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Super Sunday

Super Sunday is December 8th

By Jeff Finkelstein | December 6, 2019

You can be part of this experience whether you have ever made a phone call asking for donations to the Federation or not.

Birthright Israel Trip

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.

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…

Josh Sayles, Community Relations Director; Governor Tom Wolf; and Jeffrey Finkelstein, President & CEO of Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

Why Young Adults Give to the Federation

By Jeff Finkelstein | November 8, 2019

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.

Stronger Together

Jewish Federation Announces Record Allocations and Grants in Year 2019-20

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | November 4, 2019

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.

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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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Federation’s Work in Government Relations Benefits Jewish Communities

By Jeff Finkelstein | November 1, 2019

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.

October 27th Commemoration in Karmiel

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.

Pause with Pittsburgh

Pause with Pittsburgh

By Jeff Finkelstein | October 18, 2019

As you probably know, there are major activities planned for October 27th and all of the details can be found at pittsburghoct27.org.

Gov. Wolf announces statewide remembrance day, flag lowering to honor Tree of Life victims.

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | October 18, 2019

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.

Stronger Together

“Shabbat Shalom ve Hag Sukkot sameach to Pittsburgh from Halle!”

By Jeff Finkelstein | October 11, 2019

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.

Yom Kippur

“…and on Yom Kippur it is Sealed”

By Jeff Finkelstein | October 4, 2019

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.

Jewish Federation will Pay for Security for Pittsburgh Synagogues and JCC for the High Holidays

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | September 26, 2019

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).

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Jewish Federation’s Israel and Overseas Director Moves to Karmiel/Misgav

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | September 23, 2019

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.

Remember. Repair. Together.

Remember. Repair. Together.

By Jeff Finkelstein | September 20, 2019

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.

Apples and Honey 2019

Your Federation as Convener

By Jeff Finkelstein | September 13, 2019

The Federation plays a convener role to help enhance communication and coordination, increase effectiveness and impact, and build strong individual and organizational relationships.

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Annual Meeting FEDTalks were Powerful and On Point

By Jeff Finkelstein | September 6, 2019

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.

Bella, Paulina and Marni

First Two Weeks In Pittsburgh

By Tamar Nawy | September 6, 2019

Shinshinim enjoy their first two weeks in Pittsburgh.

8-21-2019 One-Year Commemoration of October 27th Update

New Federation Board Helps Ensure Community Well-Being

By Jeff Finkelstein | August 30, 2019

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.

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Community Gearing Up for Commemoration and New Connections

By Jeff Finkelstein | August 23, 2019

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.

Remember. Repair. Together.

Planning Committee Announces Initial Plans for Commemoration of October 27 Attack

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | August 15, 2019

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

JPRO 2019

Partnerships and Collaboration Build Trusting Relationships

By Jeff Finkelstein | August 9, 2019

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.

Stronger Together

Statement Regarding Mass Shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio

By Community Relations Council | August 4, 2019

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.

Stronger Together

ReJEWventated in Toronto

By Jeff Finkelstein | August 2, 2019

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.

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Finding Our Way

By Jeff Finkelstein | July 19, 2019

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.

Major Gift to Ethiopian National Project ENP

Major Gift Will Support Ethiopian National Project

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | July 18, 2019

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…

Stronger Together

FED Talks: Celebrating Community Strength

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | July 17, 2019

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.

Stand with New Zealand Mulims

Messages of Thanks

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | July 3, 2019

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.

One Happy Camper

Happy Campers Make Happy Memories

By Jeff Finkelstein | June 28, 2019

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.

Stand with New Zealand Mulims

Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Wires Funds to New Zealand for Muslim Community Victims

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | June 28, 2019

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.

Legacy International Worship Center

Foiled attack on North Side church – what you can do to help

By Community Relations Council | June 21, 2019

What you can do to stand against extremism that threatens all communities.

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