Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

South Hills Jewish Pittsburgh launched in July 2014, as a Community Engagement Initiative of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh. The Vision of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is to have a thriving, vibrant, and engaged Jewish Community. The Jewish Federation raises and allocate funds and builds community locally, in Israel, and around the world.

Beginning January 1, 2018, South Hills Jewish Pittsburgh, will be affiliated with the Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Greater Pittsburgh with offices at the South Hills JCC. The Federation remains a committed partner of South Hills Jewish Pittsburgh.


The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh will be able to provide the most benefit to our community only if we are true to the following core values:

  • We are guided by the teachings of Torah including; tikkun olam (repairing the world), tzedakah (justice), chesed (kindness) and k’lal Yisrael (peoplehood).
  • We aim to sustain and meaningfully grow Jewish identity, leadership, and involvement in our community.
  • Our work will be carried out within the context of cooperation and inclusiveness.
  • We recognize the importance of working in concert with others.
  • We recognize the human dignity of every individual in the community.
  • We care about building a strong community with purpose and involvement.
  • We will establish priorities to accomplish our vision and mission.
  • We value the beliefs and opinions of all members of our community.


Management Staff

Jeff Finkelstein, President/CEO, 412-992-5260

Milo Averbach, Chief Financial Officer, 412-992-5244

Deborah Baron, Chief Operating Officer, 412-992-5236

Daniel Brandeis, Director of Financial Resource Development / Foundation Director, 412-992-5220

Brian Eglash, Senior Vice President, Financial Resource Development, 412-992-5240

Adam Hertzman, Director, Marketing Communication, 412-992-5225

Becca Hurowitz, Women’s Philanthropy Director, 412-992-5226

Emily Richman, Associate Director, Development Operations 412-992-5217

Kim Salzman, Director of Overseas Operations, 412-992-5239

Joshua Sayles, Community Relations Council Director, 412-992-5234

Jessica Brown Smith, Director of Campaign & Financial Resource Development, 412-992-5248


For information on the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, visit their website.