Yet, I Can’t Stop Thinking About It

Friday, March 1, 2024
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I am sharing some brief vignettes and reflections from the past week I spent in Israel.

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city council meeting

Call Your County Council Member

Friday, February 23, 2024
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Many speakers accused Israel of committing genocide, citing the International Court of Justice (ICJ), even though the ICJ has not ruled that Israel is committing genocide, nor did they rule that Israel should cease fire.

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Yad Sarah airlift of medical supplies supported by JFNA

Operation Breath of Life

Friday, February 9, 2024
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Federations support Yad Sarah in airlifting medical supplies due to transportation issue caused by Houthi terrorists.

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Jewish gravestone with flowers

Norman Finkelstein, Zichrono Livrocho

Friday, January 19, 2024
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As I eulogized my father at his funeral, I said, “I am a Jewish communal professional, as my father was, because my father was.

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Call For Israel Now

Doing Our Part: Call Congress!

Friday, December 8, 2023
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The fight for political autonomy continues today, extending beyond the heroic efforts of those defending Israel.

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We Stand With Israel at March for Israel in DC 11-14-2023

Beyond the March: The Unseen Efforts of Federation Staff

Friday, November 17, 2023
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None of what you see emanating from your Federation happens without this hard-working team of highly professionalized staff.

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March for Israel in Washington D.C.

This is Our Moment!

Friday, November 10, 2023
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We’re marching on or near the National Mall for a 1 p.m. rally in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, November 14.

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School program for evacuated children from southern Israel_Credit Shalva

Report From the Israeli Homefront

Friday, November 3, 2023
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Now, perhaps more than ever in our lifetimes, we must be one nation, one people, with one heart.

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Sorting personal basic needs for soldiers. The association for Israel’s Soldiers. Oct. 2023.

The Jewish People: An Ideology of Life and Love

Friday, October 27, 2023
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Love always triumphs over hate.

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The Empty Shabbos Table

The Empty Shabbat Table

Friday, October 20, 2023
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I have so much to say and don’t know what to say. I think this post I saw on Facebook says so much with few words. Remember each of the hostages this Shabbat. Shabbat Shalom and please contribute to our Israel Emergency Relief effort (now at over $5 million).

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Violins of Hope

The Quiet Hand of Federation

Friday, September 29, 2023
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Federation kickstarts the Eradicate Hate Global Summit and brings Violins of Hope to Pittsburgh.

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pews in a synagogue

May We All Be Inscribed in the Book of Life

Friday, September 22, 2023
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Some of you may know that when I was in high school, I had decided that my future path would be to become a Conservative Rabbi.

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shofar at sunset

Judge All With the Scale Weighted in His/Her Favor

Wednesday, August 30, 2023
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We are in the month of Elul which is traditionally when we begin the serious repentance process leading up to Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur.

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Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

Jewish Foundation Adds Over $31 Million

Friday, August 11, 2023
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Foundation has had a historic, record-breaking year, adding over $31 million to its corpus from July 2022 through June 2023.

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412x972 Pittsburgh Tel Aviv

AHN Collaborates With Israeli Health Technology Start-Ups

Friday, July 7, 2023
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Federation support for Pittsburgh/Israel connections is good for business!

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Summer Israel Programs

End of Campaign is Just the Beginning

Friday, June 30, 2023
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Contrary to the notion of a quiet summer at the Federation, we are buzzing with activity!

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