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Israel and Overseas

Israel & Overseas

Federation is committed to ensuring that community members have a personal connection to Israel and a shared sense of Jewish peoplehood, both locally and globally. In addition, Federation is committed to addressing the social service needs of impoverished Jews around the world.

The Israel & Overseas Commission seeks to join with other communities through the Federated system to support shared goals relating to Israel and overseas needs through core funding to two international organizations: the Jewish Agency for Israel and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. IWJ Commission makes the funding recommendations for the Partnership2Gether Program (formerly Partnership 2000), self-directed overseas grants, and Israel scholarship programs.

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Visit Israel

Learn about teen and young adult travel to Israel — trips, scholarships, savings opportunities, and more.

Onward Israel 2016 Tel Aviv Internships just announced! Click here for more.

Download the Scholarships Flyer or click here for more information.

Download the Passport to Israel Savings Program flyer or click here for more information.

Upcoming Israel & Overseas Events

Israel Scholarships

Israel Scholarship Group Interviews
March 13 • April 13 • April 26
Applying for a scholarship to Israel? All scholarship applicants are required to attend a group interview. The goal of the session is for the applicants and their parents to learn about the work of the Jewish Federation, share their expectations for the trip and ask any questions.

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Israel Story

Israel Story
Live multi-media performance
April 27, 7:00 PM

Israel Story is an Israeli radio broadcast, inspired by THIS AMERICAN LIFE, that shares stories about Israel and its diversity and culture based on interviews of everyday Israelis from all walks of life.

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Yom HaZikaron

Yom HaZikaron Israel's Memorial Day Service
Aril 30, 8:00 PM

Honoring soldiers who gave their lives in the defense of the State of Israel and victims of terrorist attacks. Hosted by the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh. Admission is FREE. No registration required.

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Yom Haatzmaut

Community-wide Celebration for Yom Ha'atzmaut
Israel's 69th Independence Day
May 2, 4:00 - 6:30 PM

Play, Dance, Sing, Eat and Celebrate from 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm. Admission is FREE. No registration required. In case of rain, all activities will be held inside CDS gym.

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Matisyahu Live and Acoustic
Celebrating Yom Ha'atzmaut
May 2, 6:30 PM

The festivities continue into the night with a live, acoustic concert with Matisyahu! In case of rain, concert will be held in theAllderdice Auditorium. Admission is FREE. To guarantee admission in case of rain, register online.

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Onward Israel

Onward Israel Summer Program
June 7 - August 2
Take part in an immersive 8-week internship program in exciting Tel Aviv. Experience Israeli culture and learn about issues facing Israeli society while working in one of a wide range of fields.

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Israel and Overseas

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