Shabbat Evening Service—A Celebration of Philanthropy: The Mitzvah of Tzedakah

Every Shabbat is a time of celebration, but we'll take this time for a special celebration to honor Open Doors Award Honoree Eva Tansky Blum. 

Temple Sinai’s mission is to provide a welcoming and caring spiritual community for all those who wish to enter. The OPEN DOORS AWARD has been created to recognize those who have dedicated themselves to advancing this mission.

Tzedakah is equal to all the other commandments combined. - Bava Bathra

About Eva Blum

Eva Tansky Blum is the retired executive vice president and director of Community Affairs for PNC Bank. She also served as chairwoman and president of The PNC Foundation.

Eva worked with PNC’s businesses and regional presidents in establishing the strategy to position PNC as a leader in the community. She directed the company’s philanthropic programs, including PNC Grow Up Great, a $350 million, multi-year, bilingual initiative that began in 2004 to support quality early childhood education.

She joined PNC’s Legal division in 1977, became vice president in 1986, and was elected senior vice president and chief compliance counsel in 1990. Eva served as senior vice president and deputy general counsel/director of Regulatory Affairs for PNC, and as senior vice president and director, Comprehensive Risk Management and Compliance. Eva was named to her latest position in July 2002 before being promoted to executive vice president in February 2013.

Eva is Director Emerita and past-president of the Pitt Alumni Association. She co-chaired Pitt’s historic, record-breaking $2 billion capital campaign.

Debra Caplan and David Levenson Co-Chairs
Host Committee (as of 4/9/19)

Ronna and Dan Askin
Jan and Drew Barkley
Diane Berman
Carol and Gary Cozen
Janice and Marvin Dash
Leslie C. Davis
Nancy Gale and David Duggins
Jessica Levenson Durst and Evan Durst
Judith and David Ehrenwerth
Hannah and Will Entrekin
Karen and Pat Gallagher
Renee Ramo and Arthur Goldberg
Cynthia Ingram
JFS Wealth Advisors
Nancy and David Johnson
Kristin and Richard Kalson
Ellen and Robert Katzen
Eileen and Nicholas Lane
Lynn and Dale Lazar
Paul Lebovitz and Marc Caldone
Jill and Philip Lehman
Joshua Levenson
Sissy and Bill Lieberman
Kathleen and Marc Lipsitz
Littles of Pittsburgh
Louise and Michael Malakoff
Marsha and Bernard Marcus
Violet Marcus
Ellen Mazo
Sally and Will McCrady
Tom Michael and Larrimor's
Elliott Oshry
Rae-Gayle and Mitchell Pakler
Rita and David Pollock
Regency Transportation and Tom Miller
Ruth and Marvin Reidbord
Rachael and Bruce Rosen
Mayda and Barry Roth
James Rudolph
Arlene and Steven Sablowsky
​Brian Schreiber and the JCC of Greater Pittsburgh
Carolyn and Frank Schwarz
Barbara and Edwin Siegel
Pat and Alan Siger
Evelyn and Bill Wedner
Phyllis and Joseph Weinkle
Sandi and Jack Welch
Norman Wolmark

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