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The Y-IKC Legacy Circle was created to recognize individuals who have included the JCC in their estate plans. More importantly, it enables members to demonstrate the value of the JCC in their lives and secure its future in the community.
Our next Big Night, will be held March 8, 2014, at the JCC in Squirrel Hill. For more information on Big Night 2014, please click here.
If you would like to discuss sponsorship opportunities, or would like to donate please contact Cathy Samuels, 412-521-8011 x165.
The Robert E. Storch EKC Endowment Fund was created in his memory by his daughter, Sara Storch Braz, to provide scholarships for children to attend Emma Kaufmann Camp in Morgantown, West Virginia. Summer camp at Camp Lakota was incredibly important to Mr. Storch and like him, Sara became a veteran camper. Sara is encouraging her friends and family to make donations to the fund in memory of her dad who would have been 65 on March 16. To donate, you may either print and complete the DONATE form and mail your gift to the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, 5738 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217 or contact Andrea Matz, Development Specialist, at (412) 521-8011 x232.
The family of Reuben Mitrani has established a fund in loving memory to support Emma Kaufmann Camp. A student at Colorado College, Reuben was studying in Geneva, Switzerland. Captivating friends and family with his poise, good humor and strong leadership ability, he was an integral part of the EKC family. Moving from camper to staff, Reuben was a friendly face who was all things to all people in his role as a counselor in Kineret, Halutzim and Teens, along with a Teen Challenge Captain and Maccabi Color War captain. In his lifetime, he was a “gitta n’shumah/good soul” to all who knew him. To donate in memory of Reuben, contact Andrea Matz, Development Specialist, at (412) 521-8011 x232. Contributions may be mailed to the Reuben Mitrani Memorial Fund for Emma Kaufmann Camp at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, 5738 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217.
In memory of Rita Martin Green and the late Irving M. Green, beloved parents of Cathy and Michael Samuels, Jonathan Green and Deborah King; grandparents of Aliza, Ben, Emma, Rachel and Zachary. Rita was a printmaker and painter and long-time member of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, and had a number of one-woman shows in the Pittsburgh area. Contributions may be mailed to the Irving and Rita Green Memorial Fund at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, 5738 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217, or contact Andrea Matz, 412-521-8011 x232.
The Samuel Blaufeld Memorial Fund --
Benefiting Emma Kaufmann Camp Capital Improvements
A fund to support capital improvements at Emma Kaufmann Camp will be established in memory of Samuel (Sandy) Blaufeld. Donations in memory of Mr. Blaufeld will support continuing new physical projects at EKC. Donate
Gary Kress Memorial Endowment Fund
The family of Essie Shore has requested that gifts in her memory be donated to the Gary L. Kress Fund. Established in memory of her son, the fund supports technology improvements at the JCC. Donate
Jack Morris Endowment Fund for JCC Aquatics
Called the “Zen Master of the pool” and the “Mister Rogers of the water,” Jack Morris’s career as swimming coach and instructor spanned more than six decades at the Young Men and Women’s Hebrew Association, the JCC, and many other public and private pools. He was well-known for his love of swimming and for teaching thousands of people of all ages how to swim. Donate
Ricky Lebovitz EKC Scholarship Endowment Fund
The Ricky Lebovitz Scholarship Endowment Fund, which provides scholarships to help children attend Emma Kaufmann Camp, was established by his wife, Karen, his brother, Jim, and his mother, June, to honor his memory. Ricky loved EKC from the time he was old enough to go. Created in 1999, the fund in memory of Ricky has already helped dozens of children have an EKC experience. Donate
The Claire and Vern Reingold EKC Scholarship Fund
Formerly the Claire and Vern Reingold Forever Young Fund. Claire and the late Vern Reingold were actively involved with the Emma Kaufmann Camp for more than 40 years. Claire served as head nurse for many years and Vern produced innumerable projects, many of which are an integral part of EKC lore including the Gazebo, the Kissing Bridge, the podium for the Torah, the Windmill, birdhouses, many benches and the Stars of David on trees around camp. Donate
American Jewish Museum
Clubhouse After-School Program
Emma Kaufmann Camp
South Hills Day Camps