Josh Sayles, Community Relations Director; Governor Tom Wolf; and Jeffrey Finkelstein, President & CEO of Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

Why Young Adults Give to the Federation

By Jeff Finkelstein / November 8, 2019 / 0 Comments

Equally as inspiring to me was hearing from a few of these young adults about their motivations for involvement. There is no doubt, our community’s future is extremely bright.

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Stronger Together

Jewish Federation Announces Record Allocations and Grants in Year 2019-20

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / November 4, 2019 / 0 Comments

Donors to the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh will enable a record $36.8 million in allocations and grants to human services and community-building programs in 2019–20.

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Teacher and Student

Federation Funding Helps Work Magic

By Kim Salzman / November 4, 2019 / 0 Comments

Kibbutz Eshbal, which works with at-risk youth, has partnered with the Greater Pittsburgh Federation since its founding in 1998.

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Community Relations Council

Federation’s Work in Government Relations Benefits Jewish Communities

By Jeff Finkelstein / November 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

A core component of Federation’s work is in the area of government relations and working towards actions at the local, state and federal level that can positively impact our Jewish community.

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October 27th Commemoration in Karmiel

October 27th Commemoration Held in Pittsburgh Sister City, Karmiel

By Kim Salzman / October 27, 2019 / 0 Comments

Yedid Nefesh synagogue in Karmiel, Israel held a memorial event marking one year since the attack on the three congregations housed in the Tree of Life building.

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Pause with Pittsburgh

Pause with Pittsburgh

By Jeff Finkelstein / October 18, 2019 / 0 Comments

As you probably know, there are major activities planned for October 27th and all of the details can be found at

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Gov. Wolf announces statewide remembrance day, flag lowering to honor Tree of Life victims.

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / October 18, 2019 / 0 Comments

Governor Tom Wolf signed a proclamation declaring Sunday, October 27, 2019, a day of remembrance and ordered state flags to half-staff on the one-year mark of an anti-Semitic attack on the Dor Hadash, New Light, and Tree of Life• Or L’Simcha congregations in their synagogue in Pittsburgh.

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Stronger Together

“Shabbat Shalom ve Hag Sukkot sameach to Pittsburgh from Halle!”

By Jeff Finkelstein / October 11, 2019 / 0 Comments

Another antisemitic attack, however this one did not work out as the attacker had intended. due to improvements made through The Jewish Agency for Israel’s Security Assistance Fund.

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Yom Kippur

“…and on Yom Kippur it is Sealed”

By Jeff Finkelstein / October 4, 2019 / 0 Comments

When we all recited the prayer of Unetaneh Tokef last year at the beginning of 5779, none of us knew what would happen on October 27, 2018.

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Jewish Federation will Pay for Security for Pittsburgh Synagogues and JCC for the High Holidays

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / September 26, 2019 / 0 Comments

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s security fund will pay for armed security at area synagogues and the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh for the High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah (Sept. 30–Oct.1) and Yom Kippur (Oct. 8¬–9).

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