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AboutFederation is committed to ensuring that community members have a personal connection to Israel and a shared sense of Jewish peoplehood, both locally and globally. In addition, Federation is committed to addressing the social service needs of impoverished Jews around the world.
The Israel & Overseas Commission seeks to join with other communities through the Federated system to support shared goals relating to Israel and overseas needs through core funding to two international organizations: the Jewish Agency for Israel and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. IWJ Commission makes the funding recommendations for the Partnership2Gether Program (formerly Partnership 2000), self-directed overseas grants, and Israel scholarship programs.
Learn about Partnership2Gether in our partner regions of Karmiel/Misgav
We're always looking for volunteers to host individuals from our Israeli delegations who are visiting Pittsburgh for P2G events. Click here for more!
Join a Mission Trip coordinated by Federation.
Learn about teen and young adult travel to Israel — trips, scholarships, savings opportunities, and more.
Onward Israel 2016 Tel Aviv Internships just announced! Click here for more.
Download the Scholarships Flyer or click here for more information.
Download the Passport to Israel Savings Program flyer or click here for more information.
Israel Scholarship Group InterviewsMarch 13 • April 13 • April 26Applying for a scholarship to Israel? All scholarship applicants are required to attend a group interview. The goal of the session is for the applicants and their parents to learn about the work of the Jewish Federation, share their expectations for the trip and ask any questions.
Israel Story Live multi-media performance April 27, 7:00 PM Israel Story is an Israeli radio broadcast, inspired by THIS AMERICAN LIFE, that shares stories about Israel and its diversity and culture based on interviews of everyday Israelis from all walks of life.
Yom HaZikaron Israel's Memorial Day ServiceAril 30, 8:00 PMHonoring soldiers who gave their lives in the defense of the State of Israel and victims of terrorist attacks. Hosted by the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh. Admission is FREE. No registration required.
Community-wide Celebration for Yom Ha'atzmautIsrael's 69th Independence DayMay 2, 4:00 - 6:30 PMPlay, Dance, Sing, Eat and Celebrate from 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm. Admission is FREE. No registration required. In case of rain, all activities will be held inside CDS gym.
Matisyahu Live and AcousticCelebrating Yom Ha'atzmautMay 2, 6:30 PMThe festivities continue into the night with a live, acoustic concert with Matisyahu! In case of rain, concert will be held in theAllderdice Auditorium. Admission is FREE. To guarantee admission in case of rain, register online.
50 Years Since the Six Day WarA Retrospective EveningJune 5, 7:00 PMJoin us for a panel discussion retrospective, panelists Shimon Mercer, Professor Laurie Eisenberg, and Rabbi Danny Schiff.
Onward Israel Summer ProgramJune 7 - August 2Take part in an immersive 8-week internship program in exciting Tel Aviv. Experience Israeli culture and learn about issues facing Israeli society while working in one of a wide range of fields.
For more information about this commission, please contact Kim Salzman at email@example.com or 412.992.5239.