Yom Ha’atzmaut

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Federation is Here for Good

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, April 9, 2021

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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Yom Ha’atzamut with the Shinshinim!

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Friday, May 10, 2019

What a Yom Ha’azmaut! Today we celebrated the Israeli independence day! We started our day at Community Day School (CDS) singing and dancing with Israeli songs outside. Following the dancing, all of the school went inside to see the amazing Carnival that we’ve made for this special day! There was Israeli dancing, Israeli trivia, Israeli games […]

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Fragments of Memory 5-7-2019 Yom HaZikaron Ceremony

Making the World a Better Place–Community Campaign Back on Track

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, May 10, 2019

Lighting a torch at the Yom Haatzmaut (Israel Independence Day) celebration in Jerusalem opened me up to new experiences and introduced me to new individuals making a difference in Israeli society.

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Pittsburgh’s Secret Sauce

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, May 3, 2019

Pittsburgh’s Jewish community is being recognized for both our tragic losses and our incredible resilience.

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Shinshinim Update

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Oneg Shabbat, Tikkun Olam, Diller Teen Fellows and Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebrations Wow, what a couple of special weeks we’ve had!  Starting with a trivia game for the Oneg Shabbat at the Jewish Federation (a meeting held about the Jewish programming around the community) on a Friday afternoon that sent us to Shabbat with a smile, and […]

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Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Celebrates the State of Israel's 70th Anniversary at Yom Ha'atzmaut

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The state of Israel is turning 70, and Pittsburgh is invited to the party. The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is hosting a community-wide celebration for Yom Ha’atzmaut, the 70th Independence Day of Israel, on April 19. It’s from 4-8 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill. All events will be outdoors, weather […]

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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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South Hills Jewish Pittsburgh Celebrates Israel

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, May 5, 2017

I attended the Yom Ha’atzmaut celebration that was coordinated by our Federation initiative, South Hills Jewish Pittsburgh, at the South Hills JCC. It was fantastic seeing so many young families having fun and celebrating Israel. Every South Hills congregational Rabbi was in attendance. This sense of collaboration in the South Hills is helping the community reach […]

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Yom Ha'atzmaut Continues in the South Hills This Weekend!

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, April 24, 2015

I remember in the late 1970’s, my parents saved up enough money to take their first trip to Israel.  When they returned, they gave me and my siblings gifts.  I remember I was given a t shirt that said “Israel Is Real”.  I know it sounds a little corny today, but it was a big […]

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