The Shinshinim Celebrate Purim!

Purim with the Shinshinim

Purim in Pittsburgh! – We had the best time dressing up with Pittsburgh community that definitely knows how to celebrate Purim! We took part with Community Day School’s and Beth Shalom Carnival. We played games, we did some art and craft and had a really good time. As always, it was fun to see you…

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Update: Standing with Our Muslim Neighbors

We Stand With Our Muslim Neighbors

Many have reached out to ask how we can provide support to the local Muslim community after the horrendous shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday. Here several are opportunities to do so: STAND WITH THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY Friday, March 22, 11:30am-2pm:Attend a Friday afternoon prayer service at Attawheed Islamic Center, 401 Washington Ave., Carnegie.…

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Thinking Locally Can Have Global Results

Al Noor Mosque

One role of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh—and Jewish Federations in most cities in the U.S. and Canada—is to offer the Jewish community a trusted way to give money to help in crises around the world. Pittsburgh Jewish donors have helped in crisis situations as diverse as attacks against Israel, the earthquake in Nepal…

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Victims of Terror Fund – Premises Funds – Information Gathering Form

Tree of Life*Or L'Simcha

The Independent Committee overseeing the distribution of dollars collected through the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Victims of Terror Fund has set aside a relatively small portion of those funds to be distributed to individuals who were physically present on the Tree of Life Synagogue property, but not inside the building, on the morning of…

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Statement on New Zealand Islamophobic Attack

Al Noor Mosque, New Zealand

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, in Pittsburgh, and around the world. “Unfortunately we are all too familiar with the devastating…

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May War and Bloodshed Cease

Al Noor Mosque, New Zealand

Last night I drafted my Shabbat message and this morning I decided I couldn’t send it.  When I woke up this morning to the horrible news from New Zealand with 49 people slaughtered for just practicing their religion, I knew it couldn’t be business as usual. Federation is opening a mailbox to collect donations to…

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Thank You, First Responders

First Responders Thank You. Concert by Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers and Scott Blasey of The Clarks. Photo by David Bachman.

Jewish Federation put on a program to honor and thank all the first responders, including health care, Fire, EMS and others who did all they could on October 27th to protect and care for the worshipers in and around the Tree of Life Building.

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