Jewish Assistance Fund

Help Jewish Families in Western PA

The Jewish Assistance Fund (JAF) assists Jewish families in Western Pennsylvania who need financial help for food, clothing, housing, utilities, transportation and medical bills.

Founded in 1985, the mission of the JAF is to provide immediate financial assistance,without expectation of repayment, to those in need of emergency support for immediate necessities.

The JAF fulfills a major need in the Pittsburgh Jewish Community that is not duplicated by any other agency.
Please click on this link to make a donation or for more information on JAF,

Questions?

Please email Chris Benton with any questions.

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