Divisions

 

Cardozo Society

An honorary society for Jewish attorneys in the Greater Pittsburgh area that aims to celebrate the legal profession’s commitment to the principles of the Federation. The Society sponsors programs that integrate Jewish and legal concerns and provide educational, leadership, social and networking opportunities for attorneys. Membership is open to any attorney who contributes a minimum of $1,800 to the Annual Campaign.

 

Contact:

Joe Enten,  Senior Development Officer

Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

234 McKee Place

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

412-992-5212

 


 

Classrooms Without Borders (CWB)

CWB provides world-class professional development for teachers through study seminars that take place outside of their professional environments. History, culture, politics and current events are experienced “live” through learning tours abroad. CWB is a frequent partner with South Hills Jewish Pittsburgh, bringing speakers and events to the South Hills.

 

Contact:

Dr. Zipora (Tsipy) Gur, Executive Director

Melissa Haviv, Assistant Director

Classrooms Without Borders

P.O. Box 60144

Pittsburgh, PA 15211

412-915-9182

 


 

Community Relations Council (CRC)

The CRC promotes harmonious relations and mutual understandings within and beyond the Jewish community and to support the State of Israel. South Hills Jewish Pittsburgh partners with the CRC, bringing a wide variety of programs and events to the South Hills, including “The Arab-Israeli Conflict” course and “No Place for Hate” workshop, in partnership with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).

 

Contact:

Joshua Sayles, Director

Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

234 McKee Place

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

412-992-5234

 


 

Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh

The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh transforms community and individual attitudes and behaviors by recognizing, understanding and remembering the atrocities of the Holocaust. The Center uses the events of the Holocaust as a means to teach tolerance to middle and high school students in Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio and Northern West Virginia.

 

Contact:

Lauren Bairnsfather, Ph.D., Director 

Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh

826 Hazelwood Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15217

412-421-1500

 


 

Israel and Overseas Department

The Israel and Overseas Department is committed to ensuring that community members have a personal connection to Israel and a shared sense of Jewish peoplehood, both locally and globally, while addressing the social service needs of impoverished Jews around the world.

 

Contact: 

Kim Salzman, Director of Overseas Operations 

234 McKee Place

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

412-992-5239

 


 

Maimonides Society

The Maimonides Society strives to strengthen our local medical community and our Jewish community through education, volunteerism, and philanthropy. Maimonides Society members contribute a minimum of $1,800 to the Annual Campaign that fortifies the philanthropic arm of the society.

 

Contact:

Roi Mezare, Senior Manager, Financial Resource Development

Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

234 McKee Place

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

412-992-5230

 


 

Men’s Philanthropy

Men’s Philantrhopy is dedicated to providing meaningful outreach and engagement opportunities for men at any stage of life.

 

Contact:

Joel Schwarz, Development Associate

Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

234 McKee Place

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

412-992-5218

 


 

One Happy Camper

One Happy Camper offers $1,000 grants to children attending Jewish overnight camp for the first time for a period of 19 consecutive days or more.

 

Contact:

Emily Bernstein

Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

234 McKee Place

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

412-992-5268

 


 

 Pittsburgh Jewish Community Scorecard

The Community Scorecard is a tool used to focus the resources and energy of the organized Jewish community on actions that can help Pittsburgh become a more thriving, vibrant, and engaged Jewish community. The mission of the Community Scorecard is to make community performance more visible to the general Jewish public in Pittsburgh and to provide information that will help improve communal decision making.

 

Contact:

Raimy Rubin, Community Scorecard Manager

Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

234 McKee Place

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

412-992-5241

 


Shalom Pittsburgh/Young Adult Division (YAD)

Shalom Pittsburgh/YAD is the nexus of Pittsburgh’s vibrant community of Jews in their 20s, 30s and early 40s. YAD offers many exciting ways to get involved and get connected, including: fun social events; meaningful volunteer service opportunities; spectacular trips to Israel and beyond; stimulating educational programs; and fulfilling leadership opportunities.

 

Contact:

Sara Spanjer, Young Adult Division Director 

Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

234 McKee Place

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

412-992-5237

 


 

Volunteer Center

The Volunteer Center provides a network of resources that create meaningful volunteer opportunities and a centralized entry point for Pittsburgh’s Jewish community volunteers to get involved. South Hills Jewish Pittsburgh is proud to parnter with the volunteer center for programs including the annual community-wide Mitzvah Day, Good Deeds Day and the Adopt-A-Highway program which maintains the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s adopted stretch of highway between Cochran and Beverly Roads in Mt. Lebanon.

 

Contact:

Amy Cohen, Volunteer Center Manager

Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Volunteer Center

234 McKee Place

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

412-992-5229

 


 

Wechsler Leadership Development Institute

Funded through the Irving J. and Jacquelin G. Wechsler Endowment Fund of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Foundation, the Wechsler Leadership Development Institute is a unique opportunity for young adults who are interested in, and passionate about, the Jewish community. Wechsler is a ten-month course with one session per month from approximately September through June. Highlights from the course have included tours of local agencies, a hands-on volunteer experience, mock budget and allocations process, and opportunities to travel to National Young Leadership conferences. Institute graduates hold positions of significant responsibility throughout the community.

 

Contact:

Sara Spanjer, Young Adult Division Director

Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

234 McKee Place

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

412-992-5237

 


 

Women’s Philanthropy

Women’s Philanthropy is dedicated to influencing women to exert as full partners and decision makers in the family, the community, and Jewish People. By giving as individuals, women can stand up and truly be counted as leaders and policy makers.

 

Contact:

Rachel Lipkin, Director of Women’s Philanthropy

Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

234 McKee Place

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

412-992-5227