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From the Desk of Debby Barton Grant

Our Executive Vice President Debby Barton Grant shares her thoughts about a range of topics from Jewish camping to our Jewish community to Israel and more.

2020: A New Decade of Possibilities

I can’t believe it is already 2020. We are entering this New Year very strong after surpassing our 2019 Annual Campaign goal – the first time we have reached and exceeded $4M in nearly a decade! Thank you to all our 2019 Annual Campaign donors! More on our Annual Campaign can be found on…

Securing our Jewish Community

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As I begin thinking about 2020 and starting the Jewish new year, I look back one year ago on the attack on three Pittsburgh congregations. This incident was the worst targeted attack on the Jewish community in the history of…

6-year Anniversary

Last month, I celebrated 6 years as CEO. Beginning year seven, I reflect upon all we have accomplished for our community and I, too, have found it very good.

I have worked with four presidents: Paul Kraft, Offer Korin, Mike Rubin and now Beth Klapper. Each of them have marked significant mi…

Meaningful Experiences

We continue to offer the community truly meaningful experi­ences through our expanded programming and events.

Jeannie Opdyke-Smith’s empowering story of her mother’s journey as a Righteous Gentile at two recent Women’s Philan­thropy events is an example of what one person’s compa…

We want to get to know you!

I always love celebrating Yom Ha'atzmaut (Israel Independence Day) with all of you. This year I'm especially excited because for the first time, we're holding a celebration of the anniversary, which we're calling "Israel in the Park," off-campus, at Coxhall Gardens in Carmel.

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