Community Relations Council

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Building harmonious relations and mutual understanding in a diverse world.


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

By Community Relations Council

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

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Build Harmonious Relationships

Within and beyond the Jewish community

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Enlist governmental and public support for oppressed communities

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Promote Understanding

With respect to issues affecting the local, state, national and international Jewish community

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CRC Audience Agreement of Conduct

Audience Agreement of Conduct
דרך ארץ קדמה לתורה

Respectful speaking and listening are essential, even though there may be widely differing opinions present. This is rooted in a core Jewish value: Derech eretz kadmah l’Torah, proper conduct precedes the Torah. We call upon those attending CRC programming to engage in mutual respect, even in the midst of a heated argument.

Verbal and/or nonverbal attempts to interrupt or disturb the program, as well as uncivil behavior directed toward speakers, other members of the audience, and/or program organizers may result in removal from the premises and affect participation in future CRC programs.

Events of Interest


Illumination Ovation

Tuesday, April 14 @ 8:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Pittsburgh, PA United States

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

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Anti Semitism on Campus: Recent Trends, Ways to Help

Sunday, April 19 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
4905 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States

A Conversation with Rabbi Danielle Leshaw Please join Dor Hadash…

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Tuesday, October 27 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

2020 ZOA Annual Awards Dinner w/three honorees and keynote speaker.

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Wednesday, October 28 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

2020 ZOA Annual Awards Dinner; 3 honorees; keynote speaker.  

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Community Relations Council


David Ainsman

Ted Goldberg

Susan Kalson

Robert Silverman

Jim Busis

Cindy Goodman-Leib

Gayle Kraut

Laura Sohinki

Sharon Werner

Adam Falcone

Meyer "Skip" Grinberg

Larry Lebowitz

Scott Tobe

Randy Whitlatch

Mark Frank

Amy Herlich

Todd Rascoe

Greg Unatin

Bob Silverman

Bob Silverman

Community Relations Council
Joshua Sayles

Joshua Sayles

Community Relations Council
(412) 992-5234
Laura Cherner

Laura Cherner

Assistant Director
Community Relations Council
(412) 992-5235
2019 Recipient
Sonia & Aaron Levinson
Community Relations Award

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