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Statement on New Zealand Islamophobic Attack

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | March 15, 2019

The Greater Pittsburgh Jewish community was shocked and deeply saddened by the horrific Islamophobic attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, yesterday resulting in the senseless murder of at least 49 people. We stand in solidarity with the Muslim community in Christchurch,…

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Jewish Delegate Assembly of Greater Pittsburgh Statement on the Importance of Intra-Jewish Communal Unity and Peoplehood

By Community Relations Council | September 18, 2017

Cosponsors: Beth El Congregation, Congregation Beth Shalom, Jewish Community Center, New Light Congregation, Rodef Shalom, Shaare Torah Congregation, Temple Emanuel of the South Hills, Temple Sinai הִ נֵּה מַ ה ּטֹוב ּומַ ה נָּעִ ים שֶׁ בֶׁת אַ חִ ים…

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Jewish Delegates Assembly of Greater Pittsburgh Statement on the Constitutional Right to Vote

By Community Relations Council | September 20, 2016

Community cosponsors: Jewish Community Center, Temple Sinai, Rodef Shalom, BBYO, Community Relations Council Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education. – Franklin D. Roosevelt Two…

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Jewish Delegate Assembly of Greater Pittsburgh Statement on Stereotypes, Prejudice and Discrimination

By Community Relations Council | March 3, 2016

Cosponsors: Jewish Community Center, Rodef Shalom, Temple Sinai, Community Relations Council Background If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, who am I? If not now, when? –Rabbi Hillel (circa 100…

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Jewish Delegate Assembly of Greater Pittsburgh Statement in Opposition to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement against Israel

By Community Relations Council | March 3, 2016

Cosponsors: Hillel Jewish University Center, Panthers for Israel, Community Relations Council Background Israel today faces an intensive and increasingly sophisticated global assault on its right to exist as a sovereign, democratic and Jewish state. This is largely accomplished through the…

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Policy on Anti-Semitism in Europe

By Community Relations Council | April 27, 2015

The Jewish Delegate Assembly of Greater Pittsburgh is greatly concerned by the spate of anti-Semitic incidents, including terror attacks, riots, violent assaults and the desecration of synagogues and other holy sites that have occurred in in Europe in the last…

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Policy on Genetic Testing and the Jewish Community

By Community Relations Council | April 27, 2015

Research shows that a quarter of the Jewish population carries at least one of the many preventable Ashkenazi Jewish genetic diseases (AJGD) – and the list is growing rapidly. The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) is the original funder and provider…

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Jewish Delegate Assembly of Greater Pittsburgh Policy Statement on Gender Violence

By Community Relations Council | November 3, 2014

Jewish tradition speaks to the importance of treating others with kindness, honor and respect and is clear that domestic violence is contrary to Jewish values. The Talmud speaks of this imperative directly in how men should respect their domestic partners…

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Jewish Delegate Assembly of Greater Pittsburgh Policy Statement on Price Tag Attacks in Israel

By Community Relations Council | May 13, 2014

The Jewish Delegate Assembly of Greater Pittsburgh Condemns unequivocally the hateful “price tag”* graffiti and vandalism against Catholic and Orthodox Christian, Muslim and Jewish institutions and individuals in Israel as reported in the Israeli press. These vile acts do not…

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Jewish Delegate Assembly of Greater Pittsburgh Policy Statement on LGBT Discrimination

By Community Relations Council | May 13, 2014

Throughout the world, persons who are identified as gay, lesbian, bisexual, and/or transgender (LGBT) often face pervasive discrimination which sometimes includes state-sanctioned violence and the possibility of execution. Laws that punish people for who they are or are perceived to…

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Joshua Sayles

Joshua Sayles

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