Our Security Committee made the decision to provide life saving Go Bags to EVERY classroom in Jewish Pittsburgh. And four Mezuzot that hung in the old Federation building are now hanging in the 10.27 Healing Partnership.
YAD Clubs are trying to help our Pittsburgh area young adults get to know each other and build “micro Jewish communities”.
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…
This fall, my eight-year-old twins enrolled in the Har Schenya School, an elementary school situated on Mount Schenya in Misgav, Israel.
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…
Learn how to apply for security grants for your non-profit organization.
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.
In response to the onslaught of violent anti-Semitic attacks targeting the Jewish community in New York, participate in a worldwide day of Jewish pride.
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Community Relations Council Statement Regarding Anti-Semitic Attack in Monsey, N.Y.
We are saddened and horrified by the stabbing of several people at a Hanukkah celebration in a rabbi’s home last night in Monsey, N.Y. We stand in solidarity with the Monsey Jewish community, and we pray for the wounded to heal quickly and completely.
With the help of my Management Team, I compiled a list of some of the highlights of what we as a Federation staff, in partnership with our volunteers, accomplished in 2019. I want to share that list, in no order of importance, with you. As we enter the holiday of Chanukah, we thank you for making modern day miracles happen.
Our Jewish community’s light burns brightest when we work together—to engage with each other, to help the most vulnerable and to teach about Jewish values.
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…
While we all believe in tzedakah, we also agree that there is nothing wrong with giving in a manner that maximizes tax benefits.
You can be part of this experience whether you have ever made a phone call asking for donations to the Federation or not.
Our Federation is proud to announce a Birthright Israel trip for Pittsburgh based 27-32 year olds from June 28-July 6, 2020.
Over the last several days, more than 400 rockets have been shot indiscriminately at civilians in Israel by the Islamic Jihad in Gaza.
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.
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