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Penguins Make Donation to Honor VIctims

Penguins Make Donation to Honor Victims of Tree of Life Tragedy

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | November 9, 2018

The Pittsburgh Penguins presented a donation in honor of the victims and families of the Tree of Life tragedy in the amount of $348,705 to the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh on November 8, 2018. See the full story on Pittsburgh’s Action 4 News >>

Pittsburgh Kollel Learning Invitation to Culminate in Siyum at Shloshim of the Eleven Holy Souls

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | November 8, 2018

Dear Friend, Jewish tradition teaches and history has taught us that we as a nation are able to turn darkness into light. Now, in this darkest time of immense tragedy over the senseless loss of eleven members of our community and of the Jewish People, let us unite through the study of Torah, the source of…

The Stickers

Pittsburgh musicians ‘Stand Together’ in wake of synagogue massacre

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | November 8, 2018

Song proceeds to benefit Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh PITTSBURGH (Nov. 2, 2018) – An all-star Pittsburgh ensemble led by Joe Wodarek, songwriter and lead singer of The Stickers, is uniting in song following last month’s tragic shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue. Wodarek will be joined by Pittsburgh music legends Joe Grushecky, Hermie…

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Stronger Than Hate Penguins Patch

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | November 6, 2018

We are Stronger Than Hate! Since the tragic events of October 27, 2018, the entire Pittsburgh community has come together to support the families and victims of the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill. Now, the Pittsburgh Penguins are creating another way for our fans and members of the public to contribute to this…

Letter of condolences from Israel Aids Task Force

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | November 6, 2018

PDF of Letter from Israel Aids Task Force

Stronger Together

Shabbat of Shalom

By Jeff Finkelstein | November 2, 2018

This week’s Shabbat message is not to talk about the tragedy of last Shabbat nor to describe all that has gone on this past week, it is merely to say thank you. Thank you to the Pittsburgh Police, Public Safety and FBI for doing a tremendous job not only in capturing an anti Semitic, hateful…

Tree of Life, by Gal Weisberg, Misgav

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | November 2, 2018

Tree of Life To the dear people of Squirrel Hill, our friends from the city of steel A tree stands tall, will never fall, it stands on roots of steel. It’s top up, far, shines like a star – the star kings use as seal. And on it’s bough, look! come and go, the peaceful…

Letter from Mayor of Misgav Regional Council, Ron Shani

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | November 1, 2018

PDF of Letter from Mayor of Misgav Regional Council

Birmingham, AL Stands with Pittsburgh 2000 Strong

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | October 31, 2018

An estimated 2000 people jammed the sidewalk and street in front of Temple Beth-El Tuesday night to pray, mourn and reflect on the massacre that took place Saturday at a Pittsburgh synagogue. In a horrific act of anti-Semitic violence, a gunman walked into the synagogue on Shabbat morning and killed 11 worshipers and wounded others…

Buddhist Sanghas Express Condolences and Solidarity

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | October 31, 2018

Joint Expression of Condolences and Solidarity The Buddhist Society of Pittsburgh, on behalf of all our Buddhist sanghas, wishes to express our deepest condolences to our brothers and sisters in the Jewish community. Our hearts are broken at this senseless tragedy committed in a sacred space during prayer. We stand in solidarity with you and…

Israel Ride Bicyclists Remember Vitims of Terror

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | October 31, 2018

In Israel, bicycle riders on the Israel Ride prayed together, observed a moment of silence, and blew the shofar as a sign of strength and unity in light of the events of Oct. 27. Israel Ride cyclists have a tradition: One person carries the Torah on his or her bike each day. Pittsburghers — members…

Federation Staff Receives Food & Support

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | October 31, 2018

As Jewish Federation staff worked to respond to the violence, they were moved to receive a basket of fruit from friends at the Crossroad Community Church, Butler, Pa. Cards and letters of support have arrived from Jewish Federations as far away as Vancouver, Canada.

Memorial Held in Karmiel, Israel – Pittsburgh’s Sister Region

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | October 31, 2018

On Oct. 30, community members in Karmiel, Israel, held a memorial on behalf of the victims from the three congregations in the Tree of Life building. Karmiel is in Pittsburgh’s “sister region” of Karmiel-Misgav. For more than 20 years, Pittsburgh and Karmiel-Misgav have been building relationships through the Partnership2Gether program.

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Names of Injured Officers Released

By Josh Sayles | October 31, 2018

The officers injured in the shooting have been identified. https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14231142-74/officers-injured-in-pittsburgh-synagogue-attack-identified Bob Silverman, Sue Berman Kress and I had the pleasure of meeting and thanking SWAT Operator Burke and Officer Smigda last night at the Penguins game. They were incredibly humble and only replied with “just doing our job.” As of today, three of four operators…

From the Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, FL

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | October 31, 2018

On Oct. 27, the day of the shooting, the Jewish Federation’s Fund for the Victims of Terror received a financial gift from students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, site of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, in February. An accompanying note said that the students would be available if Pittsburghers wanted to “reach out…

Letter from Israeli Minister of Defense, Avigdor Liberman

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | October 30, 2018

PDF of Letter from Minister of Defense

Letter from MK Tzipi Hotovely

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | October 29, 2018

PDF of Letter from MK Tzipi Hotovely

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By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | October 29, 2018

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Message from Benyamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | October 29, 2018

PDF of Letter from Prime Minister

Stronger Together

Funeral Information

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | October 29, 2018

As of 10/30/2018 @ 4:06 PM. Watch this space for information as it becomes available. Cecil Howard & David Bruce Rosenthal Visitation Information October 30, 2018 – 10:00 am Rodef Shalom Temple, 4905 Fifth Avenue (at Morewood) Funeral Information October 30, 2018 – 12:00 pm Rodef Shalom Temple, 4905 Fifth Avenue (at Morewood) Jerry Rabinowitz…

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For Media & Press

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | October 29, 2018

As of 11/1/2018 @ 10:16 PM. Watch this space for information as it becomes available. Contact Adam Hertzman, Director of Marketing at ahertzman@jfedpgh.org.  

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Practical Advice for Parents: How to Help Your Child Following a Trauma

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | October 29, 2018
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How to Help

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | October 29, 2018
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Counseling & Other Services

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | October 29, 2018
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Messages of Hope

Messages of Hope

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | October 29, 2018
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Letter of Condolences from United Israel Appeal

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | October 29, 2018

PDF of Letter of Condolences from United Israel Appeal

Tree of Life*Or L'Simcha

Give Now to the Fund for Victims of Terror

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | October 28, 2018

Help those affected by the attack at Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha, Dor Hadash and New Light.

Letter of Condolences from The National Project for the Ethiopian Community in Israel

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | October 28, 2018

PDF of Letter of Condolences from The National Project for the Ethiopian Community in Israel

Letter of Condolences from South African Jewish Board of Deputies

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | October 28, 2018

PDF of Letter from South African Jewish Board of Deputies

Tree of Life*Or L'Simcha

Jewish Federation Statement on the Tragedy at Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | October 27, 2018

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh joins the entire Pittsburgh community in mourning the people in our city killed and injured in the senseless violence today at Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Congregation. Jeff Finkelstein, CEO of the Jewish Federation made these comments: “Today our city, which has ordinarily been among the most safe and secure…

Tree of Life*Or L'Simcha

Community Invited to Interfaith Vigil, 5 p.m. Sunday, October 28

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | October 27, 2018

The entire Pittsburgh community will gather for an interfaith vigil and gathering at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood at 5 p.m. “At this time of grief, coming together as a community offers us some comfort and solace. We hope that being together will strengthen our bonds at this difficult time,” said Jeffrey Finkelstein,…

Tree of Life*Or L'Simcha

Shooting at Tree of Life Congregation Synagogue

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | October 27, 2018

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh joins the entire Pittsburgh community in mourning the people in our city killed and injured in the senseless violence today at Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Congregation. Read the full press release.

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