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

Jewish Federation Staff

NameTitleDepartmentPhone
Jeffrey H. FinkelsteinPresident & CEOOffice of the President412-992-5211
Tracy GrandelisAssistant to the President & CEOOffice of the President412-992-5211
Milo AverbachChief Financial OfficerAccounting412-992-5244
Jenny KaplanControllerAccounting412-992-5259
Linda GordonFinancial ManagerAccounting412-992-5250
Monica WayaAccounting AssociateAccounting412-992-5242
Jean KingAccounts Receivable AssociateAccounting412-992-5206
Deborah McGuireManagerHuman Resources & Office Operations412-992-5215
Rob DziekanMaintenance StaffHuman Resources & Office Operations412-681-8000
Bryan EllsworthMaintenance StaffHuman Resources & Office Operations412-681-8000
Bradley W. OrsiniDirector of Jewish Community SecuritySecurity412-992-5229
Erin WylandSecurity Program CoordinatorSecurity412-992-5252
Deborah RomeoDirectorInformation Technology412-992-5262
Bill PetroSenior Technology SpecialistInformation Technology412-992-5261
Ilene RinnDirector of PlanningPlanning412-992-5257
Shelly ParverAssistant Planning DirectorPlanning412-992-5207
Janice BaharyAgency Relations Planning ManagerPlanning412-992-5213
Raimy RubinManager of Impact MeasurementPlanning412-992-5241
Kimberly SalzmanDirector, Israel & Overseas OperationsPlanning412-992-5239
Debbie SwartzIsrael & Overseas Planning AssociatePlanning412-992-5208
Marcie LangIsrael RepresentativePlanning972-50-533-1169
Shani TurelShinshinim CoordinatorPlanning412-320-1935
Mandy RosenbergCommunity Building SpecialistPlanning412-992-5243
Marlene LaytonAdministrative SpecialistPlanning412-992-5247
Joshua SaylesDirectorCommunity Relations Council412-992-5234
Laura ChernerAssistant DirectorCommunity Relations Council412-992-5235
Rabbi Amy BardackDirectorJewish Life & Learning412-697-6654
Carolyn LinderSenior ManagerJewish Life & Learning412-697-6648
Cheryl JohnsonCommunity Building SpecialistJewish Life & Learning412-992-5249
David ChudnowManagerVolunteer Center412-992-5209
Lauren BairnsfatherDirectorHolocaust Center412-939-7287
Tanya Bielski-BrahamDevelopment AssociateHolocaust Center412-939-7293
Jackie ShimshoniMarketing & Education AssociateHolocaust Center412-939-7286
Marcel WalkerChutz-Pow! Project CoordinatorHolocaust Center412-939-7292
Ryan WoodwardLibrary & Education AssociateHolocaust Center412-939-7288
Christina SahoveyOperations & Outreach CoordinatorHolocaust Center412-939-7289
Emily BernsteinEducation Outreach AssociateHolocaust Center412-992-5247
Dr. Zipora (Tsipy) GurExecutive DirectorClassrooms Without Borders412-915-9182
Melissa HavivAssistant DirectorClassrooms Without Borders412-610-9294
Avi Ben HurDirector of Education, Scholar in ResidenceClassrooms Without Borders412-915-9182
Daniel PearlmanPost-Seminar Programs ManagerClassrooms Without Borders216-408-2304
Jamie CampbellCWB Wheeling Program CoordinatorClassrooms Without Borders
Nicole CraigAdministrative AssistantClassrooms Without Borders412-610-9294
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
Joshua SchunemanDevelopment Department CoordinatorCommunity Campaign412-697-6649
Michelle WeisbordDevelopment SpecialistCommunity Campaign412-992-5253
Julia BlakeDevelopment AssistantCommunity Campaign412-992-5222
Rebecca HurowitzAssociate Campaign & Missions ManagerCommunity Campaign412-992-5226
Roi MezareAssociate Director, Major GiftsCommunity Campaign412-992-5230
Meredith HymanDevelopment AssociateCommunity Campaign412-697-6652
Joseph EntenSenior Development OfficerCommunity Campaign412-992-5212
David GuzikowskiDonor Services AssociateCommunity Campaign412-992-5255
Rachel Lipkin GleitmanDirector, Women’s PhilanthropyCommunity Campaign412-992-5227
Jessica McClellandDatabase TechnicianCommunity Campaign412-992-5210
Sara SpanjerYoung Adult Division DirectorCommunity Campaign412-992-5237
Carolyn SlaytonYoung Adult Programming AssociateCommunity Campaign412-992-5263
David "Doogie" LevineDirector of Young Adult Engagement & Community CollaborationCommunity Campaign412-697-6662
Karen PodorefskyYoung Adult Engagement AssociateCommunity Campaign412-992-5231
Kristen BrandtDatabase TechnicianCommunity Campaign412-992-5238
Meryl FranzosDevelopment SpecialistCommunity Campaign412-992-5204
Daniel O. BrandeisDirector, Foundation Resource DevelopmentJewish Community Foundation412-992-5220
Sharon PerelmanAssociate Director/Director of Planned GivingJewish Community Foundation412-992-5224
Katie MooseFoundation AccountantJewish Community Foundation412-992-5267
Rabbi Danny SchiffFoundation ScholarJewish Community Foundation412-681-8000
Jan BarkleyFoundation & Security Programs CoordinatorJewish Community Foundation412-697-6656
Patti DziekanFoundation Executive AssistantJewish Community Foundation412-992-5221
Eric ProbolaFoundation CoordinatorJewish Community Foundation412-992-5216
Adam HertzmanDirector (Media Contact)Marketing412-992-5225
Ateret CopeEvents CoordinatorMarketing412-992-5233
Mihal EhvenDigital Marketing AssociateMarketing412-992-5254
Joyce HinnebuschMarketing AssociateMarketing412-992-5245
Toni MurrayMarketing Associate/WriterMarketing412-992-5251

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