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Western Pennsylvania Guardian of Israel Award Reception

September 11, 2016 6:00 pm

Congregation Beth Shalom
5915 Beacon Street, Pittsburgh, PA
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Meyer "Skip" Grinberg

With Guest Speaker
Yossi Kahana
Director, JNF Task Force on Disabilities

6:00 pm Heavy Hors d'oeuvres, Cocktails and Program

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RSVP online by September 1 or to 412.521.3200.

For more information, contact Jason Rose, Associate Executive Director, Midwest at

MEYER “SKIP” GRINBERG has been a community activist for over 30 years. A tireless advocate for the State of Israel, Grinberg has traveled to Israel over 20 times. Inspired by his parents, Allen and Edith Grinberg, he became active in the educational and sports institutions that his sons participated in, rising to prominence at the national and international level. Grinberg has served as Chairman of the Pittsburgh Delegation to the Maccabi Games and was General Chairman of the Pittsburgh-hosted Youth Games in 1989. He also chaired the Educational and Cultural Committee of the North American Maccabi’s Youth Games.

While serving on the Board of Community Day School, he helped to forge the merger of CDS with the Solomon Schechter Day School. Ultimately, Grinberg served as the first President of the combined school and as member of the National Solomon Schechter Day School Association. He was named Executive Director of the newly formed Jewish Education Institute merging three educational organizations.
Since 2006 he has worked actively with Partnership2Gether (P2G) a program that deepens the bond between the Pittsburgh Jewish Community and the Karmiel-Misgav region of Israel. He served as Chair of Regional Development and as Co-Chair of P2G from 2009-2012.

Grinberg is a member of the Board of Directors of Pittsburgh Three Rivers (P3R) Marathon, serving as President from 2012-2014. He currently chairs the P3R Run for a Reason Charity Program which has raised over $9 million for local charities. In 2014, along with his wife Mary, he chaired the annual fundraiser for the Animal Rescue League at Heinz Field. He is currently a Vice Chair of the Jewish Council of Public Affairs and co-chairs its Strategic Planning Committee. He is also a member of the Community Relations Council of Pittsburgh and served as chair from 2012-2015. Grinberg is an active supporter and fundraiser for the Melanoma Research Alliance and is a member of the Melanoma Action Coalition. He also serves as a member of the Pennsylvania Jewish Coalition, Chair of the Aging and Human Needs Commission, a member of the Board of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, and chairs the Pittsburgh Advisory Council of Repair the World. Grinberg is Vice President of the Jewish Assistance Fund and an active Board Member of the Bair Find Foundation, a national organization whose goal is to find missing children.

Grinberg has received numerous community service awards, including the Rogal Ruslander Leadership Award and the Latterman Volunteer Award from the JCC, the Ostrow Volunteer of the Year Award and the Sonya and Aaron Levinson Community Relations Award from the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, and the Community Day School Leadership Award. In 2013, The Jewish Sports Hall of Fame honored Grinberg with the Manny Gold Humanitarian Award. He has also received the Jefferson Award as an outstanding citizen of Pittsburgh. He has been listed in Who’s Who in America several times and has co-authored several Op-Ed articles in local and international publications.

Skip is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College, the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and received his M.B.A. from George Washington University. He served on active duty as a JAG Officer in the U.S. Coast Guard for five years and is currently associated with the Luttner Financial Group. Grinberg lives in Squirrel Hill with his wife Mary. He has three sons, David (married to Roslyn), Lee (married to Jennifer), and Benjy (married to Ellen) as well as four granddaughters, Ily, Shaya, Maya, and Alexandra.


Contact the Western PA Region:

Serving: Pittsburgh Area, State College, Erie and West Virginia

60 Revere Drive, Suite 725, Northbrook, IL 60062
[p] (412) 521-3200
[p2] (847) 656-8880
[f] (412) 521-3420

Jason Rose, Associate Executive Director, Midwest 


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