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JPro Pittsburgh helps people who work in the Jewish nonprofit sector to build their skills, advance their careers, and amplify their ability to contribute to community vitality.

About Us

JPro Pittsburgh is a local affiliate of JPro.

We aspire to create a learning community where the unique contributions of every employee from within the Jewish nonprofit sector are valued. We strive to empower all members of our community to grow and develop as professionals, regardless of their background, experience, or job title. Through collaboration, support, and a relentless pursuit of professional excellence, we will provide the resources everyone needs to reach their full potential.

Upcoming Programs

Professional Development Workshop: Learn to Unleash the Power of Belonging

Join JPro at our kick-off event for an experiential professional development workshop on the Culture of Belonging framework that has transformed so many Jewish agencies in the SF Bay Area and beyond, led by Wendy Verba, founder of Belonging by Design. Learn the mindset, strategies and tools that can allow the most junior and most senior team members alike to "operationalize" belonging in your workplace, from transforming meetings and events, to creating structures for you and your colleagues to strengthen relationships, take care of each other, and contribute their unique gifts and talents.

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

3:00 - 5:00pm Professional Development Training

5:00 - 6:00pm Mocktails and Cake Pops in the Sukkah!

JCC Squirrel Hill, Levinson Hall & Patio

Facilitator: Wendy Verba, Founder and Principal, Belonging by Design

For more info and to register, see

Playing Your Part in Building a Trauma Informed Workplace


Description details forthcoming.


Thursday, November 16, 2023

Edward and Rose Berman Hillel Jewish University Center

4607 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Maggie Feinstein, Director, 10.27 Healing Partnership

Kari Exler, Assistant Director, Edward and Rose Berman Hillel Jewish University Center

Professional Development Workshop: Budgeting for Success

Budgets are a reflection of organizational values, goals and priorities. This one-time workshop is designed to demystify the budget process and empower anyone to confidently navigate and leverage it as a strategic tool to reach your individual, team and organizational goals. Elevate your career and enhance your impact by learning essential budgeting lessons from this group of seasoned experts. 


This workshop is for professionals of all backgrounds and career stages, catering particularly to those who participate in or lead budgeting processes with little formal budget training, and those looking to enhance their budgeting skills.

Tuesday, December 12th

12-1:30 pm

Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh 15217


Instructors include: 

Drew Barkley, Executive Director, Temple SInai

Josh Donner, Executive Director, Shapira Foundation

Jenny Kaplan, Director of Finance, Jewish Federation

Joshua Klein, Regional Manager, big Burrito Restaurant Group

For more info and to register, see

Professional Development Workshop: Planning a Great Event

The venue, the food, the theme, décor, atmosphere—all of this and more goes into planning a great event. Learn from two experts, Karley Parker, events manager for the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, and Ateret Cope, Karley’s predecessor. Both have extensive experience creating events both large and small

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Time and Location TBD


Karley Parker, Events Manager, Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

Karley moved to Pittsburgh from Utah and got her start in events as a florist and now has nearly 10 years of planning experience in weddings, corporate, educational, and non-profit events

Ateret Cope, Finance & Operations Manager, Sacred Spaces

Ateret returned her professional focus to the Jewish community after 10 years managing and coordinating events, venues and festivals for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, including The Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, Highmark First Night, Light Up Night, and the Pittsburgh Jazz Festival.

Everything I Ever Needed to Know About Effective Teams I Learned from an Early Learning Center

Effective teams are the backbone of a successful organization. They drive innovation, collaboration, and productivity, leading to better outcomes for both the company and its employees. But building an effective team can be challenging and complex, forcing an organization to face issues in communication, trust, employee morale and more. Through a very intentional and transparent process, the JCC’s early childhood development center has used the Reggio Emelia Approach and the Sheva Lenses as guideposts for creating and supporting a team of educators who collaborate cohesively to achieve common goals and deliver high-quality results. Please join us to learn how these principles from early childhood can help your team become stronger and more successful in driving the organization’s overall success.

Thursday, February 15th

12 - 1 pm

JCC of Greater Pittsburgh Second Floor (in the Robinson Building)

This workshop is for professionals of all backgrounds and career stages, catering particularly to individuals who lead and participate in teams.

Instructors include:

Liza Baron, Early Childhood Director, JCC of Greater Pittsburgh

Jason Kunzman, President & CEO, JCC of Greater Pittsburgh

For more info and to register, see

Previous Events

Building Your Professional Persona Part 2

How can you build a practice of innovation or strategic focus? How do you “get out of your own way?” How can you build a self-culture of risk-taking? How do you give yourself permission to fail? Explore these questions and more with local expert Brian Schreiber, Pittsburgh’s JCC President & CEO.

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

11:30 - 1:00pm

JCC Squirrel Hill, Room 310

This event occurred in the past.

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