Jewish Federation to Host Celebration! A New Thank-You Event for Donors

Kippalive, Israel’s leading a capella group, will headline CELEBRATION!, a new donor-appreciation event. The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh will present the event to thank donors to the Federation’s 2018 Community Campaign. CELEBRATION! will take place at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 31, at Pittsburgh Opera, 2425 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh 15222.

The night will also feature the presentation of the PNC Community Builders Award. This year’s recipient is the Halpern family. Sy Holzer — executive vice president and special advisor to the chairman, PNC Financial Services Group — will present the award to acknowledge the Halpern family’s volunteer efforts to enhance the strength and vibrancy of the Greater Pittsburgh community.

The evening’s entertainment, Kippalive, is known for amazing energy, humor and a fresh musical style. Founded in Ra’anana, Israel, Kippalive has performed on the Israeli “X Factor”; at the president’s residence, in Jerusalem; and in London, Mexico and throughout the United States. The group blends a modern Israeli sound with classical Jewish music and pop songs.

The evening will also act as the official public launch of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Legacy Society. Created to inspire donors to endow their contributions to the Community Campaign beyond a lifetime, the Legacy Society in Pittsburgh is part of a national effort to encourage after-life philanthropy. The Harold Grinspoon Foundation has partnered with the Jewish Community Foundation to help inspire donors as part of the Foundation’s LIFE & LEGACY™ program.

CELEBRATION! is sponsored by the Ira and Nanette Gordon (z”l) Endowment Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh. The Jewish Federation invites to the event donors who have made a contribution of at least $1,000 to the 2018 Community Campaign as well as Legacy Fund holders and their adult children.

At the May 31 event, valet parking will be provided and cocktails and a “strolling dinner” will be served. Dietary laws will be observed. The couvert is $18 per person.

To attend, register online at contact Melissa Roane (mroane@jfedpgh.orgor 412-992-5264), who can help with registration, provide additional information and coordinate requests for disability-related accommodations.

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