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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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Federation Stands Ready to Help Ukrainian Jews

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, February 18, 2022

What will happen between Russia and Ukraine is anyone’s guess.

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Not Afraid to Worship

By Laura Cherner / Friday, January 28, 2022

Leaders gather at the Federation building to announce $4.5 million in funding for the Nonprofit Security Grant Fund Program.

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Another Impactful Week at Federation

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, December 17, 2021

Yesterday impacting today and tomorrow. Today impacting today. Today impacting the world around us. Just a normal week for our Federation.

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Jewish Professionals Shine Light Year-Round

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, December 3, 2021

Chanukah is the perfect time of year to show our appreciation for all they do.

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Jewish Cemetery Burial Association

One of the Greatest Mitzvot

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, November 19, 2021

Concurrently with the growth of cemeteries under management, the leadership of JCBA has been working diligently to build an endowment to support cemeteries that do not have adequate endowment funds.

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VUCA: An Acronym for This Moment in Time

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, November 12, 2021

In a time of VUCA, we must still plan and push forward.

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Join Us for the Joys of Shabbat Shelanu

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, October 29, 2021

For me, and for the families that participate, it is a light that shines through a cloudy and gloomy time.

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Remember and Reflect, in Spirit and Action

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, October 22, 2021

I hope you will join me in many of these opportunities to remember and honor both who and what was taken from us.

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We Are Honored to Support the Eradicate Hate Global Summit

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, October 8, 2021

Federation has “its hands” into many areas in our Pittsburgh community. One where we are playing an important role is with the Eradicate Hate Global Summit scheduled to take place in Pittsburgh from October 18th-20th. Our responsibilities, largely hidden from public view, have been on the administrative side, serving as the fiscal agent for this […]

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Micro-Communities Are Where It’s At!

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, October 1, 2021

Learn about the Samuel L. Goldston Teen Philanthropy Project and Honeymoon Israel.

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Federation Keeps the Lights On No Matter What!

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, August 20, 2021

Believe me, we will do what is right whether the request comes from a donor or not.

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Thanks to You, We’re Making Headlines

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, July 30, 2021

All of this happens because of you, our donors.

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Jewish Unity is the Iron Dome

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, July 16, 2021

I am writing this message sitting at Ben Gurion airport awaiting my return flight to the states following a whirlwind experience as part of a Jewish Federations of North America Solidarity Mission.

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Federation Volunteer Leadership is Core to Success

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, June 11, 2021

Working in partnership with our volunteer leaders has been and continues to be one of the greatest blessings I have experienced in this work.

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Stand Against Antisemitism 6-1-2021 Mayor Peduto speaking

Federation Helps Keep Our Community Safe

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, June 4, 2021

Fighting antisemitism and hardening Jewish facilities are both about the safety of our Jewish community.

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We Can Bear This Burden Together

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, May 28, 2021

Join me at 6 PM on Tuesday in downtown Pittsburgh at the City-County Building to stand b’yachad, together, in solidarity against antisemitism.

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Mayors of Karmiel/Misgav with 5 Israeli Arab mayors

Jewish & Arab Cooperation Continues Amid Violence in Israel

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, May 14, 2021

In much of the country (largely invisibly, sadly), cooperative relations between Jewish and Arab Israelis remains very much intact

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