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At the Gaza Border

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Thursday, 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 […]

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Humans of Masa presenting: Rachel Eisenberg

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Monday, June 18, 2018

Hi my name is Rachel Eisenberg, I’m from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I recently graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Art history and came to Israel one month later to begin my Masa Tikkun Olam journey. Read the full interview on masaisrael.org…

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Reclaiming the Word ‘Zionism’

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Wednesday, June 13, 2018

When I made aliyah in 2006 immediately after the conclusion of the Second Lebanon War, I was surprised to discover that not only did my American family and friends question my decision to move to Israel, but so did many Israelis. “Because I’m a Zionist,” I would answer them when they asked me what brought […]

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Karen Morris Writes About Her Journey Home

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Monday, May 7, 2018

Karen Morris, director of education at Tree of Life/Or L’Simcha Congregation, went on the Partnership2Gether Jewish Federation Volunteer Mission to Karmiel/Misgav this past April and shared her experience. “The mission was an incredible opportunity to travel with a diverse group of Pittsburghers (ages 50 – 87 from all parts of our city), and contribute to […]

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Israeli Shlichim Share Their Pittsburgh Experiences

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Thursday, May 3, 2018

As we celebrate and reflect on 70 years of Israel, a number of Israelis who have served the Pittsburgh Jewish Community as shlichim, or emissaries, reflect on their experience in this article in the Jewish Chronicle, sharing how engaging with Jewish Pittsburghers has left a deep impact on their lives. Read the full story in […]

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Native Pittsburgher Sarah Kreimer Fosters Peace in Israel with “Joint Venture” Initiative

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Through activism, entrepreneurship, and community building, Sarah Kreimer – founder of the Center for Jewish-Arab Economic Development – works to cultivate economic growth and cooperative understanding between Israelis and Arabs.   Read full story in the Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle…

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Akko Center for Arts & Technology is Thriving

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Thursday, November 16, 2017

A-CAT, based on the Manchester-Bidwell model, is supported by Israel and Overseas Funding and brings together Jews and Arabs living in Northern Israel to receive vocational training. Read about it in the Post Gazette…

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Kishorit Special Wine Made by People with Special Needs

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Kishorit, a home for life for adults with special needs, is proudly supported by the Israel and Overseas Funding Committee, and is featured on the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs website. Read about it on the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs website…

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Now is the Time to Engage

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Brian Eglash, our Chief Development Officer, makes the case for why now is the time to engage, not disengage, with Israel.   Read about it in the Times of Israel…

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Two Great Problems Face American Jewry

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Monday, August 7, 2017

How “Israeliness” can play a role in securing the future of American Jewry. Read about it in The Tower…

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Krembo Wings Models Inclusion

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Sunday, July 23, 2017

Krembo Wings is the only inclusive youth movement in Israel for children and youth with and without disabilities, providing weekly social activities for young people. Krembo Wing’s Karmiel branch is generously supported by the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and its Israel and Overseas Funding Committee. Read about it on Israel21c…

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Pro Israel Videos

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Friday, June 16, 2017

Looking to be an advocate for Israel online? Access some great video clips. Read how in this Times of Israel article…

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Six Day War: 50 Years Later

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Jewish community in Pittsburgh commemorates fifty years since the Six Day War.   Read the full story in the Jewish Chronicle online…

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Yom Ha'atzmaut Matisyahu in Pittsburgh

Yom Ha’atzmaut and Matisyahu in Pittsburgh

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Sunday, May 21, 2017

Matisyahu performed live and acoustic in Pittsburgh for Israel’s 69th birthday. Read the story in the Jewish Chronicle

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