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RECENT EVENTS

Movies We Have To Talk About: Dear White People

Thu, Apr 11 - Apr 27 6:30 pm
Join with your Pittsburgh neighbors at the JCC for a Movie, Conversation & Snacks Dear White People Described by Vanity Fair as a sharp and very funny Netflix comedy that should be on everyone’s watch list, Dear White People follows several Black students at an Ivy League college as they navigate campus life and racial...
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Stand With Our Muslim Neighbors

Just as Esther stood up against the violence of her day, so too can we STAND UP with our Muslim Neighbors against violence. Many of you have reached out to ask how we can provide support to the local Muslim community after the horrendous shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday. Here are several are...
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Shine the Light with Social Justice Disco

Thu, Dec 14 7:00 pm
Phat Man Dee & Liz Berlin: Shine the Light with Social Justice Disco A musical collaboration with special guests: Pastor Deryck Tines and the Lemington Gospel Chorale Ezra Smith Christina Springer Johnny Creed Coe SunBear Coe Miguel Sague Jr. Presented by the JCC’s American Jewish Museum and Center for Loving Kindness and Civic Engagement Jewish Community...
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COMING EVENTS

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High Holidays of Hope – Rosh Hashanah

JCC of Greater Pittsburgh - Squirrel Hill
3-4:30 pm
Free and open to everyone For more information: Rabbi Ron Symons, 412-697-3235 Rosh Hashanah UPstanders Monday, September 30 • 3-4:30 PM Levinson Hall, JCC of Greater Pittsburgh 5738 Forbes Avenue, Squirrel Hill The piercing sound of the ancient shofar will inspire us to move from being bystanders to UPstanders. Engage in guided conversations with neighbors Circulate...
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Oct

09

High Holidays of Hope – Yom Kippur

JCC of Greater Pittsburgh - Squirrel Hill
3-4:30 pm
Free and open to everyone For more information: Rabbi Ron Symons, 412-697-3235 Yom Kippur: Forgiveness and Repentance Wednesday, October 9 • 3-4:30 PM JCC of Greater Pittsburgh – Katz Performing Arts Center 5738 Darlington Road, Squirrel Hill Gather on the holiest day of the year to explore the role that forgiveness and repentance have in our...
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Nov 10 – Nov

11

Antisemitism, Hate and Social Responsibility

Rodef Shalom Congregation, 4905 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
A CONFERENCE HOSTED BY CLASSROOMS WITHOUT BORDERS Geared to academia, educators, spiritual leaders and students Open to the community Featured Scholars and Presenters • Dr. Michael Berenbaum, Professor of Jewish Studies and Director of the Sigi Ziering Institute, American Jewish University, and former Director of the United States Holocaust Research Institute at the U.S. Holocaust...
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IN THE NEWS

Daniel Tabares Wins First Annual Loving Kindness Award

Daniel Tabares, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, was presented with the first Loving Kindness Award at the JCC's Annual Meeting. Read the featured article in his high school's The Eagle Eye newspaper.

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Project CommUNITY Town Hall, Parkland to Pittsburgh: Stronger Together

PITTSBURGH — How does a community survive a devastating tragedy? From Parkland, Florida, to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, tragedies are forcing neighborhoods to examine issues that divide and unite them. On April 9 at 8 p.m., WTAE Channel 4 presents A Project CommUNITY Town Hall, Parkland to Pittsburgh: Stronger Together, in partnership with the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh’s Center for Loving Kindness. Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 …

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“Rabbi talks anti-Semitism, rebounding from tragedy”

An interview with Rabbi Ron Symons

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We strengthen the fabric of the community by amplifying the long-held values of
Love your neighbor as yourself and Do not stand idle while your neighbor bleeds
as we redefine Neighbor from a Geographic Term to a Moral Concept.

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CENTER FOR LOVING KINDNESS BLOG

NEIGHBOR IS A MORAL CONCEPT!

As we turn the page on the calendar from Summer to Fall, from vacation to the academic year, from the old Jewish year 5779 to the new Jewish year 5780, the work of the Center for Loving Kindness are all the more relevant to the lives we lead in and around Pittsburgh.  Planned throughout 2016 and 2017 and launched on August 28, 2017, to commemorate …

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I Need Shabbat This Week

I need Shabbat this week because all I have heard is people talking over and through each other. I need Shabbat this week because all I have seen are images of children separated from their parents. I need Shabbat this week because all the values about family and human dignity I thought were foundational to our American way of life are being challenged. I need Shabbat this week …

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Shabbat is The First Labor Law

I was struck by this Samuel Rosenberg Image entitled 'Rest' in the spring when Melissa Hiller, Director of our American Jewish Museum, brought me to the Heinz History Center to see the exhibit "The Gift of Art". "For 100 years, the Friends of Art has purchased art to be given to the Pittsburgh Public Schools and enjoyed by tens of thousands of school children. Seeking to …

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Moral Compass

Elie Weisel taught us: One of the Just Men came to Sodom, determined to save its inhabitants from sin and punishment. Night and day he walked the streets and markets protesting against greed and theft, falsehood and indifference. In the beginning, people listened and smiled ironically. Then they stopped listening; he no longer even amused them. The killers went on killing, the wise kept silent, as …

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