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About the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

The Vision of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is to have a thriving, vibrant, and engaged Jewish Community. In order to accomplish this we raise and allocate funds and build community locally, in Israel, and around the world.

As the preeminent resource for all donor and provider services in philanthropy, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is at the heart of Jewish giving. Giving care to those in need, giving deeper engagement in quality of life, and giving strength to the community, in Pittsburgh, Israel and around the world. Since 1912, the Federation has funded programs that care for people at every stage of life - strengthening community, providing leadership and nurturing the leaders of tomorrow.

The work of the Federation is made possible through various philanthropic giving opportunities including, but not limited to, the Annual Community Campaign, planned giving and endowments, government and outside foundation grants, supplemental (project-based) giving, capital gifts and corporate sponsorship.

History of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

Since 1912, Federation has coordinated a wide range of programs and worked in concert with its partner agencies locally, in Israel and around the world to address Jewish needs in the areas of health, education and social welfare. Federation's efforts have touched -- and continue to touch -- the lives of countless Jews in every stage of life at home and overseas.

Read more about the history of the Federation in Pittsburgh.

Contact Us


We want to hear from you. Please feel free to contact our staff via email or phone.


Jeff Finkelstein, President/CEO, 412.992.5260

Brian Eglash, Senior Vice President, Financial Resource Development, 412.992.5240

Jessica Brown Smith, Director, Campaign and Financial Resource Development, 412.992.5248 
 
Deborah Baron, Chief Operations Officer, 412.992.5236

Milo Averbach, Chief Financial Officer, 412.992.5244

Daniel Brandeis, Director of Financial Resource Development / Foundation Director, 412.992.5220

Ellen Roteman, Director, Marketing Communication, 412.992.5225

Emily Richman, Assistant Campaign Director, 412.992.5217

Becca Hurowitz, Women's Philanthropy Director, 412.992.5226

Rachael Altoff, Young Adult Division Director, 412.992.5222 

Gregg Roman, Community Relations Council Director, 412.992.5234

Heather Vallone, Web Administrator, 412.992.5254

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