Pittsburgh's Sister Cities Karmiel and Misgav in Central Galilee and Warsaw, Poland.

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Israel Cards by ChildrenShow Your Support for Israel

Purchase your set of seven unique drawings created by elementary-aged students in Karmiel/Misgav, Pittsburgh's Partnership2Gether region

All proceeds from card sales will be directed to the Israel Relief Fund, supporting critical needs resulting from the war that began with the terror attacks by Hamas on October 7, 2023. Special funding is also being allocated by the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh to Karmiel/Misgav to support vital emergency readiness projects.

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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. Contact Debbie Swartz at or 412-992-5208 to discuss the possibilities.
Israeli Youth Volunteer in Pittsburgh
Meet the Shinshinim who spend the year after high school building community abroad. In 2023-2024, there will be four Shinshinim in Pittsburgh!
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Diller דילר Teen Fellows
An leadership program for Jewish 10th and 11th grades that brings together a cohort of 20 teens in Pittsburgh and a cohort of 20 teens in Karmiel/Misgav to participate in workshops and Shabbat retreats over the course of a year on topics including Judaism, Israel, Tikkun Olam, Jewish Identity and leadership.

Volunteer Leadership

Dana Himmel
Partnership2Gether Co-Chair Pittsburgh
Rochelle Wagner
Partnership2Gether Co-Chair Pittsburgh

Events of Interest

Israel Scholarships Night: Information Session

Thursday, March 21 @ 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
All scholarship applicants are required to attend the Jewish Federation Israel Scholarship Night.  ...

Yom HaZikaron Ceremony

Sunday, May 12 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM EDT
Israel’s Memorial Day for Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terror


Debbie Swartz
Debbie Swartz
Associate, Overseas Planning & Impact