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Farrell Rubenstein, one of JHF’s architects, honored

On August 26, JHF trustees paid tribute to former Jewish Healthcare Foundation Board Chair Farrell Rubenstein for his roles both in creating the foundation as a legacy organization to Montefiore Hospital, and for his strong leadership ...
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JHF Trustee Profile: Steve Irwin, equity partner at Leech Tishman

Steven D. Irwin, J.D., equity partner at Leech Tishman, is a Trustee of Jewish Healthcare Foundation, and Co-Chair of the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative. He has served on numerous other civic and nonprofit boards. Current servic...
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JHF Trustee Profile: Debra L. Caplan, Executive-in-Residence of the Forbes Funds, President of HobartHumphrey LLC

Debra L. Caplan has never shied away from a challenge. Throughout her working life, she has jumped enthusiastically into new situations, putting in long days and nights, and learning by doing. The reward has been a fulfilling career st...
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JHF Trustee Profile: Dick Simon, Life Trustee

"To serve on a charitable board… if you can't give money, be able to get it." Dick Simon, 98 years young, is the longest-serving trustee of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and Montefiore Hospital, with more than 65 years of combined s...
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JHF Trustee Jeffrey Finkelstein to Carry Torch at Israeli Independence Day Ceremony

JHF Trustee Jeffrey Finkelstein, president and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, will be among the 12 torchbearers at the 71st Israeli Independence Day ceremony on May 8 on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem. Honored for his wo...
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JHF Trustee Douglas Kress and Sue Berman Kress Honored by Hillel

Douglas Kress, MD, along with his wife Sue Berman Kress, PhD, were the 2019 Honorees at Hillel's Campus Superstar event on April 14. At the annual singing competition, Hillel honors people for their commitment, dedication, and support ...
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JHF Trustee Profile: David Ehrenwerth, Board Chair, Jewish Healthcare Foundation

'I am probably a bit more meat and potatoes than some' When David Ehrenwerth became JHF board chair in 2018, there was no need for an orientation session. He was present at the creation of the Foundation in 1990. As a board member of M...
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JHF Vice Chair Debra Caplan Receives 'Women of Influence' Award

Debra Caplan, MPA, vice chair of JHF's Board of Trustees, was selected as one of the region's Women of Influence by the Pittsburgh Business Times. She received the award at a ceremony at the Westin Convention Center Hotel on March 20. ...
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Ten New Board Members Join Foundation in 2019

The Foundation welcomed 10 new board members in January. They represent the fields of medicine, business, finance, academia, and workforce development. There are seven new Jewish Healthcare Foundation trustees, serving for three-year t...
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JHF Trustee Steve Irwin Accompanies Mayor Bill Peduto on Israel Visit

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto traveled to Israel in late February for the 33 rd International Mayors Conference, organized by the American Jewish Congress. JHF Trustee Steve Irwin, JD, joined the mayor in both Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. &n...
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JHF Retreat Envisions a New Era of Activist Healthcare Boards

While the U.S. health system performs miraculous acts of healing, it also commits serious acts of harm. Each year in the U.S., between 250,000 to 440,000 people die due to preventable medical error. An estimated 40% of healthcare spend...
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Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Moe Coleman

The staff and Board leadership at the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) salute the memory of Moe Coleman .  Moe, a former JHF Board member and Director Emeritus of the Institute of Politics of the University of Pittsburgh and Pro...
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