medical supplies

Jewish Federation has Distributed $1,389,864 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | September 23, 2020

These funds are a combination of campaign and foundation allocations that were reallocated and supplemental donor gifts.


JOB POSTING: Community Relations Council, Associate

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | September 21, 2020

Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Communications, Jewish studies or Non-Profit specialty required.

Tribute in Light to the Twin Towers

Reach for the Positive

By Jeff Finkelstein | September 11, 2020

I write this message on a tragic day for America as we remember those murdered nineteen years ago.

Holocaust Center exhibit

Holocaust Center Marks 40 Years Since Founding

By Jeff Finkelstein | September 4, 2020

How prescient our founders were, when they appointed the first Holocaust Center director in September 1980, forty years ago this month.

High Holiday Hook Up

High Holiday Hookup

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | August 31, 2020

Do you know what you’re doing for the High Holidays? Does anybody?!

Rosh Hashanah

The Advantage of Giving Appreciated Securities

By Jeff Finkelstein | August 28, 2020

For many people, there is a significant advantage to making contributions of appreciated securities to charitable organizations.

Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Promotes Laura Cherner to Director, Community Relations Council

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | August 27, 2020

Laura Cherner, assistant director of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Community Relations Council (CRC), will become its director on Oct. 5, 2020.

Annual Meeting FED TALKS

Community Strength in a Time of Crisis

By Jeff Finkelstein | August 21, 2020

If you have not yet registered, you can register for the Annual Meeting online.

Leket Israel Coronavirus Update

By Kim Salzman | August 6, 2020

The day Israel’s president showed up to help Leket Israel feed the pandemic poor.

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Kishorit Coronavirus Update

By Kim Salzman | August 6, 2020

Enjoy this update from Kishorit, one of our longstanding grantee organizations, which is managing the coronavirus pandemic quite well.

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In Times Like This, 10% is Not Enough

By Jeff Finkelstein | July 31, 2020

During these economically challenging times, it is our imperative as Jews to help those in need.

Tisha B'Av

Connecting with Your Community

By Jeff Finkelstein | July 24, 2020

Again, these have focused us all to concentrate outside ourselves, to look towards community.

The Volunteer House - United Hatzalah

Visit to The Volunteer House for United Hatzalah

By Kim Salzman | July 23, 2020

With the help of their unique GPS technology and ambucycles, their volunteer medics arrive to the scene of an accident or disaster in less than 3 minutes across the country and 90 seconds in metropolitan areas.


Economic Development

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | July 21, 2020

Economic Empowerment for Women (EEW) Joint Business and Empowerment Training for Jewish and Arab Women in the GalileeEEW assists women from the geographic and social periphery of Israel who possess entrepreneurial spirits but lack access to suitable business training and bank credit to develop small businesses of their own, gain self-sufficiency, and alleviate the cycle…

Federation Funds Ecology for a Protected Community

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | July 21, 2020

As Israel prepares to weather a second coronavirus wave, the Jewish Federation funded a social enterprise that collects and reconditions electronic waste in Misgav.

Varsity Walk

Jewish Campus Life Revisited

By Jeff Finkelstein | July 17, 2020

Hillel JUC staff and volunteers developed new strategies to connect with Jewish students.

continent puzzle

Geographically Apart and Yet United

By Jeff Finkelstein | July 10, 2020

Neither geography nor pandemic is a barrier to keeping us connected and caring for each other.

Mega Mission Imagine

June 2022 – Pittsburgh’s Mega Mission to Israel

By Jeff Finkelstein | June 26, 2020

While we are still practicing social distancing and dreaming of a time when we are able to travel, to sign up to receive more information as details continue to be hammered out.

Thank You Bubbles

The 2020 Community Campaign Has Raised $13.6 Million

By Jeff Finkelstein | June 19, 2020

Let’s celebrate hard and quickly because we still have so much to do.

Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Community Relations Council Supports Communities of Color

By Community Relations Council | June 5, 2020

It’s been a difficult and emotional week. A recap of our outreach to the Black community:

We Stand with the African American Community

By Jeff Finkelstein | June 5, 2020

We look forward to continuing to collaborate with, listen to and learn from our partners in the African American community and law enforcement to make Pittsburgh a more equitable, safe and inclusive place for all who live here.

Pittsburgh Bridges are like CRC

Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Community Relations Council Statement Regarding Riots Sparked by the Killing of George Floyd

By Community Relations Council | June 1, 2020

We stand with the African American community and all communities of color in mourning the deaths of Mr. Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others who have lost their lives simply because of the color of their skin.

A Message of Thanks to the Federation

Numbers are More than Statistics

By Jeff Finkelstein | May 22, 2020

While numbers are critical to measure and inform, in the end, it’s all about people.

Tree of Life - Or LSimcha

Nine Pittsburgh Organizations Receive $3.86 Million for Cost Related to Anti-Semitic Attack of Oct. 27, 2018

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | May 21, 2020

The funding will reimburse the organizations for costs resulting from the anti-Semitic attack on three Jewish congregations on Oct. 27, 2018.


Kosher Restaurant & Food Updates

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | May 20, 2020

Where to find kosher food in Pittsburgh in the era of social distancing.

Tikkun Leil ONLINE

Tikkun Leil Shavuot ONLINE This Year

By Jeff Finkelstein | May 15, 2020

What makes our Tikkun Leil Shavuot in Pittsburgh so extraordinary is that it breaks down all our communal boundaries.

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JAA Parade of Thanks

By Jeff Finkelstein | May 8, 2020

I want to use this opportunity to express deep gratitude to all my colleagues. Thank you! Toda Raba!


Chinese and Jewish Groups Condemn COVID-Related Anti-Semitism, Anti-Asian Racism

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | May 6, 2020

We encourage all Pittsburghers, no matter their race or religion, to persevere and stay safe as we traverse these trying times together.

girl lonely in window

Holiness Requires Community

By Jeff Finkelstein | May 1, 2020

Holiness is not an elevated private experience; it exists only in the context of the day to day challenges of living with others.

Jeffrey Finkelstein Yom Haatzmaut Torch Lighing 5-8-2019

Connected Globally in Quarantine

By Jeff Finkelstein | April 24, 2020

While I know that this quarantine life is not easy for any of us, our ancestors realized it was one of the strongest tools in our tool belt.

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Update: How Jewish Federation is Responding to Coronavirus

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | April 23, 2020

The Jewish Federation’s financial resources development team continues to work hard to increase the unrestricted Community Campaign that makes this work possible.

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Getting COVID-19 Support Dollars to the Right Place

By Jeff Finkelstein | April 17, 2020

Our Federation has secured over $1.6 Million in direct COVID-19 support, coming from a reallocation of existing Federation dollars and additional donations from some very generous donors.

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