Resources & Information

Resources

For the most current information on these businesses, please refer to their facebook pages.

Murray Avenue Kosher

  • The store is reopened for 9 customers at a time.
  • 8:00 – 9:00 am is reserved for senior shopping only.
  • Visit on Facebook at facebook.com/MurrayAvenueKosher.

Elegant Edge

Tahini Food Truck

  • On CMU campus
  • By Elegant Edge
  • Order ahead on tahini412.com
  • 412-268-1634

Creative Kosher - Deena's Dishes

Milky Way Kosher

Cafe Eighteen

Veg Out Cuisine

Pigeon Bagles

  • Online ordering available only.
  • Pick up and delivery.
  • Visit website for details at pigeonpgh.com.

Resources

Things to Do

For Professionals

Events of Interest

Wed 27

Under One-derful Wednesdays

Wednesday, Jan. 27 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Thu 28

Home to Home Tu B’shvat Terrariums

Thursday, Jan. 28 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Virtual
6424 Forward Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15217
Feb 02

Touch Base Tuesday

Tuesday, Feb. 2 @ 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Virtual
6424 Forward Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15217
Feb 07

Parenting Through a Jewish Lens (6-class series)

Sunday, Feb. 7 @ 8:15 PM - 9:45 PM
Feb 10

Under One-derful Wednesdays

Wednesday, Feb. 10 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Feb 16

Touch Base Tuesday

Tuesday, Feb. 16 @ 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Virtual
6424 Forward Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15217
Feb 17
Feb 19

Temple Sinai Tot Shabbat

Friday, Feb. 19 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Feb 24

Under One-derful Wednesdays

Wednesday, Feb. 24 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Mar 02

Touch Base Tuesday

Tuesday, Mar. 2 @ 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Virtual
6424 Forward Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15217
Mar 07

Parenting Through a Jewish Lens (6-class series)

Sunday, Mar. 7 @ 8:15 PM - 9:45 PM
Mar 10

Under One-derful Wednesdays

Wednesday, Mar. 10 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Resources

Information

Connect Online

Events of Interest

Feb 19

Shabbat After Hours

Friday, Feb. 19 @ 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Temple Sinai
5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15217
Mar 19

Shabbat After Hours

Friday, Mar. 19 @ 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Temple Sinai
5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15217
Apr 16

Shabbat After Hours

Friday, Apr. 16 @ 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Temple Sinai
5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15217
May 21

Shabbat After Hours

Friday, May. 21 @ 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Temple Sinai
5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15217
Jun 18

Shabbat After Hours

Friday, Jun. 18 @ 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Temple Sinai
5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15217

Resources*

*Jewish Federation is not responsible for the content of events we do not host; check when you register to ensure these events align with your values and beliefs.

Events of Interest

pomegranate tree
Wed 27

Food for Thought: A Virtual Tu B’Shevat Seder

Wednesday, Jan. 27 @ 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Sat 30

CDS Virtual Annual Party

Saturday, Jan. 30
Sun 31

Pittsburgh Rabbis on Jewish Belief

Sunday, Jan. 31 @ 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Sun 31

Online Parashah Study Groups

Sunday, Jan. 31 @ 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Feb 01

Haftarah

Monday, Feb. 1 @ 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Feb 02
Feb 02

Celebration of Life for Shulamit Bastacky

Tuesday, Feb. 2 @ 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Virtual
6424 Forward Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15217

Jewish Agencies

Check the links on this list to see current organization status. Some organizations are open but changing operations or access.

AgeWell Pittsburgh

Classrooms Without Borders

Development Corporation for Israel

Hebrew Free Loan Association

  • Interest free loans up to $5,000 intended to address:
    • Lost wages due to being unable to go to work
    • Childcare costs due to school closures
    • Small business losses
    • Canceled study abroad programs
    • Related medical costs
  • hflapgh.org/coronavirusloan

Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

JAA Home Health Services

Jewish Association on Aging

Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh

Jewish Family and Community Services

Jewish Residential Services, Inc.

Jewish Women’s League of Pittsburgh

  • A full preparation and checking must be done at home before coming to the mikvah.
  • It is each woman’s responsibility to ensure that she is completely prepared for immersion. Please refer to specific requirements online.
  • If you have a cough, fever, shortness of breath, or body ache – please consult with your rabbi and your physician for guidance prior to making a mikvah appointment.
  • pittsburghmikvah.org

JFCS Counseling Services

Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle

Ralph Schugar Chapel

  • Temporarily requiring that all families plan small, private graveside services and limit the number of people in attendance to 10.
  • Will provide all families with the option to hold a memorial service at the funeral home or at their synagogue/temple at a later date when all restrictions have been lifted, at no additional charge.
  • Refer to website for several more considerations.
  • schugar.com

Repair the World

Sally and Howard Levin Clubhouse

Sivitz Jewish Hospice

Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry

  • Clients will receive pre-bagged foods when they come to the pantry.
  • Additional critical functions that require face to face service will continue on a case-by-case basis.
  • Clients will be contacted directly by service providers about changes to appointments and meetings.
  • jfcspgh.org/coronavirus
  • facebook.com/JFCSPgh

The Friendship Circle of Pittsburgh, Inc.

  • Canceled all in-person programming through March 31.
  • Developing online opportunities to connect.
  • fcpgh.org

Thriftique

UpStreet

  • Free, online, drop-in mental health counseling service.
  • For ages 12-22.
  • upstreetpgh.org

Weinberg Terrace

  • Restricted access.
  • Private care attendants are permitted to enter after hand sanitation and temperature screening.
  • jaapgh.orgjaapgh.org/news

Weinberg Village

  • Restricted access.
  • Private care attendants are permitted to enter after hand sanitation and temperature screening.
  • jaapgh.orgjaapgh.org/news

Schools & Youth Programs

For the most current information, please refer to the links provided.

Ben Gurion United Synagogue Youth

Community Day School

Hillel Academy

Jewish Law Student Association

Yeshiva Schools of Pittsburgh


Synagogues

For the most current information, please refer to the links provided.

Adat Shalom Congregation

Ahavath Achim Congregation

Bet Tikvah

Beth Samuel Jewish Center

Beth Shalom Synagogue

Chabad at Pitt

Chabad of Carnegie Mellon University

Chabad of the South Hills Jewish Center for Living and Learning

Congregation B’nai Abraham

Congregation Emanu-El Israel

Dor Hadash Congregation

New Light Congregation

Poale Zedeck Congregation

Rodef Shalom Congregation

Temple David

Temple Emanuel of South Hills

Temple Ohav Shalom

Temple Sinai

Reach out on the Community Covid-19 Hotline for help connecting with critical resources and support. Calls will be returned within 24 hours. If this is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

The Community Covid-19 Hotline is in partnership with Jewish Family and Community Services and United Way Southwest PA 211.

Coronavirus Related Updates

Freedom

HFLA Offers Loans in Light of Financial Ramifications of Coronavirus

April 2, 2020

Jewish Federation supports HFLA loans offered on a nonsectarian basis to residents of Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Washington, Westmoreland, and Armstrong Counties.

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5 Tips to get through quarantine

Feel Your Connection with Federation

March 27, 2020

Our Federation hosted a very well-attended “virtual” seminar about the recent employment changes made in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

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Employment Law Webinar 3-26-2020

Employment Law Webinar

March 26, 2020

Learn about the latest provisions that will help business owners and our Jewish community.

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Food for Seniors

March 26, 2020

Do you know of seniors that are food insecure? Call DHS SeniorLine at 412-350-5460.

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Disaster Loans Available to Small Businesses and Non-Profits Facing Losses Related to COVID-19

March 24, 2020

Governor Tom Wolf today announced the availability of low-interest loans for small businesses and eligible…

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Unemployment & Workers’ Compensation Benefits

March 23, 2020

The Office of Unemployment Compensation is providing information online to help determine UC and WC eligibility due to coronavirus repercussions.

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Rumor Control

March 23, 2020

Allegheny County Health Department has set up a webpage to help the community sort fact from fiction.

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Jewish Family and Community Services Community Update: Coronavirus

March 19, 2020

Jewish Family and Community Services (JFCS) of Pittsburgh is monitoring reports of the coronavirus (COVID-19)…

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Department of Human Services Releases COVID-19 Operational Recommendations for Child Care Providers

March 18, 2020

DHS Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) today released operational recommendations for child care providers Opens In A New Windowin Pennsylvania in response to COVID-19.

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Wolf Administration Directs Families to Emergency Food Assistance During COVID-19 Mitigation

March 17, 2020

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding issued guidance for accessing emergency food assistance for Pennsylvanians at risk of hunger due to measures to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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