Coronavirus Updates

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Federation is Here for Good

Monday, June 17 @ 1:03 AM EDT

Over the last week, I have heard stories leaving me with a real sense of gratification and satisfaction regarding our Federation focus this past year in sustaining Jewish community and Jewish life.

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Jewish Federation has Distributed $1,549,380 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds

Monday, June 17 @ 1:03 AM EDT

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

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How a Collaborative Community Acts

Monday, June 17 @ 1:03 AM EDT

The dollars we raise are here for a purpose – to help.

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Jewish Federation Reaches Over $6 Million Milestone in COVID-19 Relief

Monday, June 17 @ 1:03 AM EDT

The key impact areas include health and wellness, emergency funding and food insecurity, physical-space needs for proper social distancing, capacity building and maintaining Jewish identity.

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JAA Parade of Thanks

Monday, June 17 @ 1:03 AM EDT

I want to use this opportunity to express deep gratitude to all my colleagues. Thank you! Toda Raba!

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Getting COVID-19 Support Dollars to the Right Place

Monday, June 17 @ 1:03 AM EDT

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

Monday, June 17 @ 1:03 AM EDT

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

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Find What You Need

Monday, June 17 @ 1:03 AM EDT

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

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

Monday, June 17 @ 1:03 AM EDT

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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Shabbos Synagogue Closures & Restrictions

Monday, June 17 @ 1:03 AM EDT

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

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Volunteering while Socially Distancing

Monday, June 17 @ 1:03 AM EDT

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! […]

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

Monday, June 17 @ 1:03 AM EDT

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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Rumor Control

Monday, June 17 @ 1:03 AM EDT

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

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Maintaining Jewish Community in the Wake of COVID-19

Monday, June 17 @ 1:03 AM EDT

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

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

Monday, June 17 @ 1:03 AM EDT

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.

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Department of Human Services Releases COVID-19 Operational Recommendations for Child Care Providers

Monday, June 17 @ 1:03 AM EDT

DHS Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) today released operational recommendations for child care providers Opens In A New Windowin Pennsylvania in response to COVID-19.

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Wolf Administration Directs Families to Emergency Food Assistance During COVID-19 Mitigation

Monday, June 17 @ 1:03 AM EDT

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding issued guidance for accessing emergency food assistance for Pennsylvanians at risk of hunger due to measures to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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Federation Working Remotely

Monday, June 17 @ 1:03 AM EDT

Due to health concerns about the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s offices will be closed for the next 10 business days.

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Responding to the Needs of the Day

Monday, June 17 @ 1:03 AM EDT

Since this was published, the Federation has decided to close it’s offices at 2000 Technology Drive for the next two weeks. Remember, the Federation is open for business, just remotely!

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Jewish Federation Urges Calm and Coordinates Response to Coronavirus

Monday, June 17 @ 1:03 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH—The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is working to calm fears in the Pittsburgh Jewish community during the COVID-19/Coronavirus threat, by formulating a response together with other Jewish agencies. “It’s important for many people in the Jewish community to know that their Jewish institutions and synagogues have plans to keep them safe and informed.” Meryl […]

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