FAMILIES

Adventures Together

Events for families range from Shabbat and holiday celebrations to kayak nights, cookouts, open house fun during the South Hills’ annual birthday party and special pool-centric events at the Family Park in Monroeville every summer.

Highlights in Squirrel Hill include Kef (fun) Weekends several times a year with Got Shabbat events on Saturdays and Family Shabbat Dinners on Fridays, the annual Snyder Family Purim Carnival, and July 4 cookouts at the Family Park.

In the South Hills, families look forward to the annual South Hills Birthday Bash, Fall Open House and community-wide Purim carnival.

Coming Events for Families

Community Yom Ha’azmaut

Thursday, May 12, 2016 | 4-9 PM

Squirrel Hill JCC
5738 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

The Yom Ha’atzmaut celebration in Squirrel Hill offers a one-stop Israeli experience in Pittsburgh at the JCC throughout the afternoon and evening, with many events and activities for all ages

ONGOING

4-6 PM
Petting Zoo
On the lawn in front of the Robinson Building

4-7:30 PM
Family Activities
Carnival games, floor-map activities, bounce house, obstacle course, face painting, balloon twisting, games, cookie decorating, and creative crafts
In the gymnasium

4-8 PM
Shuk (Food Court)
In Palm Court, delicious food for purchase

4-5 and 6-7 PM
Storyteller Peninnah Schram
Levinson Hall

5-5:30 and 7-7:30 PM
Performances by Karmei-Machol Dance Troupe,
a young-adult group
Levinson Hall
5:30-6:30 and 7-8 PM
Artists Workshop
Daniela Shacham Sarig

Hillel Room, Room 313
Join Israeli artist Daniela Shacham Sarig in a session that will unleash your inner artist. Registration required; a fee may apply, to cover the cost of materials.
5:30-6:45 and 7-8:15 PM
Cooking demos by Chef Carmit Elkayam

Goldstein Lounge, Room 202

Chef Carmit Elkayam — a cookbook author from Pittsburgh’s Partnership Region, Misgav — specializes in combining dishes from Israel’s diverse culinary traditions to maximize nutrition. She competed on “Mischakei Hachef,” Israeli TV’s chef face-off.
5:30-6:15 PM
Family concert by Josh and the Jamtones
Co-sponsored by PJ Library and Shalom Pittsburgh

Katz Theater
No registration required.
Questions? Contact Lauren Bartholomae at 412-339-5417 or [email protected]

 

CONTACT US

Meredith Brown

Squirrel Hill Program Development Coordinator, Children, Youth and Family Division
412-697-3520

Ann Haalman

South Hills Children and Family Program Director
412-278-1782


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