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Karen Morris Writes About Her Journey Home
Monday, May 07, 2018


A Special BlessingKaren Morris, director of education at Tree of Life/Or L’Simcha Congregation, went on the Partnership2Gether Jewish Federation Volunteer Mission to Karmiel/Misgav this past April and shared her experience.

The mission was an incredible opportunity to travel with a diverse group of Pittsburghers (ages 50 - 87 from all parts of our city), and contribute to our partner region - Karmiel/Misgav. We learned about many of the projects funded by our Federation…. We ate with Israelis, discussed the relationship between United States Jewry and Israel, and were treated to a thought provoking discussion with Rabbi Danny Schiff. It was a busy four and half days!” 

 Read more on www.tolols.org...

 

Israeli Shlichim Share Their Pittsburgh Experiences
Thursday, May 03, 2018


Steel City Shilichim Recall PastAs we celebrate and reflect on 70 years of Israel, a number of Israelis who have served the Pittsburgh Jewish Community as shlichim, or emissaries, reflect on their experience in this article in the Jewish Chronicle, sharing how engaging with Jewish Pittsburghers has left a deep impact on their lives. 

Read the full story in the Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle...

Native Pittsburgher Sarah Kreimer Fosters Peace in Israel with “Joint Venture” Initiative
Wednesday, April 25, 2018


Sarah Kreimer
Through activism, entrepreneurship, and community building, Sarah Kreimer – founder of the Center for Jewish-Arab Economic Development – works to cultivate economic growth and cooperative understanding between Israelis and Arabs.

 

Read full story in the Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle...

 

Akko Center for Arts & Technology is Thriving
Thursday, November 16, 2017


ACAT Manchester Bidwell Corporations’s Israel off-shoot is thriving
A-CAT, based on the Manchester-Bidwell model, is supported by Israel and Overseas Funding and brings together Jews and Arabs living in Northern Israel to receive vocational training.
   

Read about it in the Post Gazette...

Kishorit Special Wine Made by People with Special Needs
Wednesday, November 15, 2017


Kishor Special Winery
Kishorit, a home for life for adults with special needs, is proudly supported by the Israel and Overseas Funding Committee, and is featured on the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.
   

Read about it on the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs website...

 

Now is the Time to Engage
Wednesday, August 30, 2017


Brian Eglash
Brian Eglash, our Chief Development Officer, makes the case for why now is the time to engage, not disengage, with Israel.
 

 

Read about it in the Times of Israel...

Two Great Problems Face American Jewry
Monday, August 07, 2017


Israeli Identity
How “Israeliness” can play a role in securing the future of American Jewry.
 

Read about it in The Tower...

 

Krembo Wings Models Inclusion
Sunday, July 23, 2017


Krembo WingsKrembo Wings is the only inclusive youth movement in Israel for children and youth with and without disabilities, providing weekly social activities for young people. Krembo Wing’s Karmiel branch is generously supported by the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and its Israel and Overseas Funding Committee.

Read about it on Israel21c...

Stop the Hate
Tuesday, July 18, 2017


Stop the Hate
A new website was recently launched by the Ministry of Strategic Affairs and Public Diplomacy. The website is dedicated to unifying Israel’s defenders around the world, and includes some really impactful videos, satirical cartoons and articles.
 

Visit www.4il.org.il.

Moona Winners Visit Pittsburgh
Saturday, July 01, 2017


Moona WinnersSupported by seed money from the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Partnership2Gether program and currently supported by Israel and Overseas Funding, Moona is located in Majd al-Krum in Israel’s Karmiel-Misgav Region, and offers extracurricular programs for junior high school through high school students, as well as technology training programs for young adults. Three Moona participants recently visited Pittsburgh.  

Read about their visit in the Jewish Chronicle...

Pro Israel Videos
Friday, June 16, 2017


Pro Israel Videos
Looking to be an advocate for Israel online? Access some great video clips.
 

Read how in this Times of Israel article...

 

Six Day War: 50 Years Later
Wednesday, June 07, 2017


Six Day War Event
The Jewish community in Pittsburgh commemorates fifty years since the Six Day War.

Read the full story in the Jewish Chronicle online...

 

Yom Ha'atzmaut and Matisyahu in Pittsburgh
Sunday, May 21, 2017


Matisyahu
Matisyahu performed live and acoustic in Pittsburgh for Israel’s 69th birthday.
 

Read the story in the Jewish Chronicle

 

 


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