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Jewish Federations deeply mourn the passing of Shimon Peres, z”l, universally recognized as one of Israel’s greatest leaders and one of North American Jewry’s closest Israeli friends.
A member of Israel’s founding generation, an eloquent spokesperson for his country and a strong advocate for Jewish peoplehood, Peres was both a pragmatist and unwaveringly optimistic that Israel would reach peace with its neighbors.
General Assembly 2016: Washington, DCNovember 13-15, 2016Be a part of the upcoming GA in Washington DC, co-chaired this year by Pittsburgh's own Cynthia and David Shapira. Listen to world renowned speakers Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Check out the full schedule online.
This Sunday, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh's Shalom Pittsburgh program that conducts outreach and engagement to young adults will hold its 6th Annual Apples and Honey Festival in Schenley Park. The weather forecast looks absolutely fantastic. For those coming in from the South Hills – traffic should be much lighter than it has been during the week. The programs that have been put in place by the Federation and all our partner institutions look terrific.
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