Supporting Those in Need

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Putting Food on the Table: Your Support is More Important Than Ever

By Elijah Lambiotte / Tuesday, November 22, 2022
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Federation Delivers Hurricane Ian Relief Support

By Marlene Layton / Friday, October 14, 2022

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has sent $13,700 to support relief efforts in Florida so far, and we’ll continue to assist rebuilding efforts.

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200 Days in Ukraine: Helping in Crisis

By Ilana Kisilinsky / Wednesday, September 14, 2022

When war erupted in Ukraine, The Jewish Federation’s international partnerships allowed for a quick and direct response to the millions rendered homeless and without aid.

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Federation Support Links Ukrainian Refugees to Pittsburgh’s Partnership Region

By Ilana Kisilinsky / Wednesday, July 20, 2022

A recent olah (immigrant) to Israel from Ukraine, Arina fled from Kharkiv to Lviv, then crossed the Polish border to Warsaw on foot; she now resides at The Jewish Agency’s absorption center in Carmiel.

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Federation Coordinates a Plan for Older Adults

By Ilana Kisilinsky / Tuesday, May 17, 2022

We’re looking for adults 50+ and family caregivers to help shape the future of services available to older adults in the Pittsburgh area.

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Aid to Ukraine Saves Lives

By Ilana Kisilinsky / Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Jewish Federations work together to meet the urgent needs of the Jewish community in Ukraine.

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You Help in Ukraine

By Mihal Ehven / Thursday, February 24, 2022

Thanks to your support of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, extensive infrastructure is in place to protect and care for 200,000 at-risk Jews in Ukraine.

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Paying it Forward: Federation Support Leads to Supporting the Federation

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Thursday, November 18, 2021
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COVID-19 Relief Stories: Rocco

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

Jewish Federation’s support of the JFCS fed the body and soul of Rocco, a 65-year-old stroke survivor who suffered from food insecurity and isolation.

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COVID-19 Relief Stories: The Baker Family

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Friday, June 25, 2021

Jason, who has intellectual disabilities and is nonverbal, has a hard time understanding the need for social distancing. Thanks to Federation funding, he has the support he needs to get through these confusing times.

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COVID-19 Relief Stories: Leanne McDonough

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Friday, June 11, 2021

Leanne works as a hair care therapist at the Jewish Association on Aging, one of the Federation’s beneficiary agencies, helping residents look and feel good.

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Federation Approves Tens of Thousands in Direct Aid to Those in Crisis in Israel

By Mihal Ehven / Thursday, May 20, 2021

Thanks to your support, Jewish Federation moved immediately to help Israel in crisis.

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More Israel Updates From Our Partners

By Mihal Ehven / Friday, May 14, 2021

Your Federation support is helping people in Israel today!

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Victims of Violence in Israel and How You Help

By Kim Salzman / Wednesday, May 12, 2021

We are heartbroken over Israeli deaths and injuries from terrorist rockets and violence over the past few days.

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COVID-19 Relief Stories: Ruth Skeegan

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Friday, February 26, 2021

For years, Ruth Skeegan looked out for the Jewish community. Now, with help from the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, the community looks out for her during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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COVID-19 Relief Stories: Ron & Julie

By Mihal Ehven / Thursday, January 21, 2021

Imagine realizing for the first time in your life that you need food assistance.

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Helping Victims of the Christchurch Mosque Attack

By Mihal Ehven / Thursday, January 14, 2021

Authored by the New Zealand Jewish Council, working with the Christchurch Foundation to distribute money contributed by the Jewish Federation.

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COVID-19 Relief Stories: Rieta Hirschman

By Mihal Ehven / Monday, December 28, 2020

The Jewish Federation leads the effort to coordinate services across Jewish agencies and to ensure that families have the support they need at the critical time they need it.

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Addressing Urgent Pandemic Needs

By Mihal Ehven / Tuesday, December 15, 2020

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s board approved an additional $1 million in COVID-19 relief distributions on December 14.

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Ethiopian Jews Make Aliyah With Your Help

By Kim Salzman / Thursday, December 3, 2020

An emotional moment as 316 Ethiopian Jews make Aliyah to Israel.

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