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Large delegation of Pittsburgh Jews tours Israel
ByGIL STERN STERN SHEFLER
June 21, 2012 09:53

Some 290 members of the Jewish community of Pittsburgh arrived in Israel on Tuesday for a nine-day tour of the country. The delegation, which will visit major metropolitan cities and small rural towns from the north of the country to the south, is large for the relatively small, by US standards, community from Pennsylvania.

"The Centennial Mega Mission is the largest community mission ever to go from Pittsburgh to Israel, and it represents the broad diversity of our community,” said Jeff Finkelstein, president and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh. “With special tracks for first-timers and families, and sub-track options for veteran Israel travelers to plan their own itineraries, we've created something that could appeal to anyone in our community. And it has.”

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