Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

Who We Are

Meeting Human Needs.

Our Mission

Create a thriving, vibrant, and engaged Jewish Community  by raising and allocating funds and building community locally, in Israel, and around the world.

More Impact

More Impact

Giving together to help more people.

Bring People Together

Bring People Together

Working together to solve complex problems.

Expert Planning

Expert Planning

Planning together to identify needs.

Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

Leadership

Board of Directors

NameTitle
Meryl K. AinsmanChair of the Board
Charles PorterVice Chair
David SufrinVice Chair
Scott TobeVice Chair
Charles PerlowSecretary
Linda JoshowitzAssistant Secretary
Jan LevinsonTreasurer
Susan G. Berman KressAssistant Treasurer
David EhrenwerthBoard Member
Elyse EichnerBoard Member
Josh FarberBoard Member
Richard GuttmanBoard Member
Stephen F. HalpernBoard Member
Judith KanalBoard Member
Ellen Teri Kaplan GoldsteinBoard Member
Scott LeibBoard Member
Jeffrey W. LetwinBoard Member
Robert I. MalletBoard Member
Marsha MarcusBoard Member
Douglas OstrowBoard Member
Melissa RackoffBoard Member
Todd RosenfeldBoard Member
Gilbert SchneiderBoard Member
Cynthia ShapiraBoard Member
Daniel ShapiraBoard Member
Bob SilvermanBoard Member
Marcie SolomanBoard Member
Andrew N. StewartBoard Member
Rebecca TobeBoard Member
Randal M. WhitlatchBoard Member
Barbara S. BurstinPast Board Chair
David BurstinPast Board Chair
Sidney N. Busis, M.D.Past Board Chair
Richard E. KannPast Board Chair
Douglas H. OstrowPast Board Chair
Louis B. PlungPast Board Chair
James A. RudolphPast Board Chair
William C. RudolphPast Board Chair
Stanley C. RuskinPast Board Chair
Ruth G. SchachterPast Board Chair
Cynthia D. ShapiraPast Board Chair
Daniel H. ShapiraPast Board Chair
David S. ShapiraPast Board Chair

Committee Chairs

NameTitleDivision
Charles PorterChairCentral Services
Richard GuttmanAudit Committee ChairCentral Services
Gil SchneiderFinance Committee ChairCentral Services
Andrew StewartFoundation Investment Committee ChairCentral Services
Scott TobeChairCommunity Building & Funding
Scott LiebPlanning & Funding Committee ChairCommunity Building & Funding
Woody OstrowFoundation Grantmaking Committee ChairCommunity Building & Funding
Marsha MarcusAging & Human Needs Co-ChairCommunity Building & Funding
Meyer GrinbergAging & Human Needs Co-ChairCommunity Building & Funding
Cindy Goodman LiebIsrael Program Committee ChairCommunity Building & Funding
Judi KanalIsrael & Overseas Funding ChairCommunity Building & Funding
Debbie ResnickPartnership2Gether Co-ChairCommunity Building & Funding
Joshua ResnickPartnership2Gether Co-ChairCommunity Building & Funding
Jan LevinsonIsrael Programming Israel Week ChairCommunity Building & Funding
Jan LevinsonJewish Life & Learning Co-ChairCommunity Building & Funding
Cindy Goodman LeibCommunity Relations Council ChairCommunity Building & Funding
Lynn SnydermanVolunteer Center ChairCommunity Building & Funding
Barbara ShapiraHolocaust Center Advisory Board ChairCommunity Building & Funding
Dr. Barbara BurstinHolocaust Education Committee ChairCommunity Building & Funding
Dr. Joel SchumanHolocaust Programming Committee ChairCommunity Building & Funding
Marc FriedbergHolocaust Center Finance Committee Co-ChairCommunity Building & Funding
Randi ShawHolocaust Center Finance Committee Co-ChairCommunity Building & Funding
Harry SchneiderHolocaust Survivors Organization Co-ChairCommunity Building & Funding
Dr. Yolanda Avram WillisHolocaust Survivors Organization Co-ChairCommunity Building & Funding
David SufrinChairDevelopment
Woody OstrowFoundation ChairDevelopment
Linda JoshowitzCommunity Campaign ChairDevelopment
Ellen Teri Kaplan GoldsteinCommunity Campaign Vice-ChairDevelopment
Jan LevinsonCommunity Campaign Co-ChairDevelopment
Todd Rosenfeld, CFP®Men’s Philanthropy ChairDevelopment
Steve LattermanShofar Society ChairDevelopment
Dr. Susan G. Berman KressWomen’s Philanthropy ChairDevelopment
Jane M. RollmanWomen’s Philanthropy Co-ChairDevelopment
Randy WhitlatchYoung Adult Division ChairDevelopment
Marcie SolomonYoung Adult Division Co-ChairDevelopment
Becca TobeNational Young Leadership Cabinet ChairDevelopment
Kira SunshineBen Gurion Society ChairDevelopment
David KnollWechsler Leadership Development Co-ChairDevelopment
Joshua FarberSteelTree Fund ChairDevelopment
Jordan FischbachSteelTree Fund Co-ChairDevelopment
Mark PizovSteelTree Fund Co-ChairDevelopment
Elizabeth ColluraShalom Pittsburgh Co-ChairDevelopment
Maxwell CahnShalom Pittsburgh Co-ChairDevelopment
Dodi Walker GrossCardozo Society ChairDevelopment
Robbin SteifMarketing Communications Committee Co-ChairDevelopment
Amy DubinMarketing Communications Committee Co-ChairDevelopment

Jewish Federation Staff

NameTitleSubdivisionDivisionPhone
Jeffrey H. FinkelsteinPresident & CEOOffice of the President412-992-5211
Tracy GrandelisAssistant to the President & CEOOffice of the President412-992-5211
Milo AverbachChief Financial OfficerCentral Services412-992-5244
Tracy L. GressangControllerAccountingCentral Services412-992-5258
Linda GordonFinancial ManagerAccountingCentral Services412-992-5250
Monica WayaAccounting AssociateAccountingCentral Services412-992-5242
Jean KingAccounts Receivable AssociateAccountingCentral Services412-992-5269
Deborah McGuireManagerHuman Resources & Office OperationsCentral Services412-992-5215
Rob DziekanMaintenance StaffHuman Resources & Office OperationsCentral Services412-681-8000
Bryan EllsworthMaintenance StaffHuman Resources & Office OperationsCentral Services412-681-8000
Bradley W. OrsiniDirector of Jewish Community SecuritySecurityCentral Services412-992-5229
Erin WylandSecurity Program CoordinatorSecurityCentral Services412-992-5252
Deborah RomeoDirectorInformation TechnologyCentral Services412-992-5262
Bill PetroSenior Technology SpecialistInformation TechnologyCentral Services412-992-5261
Shelly ParverSenior Manager, Grantmaking & AllocationsPlanningCommunity Building & Funding412-992-5207
Janice BaharyAgency Relations Planning ManagerPlanningCommunity Building & Funding412-992-5213
Raimy RubinCommunity Scorecard ManagerPlanningCommunity Building & Funding412-992-5241
Kimberly SalzmanDirector, Israel & Overseas OperationsPlanningCommunity Building & Funding412-992-5239
Debbie SwartzIsrael & Overseas Planning AssociatePlanningCommunity Building & Funding412-992-5208
Shani TurelShinshinim CoordinatorPlanningCommunity Building & Funding412-320-1935
Mandy RosenbergCommunity Building SpecialistPlanningCommunity Building & Funding412-992-5243
Marlene LaytonAdministrative SpecialistPlanningCommunity Building & Funding412-992-5247
Joshua SaylesDirectorCommunity Relations CouncilCommunity Building & Funding412-992-5234
Laura ChernerAssistant DirectorCommunity Relations CouncilCommunity Building & Funding412-992-5235
Rabbi Amy BardackDirectorJewish Life & LearningCommunity Building & Funding412-697-6654
Carolyn LinderDirector, Early Childhood EducationJewish Life & LearningCommunity Building & Funding412-697-6648
Cheryl JohnsonCommunity Building SpecialistJewish Life & LearningCommunity Building & Funding412-992-5249
David ChudnowManagerVolunteer CenterCommunity Building & Funding412-992-5209
Amy ConroyVolunteer Center CoordinatorVolunteer CenterCommunity Building & Funding412-992-5214
Lauren BairnsfatherDirectorHolocaust CenterCommunity Building & Funding412-939-7287
Tanya Bielski-BrahamDevelopment AssociateHolocaust CenterCommunity Building & Funding412-939-7293
Jackie ShimshoniMarketing & Education AssociateHolocaust CenterCommunity Building & Funding412-939-7286
Marcel WalkerChutz-Pow! Project CoordinatorHolocaust CenterCommunity Building & Funding412-939-7292
Ryan WoodwardLibrary & Education AssociateHolocaust CenterCommunity Building & Funding412-939-7288
Christina SahoveyOperations & Outreach CoordinatorHolocaust CenterCommunity Building & Funding412-939-7289
Emily BernsteinEducation Outreach AssociateHolocaust CenterCommunity Building & Funding412-992-5247
Dr. Zipora (Tsipy) GurExecutive DirectorClassrooms Without BordersCommunity Building & Funding412-915-9182
Melissa HavivAssistant DirectorClassrooms Without BordersCommunity Building & Funding412-610-9294
Avi Ben HurDirector of Education, Scholar in ResidenceClassrooms Without BordersCommunity Building & Funding412-915-9182
Justin Kahanov VellucciCommunications ManagerClassrooms Without BordersCommunity Building & Funding412-860-9428
Robin MonroeProgram Coordinator / Accesibilty CoordinatorClassrooms Without BordersCommunity Building & Funding412-915-9182
Jamie CampbellCWB Wheeling Program CoordinatorClassrooms Without BordersCommunity Building & Funding
Brian EglashSenior Vice President & Chief Development OfficerCommunity CampaignDevelopment412-992-5240
Jessica Brown SmithSenior Director of DevelopmentCommunity CampaignDevelopment412-992-5248
Emily RichmanDirector, Development OperationsCommunity CampaignDevelopment412-992-5217
Joshua SchunemanDevelopment Department CoordinatorCommunity CampaignDevelopment412-697-6649
Michelle WeisbordDevelopment SpecialistCommunity CampaignDevelopment412-992-5253
Julia BlakeDevelopment AssistantCommunity CampaignDevelopment412-992-5222
Rebecca HurowitzAssociate Campaign & Missions ManagerCommunity CampaignDevelopment412-992-5226
Roi MezareSenior Manager, Financial Resource DevelopmentCommunity CampaignDevelopment412-992-5230
Meredith HymanDevelopment AssociateCommunity CampaignDevelopment412-697-6652
Joseph EntenSenior Development OfficerCommunity CampaignDevelopment412-992-5212
David GuzikowskiDonor Services AssociateCommunity CampaignDevelopment412-992-5255
Rachel LipkinDirector, Women’s PhilanthropyCommunity CampaignDevelopment412-992-5227
Jessica McClellandDatabase TechnicianCommunity CampaignDevelopment412-992-5210
Joel SchwarzDevelopment AssociateCommunity CampaignDevelopment412-992-5218
Sara SpanjerYoung Adult Division DirectorCommunity CampaignDevelopment412-992-5237
Carolyn SlaytonYoung Adult Programming AssociateCommunity CampaignDevelopment412-992-5263
Karen PodorefskyYoung Adult Engagement AssociateCommunity CampaignDevelopment412-992-5231
Kristen BrandtDatabase TechnicianCommunity CampaignDevelopment412-992-5238
Meryl FranzosDevelopment SpecialistCommunity CampaignDevelopment412-992-5204
Daniel O. BrandeisDirector, Foundation Resource DevelopmentJewish Community FoundationDevelopment412-992-5220
Sharon PerelmanAssociate Director/Director of Planned GivingJewish Community FoundationDevelopment412-992-5224
Jenny KaplanSenior Financial AnalystJewish Community FoundationDevelopment412-992-5259
Rabbi Danny SchiffFoundation ScholarJewish Community FoundationDevelopment412-681-8000
Jan BarkleyFoundation & Security Programs CoordinatorJewish Community FoundationDevelopment412-697-6656
Patti DziekanFoundation Executive AssistantJewish Community FoundationDevelopment412-992-5221
Eric ProbolaFoundation CoordinatorJewish Community FoundationDevelopment412-992-5216
Adam HertzmanDirectorMarketingDevelopment412-992-5225
Ateret CopeEvents CoordinatorMarketingDevelopment412-992-5233
Mihal EhvenDigital Marketing AssociateMarketingDevelopment412-992-5254
Joyce HinnebuschMarketing AssociateMarketingDevelopment412-992-5245
Toni MurrayMarketing Associate/WriterMarketingDevelopment412-992-5251
Stacy SkiavoMarketing AssociateMarketingDevelopment412-992-5223

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