Ben Gurion Society
Dani Rovenger
Ben Gurion Society Co-Chair
Jeffrey Parker
Ben Gurion Society Co-Chair

Why do you think it’s important to give to the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh?

It makes me happy to contribute to help the greater good of the Jewish community of Pittsburgh and to see all the amazing programs and support that are being offered.

Who’s your favorite Jewish actor/actress?

Adam Sandler.

If you could be any animal, what would it be and why?

A giraffe, so I could finally be tall.

Tanya Koul Strausbaugh
Ben Gurion Society Co-Chair

Why are you involved with Young Adult Division and the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh?

To engage in impactful programming and relaxing shabbat dinners and for the ability to meet creative, interesting people.

Have any special talents?

I can say the alphabet backwards.

Name three of your favorite movies?

  • The Big Lebowski
  • A Beautiful Mind
  • Stand & Deliver
Mauricio Feldman
Ben Gurion Society Co-Chair

Why are you involved with Young Adult Division and The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh?

I am involved because the role the Jewish Federation has in our community is critical. After having learned how it operates as the center and supporter of Jewish life in Pittsburgh, it became very important to me to become involved. Also because, being part of the community, I feel we should all play a role in it, and the Federation provides a great platform for this.

Who’s your favorite Jewish actor and actress?

Favorite actress: Melanie Laurent
Favorite actor: Larry David

Mineos or Aiellos pizza?

Neither, Fioris is the best. 🙂

Kira Sunshine
Ben Gurion Society Chair

Why are you involved with the Young Adult Division and the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh?

I’m involved with the Jewish Federation because it’s the backbone of the Jewish community. Without it we would not have the thriving community that we have.

What is your most memorable Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh event?

The Mega Mission to Israel with 300 of my favorite Pittsburghers!

Mineo’s or Aiello’s pizza?

Milky Way!

The Ben Gurion Society honors donors who give at least $1000 to the Jewish Federation’s Community Campaign. These donors will be listed in the annual Honor Roll and will receive invitations to special Ben Gurion Society programming. Society members may also receive special invitations to VIP meetings throughout the year. This program is supported by the Young Adult Division of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh.

Upcoming Ben Gurion Society Events


Upcoming Events

Feb 11

Ben Gurion Society Hockey Night with the Pittsburgh Penguins

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TBD
Mar 11

Ben Gurion Society Event

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TBD
Mar 18

Ben Gurion Society Event

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TBD
Mar 24

Ben Gurion Society Event

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TBD
May 13

Ben Gurion Society Q&A with Rabbi Danny Schiff

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TBD
Jun 03

Ben Gurion Society Exclusive Access to the Rauh Jewish Archives

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Senator John Heinz History Center
1212 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh PA

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