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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

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

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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.

The Shinshinim Host a Trivia Game at J-Fest

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | October 22, 2018

Raz and Levin joined the community at J-Fest, where they hosted an Israel trivia game on Darlington Ave. alongside the Squirrel Hill JCC. J-Fest is a for teens, by teens program. This is the second year of this free street festival. The teens participated in these activities: – Steelers on the BIG SCREEN watch party…

Israel Lesson at Adat Shalom

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | October 22, 2018

  The Shinshinim visited Adat Shalom to educate 17 teacher assistants direct methods on how to educate the younger students about Israel.    

Jewish Federation at Work

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | October 15, 2018

Meet Benji. Benji Himmel received an Israel scholarship from the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh to attend the fall 8-week program of the Alexander Muss High School in Israel. While in Israel, he took the opportunity to visit his friend Shachar Yefet from Karmiel/Misgav, who was an Israeli camper at Emma Kaufmann Camp in the…

This Is Us

This Is Us

By Jeff Finkelstein | October 12, 2018

With all the Jewish holidays resulting in very short work weeks, I have not written in quite a while. And because I will be in Israel starting next week for a Federation mission followed by the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America, it may be a few more until I write again.…

Jewish Federation’s Steeltree Fund Grants $12,000 to Three Organizations

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | September 20, 2018

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s SteelTree Fund will give three organizations a total of $12,200 for graduate students, a women’s study retreat and a graphic novel about the Holocaust. The funding came as part of the first of four rounds for 2018–19 from SteelTree, the Federation’s micro-grant program. SteelTree board members funded the Jewish…

Community Study

Our Impact: The 2017 Jewish Community Study

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | August 21, 2018

The Jewish population of Pittsburgh has grown to 49,200 according to the 2017 Jewish Community Study, released by the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh in February. The study is a testament to the power of collective giving—the study, which was funded by the Jewish Community Foundation, was led by staff from the Pittsburgh Jewish Community…

Shinshinim at Apples and Honey

Say Hello to Our Shinshinim at Apples & Honey!

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | August 19, 2018
Shinshinim at Heritage Night

We have arrived! One of the first stops – PNC Park for Jewish Heritage Night!

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | August 17, 2018

WE ARE HERE and what a journey it has been! We packed our bags, said our goodbyes and started our 12-hour journey. Little did we know that it will take us a little longer to get to our new homes in Pittsburgh! As we got into Newark we found out our flight was canceled and…

Shinshinim Arrive

Shinshinim Land in Pittsburgh!

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | August 14, 2018

Our Pittsburgh Shinshinim, Raz and Hadar have arrived! Let’s give them a warm welcome to Pittsburgh!

ReJEWvenating Experiences of Jewish Summer Camp and Keshet Inclusion Curriculum

By Jeff Finkelstein | August 3, 2018

There were two powerful moments I personally experienced this past week that I will briefly share in this message. I joined a group of Federation staff and volunteers at Emma Kaufmann Camp, along with our colleagues from the JCC, to meet with and to evaluate three different programs supported by our Federation and to learn…

At the Gaza Border

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | August 2, 2018

The Jewish Agency for Israel supports residents enduring months of rockets, mortars and firebombs. By Alan Hoffmann, CEO & Director General, The Jewish Agency for Israel For several months, residents of Israel’s south have suffered relentless rocket attacks, mortar fire and arson kites making what we would think of as normal life impossible. Times like…

PJ Library Hannukah Storytime

Jewish Moments, Courtesy of PJ Library

By Jeff Finkelstein | July 27, 2018

A group of staff from the Federation and the JCC met this week to discuss our PJ Library program. PJ Library is funded by the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. The JCC, through Federation funding, carries out high quality programs to connect PJ Library families. Before I continue, let’s make…

Get a Chance to Throw Out the First Pitch at a Pirates Game for Jewish Heritage Night, August 16

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | July 24, 2018

Have you ever imagined standing on the mound like Sandy Koufax (or, you know, pick a modern equivalent), staring down the batter, game on the line, fingers gripping a fastball–? Well, this isn’t quite like that. But it’s the same mound, same home plate! Now you can throw out the first pitch at a Pirates…

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Hadar Fact 5

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | July 18, 2018
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By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | July 18, 2018
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By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | July 18, 2018
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By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | July 18, 2018

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