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May 16, 2021
7:30 PM
A Time To Remember: A Shavuot Yizkor for All of Us May 16, 7:30 PM JCC Facebook Live Sponsored by the JCC Center for Loving Kindness and 10.27 Healing Partnership As Jewish custom invites us to remember those who came before us by lighting a Yizkor (Memorial) Candle as the holiday of Shavuot approaches, we invite you to light this candle...
Apr 29, 2021
7:30 -9 pm
Turkish Cultural Center Pittsburgh would like to cordially invite you to an Outdoor Ramadan Interfaith Iftar Dinner with a limited guest invitation. Iftar Dinner Topic: “Mitigating hate crimes in a global village.” When: Thursday April 29, 7:30 -9 pm Where: Turkish Cultural Center Pittsburgh Building, 1459 Crane Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15220 Program: 7:45 -8:15 pm:...
Apr 19, 2021
7-9 pm
            Skills for Bridging the Divide A special invitation for our neighbors in Pittsburgh and SWPA Monday, April 19, 2021, 7- 9 pm Via Zoom – Register HERE Our country has become increasingly polarized over political issues recently. This FREE workshop will teach you strategies for both listening and speaking...
Apr 6, 2021
12-1 pm
We Pittsburghers take pride in living in the “city that reinvented itself.” Gone are the days of “Smoky City,” where street lights had to be turned on at noon. Now it’s a city defined by its service sector, high-tech and start-ups and ­it’s a university town with world-class healthcare. It is one of the “Best...
Apr 2, 2021
5-5:45 pm
The past year has been filled with many types of losses: life, work, finances, learning, innocence, autonomy… As Passover draws to a close, we will gather in this contemporary opportunity to be reminded of our losses this year and to remember our loved ones who died in years past.  You are welcome to light your...
Mar 26, 2021
5-6 pm
  A window into Jewish culture – A mirror reflecting Sikhism, Christianity, Islam and so much more Friday, March 26, 5 – 6 PM EDT Join Rabbi Ron Symons and Melissa Hiller with their guests for a brief dinner party with our special guests: Valarie Kaur, Author – See No Stranger; Founder, The Revolutionary Love...
Feb 11, 2021
7 pm
Excerpts We Should Read, Talk About and Act On: Important Passages To Guide Us On Being Antiracist. We’ll be exploring key ideas from Debby Irving’s Waking Up White And Finding Myself in the Story of Race Thursday, February 11, 7 pm We will share the excerpts on-screen during our conversation. There is no requirement to read...
Jan 14, 2021
7 pm
Excerpts We Should Read, Talk About and Act On: Important Passages To Guide Us On Being Antiracist. We’ll be exploring key ideas from Ibram X. Kendi’s How To Be An Antiracist. Thursday, January 14, 7pm We will share the excerpts on-screen during our conversation. There is no requirement to read the book beforehand and no...
Dec 17, 2020
7-8 pm
December 17 7-8 pm on Zoom A celebration of Pittsburgh’s diversity presented by JCC PGH Center for Loving Kindness, Christian Associates of Southwest PA, and the Frick Pittsburgh. A demonstration of holiday lighting rituals will be followed by a roundtable discussion, led by Rabbi Ron Symons and Rev. Liddy Barlow. Including Tracy Baton, Pittsburgh Mennonite...
Dec 10, 2020
7-8 pm
Let’s do more antiracism work together. Join us as we explore our roles in dismantling oppressive systems. Excerpts We Should Read, Talk About and Act On: Important Passages To Guide Us On Being Antiracist Thursday, December 10, 7-8 pm on Zoom A conversation series exploring ideas from leading authors for building a more equal and...
Dec 9, 2020
7-8:15 pm
A Virtual Program presented by Mt. Lebanon Public Library Rabbi Ron Symons and Melissa Hiller from the JCC’s Center for Loving Kindness guide a conversation around the story behind Chanukah’s festival of lights and the holiday’s customs and traditions. Their conversation also connects Chanukah to social justice values and standing up for neighbors. Rabbi Ron...
Oct 8, 2020
7-8:30 pm
How they divide us and preserve unjust systems. How can we undo them right here in Pittsburgh? Three 90-minute Zoom Conversations for members of the community Thursdays, October 8, 15 and 22; 7-8:30 PM Facilitator: Jane Schuchert Walsh, PhD, Clarion University Hosts: JCC PGH Center for Loving Kindness and Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition Talk about...
Sep 28, 2020
3-4 pm
As we enter the Jewish High Holiday season, we express our heartfelt hopes for a year of health and wellness, moral courage and justice for all of our neighbors. Join us online for this special opportunity: A Yom Kippur Reawakening about Dismantling Anti-Semitism and Racism: From Charlottesville to Pittsburgh Monday, September 28 3-4 PM Register:...
Aug 26, 2020
It is time to stand UP as a citizen and a resident! For years, the JCC has served as a polling place for voting.  As we saw in the most recent primary and are anticipating in the upcoming election, the voting systems we have come to know over the years are changing.  That is why our Center...
Aug 25 – Nov 3, 2020
For years, the JCC has served as a polling place for voting.  As we saw in the most recent primary and are anticipating in the upcoming election, the voting systems we have come to know over the years are changing.  That is why our Center for Loving Kindness-JCC of Greater Pittsburgh is joining with an...
Jul 16 – Aug 31, 2020
You can be an UPstander by being a Contact Tracer. This is LIFE SUSTAINING WORK Project UPstander activates community members to provide acknowledgement, understanding and support for neighbors facing challenges as a result of one-time and/or on-going hateful acts, natural disasters, violence or intolerance that threaten the integrity of the community. While our natural inclination...
Jul 8, 2020
JCC Center for Loving Kindness Launches New Campaign: Connecting Communities “We are living through both a medical pandemic and a moral pandemic. CFLK’s Connecting Communities Campaign offers on line and in person opportunities to get involved.” -Rabbi Ron Symons Director, JCC Center For Loving Kindness Connecting Communities in Conversations  Coming Soon to CFLK Facebook Watch...
Jun 4, 2020
9:45 am-1 pm
Stand UP with our neighbors in Wilkinsburg through the JCC’s Center for Loving Kindness Please join us in Wilkinsburg’s neighborhood improvement projects: Thursday, June 4, 2020 10 AM– 1 PM Please arrive by 9:45 AM Meet at The Christian Church of Wilkinsburg Park in the lot next to the Church 748 Wallace Ave, Pittsburgh, PA...
Jun 4, 2020
7 PM
What is your role and responsibility in this moment? Join The Second Floor, the Center for Loving Kindness, and Repair The World Pittsburgh for an open dialogue and conversation around racial justice with Julie Mallis, Program Director of Repair the World Pittsburgh. No RSVP required. Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/91834271398
May 31, 2020
Please read: A Message from the Center for Loving Kindness
Mar 30 – Apr 16, 2020
11-11:20 am
End of Passover Snack with Sheli Thursday, April 16, 4-4:20 PM     Watch on Facebook Live As we get ready to put away our matzah for another year, Sheli the Puppet and Rabbi Ron help our littlest ones learn more about safety at this time, food blessings and tzedakah. Please come for SEDER…Long Distance on...
Mar 28 – Apr 30, 2020
During this time of uncertainty surrounding the Coronavirus, the Center for Loving Kindness – JCC Pittsburgh presents a new series called “Comforting Conversations”. We invite you to listen and share your feelings, as members of our team talk with members of our community about topics we believe you and your family may be dealing with right now....
Mar 18, 2020
6-7:45 pm
POSTPONED Dear Neighbors, Thank you for your planned participation in the March 18th Big Table All of Us Are Pittsburghers: Immigrants, Refugees, Transplants and Yinzers conversation. At this time we are postponing the event. We have full confidence that we will be able to reschedule this event and look forward to your participation. For the...
Mar 10, 2020
10:30 am– 12 pm
As the debate regarding religious freedom continues, we hope to strengthen the notion that we are each responsible for protecting each other’s fundamental rights through shared dialogue. Freedom of religion is an unalienable right that we share as American citizens, and it is our duty living in a democratic society to uphold and defend these...
Feb 26, 2020
7:30 PM
Partners in Torah is an exciting learning experience that allows participants to study the Torah topic of their choice. The program features both chavrusa (same-gender study partners) learning as well as mixed-gender small groups. For information or to arrange a study partner, please email Rabbi Schon at [email protected] Presented by Kulam-Pittsburgh Community Beit Midrash in...
Feb 20, 2020
9:30-11 am
Every person counts and should be counted! Our religious traditions insist that every person counts. It is our job as spiritual leaders to make sure that every person is counted. Interfaith teachings about the value of every person Presentations by civic leaders on the ins and outs of how Census 2020 will work Important information...
Feb 17, 2020
11 am-12:30 pm
Hosted by The Center for Loving Kindness and Civic Engagement, Random Acts of Kindness Day seeks to strengthen the mission of the organization by encouraging community members to come together and display altruism towards their fellow neighbors. Care packages will include weather appropriate donated apparel. Care packages will be distributed to individuals in communities in...
Feb 10, 2020
7-8:30 pm
Hopeful Conversation: All About Census 2020 Every person counts and should be counted! This evening will help you better understand: Interfaith teachings about the value of every person The myths, truths and logistics about Census 2020 Important information about how we are all impacted by Census 2020 Opportunities to sign up for part-time jobs to...
Dec 22, 2019
2-4:30 pm
The JCC Center for Loving Kindness invites everyone in the community to celebrate the season by giving to refugee and immigrant families in need. The event is free and open to all. 2 to 4 pm – Ostrow Palm Court: Baby supply collection plus crafts, multi-cultural snacks and music. Collection includes: Diapers Blankets Winter clothing...
Dec 7, 2019
7-8:30 pm
FREE AND OPEN TO ALL Sing with us and shine the light as we bring our diverse faith traditions together. Join us in bringing LIGHT into the world through music. Featured artists: Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church Alumni Theater Company/JCC Teens Cantor Julie Newman and Sara Stock Mayo of Tiferet Pittsburgh Stake Choir from the Church...
Nov 13, 2019
11 am-1 pm
Please join us as we participate in World Kindness Day, a nationally celebrated movement encouraging individuals and organizations to carry out good deeds and acts of kindness. Drop by the JCC in Squirrel Hill to make bagged lunches for non-profit organizations in the Pittsburgh area who serve community members. We are partnering with 412 Food...
Nov 10 – Nov 11, 2019
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...
Oct 27, 2019
In recognition of the events of October 27, 2018 targeting members of three congregations praying at the Tree of Life building, the JCC will be closed for normal business. The JCC will be open for Community Service and Resiliency. On October 27, 2019: The 10/27 Healing Partnership, a federally-funded resiliency center on the upper level...
Oct 1 – Dec 21, 2019
6-8 pm
Through December 2019 Each and Every explores the power of six Pittsburgh-based organizations that are each and every day making our corner of the world a better place to live in. The essence of the exhibition is exploring the human need of our neighbors and celebrating the work of dedicated residents who are changing our...
Sep 30, 2019
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...
Sep 23, 2019
The First Amendment for the 21st Century: A Conference in Squirrel Hill About Our Nation’s Tensions with Freedom of Religion The Conference is sponsored by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh’s Center for Loving Kindness and is funded by The Pittsburgh Foundation. The First Amendment for the 21st Century is one of a series created by The...
Apr 11 – Apr 27, 2019
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...
Mar 22, 2019
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...
Dec 14, 2017
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...