In the mid-nineteen eighties, the Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh assembled a task force to look at unmet needs of people with disabilities in the city’s Jewish community. Perhaps the most glaring unmet need to emerge from that study was for housing and support services for adults living with mental illness or with intellectual disabilities. Read More >

Despite the steady growth of JRS over the last two decades, the agency’s board of directors is acutely aware of unmet needs in the community. A recently completed agency Strategic Plan highlighted three problems:• Extremely limited accessible and affordable housing in Squirrel Hill
• A very successful psychiatric rehabilitation program, the Howard Levin Clubhouse,
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What's New
Annual Meeting
JRS 2015 Annual Meeting
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
JCC- Levinson Hall
7:00 Registration and Dessert Reception
7:30 Program
Guest Speaker: Matthew Keller
“Building an Inclusive Community”

Special Remembrance of Sally Levin
Meeting Co-Chairs: Lorrie Rabin – Stacey Diaz
RSVP: 412-325-0039 or by email to
Suggested Donation $5.00 at the door or you can donate online here