United Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh

Rating: 5 stars   2 reviews

Issues: Philanthropy

Location: 234 McKee Place Pittsburgh PA 15213 USA

Mission: We are all Jews. We have inherited, accept and assume our responsibility to preserve our community and faith by continuing the work of our ancestors. We are dedicated to a flourishing Jewish community at home and abroad, now and inot the future. In the spirit of tikkun olam (the healing and repair of the world), we seek to fulfill our obligation through our individual and collective actions, and to this end we have created a United Jewish Federation. As the United Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, we shall successfully raise and allocate resources, coordinate communal efforts and act as a source of support for local, national, Israel and overseas communities.

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Rating: 5 stars  

JFilm is an important asset to the community. The film festival is highly anticipated and wonderful...we get to see films we'd never be exposed to that explore issues of importance to the Jewish world (and the rest of the world); we are greatly entertained and we love the fact that so many people come out for the films. Teen Screen is an amazing program that has the ability to transform teenagers. It should be duplicated in every city. And the Robinson Short Film Competition is a boon to young filmmakers. JFilm provides something for people of all ages. It truly deserves support from the entire Pittsburgh area community.

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Review from The Pittsburgh Foundation
Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

The United Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh is an amazing organization which uniquely unites a diverse spectrum of Jewish people for many common causes. Unlike other city's federations, which ten dot be dominated by one political ideology, religious denomination, or other faction of the grester Jewish community, Pittsburgh's Federation engages liberals and conservatives, Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, Lubavich, Reconstructionist, and Secular Jews in common efforts to fortify the community and build a better Pittsburgh. Having just moved to Pittsburgh from a much latrger Jewish community, this strikes me as the most impressive facet of the UJF of Pittsburgh. Not to diminish the other work UJF does, I have benfited directly from programs such as Shalom Pittsburgh and J'Burgh which provide meaningful Jewish expereinces to young people. I have also volunteered with the local branch of the JCPA here, CPAC, which addresses diverse concerns ranging from the genocide in Sudan, the Iranian threat, promoting sustainable energy use, and the Jewish Unity Project, to fighting gun violence on a local level. In short, UJF Pittsburgh is amazing... I look forward to being successful enough to make a generous contribution.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

dollars, smiling faces, beneficiary agencies, passion, effective programming, dialogue, and world change

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

hope to do as mcuh as well as Jeff Finkelstein

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

experienceing the diversity and wisdom of those involved

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

diverse. Some are very passionate and social, others less so.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

This organization has well over 10 million bucks, and does phenominal work with it.

Ways to make it better...

communication was clearer

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

An againg and shrinking community in Pittsburgh

One thing I'd also say is that...

you should donate now.

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