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Famiily Ties

We are currently accepting applications for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Family Application | Student Application

About Family Ties...

This program connects Jewish college students with members of the Pittsburgh Jewish community, aspiring to create a special family experience for all participants.

Calling All College Students

Whether you are a freshman or an upperclassman, observant or secular, male or female - each student will have the opportunity to form a lasting connection with a local Jewish family while away from his/her own family.

Calling All Local Jewish Families!

The program is great for all types of families! Whether you have young children or teens and are looking for a role model, or are empty-nesters looking to give back, each family will find added fulfillment in different ways.

Program Details...


Connect with your Pittsburgh family or student about once a month. Activities can include Jewish gatherings such as Shabbat and holiday meals, or sporting events and shopping trips, or even just relaxing together on a Sunday afternoon.

Matching Process:

Each student and family will be matched on an individualized basis to ensure that both the student and family are comfortable with the match, and have common interests. We will make every effort to make as many appropriate matches as possible. Applications will be chosen on a first come, first served basis.

How to Participate...

  • Fill out an on-line application
  • Matches will be made on a rolling bases, as both student and family applications are submitted
  • Once a match has been made both the students and family will be notified of the match and how to get in touch with each other

Contact Information

Hillel JUC
[email protected]
412-621-8875 x 110

4607 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Deadlines and Dates for Academic Year 2014-2015

  • Family Applications are due by Wednesday, September 10, 2014. Families will be notified through email on Friday, September 12, 2012.
  • The Kick-Off Party will be on September 14, 2012 at 4:00pm at the Hillel JUC.

About the Hillel JUC

The Edward and Rose Berman Hillel Jewish University Center (Hillel JUC) is the focal point for Jewish campus life in Pittsburgh; serving approximately 5,500 Jewish University students and young professionals in Oakland. Through our pluralistic approach, we endeavor to engage Jewish students of all backgrounds, forming a "community of communities" that offers a variety of options for expressing Jewish identity.


Family Application | Student Application