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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: J'Burgh is an initiative of the Hillel Jewish University Center of Pittsburgh with support from Shalom Pittsburgh and the Jewish Healthcare Foundation. It is designed to serve the needs of the approximately 2,500 Jewish graduate students and young professionals in their twenties living in Pittsburgh. Our mission is to bring together Jewish grad students, young professionals, and their friends to create opportunities for them to build a community together, celebrate their Judaism together, and network for professional opportunities and development. J'Burgh's goal is to provide a gateway for Pittsburgh's young Jewish adult population to explore and develop their personal Jewish identity within our city.

Results: It is estimated that there are 2,500 young Jewish adults between the ages of 21-29 years old, living in Pittsburgh. In our first full year of programming, we reached out to over 600 individual participants, and expect to have over 900 during the 2009-2010 academic year.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 900

Geographic areas served: Pittsburgh

Community Stories

53 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Client Served

Rating: 4

J'Burgh has been a great way for me to get in touch with young professionals in Pittsburgh. I'm very glad I've found the organization - I've used it to attend dance performances, holiday events, movies, etc. I'm always impressed by how many people turn out and the quality events. Thank you very much!

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Pitthilleldude 10/06/2009

J'burgh is at the crest of the wave of "next generation" Jewish organizations that are creating virtual communities for twenty-somethings. While the programs are currently modeled for Pittsburghers, there is every reason to believe that this model could be replicated across the country. One thing is for sure...if one wants to get a glimpse of what the American Jewish community may look like in 15-20 years, J'burgh is the place to take a sneak peak. Many of today's trends will become tomorrow's institutions.

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Client Served

Rating: 4

It is a very nice way to meet people. There are nice activities and nice events. It is a nice Jewish group.