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Stronger Than Hate

I consider the Jewish community of Pittsburgh home. For three amazing years my family and I lived there. I was fortunate to serve as the community shlicha—emissary, at the local Jewish Federation. Pittsburgh is where our daughters went to one of the local Jewish day schools. Pittsburgh welcomed us with open hearts, endless warmth, and … Continued

Creating True Jewish Community is Not Elusive

By Allan Finkelstein Many Jewish agencies, be they federations, JCCs or congregations speak of “building Jewish community.” Yet, in more than 40 years of work in the fields of Jewish endeavor, I believe that finding true Jewish community is elusive, and something that all of us in the Jewish communal world have struggled to do, … Continued

Update from JCC Israel Center

Operation Protective Edge — Day 21 On the 21st day of Operation Protective Edge, Israel counts with tears the death of 48 Israeli soldiers killed in battle. These are 48 young lives, 48 bereaved families that will forever mourn. 48 sacrifices so that we can live in peace. After a quiet night without rockets, following … Continued