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Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

Buddhist Sanghas Express Condolences and Solidarity

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Joint Expression of Condolences and Solidarity The Buddhist Society of Pittsburgh, on behalf of all our Buddhist sanghas, wishes to express our deepest condolences to our brothers and sisters in the Jewish community. Our hearts are broken at this senseless tragedy committed in a sacred space during prayer. We stand in solidarity with you and […]

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Israel Ride Bicyclists Remember Vitims of Terror

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Wednesday, October 31, 2018

In Israel, bicycle riders on the Israel Ride prayed together, observed a moment of silence, and blew the shofar as a sign of strength and unity in light of the events of Oct. 27. Israel Ride cyclists have a tradition: One person carries the Torah on his or her bike each day. Pittsburghers — members […]

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Memorial Held in Karmiel, Israel – Pittsburgh’s Sister Region

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Wednesday, October 31, 2018

On Oct. 30, community members in Karmiel, Israel, held a memorial on behalf of the victims from the three congregations in the Tree of Life building. Karmiel is in Pittsburgh’s “sister region” of Karmiel-Misgav. For more than 20 years, Pittsburgh and Karmiel-Misgav have been building relationships through the Partnership2Gether program.

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From the Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, FL

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Wednesday, October 31, 2018

On Oct. 27, the day of the shooting, the Jewish Federation’s Fund for the Victims of Terror received a financial gift from students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, site of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, in February. An accompanying note said that the students would be available if Pittsburghers wanted to “reach out […]

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Messages of Hope

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Monday, October 29, 2018
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Letter of Condolences from United Israel Appeal

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Monday, October 29, 2018

PDF of Letter of Condolences from United Israel Appeal

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Letter of Condolences from The National Project for the Ethiopian Community in Israel

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Sunday, October 28, 2018

PDF of Letter of Condolences from The National Project for the Ethiopian Community in Israel

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Letter of Condolences from South African Jewish Board of Deputies

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Sunday, October 28, 2018

PDF of Letter from South African Jewish Board of Deputies

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Jewish Federation Statement on the Tragedy at Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha

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

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Community Invited to Interfaith Vigil, 5 p.m. Sunday, October 28

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

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Shooting at Tree of Life Congregation Synagogue

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Saturday, 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.

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