Help Jewish Pittsburgh Heal

Help Jewish Pittsburgh Heal

Online giving to the Fund for Victims of Terror is closed, but you can still help people affected.

Read more below

Jewish Pittsburgh
Needs Your Help

The Fund for Victims of Terror Has Been Finalized

A committee of community leaders will distribute every dollar to people immediately affected by the anti-Semitic terror attack, in consultation with the three synagogues affected and the people affected.

Nevertheless, many new community needs have emerged since this attack.

You can still help!

Donate to the Jewish Federation’s Community Campaign to ensure that your dollars help the areas of most critical need today and in the future. Read more below.

About the Jewish Federation’s Community Campaign

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s expert planning staff will assess all community needs in Pittsburgh, Israel and around the world and work with volunteer leaders to allocate money to the places and people who need it most. The Community Campaign is THE best way to ensure you multiply the impact of your contribution.

The Community Campaign is the reason that the Jewish Federation was able to react so swiftly on October 27. 

Give to the Fund

at the Heart of Everything the Federation Does

Jewish Community Security

The Jewish Federation’s Security Committee works with Jewish organizations to assess their needs and to pay for critical security improvements and training. The Community Campaign supports the Security Director as well as the many programs and training sessions that saved lives during the October 27 attack, so this fund is the best way to help.

If you want to give specifically to support community security, please contact our Donor Center by emailing David Guzikowski at dguzikowski@jfedpgh.org or calling 412-992-5255.

Mental Health

The Jewish Federation’s planning staff will assess needs for counseling, training, mental health and even needs that have not emerged yet. The Jewish Federation’s Community Campaign addresses these emerging needs through existing programs such as Yad B’Yad, which provides counseling staff to the Jewish day schools. The Community Campaign is the best way to support emerging mental health needs, as a team of experts and volunteers assesses these needs every year in a formal planning cycle.

If you want to give specifically to support mental health, please contact our Donor Center by emailing David Guzikowski at dguzikowski@jfedpgh.org or calling 412-992-5255.

Memorialization/Education

The Jewish Federation’s Community Campaign supports many agencies with plans to remember the victims of the Oct. 27 terror attack and the people whose lives changed as a result. These agencies include the Rauh Jewish Archives at the Sen. John Heinz History Center, which has already collected many stories, pictures and memories from the attack and is making plans to educate our community.

If you want to give specifically to support memorialization and education, please contact our Donor Center by emailing David Guzikowski at dguzikowski@jfedpgh.org or calling 412-992-5255.

If you choose to support the three synagogues directly affected by the attack, please contact them at the information below:

  • Dor Hadash Congregation: 4905 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 or 412-422-5158
  • New Light Congregation: 5915 Beacon Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15217 or 412-421-1017
  • Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Congregation: 5898 Wilkins Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217 or 412-521-6788
  • Future plans for the Tree of Life building: 5898 Wilkins Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217 or 412-521-6788

Jessica Brown Smith

Senior Director of Development
(412) 992-5248
jbsmith@jfedpgh.org

David Guzikowski

Donor Services Associate

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