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The Centennial Fund for a Jewish Future

  • CFJF News: October 2014

    November 4, 2014

    Your Centennial Fund News for October 2014

  • Centennial Fund for a Jewish Future: Philip Chosky Fund Makes an Impact

    March 11, 2014

    A $1 million commitment has been made by the Philip Chosky Charitable Foundation to the Centennial Fund for a Jewish Future, in support of the Counselor in Training (CIT) program of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh's Emma Kaufmann Camp (EKC). The largest program-directed endowment in the history of the JCC, the pledge from the Chosky Foundation creates an endowment that will support the CIT program for generations to come.

  • CFJF Newsletter, December 2013

    December 10, 2013
  • CFJF Newsletter, October 2013

    October 15, 2013
  • CFJF Newsletter, February 2012

    July 11, 2012
  • Jewish Campers are Happy Campers

    March 30, 2012

    Holly Rudoy takes an in-depth look at Jewish camping and the numerous options for Pittsburgh parents interested in a meaningful camp experience for their children. Read the article in J Magazine right in your browser!

  • CFJF Newsletter, October 2011

    October 28, 2011

    The Centennial Fund for a Jewish Future is the most significant philanthropic undertaking in Pittsburgh's Jewish history, providing immediate and ongoing funding to make quality Jewish learning and experiences available to everyone. Click Here to view our Quarterly Update on how we are creating impact in the community!

  • Post Gazette Front Page Exclusive: Connecting youth to a Jewish life

    September 28, 2011

    As the Jewish community enters the year 5772, it does so with hopes for a good year for renewal through an ambitious outreach program

    Meredith Cawley spent most of her 12 years disconnected from her Jewish heritage. But as Rosh Hashana begins tonight, she will celebrate the Jewish New Year as a member of a Reform synagogue and a seventh-grader at Community Day School, a Jewish K-8 in Squirrel Hill.

    It happened because a new local endowment, the Centennial Fund for a Jewish Future, gave a scholarship for her to attend a Jewish camp and then paid for her first year at day school.

    "Every time I attend services here in the morning, I think about how lucky I am that this was able to happen," Meredith said......

  • Pittsburgh Jewish Early Childhood Education Initiative

    September 2, 2011

    The Centennial Fund for a Jewish Future in partnership with the Agency for Jewish Learning (AJL) recently sponsored the first of two back-to-school in-services for Jewish early childhood professionals. Both in-services are entitled, Energizing the Imagination and Potential of Early Childhood Professionals: the Reggio Emilia Approach and will help to frame the work this year with the Pittsburgh Jewish Early Childhood Education Initiative (JECEI) Pilot.

  • Pittsburgh to Israel Via Birthright: Reinforcing Jewish Identity through the CFJF

    July 5, 2011

    The numbers don't lie…travel to Israel fortifies young Jews and, by extension, the Jewish community. This year, the Centennial Fund for a Jewish Future helped send more than 70 young adults from Pittsburgh on Birthright, offering them an unforgettable trip to Israel and an opportunity to strengthen their Jewish identity.

  • Centennial Fund Reaches to Israel – and Back

    July 5, 2011

    This summer, thanks to the Centennial Fund for a Jewish Future, 48 teens traveled through Israel on an expedition to hone their leadership skills and coalesce as a group. The result: Better camp counselors and stronger Jewish ties.

  • More than 200 people joined us to honor the Founders of the Centennial Fund for a Jewish Future

    May 17, 2011

    Click here to view photos from the event

  • Pittsburgh Centennial Fund Exceeds Initial Goals

    May 12, 2011
  • Centennial Fund for a Jewish Future Exceeds Initial Goals; Funds Already Making an Impact as Campaign Enters Community Phase

    May 5, 2011

    With more than $14 million in commitments to date, the Centennial Fund for a Jewish Future (CFJF) has exceeded its initial goal of raising $12 million in 12 months and already is funding initiatives that promote Jewish continuity in the Pittsburgh region, campaign leaders announced today at its first event to launch the Fund’s Community Phase.

  • Campaign to strengthen Jewish identity tops $14 million

    May 3, 2011

    The first phase of a campaign to strengthen the Jewish identity of local residents whose cultural ties have waned has raised more than $14 million.