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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.

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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.

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Jewish Federation has Distributed $881,017 in Coronavirus Relief Funds

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | May 20, 2020

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

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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.

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Tikkun Leil Shavuot ONLINE This Year

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | 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!

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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.

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Holiness Requires Community

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | 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.

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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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Jewish Federation Coronavirus Relief Reaches $543,000

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | April 12, 2020

This year’s campaign is THE most important campaign in the history of the Jewish Federation.

Shabbat Shalom 4-3-2020

Find What You Need

By Jeff Finkelstein | April 3, 2020

President & CEO, Jeff Finkelstein wishes everyone a Shabbat Shalom of peace and good health.

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Virtual Seder Prep Webinar

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | April 3, 2020

In this seminar, Rabbi Schiff will offer pointers as to how to lead a quality Seder.

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Jewish Federation Joins “Illumination Ovation” April 7 & 14 to Celebrate Heroes Fighting the Coronavirus Crisis

By Community Relations Council | April 3, 2020

On April 7, turn on lights and go outside to applaud life sustaining workers with “Illumination Ovation”.

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Community Calendar Tips

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | April 2, 2020

The Community Calendar isn’t the only way to publicize your Jewish event, but it should be the first tool you use.

Emergency Relief Reaches 250K

$250,000 of Grants for Coronavirus Relief Approved by Federation Board

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | April 2, 2020

A board appointed committee of volunteers and staff allocated this money to address immediate needs for medical supplies, food insecurity relief, financial relief and additional staffing at our agencies here, in Israel and in Jewish communities worldwide.

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HFLA Offers Loans in Light of Financial Ramifications of Coronavirus

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | April 2, 2020

Loans offered on a nonsectarian bases to residents of Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Washington, Westmoreland, and Armstrong Counties.

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Feel Your Connection with Federation

By Jeff Finkelstein | March 27, 2020

Our Federation hosted a very well-attended “virtual” seminar about the recent employment changes made in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

Employment Law Webinar 3-26-2020

Employment Law Webinar

By Community Relations Council | March 26, 2020

Learn about the latest provisions that will help business owners and our Jewish community.

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Food for Seniors

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | March 26, 2020

Do you know of seniors that are food insecure? Call DHS SeniorLine at 412-350-5460.

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FREE Torah Classes & Meditation Online

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | March 24, 2020

Jewish tradition offers rich, accessible, and time-tested resources to cope with moments like these. The Institute for Jewish Spirituality, which has pioneered the development and teaching of Jewish mindfulness practices for over 20 years, is here for you now.

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Shabbos Synagogue Closures & Restrictions

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | March 24, 2020

A list of known Shabbat synagogue closures and restrictions in greater Pittsburgh as of March 13, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

Volunteering while Socially Distancing

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | March 24, 2020

Many people are now facing a plethora of free time and looking for ways to fill their time and their children’s time. The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Volunteer Center has compiled a list of ways you can volunteer and maintain social distancing guidelines. Check out the list below to see how you can help!…

Disaster Loans Available to Small Businesses and Non-Profits Facing Losses Related to COVID-19

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | March 24, 2020

Governor Tom Wolf today announced the availability of low-interest loans for small businesses and eligible non-profits in all 67 counties in Pennsylvania through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance and can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary…

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Unemployment & Workers’ Compensation Benefits

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | March 23, 2020

The Office of Unemployment Compensation is providing information online to help determine UC and WC eligibility due to coronavirus repercussions.

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Rumor Control

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | March 23, 2020

Allegheny County Health Department has set up a webpage to help the community sort fact from fiction.

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For those of you with children at home…

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | March 23, 2020

Learn tips for video chatting with young children, find virtual storytimes and other activities to do at home.

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Maintaining Jewish Community in the Wake of COVID-19

By Jeff Finkelstein | March 20, 2020

So much in Jewish life requires community. Judaism ain’t a solo concert, it’s a symphony.

City to Distribute Meals to Registered Seniors Starting Friday, March 20

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | March 19, 2020

Senior Center alternative meals will be provided to those seniors who are currently registered for normal congregate meal service beginning tomorrow, Friday, March 20, 2020.

Jewish Family and Community Services Community Update: Coronavirus

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | March 19, 2020

Jewish Family and Community Services (JFCS) of Pittsburgh is monitoring reports of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and is following the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) to manage the risk. As of March 16th, services offered by JFCS are…

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