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Sep 2, 2014 - PATCH.com: “New urban garden in Squirrel Hill provides fresh produce for food pantry clients”

JF&CS's Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry, Repair the World: Pittsburgh and NCJW recently partnered on a new urban garden initiative to bring fresh produce to food pantry clients.

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Sep 1, 2014 - KDKA Newsradio (1020-AM): Mike Romigh Show

Patrick Ferraro of JF&CS's Career Development Center discussed employment trends in the Greater Pittsburgh region and how jobseekers can connect with employers, especially in the digital age.

Aug 30, 2014 - WashingtonTimes.com: “Immigrants enter job market through Pa. casinos”

Pennsylvania casinos provide numerous job opportunities for refugees and immigrants in search of work as they acclimate to the region.

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Aug 30, 2014 - CentreDaily.com/Centre Daily Times: "Immigrants enter job market through Pa. casinos"

Pennsylvania casinos provide numerous job opportunities for refugees and immigrants in search of work as they acclimate to the region.

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Aug 30, 2014 - GoErie.com/Erie-Times News: “Immigrants enter job market through Pa. casinos”

Pennsylvania casinos provide numerous job opportunities for refugees and immigrants in search of work as they acclimate to the region.

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Aug 30, 2014 - EnquirerHerald.com: “Immigrants enter job market through Pa. casinos”

Pennsylvania casinos provide numerous job opportunities for refugees and immigrants in search of work as they acclimate to the region.

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Aug 28, 2014 - PATCH.com “Back-to-school season means a transition for everyone in the family”

Ongoing, open communication can help families resolve back-to-school anxieties.

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Aug 28, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (Challah bake for SHCFP)

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is organizing volunteers to bake High Holiday challahs for clients at JF&CS’s Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry.

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Aug 28, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (WorkAble career fair)

WorkAble, a United Way-funded partnership of JF&CS, NHCO and SHIM, will hold a career fair for un- and under-employed adults throughout the region.

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Aug 28, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: "A Great Cause" (Photo)

JF&CS partners with the Pittsburgh Summer Youth Employment Program, a program of the City of Pittsburgh, to provide paid internship opportunities to teens at various organizations throughout the community.

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Aug 27, 2014 - PATCH.com “Wrapping up summer internships can pave the way for future opportunities”

Future employment potential can sometimes depend on how a college student ends an internship.

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Aug 26, 2014 - PopCity: “Who’s hiring in Pittsburgh? Clear Story, Girl Scouts and more!”

WorkAble, a United Way-funded partnership of JF&CS, NHCO and SHIM, will hold a career fair for un- and under-employed adults throughout the region.

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Aug 26, 2014 - PATCH.com: “Presentation highlights real-life experiences and challenges of siblings of individuals with special needs and disabilities”

An upcoming presentation held by JF&CS and Jewish Residential Services will feature a panel of adult siblings who will share their experiences as a sibling of a brother or sister with a disability.

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Aug 26, 2014 - PATCH.com: “WorkAble partnership to hold fall career fair for Greater Pittsburgh region's jobseekers”

WorkAble, a United Way-funded partnership of JF&CS's Career Development Center, North Hills Community Outreach and South Hills Interfaith Ministries, will hold a career fair for jobseekers throughout the region.

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Aug 25, 2014 - InsuranceNewsNet.com: “Immigrants enter job market through Pennsylvania casinos”

Pennsylvania casinos provide numerous job opportunities for refugees and immigrants in search of work as they acclimate to the region.

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Aug 24, 2014 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: “Immigrants enter job market through Pennsylvania casinos”

Pennsylvania casinos provide numerous job opportunities for refugees and immigrants in search of work as they acclimate to the region.

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Aug 19, 2014 - The Pitt News: “Welcome Back: Pittsburgh immigrants find comfort in the city”

JF&CS helps refugees and immigrants acclimate to Pittsburgh.

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Aug 14, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: “Thanks to NCJW’s backyard, the Squirrel Hill Produce to Pantry Volunteer Garden is a growing success”

The Squirrel Hill Produce to Pantry Volunteer Garden, a project of JF&CS's Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry, Repair the World: Pittsburgh and NCJW, Pittsburgh Section, is a growing success.

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Aug 13, 2014 - Pittsburgh City Paper: “Suburban exile: Peduto urges U.S. immigration office to stay in city”

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration office's move from South Side to Monroeville may create a significant transportation challenge for several hundred JF&CS clients.

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Aug 12, 2014 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: “Far-flung office: GSA makes a relocation hard on immigrants”

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration office's move from South Side to Monroeville may cause a significant transportation challenge for several hundred JF&CS clients.

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Aug 7, 2014 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: “Plans to move U.S. Immigration office to Wilkins criticized”

JF&CS's refugee and legal immigration clients could be impacted by the U.S. Immigration office move from South Side to Monroeville.

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Aug 7, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (Management changes)

JF&CS recently announced Jordan Golin, PhyD, was named chief operating officer and will also continue his responsibilities as director of clinical/elder care services. Linda Ehrenreich, former COO, has been named to the newly-created position of Chief Innovation Officer.

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Aug 7, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (CSLRS)

Central Scholarship & Loan Referral Service and the Jewish Family & Children’s Service Sara and Tena Goldstein Memorial Fund recently awarded more than $400,000 in scholarships to approximately 200 area Jewish students at the annual check-distribution ceremony.

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Aug 2, 2014 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: “Policymakers doubt job statistics are strong recovery indicators”

JF&CS's Career Development Center helps unemployed and underemployed jobseekers throughout the region in a difficult economy.

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Jul 31, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: "Taking a Stand" (Photo)

Pittsburgh City Council recently passed a Will of Council sponsored by Councilman Dan Gilman, urging the United States Congress to maintain funding to the Office of Refugee Resettlement in support of JF&CS, which provides critical services for refugees.

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Jul 31, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: "For a Great Cause" (Photo)

JF&CS's Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry recently revealed a new Tribute Wall, a creation of internationally known local artist James Simon, to honor donors and inspire hope in the hearts of those who rely on the Pantry for assistance.

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Jul 28, 2014 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Business Gallery (FY14-15 Board)

JF&CS recently announced the FY14-15 Board of Directors.

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Jul 25, 2014 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: “W. Pa. immigration court clogged by case backlog”

Jamie Englert, accredited representative at JF&CS, describes how she helps legal immigrants through court proceedings and connects with pro bono attorneys in the area.

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Jul 24, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: Honored (Photo)

David Lassman, JF&CS board treasurer, recently received a national volunteer leadership award from the Association of Jewish Family & Children's Agencies (AJFCA) for his board contributions to JF&CS.

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Jul 23, 2014 - UrbanMediaToday.com: “Squirrel Hill Food Pantry Unveils Mosaics in Tribute to Donors, Volunteers, Clients”

JF&CS's Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry recently revealed a new Tribute Wall, a creation of internationally known local artist James Simon, to honor donors and inspire hope in the hearts of those who rely on the Pantry for assistance.

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Jul 22, 2014 - PittsburghUrbanMedia.com: “Pittsburgh City Council Passes a Will of Council Urging the United States Congress to Maintain Funding to the Office of Refugee Resettlement”

Pittsburgh City Council recently passed a Will of Council sponsored by Councilman Dan Gilman, urging the United States Congress to maintain funding to the Office of Refugee Resettlement in support of JF&CS, which provides critical services for refugees.

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Jul 17, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (Tribute Wall Open House)

JF&CS's Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry will reveal a new tribute wall on July 20th, created by local artist James Simon.

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Jul 17, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (Career fair)

The Career Development Center of JF&CS will hold a career fair on 7/23 for jobseekers interested in continuing or considering a career in the financial services field.

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Jul 16, 2014 - Pittsburgh City Paper: The Big List (Tribute Wall Open House)

JF&CS's Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry will reveal a new tribute wall on July 20th, created by local artist James Simon.

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Jul 16, 2014 - Pittsburgh City Paper: The Big List (Career fair)

The Career Development Center of JF&CS will hold a career fair on 7/23 for jobseekers interested in continuing or considering a career in the financial services field.

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Jul 15, 2014 - Guide to Good Health (Summer 2014) – “New AgeWell Rides Service Helps Keep Seniors on the Go”

AgeWell Rides is a new free transportation service offered by JF&CS to seniors throughout Pittsburgh who do not or cannot drive.

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Jul 15, 2014 - Guide to Good Health (Summer 2014)– “Quest Camp Combines Summer Camp and Therapy for Children with Social, Emotional Challenges”

Quest Camp is a unique summer camp program offered through Squirrel Hill Psychological Services for children with social and emotional challenges.

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Jul 14, 2014 - Pittsburgh Business Times: People on the Move

JF&CS recently announced the FY14-15 Board of Directors, including new board members Shanna Kovalchick, Steve Rosen and Jillan Zacks.

Jul 14, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: Obituary (Nellie (Jonas) Zelma Shulgold)

Nellie Zelma Shulgold, a former JF&CS staff member who worked in adoption services in the 1930s, is remembered.

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Jul 13, 2014 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Dateline Pittsburgh

JF&CS recently announced the fiscal year 2014-2015 board of directors.

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Jul 13, 2014 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: “Judge gives South Hills landlord 30 days for tenant relocation proposal”

JF&CS is continuing to help refugees access community resources and find new housing options in light of deteriorating conditions at a Carrick apartment property.

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Jul 13, 2014 - KDKA: KD/PG Sunday Edition

Jamie Englert, Accredited Representative with JF&CS, appeared on KDKA's KD/PG Sunday Edition to discuss immigration in Pittsburgh.

Jul 11, 2014 - Nextpittsburgh: "Pittsburgh Jobs!"

The Career Development Center of JF&CS will hold a career fair on 7/23 for jobseekers interested in continuing or considering a career in the financial services field.

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Jul 11, 2014 - Pittsburgh Business Times: People on the Move

JF&CS announced the recent promotions of Dawn Brubaker, Sancha Rai and Stefanie Small.

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Jul 10, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (SHCFP Food of the Month)

JF&CS's Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry's Food of the Month is canned fruit.

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Jul 7, 2014 - Squirrel Hill Magazine (Summer 2014): “Summer Camp Opportunities for Children with Social and Emotional Challenges”

Quest Camp is a unique summer camp program offered through Squirrel Hill Psychological Services, for children with social and emotional challenges.

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Jul 4, 2014 - Pittsburgh Business Times: Pittsburgh 20/20 Survey

Aryeh Sherman, JF&CS President & CEO, shares his thoughts on the future of Pittsburgh's workforce development and education.

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Jul 3, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: “New mural’s message makes Squirrel Hill Food Pantry even more appetizing”

JF&CS's Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry will reveal a new tribute wall on July 20th, created by local artist James Simon. The tribute wall is intended to honor the donors who have supported the Pantry's work over the years and inspire hope in the hearts of clients and volunteers.

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Jul 3, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: “Showing Support” (Photo)

JF&CS recently hosted Pittsburgh's World Refugee Day celebration, funded by Vibrant Pittsburgh and the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh.

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Jul 3, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: “Federation grants pass $23 million; aging, human needs lead the way”

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh announced new grants that will address aging and facilitate new services for seniors, including funding for the AgeWell Pittsburgh partnership of JF&CS, the JAA and the JCC.

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Jun 27, 2014 - Pittsburgh Business Times: People on the Move (Aizenman, Ehrenreich, Golin, Marinero)

JF&CS announced recent hires, promotions and staff changes.

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Jun 22, 2014 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Dateline Pittsburgh

JF&CS recently announced Jordan Golin, PhyD, was named chief operating officer and will also continue his responsibilities as director of clinical/elder care services. Linda Ehrenreich, former COO, has been named to the newly-created position of Chief Innovation Officer.

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Jun 20, 2014 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "AgeWell Rides connects seniors with drivers”

AgeWell Rides is a new free transportation service offered by JF&CS to seniors throughout Pittsburgh who do not or cannot drive.

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Jun 20, 2014 - 90.5 WESA: “Pittsburgh Celebrates World Refugee Day”

JF&CS and local refugee resettlement and social service agencies hosted Pittsburgh's World Refugee Day celebration, with funding from Vibrant Pittsburgh and the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh.

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Jun 20, 2014 - Pittsburgh Business Times: People on the Move

JF&CS recently hired Sarah Welch as director of the Career Development Center.

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Jun 19, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (World Refugee Day)

JF&CS will collaboratively host Pittsburgh's World Refugee Day celebration with several social service and resettlement agencies throughout the community in an effort to recognize refugee culture and their positive impact on the region.

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Jun 19, 2014 - Pittsburgh City Paper (Blogh): “Food, Music, Crafters at Market Square for World Refugee Day”

JF&CS and other social service and refugee resettlement agencies will host Pittsburgh's World Refugee Day celebration, funded by Vibrant Pittsburgh and the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh.

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Jun 18, 2014 - Pittsburgh City Paper: Big List (World Refugee Day)

JF&CS will collaboratively host Pittsburgh's World Refugee Day celebration with several social service and resettlement agencies throughout the community in an effort to recognize refugee culture and their positive impact on the region.

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Jun 17, 2014 - NEXTpittsburgh: “AgeWell Rides – Like Lyft and Uber for Seniors, only FREE”

AgeWell Rides, a new service of AgeWell Pittsburgh offered through JF&CS, provides transportation for local seniors who do not or cannot drive and helps older adults in the community remain active and independent.

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Jun 12, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: “Squirrel Hill farmers’ market proves to be a neighborhood hit”

JF&CS will collaborate with the new Squirrel Hill farmers' market.

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Jun 10, 2014 - NEXT Pittsburgh: "Repair the World opens new office in East Liberty"

Repair the World: Pittsburgh has partnered with JF&CS on several projects intended to help individuals and families throughout the community.

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Jun 5, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: “Pittsburgh program proves there is such thing as a free ride”

AgeWell Rides, a new service of AgeWell Pittsburgh offered through JF&CS, provides transportation for local seniors who do not or cannot drive and helps older adults in the community remain active and independent.

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Jun 5, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: “With Busis family and Elaine Krasik, Pittsburgh’s Jewish community is in good hands”

The Jewish Federation is honoring individuals who have made an impact on Pittsburgh's Jewish community and local Jewish organizations, including JF&CS.

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Jun 1, 2014 - WHIRL Magazine: Volunteer Guide (AgeWell Rides)

AgeWell Rides, a new service of AgeWell Pittsburgh offered through JF&CS, provides transportation for local seniors who do not or cannot drive and helps older adults in the community remain active and independent. AgeWell Rides is currently recruiting volunteers to drive seniors to medical appointments, grocery shopping, social activities and more.

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May 30, 2014 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: “For some, Jewishness is part of many things, big and small”

Many young philanthropists mix good deeds with financial contributions to causes like the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry.

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May 30, 2014 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: “Navy Week brings sailors on shore in Pittsburgh”

During Navy Week, hometown sailors will volunteer with nonprofits throughout the county, including the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry.

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May 29, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: "A Perfect Fit" (photo)

Joel and Justin Sigal, owners of Littles Shoes in Squirrel Hill, donated several hundred pairs of shoes for clients of the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry.

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May 23, 2014 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "North at a glance: Memorial Day activities set in Sewickley, Richland and Hampton” (WorkAble career fair)

WorkAble, a United Way-funded partnership of JF&CS, NHCO and SHIM, will hold a career fair for un- and under-employed adults throughout the region.

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May 22, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: “Jewish Federation helps make Day of Giving a huge success”

JF&CS was among several organizations benefiting from The Pittsburgh Foundation's Day of Giving in May.

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May 22, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: “New Jewish Delegate Assembly resolutions pack a punch for CRC”

The Jewish Delegate Assembly of Greater Pittsburgh passed three resolutions providing platforms for future advocacy efforts by the Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, including a senior poverty resolution, brought by representatives from the JF&CS and the Jewish Association on Aging.

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May 22, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: Correction

In the May 15th Jewish Chronicle, the Community page caption on the picture of Matthew Bolton and Kristen Keller should have specified that Bolton is the director of the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry, not a volunteer.

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May 21, 2014 - Pittsburgh City Paper: The Big List (WorkAble career fair)

WorkAble, a United Way-funded partnership of JF&CS, NHCO and SHIM, will hold a career fair for un- and under-employed adults throughout the region.

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May 16, 2014 - NEXT Pittsburgh: “Where’s your NEXT job in Pittsburgh?”

WorkAble, a United Way-funded partnership of JF&CS, NHCO and SHIM, will hold a career fair in May, featuring Western Pennsylvania's biggest employers.

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May 15, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: “Sandra Tatelman, socially conscious caterer”

A former social worker at JF&CS, Sandra Tatelman pursued the path of a socially conscious caterer and dedicated her life to the community.

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May 15, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (Jewish Domestic Abuse Task Force Lunch & Learn)

A recent lunch and learn held by the Jewish Domestic Abuse Task Force focused on community response to adolescent relationship abuse.

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May 15, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: “Food Pantry” (photo)

JF&CS's Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry recently held a volunteer recognition luncheon for Pantry volunteers in appreciation of their dedication to helping SHCFP fulfill its mission and serve clients throughout the community.

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May 10, 2014 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: "Harsh winter stresses Western Pa. pantries"

The Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry and other food pantries throughout the region are working to provide for more families facing economic struggles.

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May 8, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: "P'Burgh returnee shares market vision"

JF&CS looks forward to collaborating on a new community farmers' market in Squirrel Hill, which provides an opportunity for helping the hungry.

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May 8, 2014 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Newsmaker (David Lassman)

JF&CS Board Treasurer David Lassman will be honored with the Dr. Howard A. Mermelstein Award at the upcoming Annual Meeting on May 15th.

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May 8, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (Annual Meeting)

JF&CS will hold the 2014 Annual Meeting on May 15th, featuring keynote speaker Rabbi Dr. David Nesenoff. Board Member David Lassman will receive the 2014 Dr. Howard A. Mermelstein Award for his leadership and commitment to JF&CS's mission.

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May 8, 2014 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: “North scape: golf outing, church activities, plant sale”

WorkAble, a United Way-funded partnership of JF&CS, North Hills Community Outreach and South Hills Interfaith Ministries, will hold a career fair for the region's jobseekers, featuring Western PA's largest employers.

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May 8, 2014 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: “West View Community Connection to sponsor trunk sale” (WorkAble career fair)

WorkAble, a United Way-funded partnership of JF&CS, North Hills Community Outreach and South Hills Interfaith Ministries, will hold a career fair for the region's jobseekers, featuring Western PA's largest employers.

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May 2, 2014 - The Almanac: “South Hills Interfaith Ministries holds LinkedIn workshop”

WorkAble, a United Way-funded partnership of JF&CS, North Hills Community Outreach and South Hills Interfaith Ministries, is helping jobseekers across the region with workshops, mentorship support and more.

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May 1, 2014 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: NorthScape: the North Xtra Bulletin Board: Workshops (WorkAble)

WorkAble, a United Way-funded partnership of JF&CS, North Hills Community Outreach and South Hills Interfaith Ministries, will hold employment workshops in the North Hills for jobseekers throughout the region.

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Apr 30, 2014 - Pittsburgh City Paper: The Big List (Task Force Lunch & Learn)

The Jewish Domestic Abuse Task Force, a forum for individuals and Jewish organizations in Pittsburgh interested in or working to address domestic abuse issues, will sponsor an upcoming Lunch & Learn on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 from Noon – 1 p.m. at the Labor Zionist Education Center, located at 6328 Forbes Avenue in Squirrel Hill.

Apr 29, 2014 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: “Families struggle to leave fouled Carrick townhouses”

JF&CS is committed to helping refugees access community resources in light of deteriorating housing conditions at a Carrick apartment property.

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Apr 26, 2014 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: “Allegheny County orders tenants to vacate Carrick homes over sewage, water issues”

JF&CS is committed to helping refugees access community resources in light of deteriorating housing conditions at a Carrick apartment property.

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Apr 24, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: Passover Seder (Photo)

JF&CS and Rodef Shalom coordinated a community Passover Seder open to refugees living in and acclimating to Pittsburgh.

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Apr 24, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (Volunteer luncheon)

JF&CS's Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry will hold a volunteer appreciation luncheon for Pantry volunteers on May 2nd.

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Apr 24, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: “Volunteers Give Back to Aspiring Work Force”

WorkAble, a United Way-funded partnership of JF&CS, North Hills Community Outreach and South Hills Interfaith Ministries, provides opportunities for volunteers to mentor jobseekers throughout the Greater Pittsburgh community.

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Apr 23, 2014 - Pittsburgh City Paper: The Big List (Living & Learning)

Living & Learning, a service of Squirrel Hill Psychological Services, will hold an upcoming discussion-based program focusing on caregiver stress.

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Apr 17, 2014 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: “Passover: People of many faiths, nations see themselves in the tale of liberation”

Rodef Shalom and JF&CS recently coordinated a community Seder open to refugees new to Pittsburgh.

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Apr 17, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (Living & Learning)

Living & Learning, a service of Squirrel Hill Psychological Services, are discussion-based programs led by the professional staff of Squirrel Hill Psychological Services, focusing on aging, parenting and family dynamics.

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Apr 13, 2014 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: “Conference investigates faith, psychotherapy link”

JF&CS is one of several sponsors of an upcoming conference that aims to help mental-health professionals understand their clients' spiritual experiences.

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Apr 10, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: “Rodef Shalom to welcome refugees at its community Seder”

Rodef Shalom and JF&CS are coordinating a community Seder open to refugees new to Pittsburgh.

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Apr 10, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: "Challah bake benefits Pantry" (Photo)

Volunteers from several Jewish organizations throughout Pittsburgh came together for a challah bake benefiting the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry.

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Apr 9, 2014 - Pittsburgh City Paper: The Big List (LITC)

JF&CS will hold several Low-Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITC) in April low-income taxpayers and those who do not speak English as a first language.

Apr 7, 2014 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: City Calendar (LITC clinics)

JF&CS will hold several Low-Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITC) in April low-income taxpayers and those who do not speak English as a first language.

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Apr 7, 2014 - Squirrel Hill Magazine (Spring 2014): "Finding wellbeing in times of transition"

During life transitions, organizations like JF&CS help individuals maintain physical and emotional wellbeing through services like Squirrel Hill Psychological Services, the Career Development Center--and collaborations with community partners.

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Apr 7, 2014 - Squirrel Hill Magazine (Spring 2014): "Neighborhood Notes - AgeWell Rides"

AgeWell Rides is a new volunteer transportation service offered by AgeWell Pittsburgh through JF&CS, in collaboration with Repair the World Pittsburgh.

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Apr 3, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (LITC clinics)

JF&CS will hold several Low-Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITC) in April low-income taxpayers and those who do not speak English as a first language.

Apr 3, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (Pantry donations)

Women's Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is celebrating Mother's Day by collecting "pampering" items to be donated to JF&CS's Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry.

Apr 2, 2014 - Pittsburgh City Paper: The Big List (LITCs)

JF&CS will hold several Low-Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITC) in April low-income taxpayers and those who do not speak English as a first language.

Apr 1, 2014 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PG Plate): “Nepalese restaurant will open on the North Side”

Refugees resettled by JF&CS and other local resettlement agencies are sharing their culture and making an impact on Pittsburgh's food scene.

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Mar 21, 2014 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "Everest Ethnic in Brentwood offers a long list of authentic ethnic dishes"

Bhutanese refugees helped by JF&CS and other local resettlement agencies are making in impact in Pittsburgh's food community.

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Mar 20, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: “‘Good deeding' quantified” (Letter to the Editor)

JF&CS's Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry was a site of the annual Good Deeds Day effort.

Mar 19, 2014 - Pittsburgh City Paper: The Big List (WorkAble career fair)

WorkAble, a United Way-funded partnership of JF&CS, North Hills Community Outreach and South Hills Interfaith Ministries, will hold a career fair on March 20th.

Mar 13, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (WorkAble volunteer orientation & career fair)

WorkAble, a United Way-funded partnership of JF&CS, North Hills Community Outreach and South Hills Interfaith Ministries will hold a volunteer orientation for volunteer mentors and a career fair for jobseekers throughout the region.

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Mar 13, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: "Hundreds volunteer locally at second Day of Good Deeds here"

The Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry is among the beneficiaries of the local Day of Good Deeds volunteer effort.

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Mar 13, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: "HIAS held national resettlement conference in Pittsburgh"

HIAS, a national agency working with JF&CS to resettle refugees locally, held it's national conference for the first time in Pittsburgh.

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Mar 12, 2014 - 90.5 WESA: “For These Refugee Students, Learning Life Skills Is Part of the Curriculum”

HIAS, an agency that works with the State Department in bringing refugees to the United States and works with JF&CS, is holding its national conference in Pittsburgh.

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Mar 12, 2014 - Pittsburgh City Paper: Big List (WorkAble volunteer orientation)

WorkAble, a United Way-funded collaboration of JF&CS, North Hills Community Outreach and South Hills Interfaith Ministries, seeks volunteer mentors to offer support to jobseekers.

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Mar 12, 2014 - Pittsburgh City Paper: Volunteer Opportunity (WorkAble volunteer orientation)

WorkAble is currently seeking volunteer mentors to provide support to jobseekers throughout the region in the job search process.

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Mar 11, 2014 - Pittsburgh Quarterly: “2014 Pittsburgh Today & Tomorrow Regional Annual Report – Immigrants Wanted”

Pittsburgh is committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming region for newly-arriving refugees and legal imigrants. JF&CS's Leslie Aizenman discusses how families adapt and acclimate to Pittsburgh.

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Mar 6, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: “Pittsburgh Jews to take part in Good Deeds Day 2014”

The Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry will be a site Good Deeds Day 2014, an international day of volunteering for Jewish Pittsburgh.

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Mar 6, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: Community Purim Calendar (Rodef Shalom food drive)

Rodef Shalom will collect food donations for the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry during Purim.

Mar 6, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: Community Purim Calendar (Beth Shalom food drive)

Beth Shalom will collect food donations for the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry during Purim.

Feb 27, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: Letter to the Editor

A letter to the editor mentions Rep. Tim Murphy's recent visit to JF&CS.

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Feb 27, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (AIM presentation)

AIM, a collaboration of JF&CS and Jewish Residential Services, will hold a presentation on housing options for those with disabilities.

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Feb 27, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (Purim cards)

The Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry is suggesting Purim cards in lieu of Mishloach Manot!

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Feb 26, 2014 - Pittsburgh City Paper: Big List (AIM presentation)

AIM, a collaboration of JF&CS and Jewish Residential Services, will hold an upcoming presentation about local housing options for individuals with disabilities.

Feb 26, 2014 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: “Housing options for disabled to be discussed”

AIM, a collaboration of JF&CS and Jewish Residential Services, will hold an upcoming presentation about local housing options for individuals with disabilities.

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Feb 26, 2014 - Pop City: "'Housing options' offers creative housing solutions for disabilities"

AIM, a collaboration of JF&CS and Jewish Residential Services, will hold an upcoming presentation about local housing options for individuals with disabilities.

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Feb 24, 2014 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Health Happenings (AIM presentation)

AIM, a collaboration of Jewish Family & Children’s Service and Jewish Residential Services, which provides support for families of individuals with special needs, is presenting “Housing Options for Individuals With Disabilities."

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Feb 22, 2014 - 90.5 WESA/The Allegheny Front: “A New Natural World: Bhutanese Refugees Brave PA Weather”

In this re-broadcast (originally aired 2-16-13), JF&CS helps newly-arriving Bhutanese refugees acclimate to the region's winter weather conditions.

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Feb 20, 2014 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: The North at a Glance: “Free job search workshops”

WorkAble, a United Way-funded partnership of JF&CS, North Hills Community Outreach and South Hills Interfaith Ministries, is offering a series of programs and workshops for un and underemployed individuals.

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Feb 20, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: "Murphy uses JF&CS visit to tout mental health care reform"

U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy visited JF&CS recently to discuss the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, which calls for changes to American mental health care.

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Feb 20, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: “Rodef Shalom posthumously honors Fred Rogers”

Quest Camp, a program of JF&CS's Squirrel Hill Psychological Services, is designed to help children with social and emotional challenges improve their behavioral, emotional and social functions.

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Feb 20, 2014 - The Fulton County News: "Daily life a struggle for long-term jobless families" (AP)

George Ponticello, a career consultant at JF&CS's Career Development Center, says more unemployed individuals have been using services at the CDC since jobless benefits expired in December.

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Feb 17, 2014 - Springfield News-Sun: “Daily life a struggle for long-term jobless” (AP)

George Ponticello, a career consultant at JF&CS's Career Development Center, says more unemployed individuals have been using services at the CDC since jobless benefits expired in December.

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Feb 17, 2014 - The Sentinel: “Daily life a struggle for long-term jobless” (AP)

George Ponticello, a career consultant at JF&CS's Career Development Center, says more unemployed individuals have been using services at the CDC since jobless benefits expired in December.

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Feb 17, 2014 - The Republic: “For long-term jobless, cutoff of extended benefits makes daily life more of a struggle” (AP)

George Ponticello, a career consultant at JF&CS's Career Development Center, says more unemployed individuals have been using services at the CDC since jobless benefits expired in December.

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Feb 17, 2014 - The Mercury News: “Daily life a struggle for long-term jobless” (AP)

George Ponticello, a career consultant at JF&CS's Career Development Center, says more unemployed individuals have been using services at the CDC since jobless benefits expired in December.

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Feb 17, 2014 - The Washington Times “Daily life a struggle for long-term jobless” (AP)

George Ponticello, a career consultant at JF&CS's Career Development Center, says more unemployed individuals have been using services at the CDC since jobless benefits expired in December.

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Feb 15, 2014 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: “Daily life a struggle for long-term jobless”

George Ponticello, a career consultant at JF&CS's Career Development Center, says more unemployed individuals have been using services at the CDC since jobless benefits expired in December.

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Feb 13, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (Living & Learning)

Living & Learning, a new service of Squirrel Hill Psychological Services, are discussion-based programs led by the professional staff of Squirrel Hill Psychological Services, focusing on aging, parenting and family dynamics.

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Feb 6, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: "Susan Wolfe remembered for love of children, professionalism"

JF&CS provides services to help our community through a tragedy.

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Feb 6, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: Fundfest stories (Letter to the Editor)

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh's recent FundFest not only raised funds to make an impact in the community, but also connected those in need with services provided through JF&CS.

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Feb 5, 2014 - The Jim Lange Money Hour (KDKA)

Maxine Horn, Information & Referral Specialist for AgeWell Pittsburgh, shares information about resources, services and supports available to older adults and their loved ones as they face the challenges of aging.

Feb 1, 2014 - Pittsburgh Magazine (February 2014) - Summer Camp Guide

The Quest Summer Camp program, brought to Pittsburgh by Squirrel Hill Psychological Services and Quest Therapeutic Camps, is designed for children with mild to moderate social and emotional challenges.

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Jan 30, 2014 - 90.5 WESA: "Translating Trauma: The Challenge of Treating Refugees With PTSD"

In an ongoing WESA series about refugee health care, JF&CS's Leslie Aizenman speaks to resources available to new arrivals.

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Jan 30, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (Connections Newsletter)

Connections Newsletter, a quarterly effort of JRS, Friendship Circle, Jewish Federation, Jewish Family & Children's Service, Agency for Jewish Learning and the Jewish Community Center provides news and information regarding inclusion.

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Jan 30, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: “Reporter makes calls at this year’s Fundfest”

JF&CS is one of the recipients of funding from the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, which recently held the annual Fundfest phone-a-thon.

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Jan 27, 2014 - 90.5 WESA: “In Seeking Health Care, Many Refugees Have Only A Small Window of Opportunity”

In an ongoing series about refugee health care, JF&CS's Leslie Aizenman speaks to the challenges new arrivals face when looking into health care options.

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Jan 26, 2014 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: “12 projects funded to boost diversity within Pittsburgh community, workforce”

Vibrant Pittsburgh and the Urban Affairs Foundation (of the Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh) have awarded Civic Inclusion & Engagement Fund mini-grants to 12 projects. JF&CS is among the awardees.

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Jan 23, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: "JCF to give $500K to Jewish Pittsburgh NPOs"

Recent projects funded through the Jewish Community Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh include a partnership between Squirrel Hill Health Center and AgeWell Pittsburgh.

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Jan 23, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: “Vibrant Pittsburgh, Urban Affairs Foundation announce 2014 grant recipients”

Vibrant Pittsburgh and the Urban Affairs Foundation (of the Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh) have awarded Civic Inclusion & Engagement Fund mini-grants to 12 projects. JF&CS is among the awardees.

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Jan 22, 2014 - Pop City: “Diversity focus of mini grants from Civic Inclusion and Engagement Fund”

Vibrant Pittsburgh and the Urban Affairs Foundation (of the Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh) have awarded Civic Inclusion & Engagement Fund mini-grants to 12 projects. JF&CS is among the awardees.

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Jan 16, 2014 - Squirrel Hill Magazine (Winter 2014): "Collaboration key to future of social services in Squirrel Hill"

Leaders in the social service community of Squirrel Hill agree that collaboration is the key to the future of continued services for the community.

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Jan 16, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: "Supporting the disabled" (Letter to the Editor)

JF&CS is a frequent partner in providing services, resources and support for those with special needs and their families.

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Jan 16, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (CSLRS deadline)

The deadline for Central Scholarship & Loan Referral Service (CSLRS) applications is approaching. JF&CS administers this program on behalf of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh.

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Jan 16, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (Domestic Violence Awareness Lunch and Learn)

JF&CS, as part of the Jewish Domestic Abuse Task Force, will hold a lunch and learn for the community.

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Jan 15, 2014 - Pittsburgh City Paper: Big List (WorkAble staffing agency fair)

WorkAble, a collaboration of JF&CS, North Hills Community Outreach and South Hills Interfaith Ministries, and funded by the United Way of Allegheny County, will hold a staffing agency fair for jobseekers throughout the region.

Jan 15, 2014 - Western Pennsylvania Guide to Good Health (Winter 2014): "Resources, support available for aging parents"

Through AgeWell Pittsburgh, a collaboration of JF&CS, the Jewish Community Center and the Jewish Association on Aging, resources and support are available for adult children concerned about their aging loved ones.

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Jan 9, 2014 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: “WorkAble seeking volunteers to help job seekers”

WorkAble, a collaboration of JF&CS, North Hills Community Outreach and South Hills Interfaith Ministries, and funded by the United Way of Allegheny County, seeks volunteer career mentors to help job seekers through the job search process.

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Jan 9, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (Domestic Violence Awareness Lunch and Learn)

The Jewish Domestic Abuse Task Force, a forum for individuals and Jewish organizations in Pittsburgh interested in or working to address domestic abuse issues, will sponsor an upcoming Lunch & Learn.

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Jan 9, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (WorkAble volunteers)

WorkAble seeks volunteer career mentors to help support job seekers during the stressful job search process.

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Jan 8, 2014 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "A teacher's lesson plan in retirement guides an immigrant Iraqi family to a better life"

Jewish Family & Children's Service helps refugees resettle in our region.

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Jan 6, 2014 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Health Happenings

AIM, a collaboration of Jewish Family & Children's Service and Jewish Residential Services, which provides support for families of individuals with special needs, will hold an upcoming presentation.

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Jan 2, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: "Girls camp for children who lost parents to open at EKC"

Pittsburgh-area camps, like Quest Therapeutic Camps, address special sets of needs in local children.

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Jan 2, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: “Hundreds volunteer for Mitzvah Day projects”

JF&CS's Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry is one of this year's Mitzvah Day volunteer sites.

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Dec 27, 2013 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: The North At a Glance (WorkAble staffing agency fair)

WorkAble, a collaboration of JF&CS, North Hills Community Outreach and South Hills Interfaith Ministries, and funded by the United Way of Allegheny County, will hold a staffing agency fair in January for job seekers.

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Dec 26, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: "Making a difference: This is not your mama's religious school"

JF&CS's Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry is making a difference in the lives of young volunteers.

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Dec 20, 2013 - WTAE-TV: "Spirit of Christmas reflected in power of giving"

JF&CS's Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry is among several organizations with volunteer opportunities this holiday season.

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Dec 15, 2013 - Pittsburgh Tribune Review: "Halfway to goal: Mt. Lebanon man donates 100th pint of blood"

Warren Sufrin, director of information technology at JF&CS, is an example of community giving as he donates his 100th pint of blood.

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Dec 13, 2013 - Pittsburgh Business Times: Winners Circle 2013 (Best Places to Work)

JF&CS was named among the Pittsburgh Business Times Best Places to Work in 2013.

Dec 13, 2013 - Pittsburgh Business Times: Winners Circle 2013 (Diamond Award)

Aryeh Sherman, JF&CS President & CEO, was recognized in 2013 with the Pittsburgh Business Times Diamond Award for outstanding leadership.

Dec 12, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (SHCFP rolling library)

JF&CS's Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry has a rolling library to provide free books for clients to take home.

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Dec 5, 2013 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: “Blood donor to reach 100 pints”

Warren Sufrin, director of information technology at JF&CS, marks his 100th donation of blood, and serves as an example of JF&CS's community service-minded staff.

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Dec 5, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (Central Scholarship & Loan Referral Service)

The Central Scholarship & Loan Referral Service online applications for the 2014-2015 school year are now open.

Dec 5, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: “South Hills man to mark 100th pint of donated blood with drive”

Warren Sufrin, director of information technology at JF&CS, marks his 100th donation of blood, and serves as an example of JF&CS's community service-minded staff.

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Nov 28, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: "Two stories share message of abundance and hope"

Rabbi Ron Symons of Temple Sinai reflects on Chanukah and community service through the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry.

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Nov 27, 2013 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "The reach for help is longer this Thanksgiving"

Reductions in benefit programs are affecting individuals, families and social service agencies throughout the community.

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Nov 26, 2013 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: "Homestead turkey giveaway means Thanksgiving for many"

JF&CS's Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry received turkeys through an effort coordinated by Sen. Jay Costa to help clients celebrate Thanksgiving.

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Nov 21, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: "IllumiNER ExtraordiNER menorah ready for lighting"

The Agency for Jewish Learning's IllumiNER ExtraordiNER event will feature Pittsburgh's largest menorah, made out of canned goods to be donated to the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry.

Nov 21, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: "JCC releases 2013 Chanukah programming"

The South Hills-area JCC will collect donated gifts for the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry and the Agency for Jewish Learning's IllumiNER ExtraordiNER event will benefit SHCFP.

Nov 21, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: "Volunteer Center pairs service with Chanukah"

The Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry will be one of the volunteer sites of the Volunteer Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh.

Nov 21, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (JRS donations)

Jewish Residential Services will donate scarves, hats, mittens and gloves to JF&CS's refugee department.

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Nov 21, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (Living & Learning)

Living & Learning, a new service of Squirrel Hill Psychological Services, are discussion-based programs led by the professional staff of Squirrel Hill Psychological Services, focusing on aging, parenting and family dynamics.

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Nov 14, 2013 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Northscape: the North Xtra Bulletin Board: Classes (WorkAble)

WorkAble, a collaboration of JF&CS, North Hills Community Outreach and South Hills Interfaith Ministries, and funded by the United Way of Allegheny County, will hold several upcoming workshops.

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Nov 13, 2013 - PopCity: "WorkAble finds clients jobs, even in recession"

In just one year, WorkAble, a partnership of JF&CS, North Hills Community Outreach and South Hills Interfaith Ministries and funded by the United Way of Allegheny County, has served approximately 500 people throughout Allegheny County and has an extremely high success rate.

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Nov 7, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (AIM presentation)

AIM, a collaboration of Jewish Family & Children’s Service and Jewish Residential Services, which provides support for families of individuals with special needs, will hold a presentation about the use of psychiatric support in helping youth make a smooth transition to adulthood.

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Nov 7, 2013 - WPXI-TV: WorkAble

WorkAble, a collaboration of JF&CS, North Hills Community Outreach and South Hills Interfaith Ministries, funded by the United Way of Allegheny County, has helped approximately 500 individuals in the Pittsburgh region.

Nov 6, 2013 - Pittsburgh Business Times: "HomeMeds recognized for innovation"

HomeMeds, a program sponsored by the Jewish Agency on Aging, Jewish Family & Children's Service and Jewish Community Center, will be honored for innovation in providing services to the elderly.

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Nov 6, 2013 - Pittsburgh City Paper: "Moving Out: Feds shipping local Immigration Services office out of town"

JF&CS provides for those in need of immigration services in Pittsburgh.

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Nov 1, 2013 - Shady Ave (Holiday 2013): "A Time to Give"

JF&CS is among organizations that work to better the community, and benefits greatly from charitable giving during the holiday season.

Nov 1, 2013 - Whirl Magazine: Nonprofit Giving Guide (2013)

JF&CS is featured in WHIRL Magazine's 2013 Giving Guide.

Oct 24, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: "Taking care of each other"

JF&CS's Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry serves 1,200 individuals annually who are struggling with food insecurity, and welcomes collaboration with organizations seeking to eliminate the burden of hunger.

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Oct 21, 2013 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: “Pro Bono Week events highlight growing need for free legal services”

JF&CS is among area agencies and organizations benefiting from pro bono legal services.

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Oct 17, 2013 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Northscape: the North Xtra Bulletin Board (Career Fair)

WorkAble, a partnership of JF&CS, North Hills Community Outreach and South Hills Interfaith Ministries, and funded by the United Way of Allegheny County, will hold a career fair in the North Hills for jobseekers.

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Oct 17, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: "Federation, Rodef Shalom finish in top 10 in Day of Giving"

JF&CS is one of Pittsburgh's Jewish organizations that benefited from The Pittsburgh Foundation's Day of Giving on October 3rd.

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Oct 17, 2013 - The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: The North at a glance: "Meet employers at career fair”

WorkAble, a partnership of JF&CS, North Hills Community Outreach and South Hills Interfaith Ministries, and funded by the United Way of Allegheny County, will hold a career fair in the North Hills.

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Oct 16, 2013 - Pittsburgh City Paper: Big List (WorkAble career fair)

WorkAble, a partnership of JF&CS, North Hills Community Outreach and South Hills Interfaith Ministries, and funded by the United Way of Allegheny County, will hold a career fair in the North Hills.

Oct 15, 2013 - KDKA NewsRadio: AgeWell Pittsburgh

AgeWell Pittsburgh, a partnership of JF&CS, the Jewish Community Center (JCC) and the Jewish Association on Aging (JAA), sponsored a live KDKA NewsRadio broadcast at the JCC in Squirrel Hill. In this interview, Kathy Fuller of the JAA discusses the AgeWell Pittsburgh partnerships.

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Oct 15, 2013 - KDKA NewsRadio: AgeWell Pittsburgh

AgeWell Pittsburgh, a partnership of JF&CS, the Jewish Community Center (JCC) and the Jewish Association on Aging (JAA), sponsored a live KDKA NewsRadio broadcast at the JCC in Squirrel Hill. In this interview, Ellie Bruner of JF&CS discusses memory problems in older adults.

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Oct 15, 2013 - KDKA NewsRadio: AgeWell Pittsburgh

AgeWell Pittsburgh, a partnership of JF&CS, the Jewish Community Center (JCC) and the Jewish Association on Aging (JAA), sponsored a live KDKA NewsRadio broadcast at the JCC in Squirrel Hill. In this interview, Amy Gold of the JCC discusses depression and loneliness in older adults.

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Oct 15, 2013 - KDKA NewsRadio: AgeWell Pittsburgh

AgeWell Pittsburgh, a partnership of JF&CS, the Jewish Community Center (JCC) and the Jewish Association on Aging (JAA), sponsored a live KDKA NewsRadio broadcast at the JCC in Squirrel Hill. In this interview, JF&CS's Maxine Horn, Information & Referral Specialist for AgeWell Pittsburgh, discusses "The Art of Aging Well."

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Oct 11, 2013 - Pittsburgh Business Times: People and Awards

New hires are announced at Family Hope Connection, the adoption division of JF&CS.

Oct 10, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: "Repair the World to make a difference in East End neighborhoods"

JF&CS is a volunteer site for Repair the World, an initiative being piloted in four cities — Detroit, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh — that mobilizes young Jews to help improve conditions in disadvantaged neighborhoods while addressing critical needs such as hunger and education.

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Oct 10, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (Benefit concert)

East Winds Symphonic Band will hold a concert to benefit Squirrel Hill Food Pantry.

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Oct 10, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (Richard Bernstein presentation)

Richard Bernstein, a blind disabled rights attorney, and a marathon runner recently inducted into the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, will be speaking about making the most of life against tough odds. JF&CS is among the presenters.

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Oct 6, 2013 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "30 Years: Region still lacking an international vibe"

Pittsburgh remains the least international of large metro areas in the United States, but in the past few years, more than 3,000 Bhutanese refugees have been resettled by JF&CS.

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Oct 3, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: "Day of Giving in 2013 aims to top record
 contributions received last year"

19 Jewish organizations throughout Pittsburgh, including JF&CS, are participating in The Pittsburgh Foundation’s fifth annual Day of Giving.

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Oct 3, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (Benefit concert)

The East Winds Symphonic Band will perform a concert benefiting the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry.

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Oct 2, 2013 - Squirrel Hill Magazine (Fall 2013): "Serving Refugees from Around the Globe"

Squirrel Hill is a hub of resources for Pittsburgh's refugees, and JF&CS is among the organizations serving this population's unique needs.

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Sep 29, 2013 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "Nature's bounty flows from once-empty lot"

Urban gardens provide donations for clients of the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry and other food banks and pantries throughout Pittsburgh.

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Sep 29, 2013 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Business Gallery

Jessica Braden was recently hired as an adoption & permanency specialist for Family Hope Connection, the adoption division of JF&CS.

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Sep 26, 2013 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: 2013 Top Workplaces

JF&CS is named among the top workplaces in the region by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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Sep 26, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (Domestic Violence Awareness Lunch and Learn)

JF&CS and NA'AMAT USA, Pittsburgh Council, will co-sponsor an upcoming Lunch & Learn with members of the Jewish Domestic Abuse Task Force.

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Sep 22, 2013 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Dateline Pittsburgh

Jessica Braden was hired as an adoption and permanency specialist at Family Hope Connection, the adoption division of JF&CS.

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Sep 19, 2013 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: At a Glance/The North

A series of workshops will be sponsored by WorkAble, a free countywide employment program, in the Millvale and Bellevue satellite offices of North Hills Community Outreach. WorkAble is a United Way-funded partnership of North Hills Community Outreach, South Hills Interfaith Ministries, and Jewish Family & Children's Services.

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Sep 19, 2013 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: The Big List

The Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry and Just Harvest will hold a screening of the documentary “A Place at the Table,” which tells the powerful stories of three Americans who struggle with food insecurity.

Sep 19, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: Corrections (Organizations Directory listing)

The previous listing of JF&CS in the Organizations Directory has been updated and corrected.

Sep 19, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (SHCFP documentary screening)

The Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry and Just Harvest will hold a screening of the documentary “A Place at the Table,” which tells the powerful stories of three Americans who struggle with food insecurity.

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Sep 18, 2013 - Pittsburgh City Paper: Big List (Documentary screening)

The Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry and Just Harvest will hold a screening of the documentary “A Place at the Table,” which tells the powerful stories of three Americans who struggle with food insecurity.

Sep 16, 2013 - The Pittsburgh Business Times: "Corbett unveils new insurance plan"

Dr. Jordan Golin of JF&CS's Squirrel Hill Psychological Services comments on the new insurance plan proposed by Governor Corbett.

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Sep 13, 2013 - Pittsburgh Business Times: People and Awards

JF&CS recently hired Melissa Goodfriend, communications and development associate; Kelli McElhinny, geriatric care manager; and Cheryl Longstreet, adoption and permanency specialist at Family Hope Connection.

Sep 12, 2013 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "I love my job because..."

The Top Workplaces survey asked employees to anonymously share why they love their jobs. JF&CS is among the sampling of those featured.

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Sep 12, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: "Fresh challahs" (photo)

Volunteers from the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh's Volunteer Center packed more than 600 freshly-baked challahs for clients at the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry to enjoy during Rosh Hashanah.

Sep 12, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (WorkAble career fair)

WorkAble, a collaboration of JF&CS's Career Development Center, North Hills Community Outreach and South Hills Interfaith Ministries, will hold a career fair later this month in the South Hills.

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Sep 12, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: Organizations Directory

JF&CS's mission is to improve the quality of life of children, families and adults of all ages throughout the Greater Pittsburgh area by providing psychological, employment and social services.

Sep 11, 2013 - Pittsburgh City Paper: Big List (WorkAble career fair)

WorkAble, a collaboration of JF&CS's Career Development Center, North Hills Community Outreach and South Hills Interfaith Ministries, will hold a career fair later this month in the South Hills.

Sep 10, 2013 - Dormont-Brookline PATCH: “SHIM, WorkAble Holding South Hills Career Fair This Month”

WorkAble, a collaboration of JF&CS's Career Development Center, North Hills Community Outreach and South Hills Interfaith Ministries, will hold a career fair later this month in the South Hills.

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Sep 9, 2013 - Baldwin-Whitehall Patch: "SHIM, WorkAble Holding South Hills Career Fair This Month"

WorkAble, a collaboration of JF&CS's Career Development Center, North Hills Community Outreach and South Hills Interfaith Ministries, will hold a career fair later this month in the South Hills.

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Sep 9, 2013 - Upper St. Clair Patch: "SHIM, WorkAble Holding South Hills Career Fair This Month"

WorkAble, a collaboration of JF&CS's Career Development Center, North Hills Community Outreach and South Hills Interfaith Ministries, will hold a career fair later this month in the South Hills.

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Sep 8, 2013 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Dateline Pittsburgh

JF&CS recently hired Melissa Goodfriend, communications and development associate; Kelli McElhinny, geriatric care manager; and Cheryl Longstreet, adoption and permanency specialist at Family Hope Connection.

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Sep 5, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (AIM presentation)

AIM, a collaboration of JF&CS and Jewish Residential Services, which provides support for families of adults with special needs, will hold a presentation about the Affordable Care Act and insurance options.

Sep 2, 2013 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Health Happenings

AIM, a collaboration of JF&CS and Jewish Residential Services, which provides support for families of adults with special needs, will hold "An Overview of the Affordable Care Act and How to Get Insurance through the Marketplace."

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Sep 1, 2013 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Dateline Pittsburgh

Leslie Aizenman, director of refugee services at JF&CS, was recently honored for her role in leading JF&CS's refugee resettlement efforts and helping refugees acclimate to the Pittsburgh region.

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Aug 30, 2013 - WHIRL Magazine: Happenings (photo)

Fern Schwartz received the Dr. Howard A. Mermelstein Leadership Award at JF&CS's 2013 annual meeting.

Aug 29, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: "Hillel JUC arranges High Holy Day events for students on land and water"

The Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry is one of the beneficiaries of Challah for Hunger, a student organization based out of the Hillel Jewish University Center.

Aug 29, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: "Kneading for the needy; Area volunteers bake High Holy Day challahs for kosher pantry"

Volunteers from the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh baked challahs for clients at the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry.

Aug 22, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: "Scholarship recipients"

Central Scholarship & Loan Referral Service (CSLRS), a needs-based scholarship program of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh administered by JF&CS recently awarded more than $390,000 to 204 area Jewish students.

Aug 20, 2013 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: "Parkway Jewish Center in Penn Hills opens doors for high holidays"

During the High Holiday season, the Parkway Jewish Center will be holding a food drive for the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry, which caters to clients who keep kosher.

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Aug 19, 2013 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Obituary: Henry 'Hank' Karp / Leader at Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

The Jewish community mourns the loss of Henry Karp for his many achievements at the Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh.

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Aug 16, 2013 - Pittsburgh Business Times: People and Awards

Leslie Aizenman, director of refugee services at JF&CS, was recently recognized for her work helping refugees in Pittsburgh.

Aug 15, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (Center for Women workshops)

Workshops at the new Squirrel Hill-based Center for Women will be lead by the professional staff of JF&CS's Career Development Center.

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Aug 12, 2013 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "Pittsburgh center to aid Latino immigrants"

A new community center providing social services to Latino immigrants in Pittsburgh plans to partner with agencies like JF&CS to provide a full realm of services to this growing population.

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Aug 5, 2013 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "Nepalis stress importance of English in their new country"

Area agencies like JF&CS are helping recently-resettled refugees with English-language resources.

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Aug 2, 2013 - Pittsburgh Business Times: People and Awards

JF&CS recently announced the FY13-14 Board of Directors.

Aug 1, 2013 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "English classes set Nepali children on road to better life"

Area agencies like JF&CS are helping Nepali refugees connect to English-language resources.

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Aug 1, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: "Honored for compassion" (photo)

Leslie Aizenman, director of refugee services at JF&CS, was recently recognized by the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh for her contributions to refugees in Pittsburgh, many of them from Iraq.

Aug 1, 2013 - WHIRL Magazine: Events (Greater Pittsburgh 2013 Nonprofit Summit)

JF&CS was presented with the 2013 Alfred W. Wishart Award for excellence in nonprofit management at the recent Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Summit.

Jul 26, 2013 - Pittsburgh Business Times: People and Awards

Alla Puchinsky, refugee caseworker at JF&CS, was recently recognized for her work in helping refugees resettle in the Pittsburgh region.

Jul 26, 2013 - Pittsburgh Business Times: People and Awards

Leslie Aizenman, director of refugee services at JF&CS, was recently recognized for her work in helping refugees resettle in the Pittsburgh region.

Jul 25, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: "Challah for Hunger" (photo)

The University of Pittsburgh's Challah for Hunger chapter, based out of the Hillel Jewish University Center, recently donated a portion of the group's yearly challah sales to the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry.

Jul 18, 2013 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Weekend Magazine/The Guide

Dr. Jonathan Weinkle will hold a 40th birthday concert at Club Cafe on July 21st, benefiting the JF&CS refugee program.

Jul 18, 2013 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Clubs and Concerts

Dr. Jonathan Weinkle of the Squirrel Hill Health Center will hold a 40th birthday concert benefiting the JF&CS refugee program.

Jul 18, 2013 - The Jewish Chroncicle: "Pantry helps the hungry" (Letter to the Editor)

The Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry provides nutritional supplemental food assistance to those who qualify in the 15217 zip code and those who keep kosher households outside of Squirrel Hill, as well as providing emergency assistance to individuals in surrounding neighborhoods.

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Jul 18, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (Concert fundraiser)

Dr. Jonathan Weinkle of the Squirrel Hill Health Center, will hold a 40th birthday concert benefiting the refugee program of JF&CS.

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Jul 17, 2013 - Pittsburgh City Paper: Concerts

Dr. Jonathan Weinkle of the Squirrel Hill Health Center, will hold a 40th birthday concert benefiting the JF&CS refugee program.

Jul 16, 2013 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "Pittsburgh Islamic Center's Humanity Day focuses on justice"

Leslie Aizenman, director of refugee services at JF&CS, was honored for JF&CS's work in aiding refugees settling in Pittsburgh, many of them from Iraq.

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Jul 14, 2013 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Dateline Pittsburgh

JF&CS recently installed new board officers and members for the 2013-2014 fiscal year.

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Jul 12, 2013 - Pittsburgh Business Times: People and Awards

JF&CS welcomes Wendy Mars as the new Board Chair.

Jul 12, 2013 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Newsmaker: Alla Puchinsky

Alla Puchinsky, refugee caseworker at JF&CS, is featured as a Newsmaker for receiving the Excellence in Service award from the Pennsylvania State Refugee Resettlement Program for her work helping refugees in the Pittsburgh region.

Jul 4, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: Jew'colades

Leslie Aizenman, director of refugee services at JF&CS, and Alla Puchinsky, refugee caseworker, were both honored with awards for their service to refugees in Pittsburgh.

Jul 4, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (JF&CS donors)

Bike rides and concerts are among the new ways donors are fundraising and showing their support for JF&CS.

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Jun 30, 2013 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Dateline Pittsburgh

JF&CS announces new hires at Family Hope Connection.

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Jun 28, 2013 - Pittsburgh Business Times: People and Awards

JF&CS announces a new hire at Family Hope Connection.

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Jun 28, 2013 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Refugee healthcare (Letter to the Editor)

Leslie Aizenman, director of refugee services at JF&CS, praises the efforts of South Hills Interfaith Ministries and St. Clair Hospital for providing additional healthcare services for refugees in the Prospect Park neighborhoods.

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Jun 28, 2013 - WHIRL Magazine: "Greatness in giving"

JF&CS is featured as the winner of The Forbes Funds' Alfred W. Wishart Jr. Award for excellence in nonprofit management.

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Jun 27, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (New officers and board members)

JF&CS recently announced the new officers and board members for the 2013-2014 fiscal year, which begins on July 1.

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Jun 26, 2013 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "Refugees in Whitehall's Prospect Park treated to community health screening"

Refugees resettled in the Prospect Park community by JF&CS and other resettlement agencies recently had access to a health fair organized by South Hills Interfaith Ministries and St. Clair Hospital.

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Jun 24, 2013 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "United Way allocating $538,000 for women"

JF&CS is among several agencies supported by the United Way of Allegheny County's first round of funding for a new program aimed at supporting women in crisis.

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Jun 23, 2013 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "Refugees in Pittsburgh celebrate their heritage"

JF&CS and several area refugee resettlement agencies and community organizations collaboratively hosted the Pittsburgh observance of World Refugee Day on June 22.

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Jun 22, 2013 - KDKA: World Refugee Day

Pittsburgh's refugee resettlement agencies and community service organizations came together on Saturday, June 22 to recognize and celebrate local refugee populations in light of World Refugee Day.

Jun 20, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: "APPRISE official parses Medicare options with AgeWell participants"

The AgeWell Pittsburgh partnership of JF&CS, Jewish Community Center and the Jewish Association on Aging recently held an informational session for seniors on the effects of the Affordable Care Act.

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Jun 20, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: "World Refugee Day to be observed here; JF&CS involved"

JF&CS, in partnership with Northern Area Multi-Service Center, Catholic Charities, AJAPO and the Southwest Pennsylvania chapter of the Red Cross, will host the Pittsburgh observance of World Refugee Day on June 22nd.

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Jun 8, 2013 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Newsmaker: Aryeh Sherman

Aryeh Sherman, JF&CS President & CEO, recently received two awards on behalf of JF&CS, the Diamond Award for exceptional leadership in Pittsburgh and the Forbes Funds' Alfred W. Wishart Jr. Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management.

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Jun 7, 2013 - 90.5 WESA: "Collaborative Effort Helps Seniors Avoid Nursing Homes, ERs"

AgeWell Pittsburgh is four social service agencies (JF&CS, the JCC, JAA and the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh) that are working to keep the elderly healthy and independent as long as possible, which improves their quality of life while keeping health care costs down.

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Jun 7, 2013 - Pittsburgh Business Times: "What do you do to control your insurance costs?"

Cindy Paganico, JF&CS CFO, speaks to how the JF&CS controls insurance costs as an agency.

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Jun 7, 2013 - Pittsburgh Business Times: People and Awards

Jewish Family & Children’s Service won The Forbes Funds’ Alfred W. Wishart Jr. Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management.

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Jun 7, 2013 - The Pittsburgh Business Times: "AgeWell program living up to its name"

AgeWell Pittsburgh, a collaboration of JF&CS, the Jewish Community Center, Jewish Association on Aging and Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, works to help keep older adults healthy and independent for as long as possible.

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Jun 6, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (AgeWell Pittsburgh)

AgeWell Pittsburgh, a partnership of Jewish Family & Children's Service (JF&CS), Jewish Association on Aging (JAA) and the Jewish Community Center (JCC), will hold a program about how local seniors may be impacted by changes in the Medicare system.

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Jun 6, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (Domestic Violence Awareness Lunch and Learn)

JF&CS and NA'AMAT USA, Pittsburgh Council, will co-sponsor an upcoming Lunch & Learn with members of the Jewish Domestic Abuse Task Force on Wednesday, June 12th.

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Jun 6, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (Wishart Award)

JF&CS was recently honored with the prestigious Alfred W. Wishart Jr. Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management by The Forbes Funds.

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May 30, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: "Leader honored" (photo)

Fern Schwartz, JF&CS board secretary, was recently honored with the 2013 Dr. Howard A. Mermelstein Leadership Award at JF&CS's recent Annual Meeting.

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May 24, 2013 - WHIRL Magazine: 2013 Volunteer Guide

In the June 2013 issue of WHIRL Magazine, JF&CS's Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry is highlighted among several area nonprofits in the first-ever Volunteer Guide.

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May 22, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (WorkAble career fair)

WorkAble, a partnership of JF&CS, North Hills Community Outreach and South Hills Interfaith Ministries, will hold two career fairs in Millvale and Bethel Park for un- and under-employed individuals.

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May 19, 2013 - Baldwin-Whitehall Patch: "SHIM, WorkAble Holding South Hills Career Fair This Week"

WorkAble, a partnership of JF&CS, North Hills Community Outreach and South Hills Interfaith Ministries, will hold two career fairs in Millvale and Bethel Park for un- and under-employed individuals.

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May 18, 2013 - Upper St. Clair Patch: "SHIM, WorkAble Holding South Hills Career Fair Next Week"

WorkAble, a partnership of JF&CS, North Hills Community Outreach and South Hills Interfaith Ministries, will hold two career fairs in Millvale and Bethel Park for un- and under-employed individuals.

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May 16, 2013 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: At a Glance/The North

WorkAble, a partnership of North Hills Community Outreach, the Career Development Center of Jewish Family & Children's Service of Pittsburgh and South Hills Interfaith Ministry will hold a career fair for un- and under-employed individuals.

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May 16, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: "JF&CS holds annual meeting, examines impact of five-year plan"

JF&CS's recent Annual Meeting celebrated "The Impact and Imprint of Collaboration."

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May 15, 2013 - Pine Creek Journal - "Millvale career fair slated to help get residents working"

WorkAble, a collaboration of JF&CS's Career Development Center, North Hills Community Outreach and South Hills Interfaith Ministries, will hold a career fair for un- and under-employed individuals.

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May 15, 2013 - The Aspinwall Herald - "Fox Chapel man to cycle 300 miles for charity"

As his 40th birthday approaches, Eric Rickin will complete a 300 mile bike ride from Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C. in 5 days, and is raising funds for the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry along the way.

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May 9, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: "Community helpers" (photo)

Volunteers from UPMC stocked shelves recently at the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry.

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May 9, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: Jew'colades

Aryeh Sherman, JF&CS President & CEO, was among the winners of the Pittsburgh Business Time's Diamond Award for outstanding CEO leadership in the region.

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May 2, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: "Donald Butler dies; lifelong Pittsburgher co-founded Hillel Academy"

Donald Butler, director emeritus of Jewish Family & Children's Service of Pittsburgh, is remembered for his contributions to JF&CS and the greater community.

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May 2, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: "Hundreds participate in Annual Day of Community Service"

Volunteer sites for J-Serve, an annual day of community service for Jewish teens in Pittsburgh and around the world, included the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry.

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May 2, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: "Quest Camp brings summer experience to special needs"

Squirrel Hill Psychological Services and Quest Therapeutic Camps will bring Quest Camp, a summer camp designed for children with mild to moderate social and emotional challenges, to Pittsburgh for the second time this summer.

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May 2, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: "Schwartz, Sherman and Snyder are winners of Diamond Awards"

Aryeh Sherman, JF&CS President & CEO, was recently honored with a 2013 Diamond Award by the Pittsburgh Business Times, among 16 of the region's top business leaders.

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May 2, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: "Volunteers lauded" (Letter to the Editor)

Aryeh Sherman, JF&CS President & CEO, thanks the hundreds of volunteers who give back to the community through JF&CS programs and services.

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May 2, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (Annual Meeting)

JF&CS will hold its Annual Meeting, "The Impact and Imprint of Collaboration" on Monday, May 13th. The program will include reports from Board President Joel Rosenthal and Executive Director Aryeh Sherman. In addition, the JF&CS board governance committee will present the annual Dr. Howard A. Mermelstein Leadership Award to Fern G. Schwartz. A special recognition for JF&CS partners is also planned.

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May 1, 2013 - Pop City Pittsburgh: “Nonprofit Summit: all new presenters, always a winner for local nonprofit execs”

JF&CS is one of three finalists in the running for the Wishart Award for Nonprofit Excellence, an award given to one nonprofit exemplifying best practices and management excellence. The winner will be announced at the upcoming Nonprofit Summit.

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Apr 29, 2013 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "Jewish teens fan out across Pittsburgh area for day of service" (mention)

As part of J-Serve, the largest single-day volunteer effort for Jewish teens in Pittsburgh, teens packed donations at the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry, among volunteering with several other community projects.

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Apr 26, 2013 - Pittsburgh Business Times: Correction

A story in the April 19th issue incorrectly suggested that Career Development Center of JF&CS was started within the last year.

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Apr 24, 2013 - Washington Jewish Week - Obituaries (Donald Butler)

Donald Butler, director emeritus of Jewish Family & Children's Service of Pittsburgh, is remembered for his contributions to JF&CS and the greater community.

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Apr 19, 2013 - Pittsburgh Business Times: “Diamond Award honorees celebrated”

Aryeh Sherman, JF&CS President & CEO, is among the winners of the Pittsburgh Business Times 2013 Diamond Award for outstanding CEO leadership.

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Apr 19, 2013 - Pittsburgh Business Times: “Diamond Award winners balance business success, community impact”

Aryeh Sherman, President & CEO of Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Pittsburgh, was a standout in the nonprofit category of the Pittsburgh Business Times 2013 Diamond Awards for outstanding CEO leadership.

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Apr 19, 2013 - Pittsburgh Business Times: “Leading through the Great Recession”

Aryeh Sherman, President & CEO of JF&CS, is among 16 area Executive Directors and CEOs honored with the 2013 Diamond Award for outstanding leadership.

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Apr 19, 2013 - Pittsburgh Business Times: “Sherman giving back after finding ‘great fortune’ in life”

Aryeh Sherman, JF&CS President and CEO, speaks to his leadership at the agency, in light of winning a 2013 Diamond Award for outstanding CEO leadership.

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Apr 18, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: "Cuts to Social Service: Not About Numbers, But People" (advertorial)

Impending budget cuts will primarily affect those who rely on the social services JF&CS and others provide.

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Apr 15, 2013 - Pittsburgh Business Times: "Meet the 2013 Diamond Award Winners" (online)

Aryeh Sherman, President & CEO of Jewish Family & Children's Service of Pittsburgh, is honored with the Pittsburgh Business Times 2013 Diamond Award for exceptional CEO leadership.

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Apr 4, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (Quest Camp)

Quest Camp, a summer day camp for children with mild to moderate social and emotional challenges, returns to Pittsburgh this summer.

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Apr 3, 2013 - Pittsburgh Business Times: "Prodigo lands its biggest client"

JF&CS is mentioned among successful nonprofits that have developed alternate sources of revenue in the face of shrinking government reimbursement.

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Mar 28, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: Jew'colades

JF&CS's social workers and professional staff were recognized when Pittsburgh City Council declared March 2013 as "Social Worker Appreciation Month" in the City of Pittsburgh with a proclamation sponsored by Councilman Corey O'Connor.

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Mar 28, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: More people need Passover food, new pantry director says"

Matthew Bolton, Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry director, describes the growing need for food-assistance in the Squirrel Hill community, as well as an increased need for Passover and kosher foods.

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Mar 21, 2013 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: "Quest Camp set in Squirrel Hill"

Quest Camp, a collaboration of Squirrel Hill Psychological Services and Quest Therapeutic Camps, is a therapeutic summer day camp program for children with mild to moderate emotional and social challenges.

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Mar 20, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (Low-Income Taxpayer Clinics)

JF&CS receives funding from the IRS to run a Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) to help qualifying individuals in our community understand their taxpayer responsibilities and rights. JF&CS immigration staff and volunteers provide crucial tax information for low-income taxpayers and those who don’t speak English as a first language.

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Mar 14, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: "Health care series concludes"

JF&CS's Maxine Horn, information & referral specialist for AgeWell Pittsburgh, addressed issues facing seniors at a recent presentation in the Beth Shalom Health Initiative Series.

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Mar 11, 2013 - Pittsburgh Parent Magazine (March 2013)- "Camps for kids with autism"

Squirrel Hill Psychological Services and Quest Therapeutic Camps offer a therapeutic summer day camp program in Pittsburgh for children with mild to moderate emotional and social challenges.

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Mar 11, 2013 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "Stressed Out: Health care system comes up short in responding to need for early treatment"

In this ongoing, occasional series about stress, Squirrel Hill Psychological Services is among resources for individuals who are experiencing stress to help deal with relationship, family, financial and employment issues.

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Mar 7, 2013 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Things To Do

“Achieving Meaningful Participation through Inclusion," a conference for those with special needs and family members, will be held on March 20th.

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Mar 7, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: "Jewish leaders: Sequestration will be challenging for them Read more: The Jewish Chronicle - Jewish leaders Sequestration will be challenging for them"

JF&CS was among several area Jewish agencies in attendance at a recent forum to discuss anticipated challenges and solutions related to the sequester.

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Mar 6, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (special needs conference)

JF&CS, the PEAL Center, as well as several area Jewish service agencies — the Agency for Jewish Learning, Friendship Circle, Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and Jewish Residential Services will host an upcoming conference for those with special needs and their family members.

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Mar 4, 2013 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Health Happenings

Later this month, the Parent Education & Advocacy Leadership Center, JF&CS, the Agency for Jewish Learning, Friendship Circle, Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and Jewish Residential Services will sponsor "Achieving Meaningful Participation through Inclusion," a conference for those with special needs and their family members.

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Feb 28, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: "Produce packing" (photo)

Attorneys Against Hunger recently volunteered with the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry, and packed more than 1,000lbs of produce for home-bound clients who are unable to visit the Pantry.

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Feb 28, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (CDC workshops)

JF&CS's Career Development Center will offer 18 workshops for job seekers this month.

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Feb 21, 2013 - Oakland Planning and Development Corporation newsletter: "School 2 Career hosts 100 students at annual College Fair"

The Refugee Youth Employment Program (RYEP), a collaborative program of JF&CS and Junior Achievement, brought refugee teens to a college fair to help provide information about the college selection, application and financial aid processes

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Feb 16, 2013 - The Allegheny Front (90.5 WESA) - "A New Natural World: Bhutanese Refugees Brave PA Weather "

The first part of this Allegheny Front series focuses on Pittsburgh-area Bhutanese refugees and JF&CS's efforts to help new arrivals acclimate to the region's winter weather conditions.

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Feb 7, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: "Bullying film, discussion sheds critical light on dangerous issue"

Jewish parents and teens came together for a movie screening and discussion focusing on the dangers of bullying, sponsored by JF&CS, the Agency for Jewish Learning and Rodef Shalom Congregation and made possible by the Lauren Webster Young Adult Initiative.

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Feb 7, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: "Pittsburgh marks Jewish Disability Awareness Month"

Jewish Disability Awareness Month shines a light on the work of local Jewish agencies to ensure inclusion and access for individuals with disabilities and special needs.

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Feb 7, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (Domestic Violence Awareness Month lunch & learn)

JF&CS and NA'AMT USA, Pittsburgh Council will co-sponsor a Lunch and Learn along with members of the Jewish Domestic Abuse Task Force in recognition of February being Teen Abuse Month.

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Jan 31, 2013 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Faithburgh Blog): "Jewish groups sponsor anti-bullying effort Sunday in Squirrel Hill"

Several local Jewish groups, including JF&CS, will sponsor an anti-bullying effort for Jewish teens and parents to address and discuss bullying issues in our community and schools.

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Jan 31, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs ("Bully: The Movie--An Exclusive Screening and Workshop for Jewish Teens and Parents")

JF&CS and local Jewish groups will sponsor an anti-bullying discussion and workshop for area Jewish teens and parents.

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Jan 29, 2013 - JURIS (Winter 2013) - Immigration Reform: Myths Busted

Former JF&CS intern Staci Fonner writes about misconceptions regarding Deferred Action for young immigrants.

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Jan 25, 2013 - WHIRL Magazine: "10 Couples Who Make a Difference"

JF&CS board member Gail, and husband Norman Childs, are named in WHIRL Magazine's article about area couples who are making a difference in Pittsburgh through their philanthropy and volunteerism.

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Jan 24, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: "College-Bound? The Jewish Community Can Help" (Advertorial)

The Central Scholarship & Loan Referral Service program of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, administered by JF&CS, helps a number of area Jewish students pursue higher education with minimized financial strain.

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Jan 24, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (CSLRS deadline)

Applications for community scholarships through Central Scholarship & Loan Referral Service are due by February 11th.

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Jan 23, 2013 - Pittsburgh Business Times: People and Awards

JF&CS announces recent agency hires.

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Jan 22, 2013 - Pittsburgh Business Times: "JAA receives $25,000 grant"

The Jewish Association on Aging will collaborate with the United Way, JF&CS and the Jewish Community Center to develop a home medication management program, funded by a $25,000 grant through a national advocacy group based in Washington D.C.-based.

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Jan 16, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: "Central Scholarship Online applications due by Feb. 11"

Central Scholarship and Loan Referral Service (CSLRS), a need-based scholarship program of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh administered by Jewish Family & Children's Service, coordinates the efforts of a group of organizations, agencies and scholarship endowment funds which provide scholarships to local Jewish students enrolled in accredited institutions of higher education.

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Jan 10, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: "Local studies focus on improving life for seniors"

Cooperation between AgeWell Pittsburgh partners, researchers and area agencies aims to improve quality of life for local seniors.

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Jan 7, 2013 - Higher/Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service Newsletter (January 2013)

JF&CS Refugee Employment Specialist & Program Coordinator, Dawn Brubaker, contributes to an article for Higher, a program of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, about group workshops improving refugee employment outcomes.

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Jan 4, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: "Volunteer Center attracts hundreds to community service"

One volunteer mentions the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry among several organizations as a way to give back to the community.

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Jan 2, 2013 - South Pittsburgh Reporter: "Bhutanese refugees find a home in Hilltop communities"

JF&CS helps refugees resettle in Pittsburgh communities, providing numerous services and support as they make the city's neighborhoods their new homes.

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Dec 30, 2012 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Dateline Pittsburgh

JF&CS announces the hiring of Matthew Bolton, director of the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry and Patricia Kennedy, director of communications & fundraising.

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Dec 29, 2012 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Russian decision a damper on adoptions, but options remain

In light of a recent Russian law barring Americans from adopting children from the country, JoAnn White, director of Family Hope Connection, speaks to the overall decline in international adoptions and shares advice for affected families in the midst of, or considering adopting from Russia.

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Dec 28, 2012 - Pittsburgh Business Times: United Way expanding job placement program

Through the generous funding of the United Way, WorkAble, a collaborative effort of JF&CS, North Hills Community Outreach and South Hills Interfaith Ministries provides critical needs and job search assistance across Allegheny County for those looking for employment or who need to address barriers before they can search, secure and maintain employment.

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Dec 27, 2012 - The Jewish Chronicle: "Thank You" (Letter to the Editor)

JF&CS President & CEO Aryeh Sherman, reflects on the support of the Pittsburgh community for more than 75 years.

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Dec 27, 2012 - The Jewish Chronicle: Consolidation-cooperation leads stories of 2012

Personnel changes at JF&CS and other local Jewish agencies make The Jewish Chronicle's list of the top 10 stories of 2012.

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Dec 24, 2012 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: 75 years of service (Letter to the Editor)

JF&CS President & CEO, Aryeh Sherman, thanks the Pittsburgh community for supporting the agency for 75 years.

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Dec 21, 2012 - WHIRL Magazine: Happenings (photos)

Photos from Lifecycles & Laughtracks, celebrating 75 years of JF&CS, are featured in the January issue of WHIRL Magazine.

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Dec 20, 2012 - The Jewish Chronicle - Briefly: New Hires

JF&CS announces the hiring of Matthew Bolton, director of the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry and Patricia Kennedy, director of communications & fundraising.

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Dec 20, 2012 - The Jewish Chronicle: Jewish Pittsburgh responds to Newtown shootings

Barbara Wollman, licensed clinical social worker and therapist at Squirrel Hill Psychological Services, shares advice for parents and adults on how to talk with children in the aftermath of traumatic events.

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Dec 17, 2012 - The Duquesne Lawyer (Fall 2012): Living the Mission: The Power of Pro Bono

In the alumni publication of the Duquesne University Law School, a former intern from JF&CS's Legal Services for Immigrants and Internationals department shares her experience as an intern and the importance of pro bono work.

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Dec 12, 2012 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Jewish social services agency has adapted and served for 75 years

As JF&CS celebrates 75 years of service to the community, the agency's history and services are featured.

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Dec 12, 2012 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry (video)

Tanya Bielski-Braham, Coordinator at the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry, speaks about the Pantry's work in the community in this special video supplement to the Post-Gazette's feature on JF&CS's 75th anniversary.

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Dec 6, 2012 - The Jewish Chronicle: Happy Anniversary (photo)

JF&CS celebrated 75 years with the Lifecycles & Laughtracks gala on November 17th.

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Dec 6, 2012 - The Jewish Chronicle: Interfaith families mark both holidays, even when kids are raised Jewish

Squirrel Hill Psychological Service's Wendy Levin-Shaw speaks to how interfaith couples can manage holiday celebrations and traditions with family and friends.

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Dec 4, 2012 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Jewish Family & Children's Service host Lifecycles & Laughtracks gala (photos)

Photos from JF&CS's Lifecycles & Laughtracks gala celebrating 75 years are featured in the Post-Gazette's SEEN section.

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Nov 30, 2012 - The Jewish Chronicle: "JF&CS's 75th anniversary gala" (photos)

Photos from JF&CS's recent Lifecycles & Laughtracks gala celebrating the agency's 75th anniversary are featured.

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Nov 29, 2012 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Searching for a job? Here's help

WorkAble, a collaborative effort of JF&CS, North Hills Community Outreach and South Hills Interfaith Ministries aims to provide critical needs and job search assistance across Allegheny County for those looking for employment.

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Nov 29, 2012 - The Jewish Chronicle: Abrams, Gottlieb to depart agency for new challenges

Becky Abrams, former director of the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry, and Laurie Gottlieb, JF&CS Director of Marketing and Annual Fundraising depart JF&CS for new career challenges.

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Nov 28, 2012 - Pop City: Seventy-five years of serving immigrants, seniors, kids at Jewish Family and Children's Service

As J&CS celebrates 75 years, President & CEO Aryeh Sherman shares the agency's priorities and progress at this milestone anniversary.

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Nov 27, 2012 - Baldwin-Whitehall Patch: "WATCH: Refugees Enjoy Thanksgiving at Whitehall Church" (video)

Whitehall Borough's international community, including refugees resettled by JF&CS, comes together to celebrate Thanksgiving and share what makes the holiday so special.

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Nov 23, 2012 - See & Be Seen (WPXI.com) - 'Lifecycles & Laughtracks' gala held at Stage AE

Photos from JF&CS's recent Lifecycles & Laughtracks gala are featured on WPXI.com's See & Be Seen section.

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Nov 14, 2012 - The Jewish Chronicle: "Sherman reflects on JF&CS progress at milestone date"

Aryeh Sherman, JF&CS President & CEO, shares his thoughts about the impact JF&CS has made in Pittsburgh for 75 years and what the future holds for the agency.

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Nov 13, 2012 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: "International adoptions drop by half in 5 years in Pennsylvania"

Family Hope Connection's post-adoption services and support are highlighted in this article featuring several FHC clients who adopted internationally.

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Nov 10, 2012 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: "Pittsburgh Jewish aid group assists refugees of all denominations"

As JF&CS celebrates 75 years, the agency's programs and services are highlighted.

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Nov 8, 2012 - The Jewish Chronicle: Briefly - "WorkAble"

Jewish Family & Children’s Service has partnered with North Hills Community Outreach (NHCO) and South Hills Interfaith Ministry (SHIM) to create WorkAble, a county-wide employment and critical needs service for financially struggling adults.

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Nov 1, 2012 - The Jewish Chronicle: Briefly - "Building Supports: What to Do While You Wait" workshop

This training will help participants learn about strategies they can use in building and/or maintaining natural supports in the community when individuals with disabilities need help and are dealing with long waiting lists for paid services.

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Oct 25, 2012 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: I love my job because...

The Top Workplaces survey asked employees to anonymously share why they love their jobs.

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Oct 25, 2012 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Top Work Places

Jewish Family & Children's Service is named one of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Top Work Places.

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Oct 25, 2012 - The Jewish Chronicle: Briefly - Domestic Violence Awareness Month Lunch and Learn

NA'AMAT USA, Pittsburgh Council and Jewish Family & Children's Service, along with the Jewish Domestic Abuse Task Force, will hold a lunch and learn Wednesday, Oct. 31. Survivors of domestic abuse will speak along with legal advocacy manager Joyce McAneny of the Women's Center & Shelter.

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Oct 25, 2012 - WHIRL Magazine: 2012 Giving Guide

JF&CS is featured in WHIRL Magazine's first-ever Giving Guide, a compilation of area non-profits to encourage making the holiday season one of giving back.

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Oct 18, 2012 - Pittsburgh Business Times: Inside the Best Places to Work (Photos)

JF&CS was named one of Pittsburgh Business Times' 2012 Best Places to Work.

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Oct 5, 2012 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Changing careers at mid-life can be a rewarding option

Career Development Center consultant Joe D'Anna shares his experience working with older adults who are looking to change careers, by choice or out of necessity.

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Oct 1, 2012 - J Magazine (Fall 2012): JF&CS Celebrating 75 Years of Helping Our Community

JF&CS celebrates 75 years of service and community impact this year with an upcoming November gala.

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Sep 27, 2012 - The Jewish Chronicle: Community crew at food bank (Photo)

McDonald's crew members volunteer at the Squirrel Hill Community Food Bank as part of a region-wide volunteer effort called McDonald's Community Crew.

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Sep 7, 2012 - Shady Ave Magazine: 75 Years of Hope

As JF&CS's upcoming gala approaches, the 75 year history of the agency is highlighted.

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Sep 7, 2012 - WPXI: Local career center helping Pittsburgh's unemployed

Channel 11 News featured a segment focusing on the human side of recent unemployment numbers, and interviewed Career Development Center career consultant Betty Berkely.

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Sep 6, 2012 - The Jewish Chronicle: Briefly - Brain Builders Coaching program

JF&CS's newly-enhanced Brain Builders Coaching program improves cognitive ability in senior participants.

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Sep 5, 2012 - KQV: The Lange Money Hour

Maxine Horn, Information & Referral Specialist for AgeWell Pittsburgh, shares resources, information and services to help seniors and their families address the needs associated with aging.

Sep 3, 2012 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Carrick home for ethnic Nepali refugees

Refugees resettled by JF&CS are starting their new lives in the neighborhood of Carrick.

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Aug 26, 2012 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh looking to increase immigrant population

Local businesses and nonprofit organizations are implementing new efforts to draw immigrants to Pittsburgh to increase population and diversify the region.

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Aug 26, 2012 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh's immigrants cautious about new policy

JF&CS's immigration-related legal services staff provided workshops and information sessions for immigrants considering applying for the new "deferred action" policy.

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Aug 24, 2012 - ImaginePittsburghnow.com: Refugee Mentor Program Enters Second Year, Seeks Volunteers

The Refugee Career Mentoring Program, a collaborative program of many local organizations matching displaced individuals with local career mentors to guide them through basic job searching techniques, is featured on the blog of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development and its affiliates.

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Aug 24, 2012 - Uncensored Magazine: Little Becoming Less - States Enact Changes in Efforts to Curb SNAP Benefits

Across the nation, SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefit changes may impact how many recipients will be able to feed their families, and have left food pantries and community organizations wondering how to make up the deficit.

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Aug 22, 2012 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Refugees plant roots in Pittsburgh

Jewish Family & Children's Services helps new arrivals acclimate to the Pittsburgh region.

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Aug 20, 2012 - Pittsburgh Quarterly: Pittsburgh's New Immigrants

Pittsburgh resettlement agencies meet the needs of growing numbers of refugee arrivals to the region.

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Aug 20, 2012 - Pittsburgh Quarterly: What Do I Know - Edgar Snyder

Long-standing JF&CS supporter Edgar Snyder speaks to his commitment to JF&CS's SOS Pittsburgh program.

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Aug 16, 2012 - The Jewish Chronicle - Adat Shalom shares garden's bounty with SHFP

The Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry benefits from the generosity of Adat Shalom, which has donated more than 300 pounds of produce from their congregation's organic garden.

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Aug 4, 2012 - Satuday Light Brigade: Crossing Bridges – Immigrants Taking Root in Pittsburgh

Youth Philanthropy Summer Interns at The Heinz Endowments interview community organizations on issues related to refugees and immigration, including Leslie Aizenman, Refugee Services Director at JF&CS.

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Jul 25, 2012 - WPXI: Target 11 - Welfare Cuts Take effect Aug. 1

The General Assistance program elimination means thousands of people in Pennsylvania will be struggling to pay the bills. JF&CS's Ellie Eisenstat speaks to the added strain this program cut means for service agencies and individuals.

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Jul 23, 2012 - Squirrel Hill Magazine (Summer 2012): Bullying and the challenges of dealing with the behavior

Squirrel Hill Psychological Services therapists Wendy Levin-Shaw, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), and Barbara Wollman, LCSW, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (RPT-S) speak to the effect bullying behaviors can have on bullies, bullying victims and parents.

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Jul 22, 2012 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Speech services to assist refugees

JF&CS and Northern Area Multi Service Center are spearheading Language Link, a translation service to help growing numbers of refugees and immigrants moving to Western Pennsylvania navigate doctor appointments and hospital stays.

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Jul 16, 2012 - J Magazine (Summer 2012): Faces & Places - JF&CS Annual Meeting

Check out a few photos from JF&CS's annual meeting.

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Jul 12, 2012 - The Jewish Chronicle: The 'Diva Chef'

The 'Diva Chef' and "Hell's Kitchen" contestant Elise Wims held a cooking demonstration at the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry on July 2nd for Food Pantry clients and the community.

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Jul 8, 2012 - KDKA: The Lynne Hayes-Freeland Show

Becky Abrams, director of the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry and Elise Wims, The Diva Chef and former "Hell's Kitchen" contestant, show how you can create healthy, great-tasting meals on a budget, with inexpensive ingredients easily found on Food Pantry or supermarket shelves.

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Jul 5, 2012 - The Jewish Chronicle: Jewish providers: Medicaid expansion top question after health care ruling

Jewish service agencies share thier questions and concerns around the recent health care rulling.

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Jun 30, 2012 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Reality Check

Woodland Hills graduate Elise Wims, who finished third last season on Fox's "Hell's Kitchen," will hold a cooking demonstration Monday, July 2 at 3 p.m. at the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry on Hazelwood Avenue.

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Jun 28, 2012 - Essential Public Radio: Federal Official Commends Pittsburgh for Refugee Placement

Anne Richard, Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, met with Pittsburgh City Council to address resettlement of refugees in the city. During her visit she also spoke with members of the community and refugees who have settled in the area.

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Jun 28, 2012 - KQV Radio: Refugees in the Burgh

Pittsburgh's reputation for welcoming refugees is applauded by U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Anne Richard.

Jun 28, 2012 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Food Column

Local 'Hell's Kitchen' contestant Elise Wims does a cooking demo at 3 p.m. Monday, July 2, at the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry where she regularly volunteers.

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Jun 20, 2012 - Pop City: Helping those in greater need; United Way awards $2.8 million to 14 programs

United Way recently awarded $2,795,000 to 14 local programs that aim to help people suffering most during tough economic times, including a collaborative program led by Jewish Family & Children’s Services in association with North Hills Community Outreach and South Hills Interfaith Ministries.

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Jun 7, 2012 - The Jewish Chronicle: Corbett reinstates controversial food stamp asset test

Newly reinstated food stamp asset tests may cause challenges for local food pantries.

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Jun 1, 2012 - North Hills Monthly: Local agencies provide support, guidance for the sandwich generation

Local agencies provide support as many baby boomers have become 'sandwiched' between two generations, caring for their aging parents as they care for their children.

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May 27, 2012 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Polyglot South Hills is home to many of Pittsburgh's new immigrants

Affordability and safety factor nearly as high as jobs among most immigrant families' priorities. And in the aging South Hills neighborhood of Carrick, immigrants have found both.

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May 27, 2012 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: The Next Page / At home in Pittsburgh: Three immigrant stories

Several Pittsburgh non-profit organizations, including JF&CS, are managing the needs of international arrivals.

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May 10, 2012 - The Jewish Chronicle: Briefly "Updates You Can Use" workshop

JF&CS and Jewish Residential Services will host a workshop on changes by the Office of Departmental Programs affecting children's programs.

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May 3, 2012 - The Jewish Chronicle: Briefly - JF&CS 2012 Annual Meeting

JF&CS will hold its annual meeting Tuesday, May 15th, and will present Joel Rosenthal (JF&CS Board Chair) with the 2012 Mermelstein Leadership Award and Barbara Wollman with the Staff Service Award. Special recognition will be given to the Consecutive Giving Club, a treasured group of individuals and families who have given to JF&CS for 20 or more consecutive years.

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May 3, 2012 - The Jewish Chronicle: Marshak cites need for 'inclusiveness' of special needs people

Dr. Laura Marshak addressed the April 27th Special Needs Conference for the Community, hosted by JF&CS and several community organizations, on the subject "Enhancing the Quality of Life for Families."

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May 1, 2012 - Connections, Spring/Summer 2012: “Quest Camp Program Comes to Pittsburgh this Summer”

Quest Camp is a first-of-its-kind summer day camp program in Pittsburgh for children with mild to moderate social and emotional challenges.

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Apr 30, 2012 - Squirrel Hill Magazine (Spring 2012): What Happened to My Wants; Taking time to think about your goals

Some say the important thing in life is to have a goal and the determination to attain it. But what about women who are so busy juggling the responsiblities of being full-time moms and full-time workers that their own goals get swept under the rug?

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Apr 25, 2012 - Pop City: Quest feels like camp, but it's therapeutic -- and new

Quest Therapeutic Camp, a successful program out west for 6- to 18-year-olds with mild to moderate social and emotional challenges, is coming to Pittsburgh for the first time this summer.

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Apr 23, 2012 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Parents also have special needs

Laura Marshak, a Pittsburgh-area psychologist and internationally known speaker specializing in parents with special-needs children, will talk about improving the quality of the parents' lives at a special needs conference and resource fair hosted by JF&CS, along with several area Jewish organizations.

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Apr 19, 2012 - The Jewish Chronicle: Briefly - Quest Camp

Squirrel Hill Psychological Services and Quest Therapeutic Camps are collaborating to offer a therapeutic summer day camp program in Pittsburgh for children with mild to moderate emotional and social challenges.

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Apr 13, 2012 - The Pittsburgh Business Times: Letter to the Editor; Refugees must have support of general community to succeed

For 75 years, Jewish Family & Children's Service of Pittsburgh has been helping refugees from around the world start new lives in our community.

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Apr 11, 2012 - Pop City: Special needs conference and resource fair from Jewish Family org set for April 27

"Spring into Action: A Special Needs Conference and Resource Fair for the Community" will be held on April 27, sponsored by JF&CS, as well as the Agency for Jewish Learning, Friendship Circle, Jewish Community Center, Jewish Residential Services and Rodef Shalom.

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Mar 30, 2012 - The Pittsburgh Business Times: From Iraq to Pittsburgh seeking work

A series of stories about immigration to Pittsburgh.

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Mar 29, 2012 - The Jewish Chronicle: Briefly - Spring Into Action

An upcoming special needs conference and resource fair for the Jewish community open to all service providers and families of individuals with disabilities.

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Mar 29, 2012 - The Jewish Chronicle: Jew'colades - Agewell Pittsburgh

JF&CS's Agewell Pittsburgh initiatve earns first place KOVAD award.

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Mar 8, 2012 - The Jewish Chronicle: Briefly - Sexual Abuse Awareness Workshop

Individuals with disabilities and their family members are invited to learn about types of abuse and how to stay safe.

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Feb 27, 2012 - The Tartan: Refugee counselors speak to FORGE

Refugee counselors from the International Rescue Committee speak to Carnegie Mellon University's members of FORGE (Facilitating Opportunities for Refugee Growth and Empowerment).

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Feb 9, 2012 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Food pantries to offer gluten-free products

The Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry is among other food pantries in the area now providing for clients with Celiac Disease.

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Feb 3, 2012 - Connection winter 2012 newsletter

Resource Coordinator Linda Marino talks about co-pays, Caregiver Connections is featured and more in this winter edition of the newsletter for individuals with disabilities and special needs in the Jewish community.

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Jan 26, 2012 - The Jewish Chronicle: Briefly (CDC February workshop calendar)

Check out the great workshop offerings in February at the Career Development Center.

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Jan 19, 2012 - The Jewish Chronicle: Briefly - CSLRS deadline

A friendly reminder that the Central Scholarship application deadline is quickly approaching!

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Jan 17, 2012 - WQED Horizons: Immigration and Refugees in the Pittsburgh Region

Our own Jamie Englert is featured on this WQED "Horizons" episode Jamie talked about immigration issues on this special edition.

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Jan 12, 2012 - The Jewish Chronicle: Briefly - Long Term Planning workshop

Hosted by JF&CS and Jewish Residential Services, a workshop will be held on Monday, January 23.

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Jan 6, 2012 - The Voice of Dor Hadash: Hanukkah on Ice

In Dor Hadash'a bi-monthly newsletter, our work with refugees from Nepal and Bhutan is featured twice: once for the Hanukkah on Ice party and again for a partnership with JF&CS.

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Jan 5, 2012 - The Jewish Chronicle: Toys bring happiness to refugee families

My Little Outback's toy drive put smiles on the faces of refugee families.

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Dec 22, 2011 - The Jewish Chronicle: Briefly - Ed2Go

The Career Development Center's newest service, Ed2Go, can help you brush up on your skills or learn something new. Read this blurb for more information on how to get started.

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Dec 21, 2011 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Interfaith couples celebrate holidays twice this year

What do Jewish and Catholic couples do when the holidays come around? Barbara Wollman is featured in this Pittsburgh Tribune-Review story on interfaith families.

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Dec 13, 2011 - Squirrel Hill Magazine: Serving One and All - A History of Social Services in Squirrel Hill

Several social service agencies are featured for their long-standing support and commitment to Squirrel Hill, including JF&CS.

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Dec 2, 2011 - Pittsburgh Business Times: After Hours - Highmark, SOS grant

Highmark representatives were on hand to present JF&CS with a $10k grant for our SOS Pittsburgh emergency assistance program.

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Dec 1, 2011 - Whirl Magazine: Event photos - CDC Fall Mixer

Our Fall Mixer was a big hit with both employers and job seekers! Check out the featured photo in Whirl Magazine.

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Nov 30, 2011 - Pittsburgh City Paper: Holiday Giving Guide 2011 - SHCFP volunteer opportunity

Looking to do something meaningful this holiday season? The Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry has volunteer opportunities, as featured in this year's CP Holiday Giving Guide.

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Nov 30, 2011 - The Jewish Chronicle: Briefly - Brain Builders Club

Did you know that cognitive decline can be prevented? Check out this feature on the Brain Builders Club!

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Nov 25, 2011 - Pittsburgh Business Times: After Hours - CDC Fall Mixer

Job seekers and regional employers mixed and mingled at the CDC's Fall Mixer on Oct. 18.

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Nov 21, 2011 - Shady Ave Magazine - Holidays gifts that give

JF&CS's tribute cards are featured in this Shady Ave seasonal feature. The true gift that keeps on giving!

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Nov 18, 2011 - The Jewish Chronicle: SOS Pittsburgh receives grant to help those in need

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield awarded SOS Pittsburgh a $10,000 grant to continue helping those facing crises.

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Nov 17, 2011 - Pittsburgh City Paper – Listings (volunteer opportunity)

Volunteering for the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry is featured in this week's edition of the City Paper.

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Nov 11, 2011 - The Jewish Chronicle: Briefly - The Partnership disability workshops

A "Planning for Life After High School" workshop for those with disabilities and their families will be presented by JF&CS and Jewish Residential Services.

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Nov 11, 2011 - The Jewish Chronicle: Letter to the editor - Ask the right questions

In response to a recent Jewish Chronicle story, Certified Care Manager Pearl Averbach discusses recognizing when an aging parent or loved one may need help.

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Nov 8, 2011 - FY2010-2011 Annual Report

During the past year we've helped more than 8,400 people in crises and lifecycle transitions. Click below to read more about our accomplishments and highlights.

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Nov 7, 2011 - Post-Gazette: Going through grief while growing up

In this feature story, Barbara Wollman, a licensed clinical social worker, discusses why high school students can come to grips with grief better than young children.

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Oct 17, 2011 - The Jewish Chronicle: Project Harmony offering discreet assistance to abused women

JF&CS partners with the Shalom Task Force to raise awareness of the presence of domestic abuse in the Jewish community.

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Oct 6, 2011 - The Jewish Chronicle: Briefly (disabilities workshop)

Join us and Jewish Residential Services for a series of workshops on navigating the service systems that serve people with disabilities.

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Oct 5, 2011 - Squirrel Hill Magazine: Kids grow for good

Students from Congregation Beth Shalom's early childhood development program and Pitt's Plant to Plate program donated their time, and produce, to the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry. Click below to read how their efforts help the pantry provide for hundreds of families each year who face food insecurity.

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Sep 28, 2011 - Shady Ave Magazine: A Century of Service

The Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh distributes charitable funds to many institutions, including JF&CS. In this article by Deborah Weisberg, two worthy JF&CS programs, the Career Development Center and SOS Pittsburgh, are highlighted.

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Sep 28, 2011 - The Jewish Chronicle: Day of Giving

Jewish Family & Children's Service is one of several non-profit entities participating in Pittsburgh Day of Giving on Tuesday, Oct. 4. Click below to read about how you can give to JF&CS!

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Sep 22, 2011 - Tribune-Review: From Rwanda to McCandless, family back together again

With the help of JF&CS's Immigration Services, Delphine Murekatete was reunited with her two daughters after two years of separation.

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Sep 22, 2011 - Whirl Magazine: Event coverage - CSLRS check ceremony

Roz Sherman and Emily Farkas pose after CSLRS' check distribution ceremony on July 26.

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Sep 16, 2011 - Post-Gazette: Letter to the editor - Increasing diversity

In response to a recent Post-Gazette story noting the lack of diversity in the region, Aryeh Sherman wrote about JF&CS's contributions.

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Sep 9, 2011 - HIAS newsletter: Health Families program feature

JF&CS is able to help refugees from many countries thanks to HIAS. With the Family Enrichment Program, refugees are taught about cultural differences, communication techniques and more.

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Sep 9, 2011 - The Jewish Chronicle: Summer youth employment program

Local youth gain valuable job skills (and nice paychecks) as part of the City of Pittsburgh's Summer Youth Employment Program.

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Aug 31, 2011 - Baldwin-Whitehall Patch: Despite Decline in Numbers, a Celebration of Summer Job Success

Recently, 25 local youth completed 6-week long jobs and internships, placed with the help of Career Development Center at JF&CS, through the City of Pittsburgh's and Allegheny County's summer youth employment programs.

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Aug 25, 2011 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Brother can you spare a job?

As the unemployment rate in the region remains at 7.4 percent, many individuals are still looking for jobs. Columnist Nafara Vanaski talks with the CDC's Linda Ehrenreich and Patrick Ferraro about helping people find opportunities in this tough economy.

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Aug 25, 2011 - The Jewish Chronicle: JF&CS receives funding to assist immigrant women abused by spouses

JF&CS was recently awarded a $30,000 grant from the FISA Foundation to further the efforts of its Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence Project.

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Aug 22, 2011 - Pittsburgh Business Times: CSLRS photo

Representatives from the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, Jewish Family & Children's Service and the Central Scholarship & Loan Referral Service committee were on hand at the July 26 event to honor local Jewish students and to present them with scholarships.

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Aug 14, 2011 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Gradual job growth expected in next 2 years

Victoria Dym, a Career Development Center client, is featured in this Tribune-Review story about local people who have faced unemployment. With the CDC's help, Dym hopes to land a full-time job.

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Aug 11, 2011 - The Jewish Chronicle: JF&CS helps Hip-Hop band gain success

True City, an up-and-coming hip-hop group, performed on August 6 at the August Wilson Center. A part of JF&CS's AUNO program, the five band members are participants in Hip-Hop on L.O.C.K., which uses the start-to-finish process of creating and promoting an album to instill a sense of responsibility and accomplishment in young people.

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Aug 3, 2011 - The Jewish Chronicle: Central Scholarship check ceremony

220 local Jewish students were awarded $400,000 in scholarships at the July 26 Central Scholarship and Loan Referral Service (CSLRS) check distribution ceremony.

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Jul 28, 2011 - Pop City: Hip Hop on L.O.C.K photo

Hip Hop on L.O.C.K is an arts education program that teaches youth leadership development, organizational skills, cooperative economics and knowledge of the music business. Check out this photo collage from Pop City photographer Brian Cohen, which features a few singers in the studio.

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Jul 27, 2011 - Allegheny West Magazine - Community project

Moon Area High School senior Emme Kelly raised more than $1,400 to benefit Family Hope Connection. Click the link below to read how Emme's donation helped foster children that Family Hope Connection works with.

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Jul 20, 2011 - Pitt News: Meanwhile, back at the farm, a younger generation grows

Urban farming yields many things, including helping the needy. In this Pitt News story, Squirrel Hill Food Pantry Director Becky Abrams discusses how the Plant to Plate program benefits those in the community with food insecurities by providing them with fresh, local produce.

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Jul 19, 2011 - WPXI: Online reputations can be detrimental to job seekers, students

Be careful what you tweet, says Career Development Center Director Patrick Ferraro. In this Channel 11 News segment, Ferraro talks about carefully managing your social media profiles, especially if you are a job seeker.

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Jul 14, 2011 - Baldwin-Whitehall Patch: Teen summer employment in the neighborhood

With the help of JF&CS, two Bhutanese refugees will begin volunteering at the Whitehall Public Library next week.

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Jul 11, 2011 - The Tribune-Review: Despite humble jobs, Iraqi refugees here cherish their freedom

After receiving death threats in his home country, Iraqi refugee Samir AlQass Ishaq, along with his wife, Siba, and two sons, has found freedom in America. Although Samir may have a humble job, he is proud to have made Castle Shannon his new home.

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Jul 11, 2011 - WPXI: Finding summer jobs in Pittsburgh getting difficult

Patrick Ferraro, employee relations coordinator at the Career Development Center, gives advice to young adults and recent grads about finding (and keeping) that summer job. Patrick also talks about the importance of internships and names a few stand-out industries in the region worth taking a look at.

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Jul 7, 2011 - The Jewish Chronicle: Briefs - SHPS offers services to achieve mental wellness

Squirrel Hill Psychological Service's team of social workers, psychologists and psychiatrists offer a number of services to the community. Read more about what we offer to individuals as well as groups.

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Jul 7, 2011 - The Jewish Chronicle: City gardeners

Congregation Beth Shalom preschoolers in Squirrel Hill planted a garden that will benefit their education, and the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry with the proceeds.

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Jul 7, 2011 - The Jewish Chronicle: Federation approves $20 million in allocations

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is allocating more than $20 million this year to various programs and agencies in the region. AgeWell Pittsburgh, a partnership to help keep thousands of seniors living safely and independently in the community, is one of the recipients of funds.

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Jul 7, 2011 - The Jewish Chronicle: PJC director: State budget cuts could have been worse for Jews

Deep cuts in the recently-approved state budget mean that social service agencies are tightening their belts. JF&CS President and CEO Aryeh Sherman says that while the cuts are negatively effecting non-profits, many agencies continue to see an increase in demand for services.

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Jul 4, 2011 - Post-Gazette: Immigrants boast genuine appreciation for Fourth of July

Marie Therese Rowland, an immigrant from the Togolese Republic, finds special meaning in the Fourth of July. With help from JF&CS, this will be Marie's last Independence Day without U.S. citizenship.

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Jun 30, 2011 - The Jewish Chronicle: JF&CS installs new officers, board members

Jewish Family and Children's Service installed its new officers and board members for the 2011-2012 fiscal year.

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Jun 27, 2011 - Squirrel Hill Magazine Summer 2011 - Mental well-being: The four pillars of wellness

Ellie Eisenstat, a Cognitive Enhancement program coordinator at JF&CS, talks about the importance of stress reduction, diet and nutrition, physical activity and mental stimulation for all-around wellness.

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Jun 24, 2011 - Pittsburgh Business Times: JF&CS wins Kovod Award

Association of Jewish Family and Children's Agencies recently recognized JF&CS of Pittsburgh's website

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Jun 21, 2011 - The Jewish Chronicle: Columbia Gas supports seniors through AgeWell Pittsburgh

Columbia Gas's contribution helps AgeWell Pittsburgh provide and coordinate comprehensive community-based, supportive services to help older adults in the community.

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Jun 21, 2011 - The Jewish Chronicle: JF&CS wins Kovod Award for website

JF&CS was selected by the Association of Jewish Family and Children's Agencies as the recipient of the coveted annual award for excellence in agency websites.

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Jun 21, 2011 - The Jewish Chronicle: Squirrel Hill Food Pantry gets $8,000 grant

The MAZON grant, which aims to prevent and alleviate hunger among people of all faiths and backgrounds, will help the Food Pantry cover the costs of an on-site licensed clinical social worker.

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Jun 10, 2011 - Pittsburgh magazine Jun 2011: Second Acts

CDC's Patrick Ferraro is quoted in the June issue of Pittsburgh magazine. Jennifer Rignani writes about professionals switching careers...prompted by layoff, or by choice.

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May 5, 2011 - Shady Ave Summer 2011: Douglas Shields: Making a Difference

In the Councilmen's Corner of Shady Ave Magazine, City Council member Douglas Shields talks about the benefits of the Community Development Block Grant, and his plans to allocate money to various organizations including JF&CS and the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry.

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May 5, 2011 - Shady Ave Summer 2011: Naomi Weisberg Siegel: Sustaining the Hope

Longtime Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry volunteer and donor Naomi Weisberg Siegel speaks to Shady Ave about what fuels her fire as a philanthropist.

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Apr 12, 2011 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Adult Children Often Step in to Handle Tasks for Parents

When an elderly parent reaches a point when everyday tasks become difficult and/or you are concerned for their safety, adult children need to intervene. JF&CS geriatric social worker Stefanie Small, LSCW, offers some expert advice.

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Mar 24, 2011 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Food Pantry Awarded Grant for Improvements

JF&CS's Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry received a $200,000 grant through the Allegheny County Community Infrastructure & Tourism Fund.

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Feb 27, 2011 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Pittsburgh region jobs forecast remains hazy

Career counselor Joe D'Anna of JF&CS's Career Development Center weights in on current job market.

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Feb 17, 2011 - Jewish Chronicle: Food Pantry receives $1.5 million endowment

The Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry recently moved to a larger location on Hazelwood Avenue in order to better serve the growing number of people who are turning to us for help. We also launched an endowment campaign to build a safety net to ensure the Food Pantry can continue to meet the growing needs of those in our community who would otherwise go hungry.

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Feb 10, 2011 - Jewish Chronicle: Raising Sensitivity

February marks Jewish Disability Awareness Month, and activities are occurring all around the community. JF&CS's special needs resource coordinator Linda Marino helps to get the word out and reminds us of JF&CS's year-round services to people with special needs.

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Nov 24, 2010 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Giving thanks: Newly arrived refugees share an American holiday

Two ideals -- a passage from the Torah that says "Justice, Justice you shall pursue" and the Hebrew phrase "tikkun olam," which means "repairing the world" -- drive the refugee resettlement work that Jewish Family & Children's Service has done here since 1937.

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Sep 21, 2010 - ABC News online Food Banks Cope With Families Who Have Fallen From Middle Class

As the demographics change, some food pantries are thinking up inventive ways to handle new clients who are hesitant about stepping into the organizations. The Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry employs an onsite social worker and expects to change its current system of divvying out pre-made bags of non-perishables and produce to clients.

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