Our Mission and Vision

What we do and what we hope to achieve

Our Mission

Cultivate resources, connect people and collaborate across the community to live and fulfill Jewish values.

Our Vision

A flourishing Jewish community where everyone feels included, supported and inspired.


Full inclusion is a core value of Jewish Pittsburgh. The Jewish Federation welcomes community members of all abilities, backgrounds, races, religious affiliations, sexual orientations and gender identities.

Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Leadership

Board of Directors

Jan LevinsonChair of the Board
Judith KanalVice Chair
Marsha D. MarcusVice Chair
Debbie ResnickVice Chair
Marc BrownSecretary
Susan G. Berman KressAssistant Secretary
Daniel HolthausTreasurer
Marcie J. SolomonAssistant Treasurer
David D. SufrinImmediate Past Chair
Ahmie E. BaumBoard Member
Debra CaplanBoard Member
Neil DiBiaseBoard Member
Adam FalconeBoard Member
Jeremy FeinsteinBoard Member
Karen Wolk FeinsteinBoard Member*
Jeffrey H. FinkelsteinBoard Member*
Rachel FirestoneBoard Member
Stephen F. HalpernBoard Member
Ellen Teri Kaplan GoldsteinBoard Member
David KnollBoard Member
Tanya Koul StrausbaughBoard Member
Larry LebowitzBoard Member
Rosanne LevineBoard Member
Dan MagrishBoard Member
Michael MilchBoard Member
Sharon NovakBoard Member
Melissa RackoffBoard Member
Jane RollmanBoard Member
Todd RosenfeldBoard Member
Stacey SeewaldBoard Member
James P. WagnerBoard Member
Sharon WernerBoard Member
*Ex Officio

Jewish Federation Staff

Jeffrey H. FinkelsteinPresident & CEOOffice of the President412-992-5260
Tracy GrandelisAssistant to the President & CEOOffice of the President412-992-5211
Brian EglashSenior Vice President & Chief Development OfficerExecutive Team412-992-5240
Jessica Brown SmithVice President & Chief Operating Officer
Executive Team412-992-5248
David WorkVice President & Chief Financial Officer
Executive Team412-992-5244
Jenny KaplanAssociate Vice President, FinanceFinance412-992-5259
Lindsey StrassmanSenior Finance Associate
Monica WayaSenior Financial AnalystFinance412-992-5242
Jean KingFinance AssociateFinance412-992-5206
Megan AmsterFinance and Payroll AssociateFinance412-681-8000
Alexis PolakoffAssociate Vice President, DevelopmentDevelopment412-992-5237
Roi MezareAssociate Vice President, Development & Foundation
Katie MetoskyDirector of Development and AffinitiesDevelopment412-697-6652
Emma RenfrewManager, Women's PhilanthropyDevelopment412-992-5212
Jenna RosenbloomManager, YAD PhilanthropyDevelopment412-992-5218
Jeff KochSenior Development Officer
Jordan TalSenior Development Associate & Missions Manager
Patti DziekanSenior Development Associate, Foundation
Alice Sahel-AzagurySenior Development Officer, Planned Giving
Jessie PritchardDevelopment Associate, Corporate GivingDevelopment412-992-5223
Jenn WhiteDevelopment CoordinatorDevelopment412-992-5222
Kim FlowersDevelopment Coordinator
Kristen BrandtDatabase Associate
Development Operations412-992-5238
Lois SmithDatabase Administrator
Development Operations412-992-5210
Eric ProbolaSenior Development Associate, Foundation
Development Operations412-992-5216
Hayley MargolisDevelopment Operations AssociateDevelopment Operations412-992-5226
Danielle WestDirector, Engagement and Community CollaborationCommunity Engagement412-992-5241
Rabbi Danny SchiffGefsky Community ScholarCommunity Engagement412-681-8000
Ilana SchwarczAdult Learning AssociateCommunity Engagement412-681-8000
Carolyn LinderAssociate Director, Jewish Life
& Learning
Community Engagement412-697-6648
Ellen GettingerDirector, Buncher Institute for Leadership DevelopmentCommunity Engagement412-992-5209
Meryl FranzosDevelopment Coordinator
Community Engagement412-992-5204
Rayna SaltzmanYAD Planning & Programming AssociateCommunity Engagement412-992-5256
Laura ChernerDirector, Community Relations Council
Community Relations Council412-992-5235
Rachel SoloffAssociate, Community Relations CouncilCommunity Relations Council412-992-5231
Sarah WorthingtonSpecialist, Community Relations and EngagementCommunity Relations Council412-992-5249
Shawn BrokosDirector, Community Security
Community Security412-992-5229
Erin FaganCommunity Security Associate
Community Security412-992-5252
Tiffany WalkerDirector, Human ResourcesHuman Resources & Office Operations412-992-5215
Kimberly Koelsch Office SpecialistHuman Resources &
Office Operations
Richard L. Mast Jr.Director, Business Technology Services
Information Technology412-992-5262
Jared WalkerSenior Technology SpecialistInformation Technology412-992-5236
Adam HertzmanAssociate Vice President, Marketing
Mihal EhvenMarketing ManagerMarketing412-992-5254
Susanna Yoffe-CrishCreative & Design ManagerMarketing412-992-5246
Robby RayEvents ManagerMarketing412-992-5251
Eli LambiotteMarketing AssociateMarketing412-992-5253
Jay HartmannDigital Marketing Associate
Ilene RinnDirector, Planning & Impact
Planning & Impact412-992-5205
Shelly ParverAssociate Director, Planning & Impact
Planning & Impact412-992-5207
Kimberly SalzmanDirector, Israel & Overseas Planning & ImpactPlanning & Impact412-992-5239
Everett HermanManager, Planning & Impact, and Data AnalyticsPlanning & Impact412-992-5224
Lily WeinManager, Planning & Impact
Planning & Impact412-992-5213
Susan JablowGrant WriterPlanning & Impact412-681-8000
Lisa HartmannPlanning & Impact SpecialistPlanning & Impact412-992-5234
Debbie SwartzAssociate, Overseas Planning & ImpactPlanning & Impact412-992-5208
Marlene LaytonIsrael & Overseas CoordinatorPlanning & Impact412-992-5247
Moran TutiShinshinim CoordinatorPlanning & Impact412-992-5232
Dr. Zipora (Tsipy) GurFounder & Executive DirectorClassrooms Without Borders412-915-9182
Ellen ResnekEducational Programs & Outreach ManagerClassrooms Without Borders412-206-9278‬
Erica Fox ZabuskyOperations ManagerClassrooms Without Borders412-212-3567
Jackie GoldblumSeminars ManagerClassrooms Without Borders412-219-2728


Our Guiding Principles

צְדָקָה Tzedakah
Righteousness / Justice
כְבוֹד הַבְרִיוֹת K'vod Ha-B'riot
Honor for all human beings
חֶסֶד, רַחֲמִים Chesed, Rachamim


Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh
2000 Technology Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15219