Category Archives: Refugee Services

Outstanding volunteer receives Jefferson Award

Volunteer Jeff Herzog keeps a sign posted above his desk listing the eight degrees of giving according to Jewish principles. The eighth, and highest, principle written on his sign says: “To help another to become self-supporting by means of a … Continue reading

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You can help change the lives of refugees and immigrants in our region

We wish to thank so many of you for your generous offers to help new refugees coming to our country and region. Jewish Family & Children’s Service has been resettling refugees and supporting immigrants for decades in the Greater Pittsburgh … Continue reading

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JF&CS co-hosts a community conversation on refugees in Pittsburgh

On Thursday, February 25th from 7p.m. to 9 p.m., Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JF&CS), the Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation, the Holocaust Center and the Jewish Community Center will co-sponsor “Jewish Pittsburgh and the Refugee Crisis: A Community Conversation.” The program will be held … Continue reading

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Lost in translation

Imagine you speak limited English, but not enough to access public transportation, help your child at school or go to the doctor. Where do you turn? How do you get the help you need? Sang*, a 21-year-old refugee from Bhutan, … Continue reading

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Refugees in the News

Over the past few weeks, we have received many comments from community members expressing alarm, sadness and willingness to help relieve the desperate plight of Syrian and other refugees pouring into Europe. The United States has a proud history of … Continue reading

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JF&CS’s Career Development Center and Refugee and Immigration Services offer first-ever career fair for Pittsburgh’s refugee and immigrant jobseekers

Jewish Family & Children’s Service’s (JF&CS) Career Development Center (CDC), along with its Refugee and Immigrant Services Department will hold a career fair on Thursday, July 16th, tailored to refugee and immigrant jobseekers. The career fair will take place on … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh celebrates World Refugee Day this Friday!

Pittsburgh’s World Refugee Day celebration will be held this Friday, June 19th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Market Square in Downtown Pittsburgh. The family-friendly event is free and open to the public. World Refugee Day will feature local … Continue reading

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