Major Gift Will Support Ethiopian National Project

Major Gift to Ethiopian National Project ENP

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and the Ethiopian National Project (ENP) honored over 600 students of Ethiopian heritage for their dedication and commitment to leadership and community advocacy at a national summit in Jerusalem on June 19. Government officials from various ministries attended the national summit as did Ethiopian-Israeli students from all over the…

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James E. Young, PhD

Never Again

Dr. Young’s international career has focused on understanding the Holocaust and helping the grief-stricken. Recipient of the 1994 National Jewish Book Award and Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of English and Judaic & Near Eastern Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Dr. Young asks: How to articulate a void without filling it? Founding director: Institute…

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Rabbi Shira Stern, DMin

Rabbi Shira Stern photo by Rabbi Donald Weber

As a disaster spiritual care provider for the American Red Cross, Rabbi Stern helps people “access their own spiritual resources.” She serves as the director of the Center for Pastoral Care and Counseling, in Marlboro, N.J. In addition to authoring her own works, she is consulting editor of Mishkan R’fuah: Where Healing Resides. Educator: Taught…

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Jonathan Weinkle, MD

Squirrel Hill Medical Center

Jonathan Weinkle, MD A physician at the Squirrel Hill Health Center, Dr. Weinkle advises the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and is the author of Healing People, Not Patients. Dr. Weinkle’s book shows how his goal of being “a nice Jewish doctor” can deepen relationships and transform health care. Physician: Squirrel Hill Health Center (general internist and…

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Happy Campers Make Happy Memories

One Happy Camper

As I watched this Friday night magic and even more magic on Saturday, I couldn’t help but think about the One Happy Camper program funded locally by the Papernick Family with additional support from the Jewish Federation’s Centennial Fund for a Jewish Future.

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An Extraordinarily “Normal” Year


This is an incredibly resilient community that is working on our healing while keeping up with our normal “stuff”. That normal “stuff” is made possible, in large part, by your support of our Community Campaign. Thank you!

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Unity, Not Uniformity

2019 Yom Haatzmaut Celebration with David Broza on Lag BaOmer

We strive for a diverse community that can come together to work on the big issues facing our people and be supportive and understanding of one another, even with those with whom we differ.

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Yom Ha’atzamut with the Shinshinim!

Yom Haaztmaut at JCC

What a Yom Ha’azmaut! Today we celebrated the Israeli independence day! We started our day at Community Day School (CDS) singing and dancing with Israeli songs outside. Following the dancing, all of the school went inside to see the amazing Carnival that we’ve made for this special day! There was Israeli dancing, Israeli trivia, Israeli games…

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