The New Americans Resettlement Committee coordinated volunteer efforts to support the hundreds of Jewish immigrants from the Soviet Union who resettled in the Pittsburgh area in the late 1970s and 1980s. The United Jewish Federation created the committee in 1979. Dean Hirschfield served as its first chair, followed by Louise Silk. The New Americans Resettlement Committee matched volunteers with specific needs at various resettlement agencies throughout the community, especially the Jewish Community Center and Jewish Family and Childrens Service. The committee also oversaw the publication of a special section of the Jewish Chronicle, written by and for Soviet Jews.