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  • Requests will be processed Monday–Thursday, 9 am–5 pm and Friday, 9 am–3 pm.
  • Any requests submitted after 3 pm on Friday will be processed the following Monday morning.
  • You will be contacted by a Federation employee or volunteer within 24 hours of your request being processed and we will do our best to find a way to help.

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    Disclaimer: By submitting this request, you agree and acknowledge that: (i) your information may be shared with volunteers, with verbal consent agreed upon during follow-up phone call; (ii) there is no assurance that a need will be fulfilled accurately or in full or delivered by the requested time; (iii) there is always the risk of human error; (iv) weekend response may be limited; (v) the risks associated with the coronavirus including its contraction are not fully known; and (vi) you assume all risks associated with the delivery of requested goods and products.

    I do, for myself, my spouse, heirs, executors, administrators, personal representatives and assigns, hereby forever release and discharge and agree not to sue the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, its affiliates, successors and assigns, and their respective past, present, and future officers, directors, employees, agents, and contractors, and all delivery volunteers, and all of their respective heirs, executors, administrators and assigns for, and expressly waive, any liability, claims, and demands arising from, the delivery of requested goods and products, based upon any theory or principle of law.


    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

    Hamsah Mediterranean Grill

    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

    Thu 03

    Art and Contemplation General Edition

    Thursday, Dec. 3 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Virtual
    6424 Forward Avenue
    Pittsburgh PA 15217
    Thu 03
    Sun 06

    Parenting Through a Jewish Lens (6-class series)

    Sunday, Dec. 6 @ 8:15 PM - 9:45 PM
    Tue 08

    Art and Contemplation, Teen Edition

    Tuesday, Dec. 8 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Jewish Family & Community Services
    5743 Bartlett Street
    Pittsburgh PA 15217
    Tue 08

    Jewish Life and Learning Commission Meeting

    Tuesday, Dec. 8 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    Wed 09

    Under One-derful Wednesdays

    Wednesday, Dec. 9 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Thu 10

    Virtual Open Space Support with a JFCS Counselor

    Thursday, Dec. 10 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Virtual
    6424 Forward Avenue
    Pittsburgh PA 15217
    Thu 10
    Mon 14

    Art and Contemplation, college edition (it’s not that type of party)

    Monday, Dec. 14 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Virtual
    6424 Forward Avenue
    Pittsburgh PA 15217
    Tue 15

    Art and Contemplation, Teen Edition

    Tuesday, Dec. 15 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Jewish Family & Community Services
    5743 Bartlett Street
    Pittsburgh PA 15217
    Tue 15

    Touch Base Tuesday

    Tuesday, Dec. 15 @ 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Virtual
    6424 Forward Avenue
    Pittsburgh PA 15217
    Thu 17

    Art and Contemplation General Edition

    Thursday, Dec. 17 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Virtual
    6424 Forward Avenue
    Pittsburgh PA 15217
    Fri 18

    Temple Sinai Tot Shabbat

    Friday, Dec. 18 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Tue 22

    Art and Contemplation, Teen Edition

    Tuesday, Dec. 22 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Jewish Family & Community Services
    5743 Bartlett Street
    Pittsburgh PA 15217
    Wed 23

    Under One-derful Wednesdays

    Wednesday, Dec. 23 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Jan 03

    COME TOGETHER: SCHLEP-A-THON

    Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Congregation Beth Shalom
    5915 Beacon Street
    Pittsburgh PA 15217
    Jan 05

    Touch Base Tuesday

    Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021 @ 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Virtual
    6424 Forward Avenue
    Pittsburgh PA 15217
    Jan 13

    Under One-derful Wednesdays

    Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Resources

    Information

    Connect Online

    Events of Interest

    Tue 08

    Art and Contemplation, Teen Edition

    Tuesday, Dec. 8 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Jewish Family & Community Services
    5743 Bartlett Street
    Pittsburgh PA 15217
    Thu 10

    Virtual Open Space Support with a JFCS Counselor

    Thursday, Dec. 10 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Virtual
    6424 Forward Avenue
    Pittsburgh PA 15217
    Mon 14

    Art and Contemplation, college edition (it’s not that type of party)

    Monday, Dec. 14 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Virtual
    6424 Forward Avenue
    Pittsburgh PA 15217
    Tue 15

    Art and Contemplation, Teen Edition

    Tuesday, Dec. 15 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Jewish Family & Community Services
    5743 Bartlett Street
    Pittsburgh PA 15217
    Fri 18

    Shabbat After Hours

    Friday, Dec. 18 @ 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    Temple Sinai
    5505 Forbes Avenue
    Pittsburgh PA 15217
    Sat 19

    Young Adult Virtual Chanukah Party and Service Project

    Saturday, Dec. 19 @ 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Virtual
    6424 Forward Avenue
    Pittsburgh PA 15217
    Tue 22

    Art and Contemplation, Teen Edition

    Tuesday, Dec. 22 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Jewish Family & Community Services
    5743 Bartlett Street
    Pittsburgh PA 15217
    MEGA MISSION Info Session
    Jan 12
    Jan 15

    Shabbat After Hours

    Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 @ 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    Temple Sinai
    5505 Forbes Avenue
    Pittsburgh PA 15217
    Feb 19

    Shabbat After Hours

    Friday, Feb. 19, 2021 @ 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    Temple Sinai
    5505 Forbes Avenue
    Pittsburgh PA 15217
    Mar 19

    Shabbat After Hours

    Friday, Mar. 19, 2021 @ 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    Temple Sinai
    5505 Forbes Avenue
    Pittsburgh PA 15217
    Apr 16

    Shabbat After Hours

    Friday, Apr. 16, 2021 @ 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    Temple Sinai
    5505 Forbes Avenue
    Pittsburgh PA 15217
    May 21

    Shabbat After Hours

    Friday, May. 21, 2021 @ 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    Temple Sinai
    5505 Forbes Avenue
    Pittsburgh PA 15217
    Jun 18

    Shabbat After Hours

    Friday, Jun. 18, 2021 @ 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

    Thu 03

    Art and Contemplation General Edition

    Thursday, Dec. 3 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Virtual
    6424 Forward Avenue
    Pittsburgh PA 15217
    Thu 03

    Chabad of Squirrel Hill’s Evening of Celebration

    Thursday, Dec. 3 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Thu 03
    Sun 06

    Pittsburgh Rabbis on Jewish Belief

    Sunday, Dec. 6 @ 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
    Sun 06

    Parenting Through a Jewish Lens (6-class series)

    Sunday, Dec. 6 @ 8:15 PM - 9:45 PM
    Sun 06

    Online Parashah Study Groups

    Sunday, Dec. 6 @ 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    Mon 07

    Haftarah

    Monday, Dec. 7 @ 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
    Tue 08

    Jewish Agencies

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

    AgeWell Pittsburgh

    Charles M. Morris Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

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

    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

    Coronavirus Related Updates

    Freedom

    HFLA Offers Loans in Light of Financial Ramifications of Coronavirus

    April 2, 2020

    Loans offered on a nonsectarian bases 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.

    Read More
    Young Man Delivering Box of Food to Senior

    Food for Seniors

    March 26, 2020

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

    Read More

    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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    Pittsburgh

    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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    fake new

    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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