Israel & Overseas

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Visit Karmiel / Misgav
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Why It Matters

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It's Good for Israel

Your donations and volunteer missions make life better.

Supporting Struggling Jewish Communities

Addressing social service needs of impoverished or underserved Jewish communities around the world.

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It's Good for You

Encouraging inclusiveness and a shared sense of peoplehood.

Shinshinim in Pittsburgh!

Meet your Israeli emissaries.

Israel Events

Global Gathering… Virtually!

Sunday, April 5 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
You will receive your link to participate by email.
Free

Join us for brunch in Pittsburgh (11am) and happy hour…

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Yom Ha’atzmaut: A Global Celebration

Wednesday, April 29 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
PA United States
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We’re joining with Jewish Federations of North America and Jewish…

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Volunteer at Yom Ha’atzmaut

Wednesday, April 29 @ 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

We regret to inform you that, due to health concerns…

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Young Adult Happy Hour at Yom Ha’atzmaut

Wednesday, April 29 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
1731 Murray Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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We regret to inform you that, due to health concerns…

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Israel Scholarships

Teen Israel Travel

Learn which program is right for you.

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Religious Pluralism

Religious Pluralism

Working to protect everyone's connection to Jewish life.

Food & Human Needs

Food & Human Security

Caring for the most vulnerable populations around the world.

Ethiopian Community

Ethiopian Community

Supporting unique needs of unique populations.

At Risk Youth

At Risk Youth

Ensuring that everyone gets a good start in life.

Jewish Identity

Jewish Identity

Promoting everyone's connection to Jewish peoplehood.

Special Needs

Special Needs

Helping to make a place for everyone.

Shared Society

Shared Society

Modeling integration and empowerment.

Israel News

My week – Sivan

By Tamar Nawy | February 10, 2020

Hello everyone! Every week I’m teaching my students about a different part of the Israel Trail. This week we were talking about Ramon’s crater, and one of the most touristy places there, the colored sand. Where basically colored layers of rocks were created when the mountain was broken down. Therefore, we were making colored sand…

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Life in Pittsburgh’s Partnership2Gether Region, Karmiel & Misgav

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | February 4, 2020

This fall, my eight-year-old twins enrolled in the Har Schenya School, an elementary school situated on Mount Schenya in Misgav, Israel.

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Nes Gadol Haya Po

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | January 28, 2020

Growing up in America, I played dreidel and learned that a great miracle happened there, far away in the Land of Israel. Today, my children are growing up in the modern State of Israel, where the miracle of Chanukah happened so many years ago and where they can sing with pride and joy that a…

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Our First “Peak Week” – Shinshinim

By Guy Hoffman | January 21, 2020

Read about the Shinshinim’s first “Peak Week” doing activities together with students from Pre-K to Eighth grade where everyone learns about a special subject.

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My Week

By Itamar Medina | December 13, 2019

Monday So our week started with two visitors from Columbus! We will let you know that they are planning to do something a little similar to what we are doing here in Pittsburgh. 😉 We had a wonderful time showing them around CDS, which is our main line of work for this year. After that…

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Federation Announces a “Free” Israel Trip for 27-32 Year Olds!

By Jeff Finkelstein | November 22, 2019

Our Federation is proud to announce a Birthright Israel trip for Pittsburgh based 27-32 year olds from June 28-July 6, 2020.

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You Have the Ability To Respond

By Jeff Finkelstein | November 15, 2019

Over the last several days, more than 400 rockets have been shot indiscriminately at civilians in Israel by the Islamic Jihad in Gaza.

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Week Summary – Tamar The Shinshinit

By Tamar Nawy | November 12, 2019

This past week has been like a roller coaster for me. On Saturday, I and lots of Pittsburgh teenagers went to the anniversary Havdalah in Beit Shalom synagogue commemorating the October 27, 2018 attack. At the Havdalah, I had the opportunity to meet teenagers who, over the last three months, I got to know from…

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Federation Funding Helps Work Magic

By Kim Salzman | 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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October 27th Commemoration Held in Pittsburgh Sister City, Karmiel

By Kim Salzman | October 27, 2019

Yedid Nefesh synagogue in Karmiel, Israel held a memorial event marking one year since the attack on the three congregations housed in the Tree of Life building.

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Israel & Overseas

Leadership

Cindy Goodman Lieb

Israel Program Committee Chair

Judi Kanal

Israel & Overseas Funding Chair

Debbie Resnick

Partnership2Gether Co-Chair

Joshua Resnick

Partnership2Gether Co-Chair
Israel & Overseas

Steering Committee

Limor Barak, regional development representative, Misgav

Limor Barak

Regional Development Representative
Misgav
Anat Sharvit, Partnership Director, KarmielMisgav

Anat Sharvit

Partnership Director
Karmiel/Misgav
Lilach Vaxsman Rana

Lilach Vaxsman Rana

Partnership2Gether Co-Chair
Karmiel
Nir Baram, Co-Chair for Partnership2Gether, Misgav

Nir Baram

Partnership2Gether Co-Chair
Misgav
Yuval Kisus, Adult Kesher Co-Chair, Karmiel (and incoming Co-Chair, Partnership2Gether)

Yuval Kisus

Adult Kesher Co-Chair, Karmiel
(and incoming Co-Chair, Partnership2Gether)
Dana Himmel

Dana Himmel

Incoming Youth Kesher Chair
Sharon Klein Raz, incoming Adult Kesher Co-Chair, KarmielMisgav

Sharon Klein Raz

Incoming Adult Kesher Co-Chair
Karmiel/Misgav
Idith Gal

Idith Gal

Youth Kesher Co-Chair
Karmiel / Misgav
Gal Weisberg, incoming Adult Kesher Co-Chair

Gal Weisberg

Incoming Adult Kesher Co-Chair
Galit Erner, Youth Kesher Co-Chair, Misgav

Galit Erner

Youth Kesher Co-Chair
Misgav
Israel & Overseas

Federation Staff

Kim Salzman

Kim Salzman

Director, Israel & Overseas Operations
(412) 992-5239
ksalzman@jfedpgh.org
Debbie Swartz

Debbie Swartz

Israel & Overseas Planning Associate
(412) 992-5208
dswartz@jfedpgh.org
Marcie Lang

Marcie Lang

Israel Representative
972-50-533-1169
mlang@jfedpgh.org
Ravid Biton

Ravid Biton

Shinshinim Coordinator
(412) 992-5228
rbiton@jfedpgh.org
Kim Salzman

Kim Salzman

Director, Israel & Overseas Operations
(412) 992-5239
ksalzman@jfedpgh.org

Want to learn more?

Contact Kim Salzman for more information about Israel & Overseas programs.

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