The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh congratulates Ed Gainey, Pittsburgh’s newly elected mayor, and looks forward to working with him as the Federation emphasizes Jewish community progress and the welfare of all Pittsburghers.
Jewish Federation President and CEO Jeffrey Finkelstein noted, “Ed Gainey has already shown his strong support for the Jewish community during his campaign, and we are excited to continue working with him as mayor. I extend my most hearty congratulations on behalf of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh.”
Mayor Gainey’s historic election as the city’s first Black mayor occurs in the same year that the Jewish Federation adopted a new mission statement that emphasizes “collaboration across the community” and pursuit of social justice. These goals call for the Federation to play an active role to improve Pittsburgh for all.
The Jewish Federation’s Community Relations Council (CRC) is one of the organization’s primary means of community collaboration. CRC Director Laura Cherner remembered previous work with Mayor Gainey:
“This summer the Jewish Federation helped organize a volunteer project to clean up Westinghouse Park.Laura Cherner, CRC Director
Ed Gainey worked alongside us as a volunteer. I am confident that this type of leadership will continue as Mayor Gainey partners with community groups to improve the city.”
The Federation, as it serves to enhance the Jewish community, welcomes the opportunity to help
Mayor Gainey achieve his campaign goal to “uplift the City of Pittsburgh for everyone.”