Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

Community
1:07 pm
Wed December 24, 2014

On Christmas Day, Jewish Volunteers Lend a Hand at Area Charities

For the 14th consecutive year, Jewish volunteers will spend time helping at various charities in the region on Christmas Day. The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh coordinates the events not only to help those who benefit from the work, but also to give a day off to the charities’ employees.  

“Mitzvah days are done around the country in different Jewish federations. Jewish people are always looking for something to do on Christmas Day other than eat Chinese food and go to the movies,” said the federation’s Volunteer Center Coordinator Jenny Jones.

Read more
Community
11:35 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Through Community Service, 300 Area Teens To 'Repair the World' This Weekend

"Tikkun Olam" is a Hebrew phrase meaning “repairing the world,” and that’s what 300 teenagers from Allegheny, Beaver and Butler County plan to do during the ninth annual J-Serve Pittsburgh Sunday.

The teens will participate in 25 different community service projects in Squirrel Hill.

Lisa Sobel-Berlow, J-Serve Coordinator, said they want to encourage community building and connections across religious and societal lines.

Read more
Essential Pittsburgh
3:29 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Mini-Grant Awards Diversity in Pittsburgh

Melanie Harrington, CEO of Vibrant Pittsburgh, Paul Guggenheimer Essential Pittsburgh host and Gregg Roman, director of the Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh
Credit Marcus Charleston / 90.5 WESA

Pittsburgh is a melting pot of diverse individuals and groups.

Melanie Harrington, CEO of Vibrant Pittsburgh and Gregg Roman, director of the Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh coordinate the Mini-Grants Initiative: 2014 Civic Inclusion and Engagement Fund to support Pittsburgh's diversity and underrepresented groups.

Read more