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

Dedicated to the 11 victims from the October 27 shooting in Pittsburgh, this ambucycle with unique GPS technology and volunteer medics arrives 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.

Local Jewish Organizations Appreciate Emergency Support

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | May 26, 2020
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.

rear view mirror

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.

food bank

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.

woman in surgical mask

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.

Seder Plate

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.


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”.

Community Calendar

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.


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.

5 Tips to get through quarantine

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.

Young Man Delivering Box of Food to Senior

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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