Israel & Overseas

Keep It Real

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It's Good for Israel
Your donations and volunteer missions make life better.
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Supporting Struggling Jewish Communities
Addressing social service needs of impoverished or underserved Jewish communities around the world.
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It's Good for You
Encouraging inclusiveness and a shared sense of peoplehood.
Shinshinim in Pittsburgh!
Young emissaries in your neighborhood, connecting people of all ages to Israel and Israeli culture.
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Connecting Schools & Synagogues Twinning
Develop your unique connection between Pittsburgh students, classrooms, entire schools or synagogues with a counterpart in Israel.
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Connecting Families Under The Same Moon
For families with at least one child between age 8 and 12. A guided correspondence project for children in Pittsburgh, Israel and Warsaw.

Volunteer Leadership

Judi Kanal
Israel Program Committee Chair
David Zeve
Israel & Overseas Funding Chair
Vicki Holthaus
Partnership2Gether Co-Chair
Dana Himmel
Partnership2Gether Co-Chair

Events of Interest

The Hidden Web of Iran’s War Against Israel: An Inside Perspective

Wednesday, October 18 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT
Join MEF Director, Gregg Roman, as he exposes the hidden mechanisms employed by Iran to expand its i...

Israel Scholarships Night: Information Session

Wednesday, January 17, 2024 @ 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM EST
All scholarship applicants are required to attend the Jewish Federation Israel Scholarship Night.  ...

Upcoming Missions

Poland – Israel Mission

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - Thursday, June 27, 2024
Join Jewish Pittsburgh on a mission to Poland with renowned educator Tzvi Sperber. Following Polan...


Kim Salzman
Kim Salzman
Director, Israel & Overseas Planning & Impact
Debbie Swartz
Debbie Swartz
Associate, Overseas Planning & Impact
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