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Lending a Hand in Recovery

JCC Association’s Ellen Gettinger, professional development coordinator, offers a firsthand account of what it’s like to be on the ground in Pittsburgh with JResponse, as JCC staff help another J—and Jewish community—recover from tragedy.  I grew up in Pittsburgh and it’s difficult to put into words how it felt to be there to help, both as a … Continued

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