Building a Safer, More Inclusive World

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A Community Benefit: Keeping Voters Safe and Midterm Elections Humming

By Elijah Lambiotte / Wednesday, November 9, 2022
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Creating Safe Spaces for Children and Teens

By Mihal Ehven / Friday, May 14, 2021

At the heart of the Pittsburgh Jewish community, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is helping to create safe and protected spaces for children and teens.

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COVID-19 Relief Stories: Chet Stofman & Carol Tabas

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Thursday, April 8, 2021

Carol Tabas, the mother of a nonverbal man with cerebral palsy, tapped her Jewish Residential Services network to find disabilities-specific COVID information and solace — thanks to donors to the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh.

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COVID-19 Relief Stories: Ethiopian Olim

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Monday, March 15, 2021

Jewish Federation played an integral role in bringing 280 more Ethiopian Jews home to Israel.

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COVID-19 Relief Stories: Kevin & Barbara Ginsburg

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Friday, February 19, 2021

The Jewish Federation improved the well-being of Kevin, a mostly nonverbal man with intellectual disabilities in group care.

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Communities of Mutual Support

By Mihal Ehven / Tuesday, January 12, 2021

While our relationship with the local Black community has been strong for many years, it became even stronger after the shooting at the Tree of Life building on Oct. 27, 2018.

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Prioritizing Protecting Children From Abuse

By Mihal Ehven / Monday, November 2, 2020

Ensuring that our community remains safe from all threats, inside and out.

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Combating Antisemitic Election Disinformation

By Mihal Ehven / Thursday, October 1, 2020

It’s critical now more than ever to distinguish between what’s real and what’s fake.

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Supporting People With Disabilities in a Special Time

By Kim Salzman / Thursday, August 6, 2020

An update from one of the Federation’s special needs grantee organizations in Israel.

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Reaching People in Medical Need in Remote Places

By Kim Salzman / Thursday, July 23, 2020

Dedicated to the 11 victims from the October 27 shooting in Pittsburgh, this ambucycle with unique GPS technology and volunteer medics arrives to the scene of an accident or disaster in less than 3 minutes across the country and 90 seconds in metropolitan areas.

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Giving Women a Great Start in Israel

By Mihal Ehven / Tuesday, July 21, 2020
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Saving the Earth Through Recycling in Israel

By Mihal Ehven / Tuesday, July 21, 2020

As Israel prepares to weather a second coronavirus wave, the Jewish Federation funded a social enterprise that collects and reconditions electronic waste in Misgav.

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Support for the Black Community During Black Lives Matter

By Community Relations Council / Friday, June 5, 2020

It’s been a difficult and emotional week. A recap of our outreach to the Black community:

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Recovering From the Oct. 27 Attack On Three Pittsburgh Congregations

By Mihal Ehven / Thursday, May 21, 2020

The funding will reimburse the organizations for costs resulting from the anti-Semitic attack on three Jewish congregations on Oct. 27, 2018.

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Working Together With Chinese-Americans to Fight Hate

By Mihal Ehven / Wednesday, May 6, 2020

We encourage all Pittsburghers, no matter their race or religion, to persevere and stay safe as we traverse these trying times together.

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Using Your Support to Leverage Government Funding

By Mihal Ehven / Friday, March 13, 2020

Fifteen Jewish organizations in Southwestern Pennsylvania received approximately $722,000 to fund security upgrades for communal facilities used by nonprofit entities deemed at risk for hate crimes.

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Brad Orsini Testifies at the House Oversight Committee Hearing on Combating Hate Crimes

By Mihal Ehven / Thursday, January 30, 2020
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Lifting Up At-Risk Youth in Israel

By Kim Salzman / Monday, November 4, 2019

Kibbutz Eshbal, which works with at-risk youth, has partnered with the Greater Pittsburgh Federation since its founding in 1998.

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Keeping Synagogue-Goers Safe

By Mihal Ehven / Thursday, September 26, 2019

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s security fund will pay for armed security at area synagogues and the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh for the High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah (Sept. 30–Oct.1) and Yom Kippur (Oct. 8¬–9).

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Promoting Leadership and Community Advocacy Among Israelis of Ethiopian Descent

By Mihal Ehven / Thursday, July 18, 2019
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