I Need Help

  • Requests will be processed Monday–Thursday, 9 am–5 pm and Friday, 9 am–3 pm.
  • Any requests submitted after 3 pm on Friday will be processed the following Monday morning.
  • You will be contacted by a Federation employee or volunteer within 24 hours of your request being processed and we will do our best to find a way to help.

For myselfOn behalf of someone else

Next dayWithin a few days


Disclaimer: By submitting this request, you agree and acknowledge that: (i) your information may be shared with volunteers, with verbal consent agreed upon during follow-up phone call; (ii) there is no assurance that a need will be fulfilled accurately or in full or delivered by the requested time; (iii) there is always the risk of human error; (iv) weekend response may be limited; (v) the risks associated with the coronavirus including its contraction are not fully known; and (vi) you assume all risks associated with the delivery of requested goods and products.

I do, for myself, my spouse, heirs, executors, administrators, personal representatives and assigns, hereby forever release and discharge and agree not to sue the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, its affiliates, successors and assigns, and their respective past, present, and future officers, directors, employees, agents, and contractors, and all delivery volunteers, and all of their respective heirs, executors, administrators and assigns for, and expressly waive, any liability, claims, and demands arising from, the delivery of requested goods and products, based upon any theory or principle of law.


Resources & Information

Find Food

Resources

For the most current information on these businesses, please refer to their facebook pages.

Murray Avenue Kosher

  • The store is reopened for 9 customers at a time.
  • 8:00 – 9:00 am is reserved for senior shopping only.
  • Visit on Facebook at facebook.com/MurrayAvenueKosher.

Elegant Edge

Creative Kosher - Deena's Dishes

Milky Way Kosher

Cafe Eighteen

Hamsah Mediterranean Grill

Veg Out Cuisine

Pigeon Bagles

  • Online ordering available only.
  • Pick up and delivery.
  • Visit website for details at pigeonpgh.com.

Resources for Families & Children

Resources

Things to Do

For Professionals

Events of Interest

Mon 10

Daf Yomi Pittsburgh Siyyum

Monday, August 10 @ 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Fri 21

Temple Sinai Tot Shabbat

Friday, August 21 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sep 18

Temple Sinai Tot Shabbat

Friday, September 18 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Oct 16

Temple Sinai Tot Shabbat

Friday, October 16 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Nov 20

Temple Sinai Tot Shabbat

Friday, November 20 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Dec 18

Temple Sinai Tot Shabbat

Friday, December 18 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Jan 15

Temple Sinai Tot Shabbat

Friday, January 15, 2021 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Feb 19

Temple Sinai Tot Shabbat

Friday, February 19, 2021 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Mar 19

Temple Sinai Tot Shabbat

Friday, March 19, 2021 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Apr 16

Temple Sinai Tot Shabbat

Friday, April 16, 2021 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
May 21

Temple Sinai Tot Shabbat

Friday, May 21, 2021 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Jun 18

Temple Sinai Tot Shabbat

Friday, June 18, 2021 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Resources for Students & Young Adults

Resources

Information

Connect Online

Events of Interest

Fri 21

Shabbat After Hours

Friday, August 21 @ 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Temple Sinai
5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15217
Sep 18

Shabbat After Hours

Friday, September 18 @ 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Temple Sinai
5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15217
Oct 16

Shabbat After Hours

Friday, October 16 @ 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Temple Sinai
5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15217
Nov 20

Shabbat After Hours

Friday, November 20 @ 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Temple Sinai
5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15217
Dec 18

Shabbat After Hours

Friday, December 18 @ 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Temple Sinai
5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15217
Jan 15

Shabbat After Hours

Friday, January 15, 2021 @ 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Temple Sinai
5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15217
Feb 19

Shabbat After Hours

Friday, February 19, 2021 @ 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Temple Sinai
5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15217
Mar 19

Shabbat After Hours

Friday, March 19, 2021 @ 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Temple Sinai
5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15217
Apr 16

Shabbat After Hours

Friday, April 16, 2021 @ 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Temple Sinai
5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15217
May 21

Shabbat After Hours

Friday, May 21, 2021 @ 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Temple Sinai
5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15217
Jun 18

Shabbat After Hours

Friday, June 18, 2021 @ 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Temple Sinai
5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15217

Learn & Engage Online

Resources*

*Jewish Federation is not responsible for the content of events we do not host; check when you register to ensure these events align with your values and beliefs.

Events of Interest

Tue 04

Your Money: What Jewish Ethics Has to Say

Tuesday, August 4 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Tue 04

Online Parashah Study Groups

Tuesday, August 4 @ 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Wed 05
Wed 05

Mindfulness and Meditation for Stress Management

Wednesday, August 5 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wed 05

Weekly Parashah Discussion: Life & Text

Wednesday, August 5 @ 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Wed 05

CWB Weekly Book Discussion of “How to Be an Antiracist”

Wednesday, August 5 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Wed 05

Tu B’Av: Queer Jewish Love Poems

Wednesday, August 5 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thu 06

The Rational Bible-Exodus

Thursday, August 6 @ 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Local Agencies & Organizations

Jewish Agencies

Check the links on this list to see current organization status. Some organizations are open but changing operations or access.

AgeWell Pittsburgh

Charles M. Morris Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

  • Restricted access.
  • Private care attendants are permitted to enter the Wintergarden after hand sanitation and temperature screening.
  • jaapgh.orgjaapgh.org/news

Classrooms Without Borders

Development Corporation for Israel

Hebrew Free Loan Association

  • Interest free loans up to $5,000 intended to address:
    • Lost wages due to being unable to go to work
    • Childcare costs due to school closures
    • Small business losses
    • Canceled study abroad programs
    • Related medical costs
  • hflapgh.org/coronavirusloan

Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

JAA Home Health Services

Jewish Association on Aging

Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh

Jewish Family and Community Services

Jewish Residential Services, Inc.

Jewish Women’s League of Pittsburgh

  • A full preparation and checking must be done at home before coming to the mikvah.
  • It is each woman’s responsibility to ensure that she is completely prepared for immersion. Please refer to specific requirements online.
  • If you have a cough, fever, shortness of breath, or body ache – please consult with your rabbi and your physician for guidance prior to making a mikvah appointment.
  • pittsburghmikvah.org

JFCS Counseling Services

Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle

Ralph Schugar Chapel

  • Temporarily requiring that all families plan small, private graveside services and limit the number of people in attendance to 10.
  • Will provide all families with the option to hold a memorial service at the funeral home or at their synagogue/temple at a later date when all restrictions have been lifted, at no additional charge.
  • Refer to website for several more considerations.
  • schugar.com

Repair the World

Sally and Howard Levin Clubhouse

Sivitz Jewish Hospice

Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry

  • Clients will receive pre-bagged foods when they come to the pantry.
  • Additional critical functions that require face to face service will continue on a case-by-case basis.
  • Clients will be contacted directly by service providers about changes to appointments and meetings.
  • jfcspgh.org/coronavirus
  • facebook.com/JFCSPgh

The Friendship Circle of Pittsburgh, Inc.

  • Canceled all in-person programming through March 31.
  • Developing online opportunities to connect.
  • fcpgh.org

Thriftique

Weinberg Terrace

  • Restricted access.
  • Private care attendants are permitted to enter after hand sanitation and temperature screening.
  • jaapgh.orgjaapgh.org/news

Weinberg Village

  • Restricted access.
  • Private care attendants are permitted to enter after hand sanitation and temperature screening.
  • jaapgh.orgjaapgh.org/news

Schools & Youth Programs

For the most current information, please refer to the links provided.

Ben Gurion United Synagogue Youth

Community Day School

Hillel Academy

Jewish Law Student Association

Yeshiva Schools of Pittsburgh


Synagogues

For the most current information, please refer to the links provided.

Adat Shalom Congregation

Ahavath Achim Congregation

Bet Tikvah

Beth Samuel Jewish Center

Beth Shalom Synagogue

Chabad at Pitt

Chabad of Carnegie Mellon University

Chabad of the South Hills Jewish Center for Living and Learning

Congregation B’nai Abraham

Congregation Emanu-El Israel

Dor Hadash Congregation

New Light Congregation

Poale Zedeck Congregation

Rodef Shalom Congregation

Temple David

Temple Emanuel of South Hills

Temple Ohav Shalom

Temple Sinai

Coronavirus Related Updates

Seder Plate

Virtual Seder Prep Webinar

April 3, 2020

In this seminar, Rabbi Schiff will offer pointers as to how to lead a quality Seder.

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illuminate

Jewish Federation Joins “Illumination Ovation” April 7 & 14 to Celebrate Heroes Fighting the Coronavirus Crisis

April 3, 2020

On April 7, turn on lights and go outside to applaud life sustaining workers with “Illumination Ovation”.

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Emergency Relief Reaches 250K

$250,000 of Grants for Coronavirus Relief Approved by Federation Board

April 2, 2020

A board appointed committee of volunteers and staff allocated this money to address immediate needs for medical supplies, food insecurity relief, financial relief and additional staffing at our agencies here, in Israel and in Jewish communities worldwide.

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Freedom

HFLA Offers Loans in Light of Financial Ramifications of Coronavirus

April 2, 2020

Loans offered on a nonsectarian bases to residents of Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Washington, Westmoreland, and Armstrong Counties.

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5 Tips to get through quarantine

Feel Your Connection with Federation

March 27, 2020

Our Federation hosted a very well-attended “virtual” seminar about the recent employment changes made in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

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Employment Law Webinar 3-26-2020

Employment Law Webinar

March 26, 2020

Learn about the latest provisions that will help business owners and our Jewish community.

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Food for Seniors

March 26, 2020

Do you know of seniors that are food insecure? Call DHS SeniorLine at 412-350-5460.

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FREE Torah Classes & Meditation Online

March 24, 2020

Jewish tradition offers rich, accessible, and time-tested resources to cope with moments like these. The Institute for Jewish Spirituality, which has pioneered the development and teaching of Jewish mindfulness practices for over 20 years, is here for you now.

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Shaare Torah Congregation

Shabbos Synagogue Closures & Restrictions

March 24, 2020

A list of known Shabbat synagogue closures and restrictions in greater Pittsburgh as of March 13, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

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Volunteering while Socially Distancing

March 24, 2020

Many people are now facing a plethora of free time and looking for ways to…

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