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…
Equally as inspiring to me was hearing from a few of these young adults about their motivations for involvement. There is no doubt, our community’s future is extremely bright.
Donors to the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh will enable a record $36.8 million in allocations and grants to human services and community-building programs in 2019–20.
Kibbutz Eshbal, which works with at-risk youth, has partnered with the Greater Pittsburgh Federation since its founding in 1998.
A core component of Federation’s work is in the area of government relations and working towards actions at the local, state and federal level that can positively impact our Jewish community.
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.
As you probably know, there are major activities planned for October 27th and all of the details can be found at pittsburghoct27.org.
Governor Tom Wolf signed a proclamation declaring Sunday, October 27, 2019, a day of remembrance and ordered state flags to half-staff on the one-year mark of an anti-Semitic attack on the Dor Hadash, New Light, and Tree of Life• Or L’Simcha congregations in their synagogue in Pittsburgh.
Another antisemitic attack, however this one did not work out as the attacker had intended. due to improvements made through The Jewish Agency for Israel’s Security Assistance Fund.
When we all recited the prayer of Unetaneh Tokef last year at the beginning of 5779, none of us knew what would happen on October 27, 2018.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s security fund will pay for armed security at area synagogues and the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh for the High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah (Sept. 30–Oct.1) and Yom Kippur (Oct. 8¬–9).
Kim Salzman, Director of Israel & Overseas programs, shares her personal experiences thus far on Manof to give the Pittsburgh Jewish community an insight into day-to-day life in Pittsburgh’s Partnership2Gether region.
The October 27th one-year commemoration theme of the day will be “Remember. Repair. Together.” We hope you will join us for the parts that you would find meaningful.
The Federation plays a convener role to help enhance communication and coordination, increase effectiveness and impact, and build strong individual and organizational relationships.
It was a fantastic but emotionally challenging Annual Meeting last night. Our FEDTalks addressed personal healing, healing for the helpers and communal healing after a tragedy.
Shinshinim enjoy their first two weeks in Pittsburgh.
While serving as a Board member should be taken as an honor, it also comes with incredible responsibility. Last night, our Federation Board convened for nearly four hours to better understand their roles as fiduciaries of our organization.
I want to call your attention to an article in the Post-Gazette this week about the community’s one year commemoration of what happened on October 27th. The day provides each of us with the opportunity to do what may be personally meaningful: Torah study, hands on volunteering, prayer, attending the gathering, or not doing any of these things.
A Jewish community commemoration planning committee today announced initial plans for the upcoming one-year commemoration of the lives lost when three Pittsburgh Jewish congregations
Our Federation established a theme after the October 27th shooting: “Stronger Together”. I know that when organizations work together on common goals, we achieve more.
We are devastated and outraged by the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio this weekend, which resulted in the deaths of at least 29 innocent people.
The reach of our work is profound. I feel so lucky to have been part of this year’s Cabinet retreat because it reJEWvenated me.
As we were driving along a curvy, single lane road, we passed a sign that we were entering Newtown, CT and Sandy Hook. My heart sank.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and the Ethiopian National Project (ENP) honored over 600 students of Ethiopian heritage for their dedication and commitment to leadership and community advocacy at a national summit in Jerusalem on June 19. Government officials from various ministries attended the national summit as did Ethiopian-Israeli students from all over the…
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s 2019 annual meeting, FED Talks: Celebrating Community Strength, will include insights from three guest speakers who have made healing or trauma their life’s work.
Read messages of thanks sent to the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh upon the transferring of funds to help the Muslim community of New Zealand heal.
As I watched this Friday night magic and even more magic on Saturday, I couldn’t help but think about the One Happy Camper program funded locally by the Papernick Family with additional support from the Jewish Federation’s Centennial Fund for a Jewish Future.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has finalized an agreement to transfer $666,430.55 to help the Muslim community of New Zealand heal from the March 15th attack in Christchurch, New Zealand.
What you can do to stand against extremism that threatens all communities.
This is an incredibly resilient community that is working on our healing while keeping up with our normal “stuff”. That normal “stuff” is made possible, in large part, by your support of our Community Campaign. Thank you!
Late night of study – taking place tomorrow (Saturday) night. Be there! No reservations required! Free cheesecake! Amazing learning with high quality and diverse classes!
One of my most favorite and special evenings for our Pittsburgh Jewish community takes place next Saturday night with our annual Tikkun Leil Shavuot.
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