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
Jan LevinsonSecretary
Marc BrownAssistant Secretary
Marcie J. SolomonTreasurer
Gilbert Z. SchneiderAssistant Treasurer
Meryl K. AinsmanImmediate Past Chair
Ahmie BaumBoard Member
Debra CaplanBoard Member
Neil DiBiaseBoard Member
Adam FalconeBoard Member
Jeremy 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
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 and ControllerAccounting412-992-5259
Lindsey StrassmanSenior Finance Associate
Jean KingFinance AssociateAccounting412-992-5206
Monica WayaFinance and Payroll Associate
Dr. Zipora (Tsipy) GurExecutive DirectorClassrooms Without Borders412-915-9182
Ellen ResnekEducational Programs & Outreach ManagerClassrooms Without Borders412-206-9278‬
Jackie GoldblumSeminars ManagerClassrooms Without Borders
Erica Fox ZabuskyOperations ManagerClassrooms Without Borders412-212-3567
Alexis PolakoffDirector, Development and Community Campaign
Community Campaign412-992-5237
Roi MezareAssistant Vice President, Development
Community Campaign412-992-5230
Jeff KochSenior Development Officer
Community Campaign412-697-6662
Katie MetoskyManager, Women's Philanthropy and Engagement
Community Campaign412-697-6652
Julia OchDirector of Development Operations
Community Campaign412-992-5217
Kristen BrandtDatabase Associate
Community Campaign412-992-5238
Kim FlowersDevelopment Coordinator
Community Campaign412-992-5255
Jenn WhiteDevelopment CoordinatorCommunity Campaign412-992-5222
Austin ReidDevelopment AssociateCommunity Campaign412-992-5212
Jordan TalSenior Development Associate and Missions Manager
Community Campaign412-992-5227
Daniel HeinrichDirector, Young Adult Engagement
& Community Collaboration
Community Campaign412-992-5231
Drew GreenwaldManager, YAD Philanthropy
Community Campaign412-992-5218
Meryl FranzosDevelopment Coordinator
Community Campaign412-992-5204
Laura ChernerDirector, Community Relations Council
Community Relations Council412-992-5235
Shawn BrokosDirector, Community Security
Community Security412-992-5229
Erin FaganCommunity Security Associate
Community Security412-992-5252
Rob DziekanMaintenance StaffHuman Resources & Office Operations412-681-8000
Richard L. Mast Jr.Director, Business Technology Services
Information Technology412-992-5262
Jared WalkerSenior Technology SpecialistInformation Technology412-992-5236
Daniel O. BrandeisVice President, Foundation
Jewish Community Foundation412-992-5220
Rabbi Danny SchiffFoundation ScholarJewish Community Foundation412-681-8000
Katie MooseSenior Finance Associate, Foundation
Jewish Community Foundation412-697-6655
Patti DziekanExecutive Assistant, Foundation
Jewish Community Foundation412-992-5221
Cheryl JohnsonDevelopment Program Associate
Jewish Community Foundation412-697-6656
Eric ProbolaSenior Development Associate, Foundation
Jewish Community Foundation412-992-5216
Adam HertzmanMarketing Director
Mihal EhvenMarketing ManagerMarketing412-992-5254
Ilana KisilinskyMarketing AssociateMarketing412-992-5223
Jenna HartmannDigital Marketing Associate
Eli LambiotteMarketing & Media Relations AssociateMarketing412-992-5251
Karley ParkerEvent ManagerMarketing412-992-5233
Ilene RinnPlanning Director
Shelly ParverAssistant Planning Director
Lily WeinHuman Services Planning Manager
Molly NewmanPlanning SpecialistPlanning412-992-5243
Sarah WorthingtonPlanning SpecialistPlanning412-992-5249
Kimberly SalzmanDirector, Israel & Overseas OperationsPlanning412-992-5239
Debbie SwartzOverseas Planning Associate
Carolyn LinderSenior Manager, Jewish Life & Learning
Marlene LaytonCoordinator, Israel & Overseas and Missions
Risa KelemerShinshinim CoordinatorPlanning412-992-5253


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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