An unprecedented crisis calls for an unparalleled response.

With the strength of our donors and volunteers, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has responded to the pandemic with speed and urgency.

How We Stay Stronger Together

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Our Growing Needs Due to Coronavirus

The Jewish Federation is relying on our generous philanthropic leaders for a record-breaking Community Campaign to ensure the recovery and continued resilience of our community.

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Everything we do as individuals, as leaders, and as a community will define who we are when this crisis is over.

Connect With Your Community

How to Create and Implement Successful Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Initiatives

Tuesday, August 4 @ 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Jewish organizations, leaders and activists are invited to a free online training series so they can learn how to welcome, respect and include people with disabilities from all backgrounds in the important work that they do.

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Twenty-First Century Love and Marriage in Judaism

Wednesday, August 5 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Rabbi Schiff will explore the current state of Jewish love…

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How to Ensure Legal Rights and Compliance Obligations

Tuesday, August 11 @ 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Jewish organizations, leaders and activists are invited to a free online training series so they can learn how to welcome, respect and include people with disabilities from all backgrounds in the important work that they do.

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A Woman’s Guide to Healthy Aging

Thursday, August 13 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join Women’s Philanthropy for a one-hour interactive zoom session led by the book’s acclaimed physician-author, Dr. Vivien Brown.

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Annual Meeting 2020

Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Annual Meeting

Thursday, August 27 @ 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Join us online to review the Pittsburgh Jewish community’s strength…

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Did You Hear?

JOB POSTING: Administrative Coordinator

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | August 3, 2020

FULL TIME: Minimum 3 years of relevant experience required.

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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.

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Jewish Federation has Distributed $1,194,124 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | July 31, 2020

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

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JOB POSTING: Development Associate, Affinities

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh | July 27, 2020

FULL TIME: Bachelor’s Degree in Jewish Communal Service, Public Administration, Non-profit management, or related field, or equivalent professional experience required.

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Connecting with Your Community

By Jeff Finkelstein | July 24, 2020

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

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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.

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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…

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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.

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Jewish Campus Life Revisited

By Jeff Finkelstein | July 17, 2020

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

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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.

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