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Preserving memories through Art – Jewish Community Center Pittsburgh

At first glance, the bench outside the JCC’s Robinson building may just look like a beautiful piece of art, but once you look a little closer it’s easy to see that it means so much more than that. More than twenty years ago, Partnership2Gether was created to bring together the communities of Pittsburgh, Karmiel/Misgav, Israel, and Warsaw, Poland through the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh. As community …

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Team Pittsburgh Shines at the 2023 JCC Maccabi Games and Access in Fort Lauderdale

Team Pittsburgh Shines at the 2023 JCC Maccabi Games and Access in Fort Lauderdale It’s not whether you won or lost, but how you played the game. That’s the true spirit of the JCC Maccabi Games and Access and a message echoed throughout the week by Team Pittsburgh’s coaches and staff. The JCC Maccabi Games are an Olympic-style sporting event for Jewish teens ages 12-16 …

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Welcome to our new President and CEO, Jason Kunzman!

As we celebrate JCC of Greater Pittsburgh's new President and CEO, Jason Kunzman, on his first day in his new role, we wanted to share his remarks from our 128th Annual Meeting that took place on August 31, 2023. We are so excited to see all that Jason accomplishes in his new role. One of the most interesting phrases in the Torah is found in Parshat Mishpatim …

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Introducing our new Associate Director of Early Childhood in the South Hills

The JCC of Greater Pittsburgh is excited to introduce our families and community to Cierra Bekich, our new Associate Director of Early Childhood in the South Hills! Born and raised in Naples, Florida, Cierra brings her expertise and years of experience in early childhood education to the JCC. Cierra holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Child and Youth Studies from Florida Gulf Coast University. With more than a …

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Introducing “JCC Pittsburgh” App!

We have moved to a NEW group exercise class reservations app - “JCC Pittsburgh" The JCC Pittsburgh App is available for you on the App Store or Google Play. How do I download the app? 1. Open the Google Play Store or Apple App Store on your mobile device. 2. Type in "JCC Pittsburgh" in the search bar. 3. Click the download button to install the app onto your device. 4. …

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Changes to JCC Musical Program

Big changes for the Musical program at the JCC! Because so many of our artistic high-school-aged teens wanted to be able to participate in their home school's Winter/Spring musicals, we are switching the Middle School and the High School Musicals. The High School Musical will now take place in the Fall and the Middle School Musical will take place in the Winter/early Spring. The show will have …

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Age Well During Older Americans Month

May is Older Americans Month! Every May, the Administration for Community Living leads the nation’s observance of Older Americans Month (OAM), to recognize the countless contributions that older adults make to our communities. Their time, experience, and talents enrich the lives of those around them. Our goal here at AgeWell at the JCC (the senior center within the JCC) is to provide engaging and enriching programming for …

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Passover 2023 – Bringing Pittsburghers Together with Loving Kindness and Matzah

This special interfaith and multicultural gathering presented highlights of Passover, a Jewish holiday where people come together once a year to reflect on achieving freedom and redemption. The featured speakers connected these time-honored traditions to the bridge-building we need to do in Pittsburgh with loving kindness, to counter antisemitism, racism, bias, and bigotry. Featured Speakers The Honorable Ed Gainey, Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh  Josiah Gilliam, …

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It’s all Fun and Learning at the Diller Teen Fellows’ annual Jewish Community Mifgash!

Our Israeli Diller cohort of 20 teens from Pittsburgh’s Partnership2Gether community of Karmiel and Misgav landed in Pittsburgh Friday for the  Diller Teen Fellows’ annual Jewish Community Mifgash (JCM). This is the first time JCM has happened in three years and we’re thrilled to host the Israeli Teen Fellows here in Pittsburgh for a 10-day, co-learning, partnership experience with 19 Pittsburgh Diller Fellows. A whirlwind …

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Incorporating Inclusion Across Our Camps and Children, Youth and Family Programs: The Journey Continues

The JCC of Greater Pittsburgh has a longstanding tradition of addressing the needs of those with physical and intellectual disabilities. This commitment has been explicitly demonstrated through our Merck Summer Therapeutic Inclusion Program for Children with High Functioning Autism (a partnership with UPMC and J&R Day Camp), the JCC’s Gesher program (formerly known as Teen Center) where individuals with disabilities actively participate in regular JCC …

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