Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

Who We Are

A flourishing Jewish community.

Our Mission

Cultivate resources, connect people and collaborate across the community to live and fulfill Jewish values.

Our Vision

A flourishing Jewish community where everyone feels included, supported and inspired.

As the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh envisions the future for our community, three particular Jewish values will guide us on our path:

Righteousness / Justice


Active pursuit of social justice.

Honor for all human beings

כְבוֹד הַבְרִיוֹת
K'vod Ha-B'riot

Dignity and respect for all human beings.


חֶסֶד, רַחֲמִים
Chesed, Rachamim

Caring for those who are disadvantaged or vulnerable.

Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh


Board of Directors

David D. SufrinChair of the Board
Stephen F. HalpernVice Chair
Jan LevinsonVice Chair
James P. WagnerVice Chair
Susan G. Berman KressSecretary
Ellen Teri Kaplan GoldsteinAssistant Secretary
Gilbert Z. SchneiderTreasurer
Marsha M. MarcusAssistant Treasurer
Ahmie BaumBoard Member
Ariella BelopolskyBoard Member
Marc BrownBoard Member
David EhrenwerthBoard Member
Elyse EichnerBoard Member
Adam FalconeBoard Member
Josh FarberBoard Member
Dan HolthausBoard Member
Linda JoshowitzBoard Member
Simone KarpBoard Member
David KnollBoard Member
Jeffrey W. LetwinBoard Member
Robert I. MalletBoard Member
Philip MilchBoard Member
Melissa RackoffBoard Member
Deborah ResnickBoard Member
Jane RollmanBoard Member
Todd RosenfeldBoard Member
Bob SilvermanBoard Member
Marcie SolomonBoard Member
Sharon WernerBoard Member

Jewish Federation Staff

Jeffrey H. FinkelsteinPresident & CEOOffice of the President412-992-5211
Tracy GrandelisAssistant to the President & CEOOffice of the President412-992-5211
Jenny KaplanControllerAccounting412-992-5259
Linda GordonFinancial ManagerAccounting412-992-5250
Jean KingAccounts Receivable AssociateAccounting412-992-5206
Lindsey StrassmanAccounting Associate, Special ProjectsAccounting412-992-5258
Monica WayaAccounting Associate/Payroll SpecialistAccounting412-992-5242
Dr. Zipora (Tsipy) GurExecutive DirectorClassrooms Without Borders412-915-9182
Ateret CopeOperations ManagerClassrooms Without Borders443-928-8897
Ellen ResnekEducational Programs and Outreach ManagerClassrooms Without Borders610-246-6572
Brian EglashSenior Vice President & Chief Development OfficerCommunity Campaign412-992-5240
Jessica Brown SmithSenior Director of DevelopmentCommunity Campaign412-992-5248
Emily RichmanDirector, Development OperationsCommunity Campaign412-992-5217
Roi MezareAssociate Director, Major GiftsCommunity Campaign412-992-5230
Joseph EntenSenior Development OfficerCommunity Campaign412-992-5212
Derek GrossmanDevelopment Associate, AffinitiesCommunity Campaign412-697-6662
Katie MetoskyDevelopment AssociateCommunity Campaign412-697-6652
Alexis PolakoffDevelopment OfficerCommunity Campaign412-992-5237
David GuzikowskiManager of Campaign OperationsCommunity Campaign412-992-5255
Kristen BrandtDatabase TechnicianCommunity Campaign412-992-5238
Andreya CherryDonor Services AssociateCommunity Campaign412-992-5226
Daniel HeinrichDirector, Young Adult Engagement & Community CollaborationCommunity Campaign412-992-5231
Carolyn SlaytonYoung Adult Programming AssociateCommunity Campaign412-992-5263
Drew GreenwaldDevelopment Associate, Young Adult PhilanthropyCommunity Campaign412-992-5218
Meryl FranzosDevelopment SpecialistCommunity Campaign412-992-5204
Laura ChernerDirectorCommunity Relations Council412-992-5235
Dylan GroffCRC AssociateCommunity Relations Council412-992-5234
Lauren BairnsfatherDirectorHolocaust Center412-939-7287
Emily BernsteinEducation Outreach AssociateHolocaust Center412-801-7022
Tanya Bielski-BrahamDevelopment AssociateHolocaust Center412-939-7293
Christina SahoveyOperations & Outreach CoordinatorHolocaust Center412-939-7289
Jackie ReeseMarketing & Education AssociateHolocaust Center412-939-7286
Marcel WalkerChutz-Pow! Project CoordinatorHolocaust Center412-939-7292
Ryan WoodwardLibrary & Education AssociateHolocaust Center412-939-7288
Tanya Gore-WhiteManagerHuman Resources & Office Operations412-992-5215
Kim SterlingHuman Resources CoordinatorHuman Resources & Office Operations412-992-5228
Rob DziekanMaintenance StaffHuman Resources & Office Operations412-681-8000
Bryan EllsworthMaintenance StaffHuman Resources & Office Operations412-681-8000
Richard L. Mast Jr.Director of Business Technology ServicesInformation Technology412-992-5262
Bill PetroManager of IT Support ServicesInformation Technology412-992-5261
Daniel O. BrandeisDirector, Foundation Resource DevelopmentJewish Community Foundation412-992-5220
Sharon PerelmanDirector of Planned Giving & Foundation Associate DirectorJewish Community Foundation412-992-5224
Rabbi Danny SchiffFoundation ScholarJewish Community Foundation412-681-8000
Cheryl JohnsonFoundation AssociateJewish Community Foundation412-697-6656
Katie MooseFoundation AccountantJewish Community Foundation412-697-6655
Patti DziekanFoundation Executive AssistantJewish Community Foundation412-992-5221
Eric ProbolaFoundation AssociateJewish Community Foundation412-992-5216
Rabbi Amy BardackDirectorJewish Life & Learning412-697-6654
Carolyn LinderSenior ManagerJewish Life & Learning412-697-6648
Nadia ElaminAdministrative CoordinatorJewish Life & Learning412-992-5249
Adam HertzmanDirector (Media Contact)Marketing412-992-5225
Mihal EhvenDigital Marketing AssociateMarketing412-992-5254
Joyce HinnebuschMarketing AssociateMarketing412-992-5245
Ilana KisilinskyMarketing AssociateMarketing412-992-5223
Toni MurrayMarketing Associate/WriterMarketing412-992-5251
Karley ParkerEvent ManagerMarketing412-992-5233
Grace SimmonsDigital Marketing AssociateMarketing412-697-6657
Ilene RinnDirector of PlanningPlanning412-992-5205
Shelly ParverAssistant Planning DirectorPlanning412-992-5207
Raimy RubinManager of Impact MeasurementPlanning412-992-5241
Lily WeinHuman Services Planning ManagerPlanning412-992-5213
Kimberly SalzmanDirector, Israel & Overseas OperationsPlanning412-992-5239
Debbie SwartzIsrael & Overseas Planning AssociatePlanning412-992-5208
Risa FruchterShinshinim CoordinatorPlanning412-992-5253
Mandy RosenbergCommunity Building CoordinatorPlanning412-992-5243
Marlene LaytonCommunity Building SpecialistPlanning412-992-5247
Shawn BrokosDirector of Jewish Community SecuritySecurity412-992-5229
Erin WylandSecurity Program CoordinatorSecurity412-992-5252
David ChudnowManagerVolunteer Center412-992-5209

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