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 expressions.

Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Leadership

Board of Directors

David D. SufrinChair of the Board
Ellen Teri Kaplan GoldsteinVice Chair
Marsha D. MarcusVice Chair
James P. WagnerVice Chair
Marcie J. SolomonTreasurer
Gilbert Z. SchneiderAssistant Treasurer
Jan LevinsonSecretary
Marc BrownAssistant Secretary
Meryl K. AinsmanImmediate Past Chair
Ahmie BaumBoard Member
Debra CaplanBoard Member
Neil DiBiaseBoard Member
Adam FalconeBoard Member
Jeremy FeinsteinBoard Member
Karen Wolk FeinsteinBoard Member
Stephen F. HalpernBoard Member
Daniel HolthausBoard Member
Judith KanalBoard Member
David KnollBoard Member
Tanya Koul StrausbaughBoard Member
Susan G. Berman KressBoard Member
Larry LebowitzBoard Member
Rosanne LevineBoard Member
Dan MagrishBoard Member
Philip MilchBoard Member
Melissa RackoffBoard Member
Deborah ResnickBoard Member
Jane RollmanBoard Member
Todd RosenfeldBoard Member
Sharon WernerBoard Member

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 KaplanDirector, Finance & ControllerFinance412-992-5259
Lindsey StrassmanSenior Finance Associate
Jean KingFinance AssociateFinance412-992-5206
Monica WayaFinance & Payroll Associate
Alexis PolakoffDirector, Development & Community Campaign
Financial Resource
Roi MezareAssistant Vice President, Development
Financial Resource
Jeff KochSenior Development Officer
Financial Resource
Katie MetoskyAssociate Director of Development and AffinitiesFinancial Resource
Emma RenfrewManager, Women's PhilanthropyFinancial Resource
Jordan TalSenior Development Associate & Missions Manager
Financial Resource
Patti DziekanExecutive Assistant, Foundation
Financial Resource
Jenn WhiteDevelopment CoordinatorFinancial Resource
Kim FlowersDevelopment Coordinator
Financial Resource
Julia OchDirector, Development Operations
Development Operations412-992-5217
Kristen BrandtDatabase Associate
Development Operations412-992-5238
Lois SmithDatabase Administrator
Development Operations412-992-5238
Eric ProbolaSenior Development Associate, Foundation
Development Operations412-992-5216
Cheryl JohnsonDevelopment Program Associate
Development Operations412-697-6656
Donor ServicesDevelopment Operations AssociateDevelopment Operations412-992-5226
Rabbi Danny SchiffFederation ScholarCommunity Engagement412-681-8000
Carolyn LinderSenior Manager, Jewish Learning
& Community Engagement
Community Engagement412-697-6648
Ellen GettingerDirector, Buncher Institute for Leadership DevelopmentCommunity Engagement412-992-5209
Jenna RosenbloomManager, YAD PhilanthropyCommunity Engagement412-992-5218
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
Rob DziekanMaintenance StaffHuman Resources &
Office Operations
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
Ilana KisilinskyMarketing AssociateMarketing412-992-5223
Jay HartmannDigital Marketing Associate
Karley ParkerEvents ManagerMarketing412-992-5233
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
Julia BarnesGrant WriterPlanning & Impact412-992-5220
Debbie SwartzAssociate, Overseas Planning & ImpactPlanning & Impact412-992-5208
Marlene LaytonIsrael & Overseas CoordinatorPlanning & Impact412-992-5247
Molly NewmanSpecialist, Planning & ImpactPlanning & Impact412-992-5243
Risa KelemerShinshinim CoordinatorPlanning & Impact412-992-5253
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


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
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