VOT Update

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Protecting Our Children and the Entire Region

Sunday, May 26 @ 4:50 PM EDT

Our Security Committee made the decision to provide life saving Go Bags to EVERY classroom in Jewish Pittsburgh. And four Mezuzot that hung in the old Federation building are now hanging in the 10.27 Healing Partnership.

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Jeffrey Finkelstein Yom Haatzmaut Torch Lighing 5-8-2019

Jewish Federation CEO Speaks at Israel’s Independence Day Celebration

Sunday, May 26 @ 4:50 PM EDT

Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh CEO Jeff Finkelstein represented Pittsburgh and worldwide Jewry at Israel’s national celebration of Yom Ha’atzmaut.

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Security

Jewish Federation Distributes First Round of Security Funding

Sunday, May 26 @ 4:50 PM EDT

The Jewish Federation distributed the first round of security funding for Jewish organizations, a total of $377,303 to 31 different organizations.

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Stronger Than Hate Day Declared April 10 2019

Being Present in a Moment of History

Sunday, May 26 @ 4:50 PM EDT

The Jewish Federation’s Community Relations Council (CRC) invited all the family members of those who were killed and those who were injured along with the leadership of the three congregations to join us on a Federation arranged bus to and from Harrisburg to participate in an historic joint session of the House and Senate.

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Stronger Than Hate Day Declared April 10 2019

“Stronger Than Hate Day” Declared in Rare Joint Session of Pennsylvania House and Senate

Sunday, May 26 @ 4:50 PM EDT

Thank you to Speaker Mike Turzai, Senator Jay Costa and Representative Dan Frankel for introducing a joint resolution establishing April 10th as “Stronger Than Hate Day” in Pennsylvania.

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Tree of Life*Or L'Simcha

Victims of Terror Fund – Premises Funds – Information Gathering Form

Sunday, May 26 @ 4:50 PM EDT

The Independent Committee overseeing the distribution of dollars collected through the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Victims of Terror Fund has set aside a relatively small portion of those funds to be distributed to individuals who were physically present on the Tree of Life Synagogue property, but not inside the building, on the morning of […]

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Onsite Memorial

Jewish Federation Releases Independent Committee Report On $6.3 Million Victims of Terror Fund Proceeds

Sunday, May 26 @ 4:50 PM EDT

The Independent Committee formed to oversee the distribution of the Victims of Terror funds has concluded its work and will begin to distribute the money, $6,302,803 in total.

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NJ Avalanche Hockey team

Youth Hockey Team Has Most Successful Season Yet After Raising $1,888 for the Victims of Terror Fund.

Sunday, May 26 @ 4:50 PM EDT

After the October 27th shooting a youth hockey team from the New Jersey Youth Hockey League reached out to the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh asking how they could help. However, these boys are not your average youth hockey team. They are the North Jersey Avalanche, a Sabbath observant boys team aged 9 and 10. […]

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Tree of Life*Or L'Simcha

Victims of Terror Fund Closes

Sunday, May 26 @ 4:50 PM EDT

Any additional money that comes in to the Victims of Terror Fund after February 22, 2019 will still help the community recover.

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Tree of Life*Or L'Simcha

Statement from the Independent Distribution Committee for the Victims of Terror Fund

Sunday, May 26 @ 4:50 PM EDT

The committee is working toward completing its initial work by late February and plans to issue a statement at that time.

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Mayim’s Pilgrimage to Pittsburgh

Sunday, May 26 @ 4:50 PM EDT

To support the Pittsburgh Jewish community, Mayim visited with several organizations, including The Tree of Life synagogue, where a tragic massacre occurred on October 27th.

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Stronger Together

Victims of Terror Update & Goals

Sunday, May 26 @ 4:50 PM EDT

Since our last update December 7, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has continued to focus on three goals: Helping the families of victims, those who were injured and the many people traumatized by the attack Bringing the community together to mourn and to begin the healing process Making sure we remain safe and secure […]

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Updates on Our Relief Efforts

Sunday, May 26 @ 4:50 PM EDT

Dear Jewish Community Members, The tragic attack of Oct. 27 saddened and horrified us. With our hearts still heavy with the burden that this anti-Semitic act of terror inflicted on Jewish Pittsburgh, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh moved immediately to help. Fortunately, thanks to your amazing past support, our Federation and Jewish institutions all […]

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Stronger Together

Jewish Federation Establishes Committee to Disburse More than $4 Million to Aid Victims of Terror

Sunday, May 26 @ 4:50 PM EDT

Pittsburgh, PA—The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Board of Trustees yesterday approved the Pittsburgh Jewish Community Relief Fund to manage the Victims of Terror Fund distribution. Charged with overseeing and allocating the funds collected in response to the tragedy at the Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha, Dor Hadash and New Light congregations, the committee agreed to […]

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Penguins Make Donation to Honor Victims of Tree of Life Tragedy

Sunday, May 26 @ 4:50 PM EDT

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 >>

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Stronger Than Hate Penguins Patch

Sunday, May 26 @ 4:50 PM EDT

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 […]

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Letter of condolences from Israel Aids Task Force

Sunday, May 26 @ 4:50 PM EDT
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Tree of Life, by Gal Weisberg, Misgav

Sunday, May 26 @ 4:50 PM EDT

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 […]

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Letter from Mayor of Misgav Regional Council, Ron Shani

Sunday, May 26 @ 4:50 PM EDT
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Birmingham, AL Stands with Pittsburgh 2000 Strong

Sunday, May 26 @ 4:50 PM EDT

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 […]

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