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AgeWell Wellness Day

FREE and Open to the Community Discover new ways to take care of yourself and live better as you age. • Try free classes like yoga, Walk 15 and Pickleball • Free massages Please register at the Centerfit Desk. Contact Marsha Mullen for more information: 412-339-5415 • [email protected]

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Community Blood Drives at the JCC

In honor of the victims and the first responders of the October 27, 2018, shooting at the Tree of Life building, the JCC will host community blood drives at our Squirrel Hill and South Hills locations. Squirrel Hill: 12 to 4 pm, Robinson Building, 5738 Darlington Road. South Hills: 12 to 4 pm, 345 Kane Blvd. off Bower Hill Road, Scott Township. For information about the Blood Drives and …

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October 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 of the JCC Irene Kaufmann Building, 5738 Forbes Avenue in Squirrel Hill, will …

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The First Amendment for the 21st Century

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 Pittsburgh Foundation to examine First Amendment issues “grounded in our deep concern …

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Parenting in Today’s Challenging Times

Wednesday, October 16 • JCC South Hills 6:30-7:30 pm for parents of children 10 and younger 8-9 pm for parents of children 11 and older Atrium of the ECDC, 345 Kane Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15242 Thursday, October 17 • JCC Squirrel Hill 6:30-7:30 pm for parents of children 10 and younger 8-9 pm for parents of children 11 and older 10.27 Healing Partnership, Upper Level of the Kaufmann …

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High Holidays of Hope – Yom Kippur

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 daily lives and in light of traumatic circumstances. Our conversation features: Engage in guided conversations with neighbors …

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Antisemitism, Hate and Social Responsibility

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 Memorial Museum • Dr. Peter Hayes, Professor of History and German, Theodore Zev Weiss Holocaust …

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High Holidays of Hope – Rosh Hashanah

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 among tabling organizations and learn more about getting involved Special Rosh Hashanah snacks Casual attire RSVP requested …

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Grantsmanship Training Program® at the JCC

Write more successful grant proposals * Win more grant funding Getting funding for your organization’s programs can be daunting. We’re here to help! This interactive training will inspire you to participate in the entire program planning and grant proposal process. Work in teams to create and review real proposals in class. Leave with a stack of draft proposals, a network of colleagues, and 12 months of …

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Steel City Showdown – Results!

Check out results from Steel City Showdown! The first Steel City Showdown, an obstacle course race, was held at the JCC's Henry Kaufman Family Recreation Park, 100+ acres off wooded property in  Monroeville, on Sunday, September 22. The terrain of Western PA participants through hilly slopes, mixed deciduous forest and dense thickets. Participants came to conquer the course and make it you vs. you or come and play …

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JCC Participates in Summer Food Service Program

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh is participating in the Summer Food Service Program in Squirrel Hill and Monroeville. Kosher and kosher-style meals will be provided to all children, ages 18 and under, without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal …

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This Jewish Moment: Yossi Klein Halevi

This Jewish Moment: The Future of Israel, American Jewry & The Relationship Between Us Yossi Klein Halevi is the New York Times bestselling author of Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor and senior fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. Free and open to the public. Questions? Contact Nancy Conaway at [email protected] or 412-421-9715, ext. 115 A program of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and Temple Sinai

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Voices & Values: A Social Justice Sing-In

Join with neighbors as we sing our way through the desert at the end of Passover.  Our songs will reflect our shared efforts to build the beloved community. Featured artists and spiritual leaders: Noah Budin Phat ManDee with Miguel Sague, Jr and Miguel Sague III Sathya Sai Singers Jacquea Mae - 1Hood Media Cantor Julie Newman Sara Stock Mayo (The Freedom Seder and Voices and Values serve …

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Freedom Seder

For neighbors of all backgrounds to enjoy the rituals of the Passover seder with an eye towards issues of our community. Snacks will include Passover ritual foods. Conversations will be dynamic and relevant to the social challenges we face today. RSVP here by Thursday, April 24 • 5 PM

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Big Table Pittsburgh – Connect. Converse. Community.

Pittsburgh is a region that can and does thrive when we choose to care for each other.  When we give our time to converse and connect, we draw each other closer and create the power to lead our community to an even better future. Given the pace of our world, we tend to gather, mostly, for reasons that are more personal or organizational. The Big Table Pittsburgh is an opportunity …

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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 opportunities: STAND WITH THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY: Friday, March 22, 11:30 AM-2 PM: Attend …

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A Community Conversation on Teen Mental Health

Understanding how the world of electronics and social media impacts our children isn’t easy and is a still evolving and emerging topic. Please join us on Sunday, April 28, from 4 to 6 pm at the JCC in Squirrel Hill, for “A Community Conversation on Teen Mental Health” with Dr. Jean Twenge, who will present more of her research findings.  Twenge is a professor of psychology at …

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I Lived, We Live: What Did We Miss?

Something that is loved is never lost. –Toni Morrison (Beloved) I Lived, We Live: What Did We Miss? is a creative installation project organized by Hazelwood’s Center of Life, the Greater Hazelwood Community and Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design. It’s a story about love, family and resilience. It’s a story about loss and trauma. It is about ways in which collective loss is remembered, expressed and claimed …

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Snow J Day

Snow J Days When schools are closed because of the weather, we are open! Squirrel Hill: Gym time, swim time and more, available at a moment’s notice. Please call 412-521-8010 or 412-697-3520 for details starting at 7 am. South Hills: No school, no problem! When school is canceled for inclement weather, we will conduct a J Day program. Please call the JCC, 412-278-1975, at 7 am to verify start …

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Emergency Food Drive

We're collecting donations for JFCS Squirrel Hill Food Pantry in preparation for increased demand due to the government shutdown, which has furloughed workers without pay and is expected to impact food stamp (SNAP) benefits as early as next month. Donations requests include: 1. Cash donations - so we can buy food in bulk 2. Nonperishable food items 3. Grocery gift cards Information to make any donation is listed here: jfcspgh.org/fooddrive Checks can …

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Movies We Have To Talk About: Dear White People

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 politics. Thursday, April 11 • 6:30 PM Center of Life, 161 Hazelwood Avenue • …

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JCC Big Night University

Co- Chairs: Lori and Bob Shure Marla and Michael Werner Honoring the Memory of Jerry Segal Drinks, Dinner, Dancing & More! Grab your cap and gown, best toga attire or your favorite college sweatshirt! Big Night University invites you to join the Class of 2019 for the college party of the year. Leave the studying at home and celebrate with your friends and classmates at the JCC’s 13th annual Big Night fundraising …

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Community Conversation: Anti-Semitism in America

In response to the horrific events at Tree of Life on October 27, 2018, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is convening a community conversation on anti-Semitism in America and the implications for the future of American Jews and the Pittsburgh community. Moderator: David Shribman, Editor, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Featured Panelists: Rabbi Jeffrey Myers, Rabbi at Tree of Life *Or L’Simcha Congregation Joshua Sayles, Director of Community Relations, Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Dr. Kathleen …

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Mindfulness: Tuning Into the Present

A wellness session being offered by UPMC’s WorkPartners Have you been feeling disconnected? Join us to learn about the benefits of mindfulness. You’ll hear about the research on mindfulness and see how it can improve your well-being. You’ll practice mindfulness exercises and techniques and discuss how to integrate them into your daily life. Don't miss out on this opportunity to practice some mindfulness exercises. Register below! Register HERE    

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“The Boyfriend” – High School Musical

PHILIP CHOSKY PERFORMING ARTS PROGRAM PRESENTS Richard E. Rauh Senior High Musical 2019 Directed by Jill Machen Performance Dates Thursday, February 14, 7:30 PM Saturday, February 16, 8:00 PM Sunday, February 17, 2:00 PM Wednesday, February 20, 7:30 PM Thursday, February 21, 7:30 PM Saturday, February 23, 8:00 PM Tickets $12/Reserved Seats Available until February 6 by emailing [email protected] or calling 412-697-3520 $8/General ; $6/Students & Seniors Available in advance at the Centerfit Desk, lower level, Kaufmann Building …

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Environmental Challenges from Fossil Fuel Extraction

Protecting Our Communities: Environmental Challenges from Fossil Fuel Extraction in SWPA • Find out from our elected representatives what’s going on in city, county, state and federal government to combat climate change and promote alternative sustainable energy and other environmental initiatives • Hear about local creative sustainability projects • Learn from experts about the threats from fossil fuels • Hear activists’ stories • Learn more about and get involved in the local …

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Chanukah at the JCC!

Learn more: All about the Chanukah Menorah - an Infographic Light the Menorah with us! Monday-Friday, December 3-7 J Cafe, 5738 Forbes Ave., Squirrel Hill, 11:30 am Clubhouse, 5738 Darlington Road, Squirrel Hill, 4:30 pm Special Events in Squirrel Hill Sunday, December 2, 3:30-5 pm Free Family Holiday Camp: Latke Make & Take JCC Robinson Building, 5738 Darlington Road, Squirrel Hill, Lower Level Open to all families - Please register HERE Celebrate the first night …

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Virtual 5K Run/Walk To Benefit JCC

Join us on Saturday, November 10, 2018, & Sunday, November 11, 2018, for a virtual 5K run/walk established to raise funds for the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh. (**NOTE: We have added Sunday, Nov. 11 as a participation option in order to allow time for those who observe Shabbat.) Or Join us at the JCC on Sunday, November 11 Walkers leave at 9:30 am Runners leave at 10 am Meet at the …

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#VoteTogether

Let's #VoteTogether and get to the polls! We are partnering with #VoteTogether and be sure to vote in today's election. Here are some resources to help you prepare: The Incline has created a comprehensive guide to vote in PA, click here to read. If you need a ride to the polls:   Uber is offering $10 off a ride to the polls. Just use the promo code VOTE2018 and request a ride …

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Do you need somebody to talk to?

In the wake of last weekend's tragedy, Jewish Family and Community Services (JFCS), in concert with our partners in the Jewish community, has organized counseling for anyone in the community. JFCS has long been a critical community resource for counseling services. "Trauma manifests itself in different people different ways and in different times," says Stefanie Small, Director of Counseling Services at JFCS, "so people should take …

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Clergy Coffee “We Have to Talk”

Clergy Coffee “We Have to Talk” Thursday, November 8. 9:45 – 11:30 am. JCC’s Katz Performing Arts Center, Robinson Building,  5738 Darlington Road, Squirrel Hill “We are committed to fighting intolerance with the promise of love. As a community working together in solidarity, our resolve is strong and our voices loud” Thank you for standing up for love at Saturday’s vigil and for the messages of care and support you …

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How Can We Help You Help Your Family?

TODAY: How Can We Help You Help Your Family? A Discussion Thursday, November 1 • 5:30-6:30 pm: Parents of children in Kindergarten to grade 6 • 6:45-8 pm: Teens and/or parents of teens JCC Levinson Auditorium, 5738 Forbes Avenue, Squirrel Hill For more information: Rabbi Ron Symons, 412-697-3235,  [email protected]

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Bernstein: The Provocateur

BERNSTEIN: The Provocateur Nov 10 & 11 at the Katz Performing Arts Center, JCC, Squirrel Hill As a composer, conductor, educator and humanitarian, Leonard Bernstein shattered boundaries in his life and career. In 2018, performing arts organizations around the world are celebrating the 100th birthday of this iconic artist. From his controversial premier of Mass for the opening of the Kennedy Center to his bold statements about race …

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EACH AND EVERY: PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT

September-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 community. The featured organizations, as well as so many others throughout the region, are …

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Hopeful Responses to Addiction

Hopeful Responses to Addiction Learn from local organizations about how we can be helped and how we can help others. If you think that addiction does not impact you, you need to join us. If you know that addiction impacts you, you need to join us. What Is Addiction? • Rich Lord, Reporter, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette • JoEllen Marsh, Opioid Community Response Manager, Allegheny County Health Department What Is The Impact On …

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Becoming American

BECOMING AMERICAN is a six-week public program featuring documentary film screenings and scholar-led discussions designed to encourage an informed discussion of immigration issues against the backdrop of our immigration history. WHO: Open to all members of the community. Free. No RSVP required. WHEN: Every Monday, beginning on October 8th through November 12th, 6:30-8:30 PM WHERE: The first three programs will be held in the JCC Katz Theatre, 5738 Darlington Rd., Squirrel Hill. The …

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J-FEST on Darlington

J-Fest on Darlington is for the teens, by the teens! The second year of this FREE street festival in Squirrel Hill is changing the game of celebrating Jewish teens in Pittsburgh with tons of activities like: - Steelers on the BIG SCREEN watch party & tailgate outside - Live DJ & Photobooth - 100% Kosher food & a sno-cone truck - Community service projects - Carnival games - Gaga You'll have to register …

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Come Play @ the Park with Schmooze and Sing and PJ Library

Free and open to the community—bring a friend! Due to inclement weather, this event has been relocated indoors in our Family Place space at the Squirrel Hill JCC. Thursday, October 11, 10-11:30 AM Join the JCC at our pop-up for fun at the park with your family— snacks, story time, fun and bubbles! 10-10:30 AM  -  PJ Library story time 10:30-10:45 AM - Tiny Tot sports 10:45-11 AM - Snack time—coffee, …

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Shabbat on the Ark

Grab your favorite stuffed animal and board the Family Holiday Camp Ark for a special Shabbat morning. Crafts, activities and Torah will help us tell the story of Noah and his ark as we travel the Three Rivers. For Families with Children up to Age 12. Dairy breakfast will be served. $20 per family (up to 6 members) • Space is limited. Questions and RSVP by October 5 …

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What Squirrel Hill Can Learn from Chicago’s West Rogers Park

Howard Rieger and Beverly Siegel to Present What Squirrel Hill Can Learn from Chicago's West Rogers Park In the Aftermath of October 27, at Squirrel Hill JCC on Thursday, Feb. 21 What Squirrel Hill Can Learn from Chicago’s West Rogers Park In the Aftermath of October 27, a program in support of neighborhood preservation and development, will be presented by Howard Rieger and Beverly Siegel at 7:30 p.m. …

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Town Square Renovation: Construction Update

Town Square Construction Update Monday, June 3-Sunday, June 9: Forbes Ave entrance re-opens (swipe in) Darlington entrance closed Garage entrance remains open Monday, June 10 All entrances open!   Forbes Corridor Arch is removed - January 29, 2019 Palm Court is open! - January 11, 2019 Construction now is focused on the Forbes Avenue corridor. Both Forbes and Darlington entrances remain open.   Darlington Entrance is open! - December 17, 2019 We are excited …

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Middle School Musical Auditions

Philip Chosky Performing Arts Program JCC Middle School Musical 2019 - Fiddler on the Roof Jr. Delilah Picart, Director Kathy Wayne, Choreographer Elizabeth Lawrence, Music Director Auditions: Grades 5-8 Sunday, September 15, 1-5 pm Call back Tuesday, September 17,5:30-8:30 pm • Auditions take place in the Katz Performing Arts Center • There is no fee to audition, and you need not be a JCC member • You must arrive on time • All material will …

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When We All Vote Rally

SPECIAL GUESTS: Actor Tom Hanks, Jim Rooney, James Conner & Kiya Tomlin FREE and open to all! RSVP: https://events.mobilizeamerica.io/whenweallvote/event/8851/  

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Adult Learning for the Wondering Jew

Melton Pittsburgh: Adult Learning for the Wondering Jew The premiere course of pluralistic, foundational learning returns to Pittsburgh Wednesdays, October 10-May 22 9:30-11:45 am at the JCC in Squirrel Hill Melton offers a comprehensive program of discussion and text study led by superb instructors. Engage with Judaism fully in a way that you never have before. You will explore central ideas that inform our daily, weekly and annual rituals …

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South Hills Healthy Living

A BLUEPRINT FOR TOMORROW: THE HOWS AND WHYS OF A PLANT-BASED LIFESTYLE South Hills JCC, 345 Kane Boulevard, 15243 “Plant-Based Diets: A Jewish Imperative for Our Time” Thursday, September 27 • 7:00 p.m. Jeffrey Cohan, executive director of Jewish Veg, will demonstrate the connection between animal-free diets and Judaism. “Plant-Based Diets for a Healthier Family” Thursday, October 18 • 7:00 p.m. Dr. Keith Somers, a pediatrician & co-founder of One World Eating, …

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Squirrel Hill Pool and Men’s Centerfit Platinum Closing

Please be advised that on Wednesday, October 17, the JCC Squirrel Hill Pool and Men’s Centerfit Platinum locker room will be closed all day for a special rental that we have agreed to as a community partner, the making of a movie about everyone’s favorite neighbor, Mr. Rogers. If you have a personal locker and are planning on working out on October 17, please remember to …

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Free Spartan Strong Workout

Challenge your mind and train your body during this special 2 hours program at the JCC South Hills. The all-new Spartan Strong Workout Tour led by top Spartan Coaches is built upon the 5 phases of the Spartan Strong group fitness class. Our trained Coaches will lead you through an innovative combination of high-intensity resistance training, bodyweight moves, dynamic stretching, and cardio-focused drills to increase strength, …

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Join us for some stress relief!

Stressed out about the news? Join us for some stress relief! FREE and Open to All Listen to these 10-minute presentations and take-home coping tips ●You, your relationships and the 24 hour news cycle - Wendy Levin-Shaw, LCSW, Squirrel Hill Psychological Services ●How to keep your social media without losing your sanity - Brian A. Primack, MD, PhD, Director of the Center for Research on Media, Technology, and Health, …

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Paintings of the Cosmos by Jerry Segal

I am but dust and ashes, for my sake the world was created American Jewish Museum • May 14-July 29, 2018 Artist reception: Wednesday, May 30 • 6–8 PM • Free and open to all JCC Kaufmann Building • 5738 Darlington Road, Squirrel Hill I am but dust and ashes, for my sake the world was created includes recent large-scale paintings by Segal. His compositions, derived from NASA’s Hubble …

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Featured Class: Fitness Foundations

Looking to be “just like Jen”? For those of you who have been inspired by our fitness blogger Jen Goldston, and for anyone who wants to kickstart their journey to a healthier self, this small group training is for you! Led by Michael Kroll, JCC Personal Trainer Fitness Foundations- June 5-28 at the JCC Squirrel Hill Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12-12:45 pm $150 platinum • $165 general Maximum of 8 participants For …

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Family BBQ and Concert

  Join us to celebrate the start of summer with a kosher barbecue lunch, swimming (weather permitting), crafts, basketball, mini-golf and a concert by Jewish Rock Radio’s own Rick Recht. Questions and RSVP to Katie Whitlatch, [email protected] or 412-697-3540

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Families: Things to do this weekend at the JCC

Squirrel Hill Cecile Goldberg Levine Family Open Gym: ages 1-5 Play in the gym with balls, bikes and other equipment. Sunday, 10-11:30 am Kaufmann Gym at the JCC in Squirrel Hill No fee; no registration required Learn more: Sports & Recreation (SQ) Pools - Learn more: Aquatics Squirrel Hill Small (training) pool open: Saturday: 8 am-6 pm Sunday: 8-9 am & 12-4 pm Lap pool open: Saturday: 8 am-6 pm Sunday: 7:45 am-4 pm: some or …

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Write Your Own Ethical Will

Let me write this down...before I forget to tell you: Writing what we believe for the next generation As we journey through life, values become all the more important to us. As we look at the next generation, we hope that they understand our values and live them out beyond our days. After three evenings of discussion and learning, you will be able to write your own …

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Tikkun Leil Shavuot

A night of Jewish Learning  Free & Open to the Community Saturday, June 8,  10 pm - Sunday, June 9, 1 am For more info: https://jewishpgh.org/event/tikkun-leil-shavuot/ Contact: Jan Barkley, 412-697-6656 or [email protected]  

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The Book of Ruth – The First Community-Wide Shavuot Shpiel

From the creators of Hadassah - a Persian musical. Music from The Book of Mormon. "The best Shavuot Shpiel of the Common Era." All tickets benefit JFCS Refugee and Immigrant Services and the JCC of Puerto Rico's Hurricane Maria Relief Fund. Tickets: $12/adult, $6/child at RuthMusical.Eventbrite.com Created by Elinor S. Nathanson and Sara Stock Mayo. ShpielBurgh Productions, LLC This production is supported in part by JCC Pittsburgh’s Center for Loving Kindness …

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Allderdice Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Free and open to the public. Ceremony begins promptly at 7:00pm • Reception immediately following 2018 Inductees: Devra Davis, PhD, MPH ‘64 Public Health Scientist Environmental health researcher and author Brenda Ekwurzel, PhD, MS ‘81 Climate Scientist Leader of climate science education and author Michael Himelstein ‘72 Composer and Songwriter Emmy nominated composer, lyricist, and producer Tereneh (Mosley)Idia, MS ‘87 Fashion Designer Fashion designer who brings together environmentally sustainable practices with indigenous community artisans Jackson Wright, MD, PhD ‘62 Professor …

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The Forbidden Conversation

The Forbidden Conversation Written and performed by Gili Getz A personal journey into the past and future, exploring the difficult of talking openly about Israel. A one-act play followed by a conversation. “At a time when, for American Jews, talking about Israel is so fraught and contentious Gili Getz’s Forbidden Conversation actually facilitates the conversation. His deft, rich and gripping portrayal of the difficulties in discussing Israel promises to make such …

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EKC’s Tush Push

What is EKC's Tush Push? The amphitheater is the core of Jewish life at Emma Kaufmann Camp. This picturesque outdoor sanctuary is where we hold Shabbat services, our weekly camp talent show and our weekly Jewish education activities. We’ve made so many improvements over the years to preserve the future of EKC—building the Wolf Aquatics Center, updating the dining hall and adding bathrooms to all the cabins. Now, we need …

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Meet the Candidates

South Hills Coffee and Conversations:  Meet the candidates for the U.S. 17th Congressional District at the South Hills JCC Congressman Conor Lamb (D): Monday, October 8 - 7 pm Register: southhillsjewishpittsburgh.org/lamb FREE and open to the entire community. Please note: These events are "off the record" and closed to the media. No video or audio recording.

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Yom Ha’atzmaut – Israel’s 70th Independence Day

Community-wide Celebration (Weather permitting, activities will occur outdoors) FREE Admission * Dietary laws observed Play, Dance, Sing, Eat and Celebrate Israel with the community! Jam to Israeli hits and enjoy a live dance performance. Help paint our Israel mural to be gifted to our Partnership2Gether regions of Karmiel and Misgav. In order to provide an environment of mutual respect, we ask that no displays of signs, posters or any other …

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Yom HaZikaron – Israel’s Memorial Day Service

תשע”ט Hosted by the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Ceremony will begin promptly at 8:00 pm. Please arrive 10 minutes early to take your seat. FREE Admission Honoring soldiers who gave their lives in the defense of the State of Israel and victims of terrorist attacks. For more information or for special accommodations contact Marlene Layton at 412.992.5247 or [email protected]

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Voices & Values: A Social Justice Sing-In

Please join us - Your neighbors and community To sing songs of protest and social justice FREE and Open to All Featuring Jewish Rock Musician Dan Nichols, Jazz Musician Phat Man Dee, Cantor Julie Newman; Spiritual Leader Sara Stock Mayo; Rabbi Ron Symons and more. At a time when our country is experiencing great divisions, we will join with leaders from different communities to sing from our hearts and be strengthened …

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Spring Basketball Shootout Tournament

Beginning March 8 and running through Sunday, March 18, the JCC Basketball program is hosting a Spring Shootout Tournament. This event brings 35 teams from 25 different public schools, private schools and community groups from across the Pittsburgh area to the JCC over the course of a week and a half. Spring Basketball Shootout Master Schedule Gym Schedule (3.12.18) For info, contact Jeremy Kelley at [email protected]

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Faithful Responses to Gun Violence: A Pittsburgh Conversation

An interfaith evening of inspiration and conversation with neighbors, clergy, public officials and those impacted by gun violence. Open to people of all faiths and hope no matter your background. Find common ground through the teachings of our faith traditions Hear first-person stories and expert testimonies Listen to your neighbors and share your perspectives through Table Talk Connect and get involved in local organizations working to …

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JCC Camps FREE Family Fun Fest

Bowling, laser tag, games, snacks Meet the camp directors Register for a JCC summer camp 2019 at the event and save!* *Early Bird rates end February 28 For more information: Katie Whitlatch - [email protected] or 412-697-3540

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South Hills Celebrates Israel

Join the entire South Hills Jewish Community in celebrating Israel’s 70’s birthday! A falafel bar, hot dogs, salad, drinks, etc. Israel Walk with PJ Library Israeli-themed crafts Face Painting Live DJ Special performances by Israeli Dancers from Karmiel/Misgav and the South Hills Shalom Singers Community Choir FREE and open to the entire community! RSVP: southhillsjewishpittsburgh.org/Israel Sponsoring Partners: South Hills Jewish Pittsburgh, The Carnegie Shul, JCC South Hills Day Camp, J …

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Lifestyle, Brain Health and Aging

Room 202 • No fee • Refreshments will be served Michael J. Zigmond, PhD Professor Emeritus of Neurology, Psychiatry, and Neurobiology University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Several aspects of our lifestyle have a strong influence on the impact of aging on our cognitive and motor function. These lifestyle variables include exercise, stress, social interactions, and sleep. In this presentation, Dr. Zigmond will examine each of these variables, explaining how they affect aging …

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Creative Mornings – Gab Bonesso

Hosted at Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh Tickets and info: https://creativemornings.com/talks/gab-bonesso Gab Bonesso is an award-winning standup comedian, columnist, actress and children’s performer. She has won the title “Best Comedian in Pittsburgh” three times. Twice voted by the readers of Pittsburgh City Paper and once voted by the readers of Pgh Magazine. Gab is credited for pioneering the Alternative Comedy scene in Pgh and in 2012 she …

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Dance Open House – South Hills

FREE and Open to the Community Tap • Show Tunes • Line Dance classes for adults of all ages and abilities Sample our classes • Meet our instructors Light refreshments will be served Class schedule: 5:30-6:15 pm Beginner and Intermediate Tap 6:15-6:45 pm Show Tunes 6:45-7:30 pm Line Dance For questions, Elaine Cappucci, 412-446-4773, [email protected] \

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Big Night: Kick off Your Boots!

Big Night: Kick Off Your Boots Co-Chairs: Elyse and Marty Eichner Lauren and Jason Kushner DRINKS, DINNER & DANCING 7:30 pm * Saturday, March 3, 2018 * JCC, Squirrel Hill Learn more Purchase Event Tickets Purchase Raffle Tickets Preview the Silent Auction

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9 Things to Do at the JCC South Hills

There are so many ways to enjoy the South Hills JCC. Here are some ideas:

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9 Things for Kids and Family to Do at the Squirrel Hill JCC

There are so many ways to enjoy your JCC membership. Here are some ideas:

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NEW Fitness + Wellness Programs at the South Hills JCC

We're revving up for the New Year with new classes and programs for a New You! Classes start soon so sign up today! Be sure check out all of our Group Exercise classes--  many are free with JCC Membership!   For Youth: Teen Fitness Certification Contact Steve Manns, 412-278-1783 to schedule an appointment. This 90-minute orientation MUST be completed by teens prior to using the facility. $45/group session First Sunday of the month, 1:30 …

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Family Holiday Camp

Snapology: FREE program for families with children ages 5+ Saturday, December 9 • 1:30-3:30 PM - Our JCC Family Camp adventure continues at Snapology. Join us to make take-home chanukiot with our favorite legos. Refreshments included. 1699 Washington Road, Bethel Park, PA 15228 RSVP to Lewis Sohinki, 412-697-3537

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Snaps, Sexts, Selfies and Self-Esteem:

The Tongue-Twisting World of Girls and Social Media Lisa Hinkelman, Ph.D. Event is Free and Open to the Community RSVP to Judy Cohen at [email protected] or Jenny Jones at [email protected] Parents and educators are looking for resources and strategies to better support, educate and encourage the girls in their lives. As the world becomes increasingly complex, the impact of technology and social media on girls’ perceptions, relationships, beliefs, and …

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Candidates Forum – District 8 City Council Special Election

Candidates Forum featuring Candidates running for City of Pittsburgh District 8 - City Council Special Election. Oakland, Shadyside, Point Breeze, Squirrel Hill Be an informed voter and come with your questions! Community organizations will be tabling to help you get better informed about and more active in our community. Sponsored by: Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition, JCC Center for Loving Kindness and Civic Engagement, Bend the Arc Jewish Action, League …

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Health and Wellness Day

AgeWell at the JCC is presenting Health and Wellness Day on Wednesday, November 29, from 10 am to 2 p.m. at the JCC, 5738 Forbes Avenue, Squirrel Hill. The event is focused on discovering new ways and programs to take care of yourself and live better as you age. Activities include: • Health Screenings • Safety and Health Promotion Exhibits • Adult and Elder Care Information For more …

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Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition Annual Neighborhood Meeting and Open House

Calling all SHUC members, friends, and neighbors: You are cordially invited to the 2017 Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition Annual Neighborhood Meeting and Open House! The annual meeting will on the topic, Transportation Safety and Mobility: Moving Safely and efficiently in Squirrel Hill. Director Karina Ricks from the newly formed City of Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI), and Mark Magalotti, professor and coordinator from University of …

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Jack Morris Invitational Swim Meet

Join us for the 9th annual swim meet honoring the memory of beloved swim teacher and coach Jack Morris. Participants include Squirrel Hill Swim Team members, any level 5 or 6 swimmers and Sailfish team members. Ages 12 and under To make a contribution to the Jack Morris Endowment Fund for JCC Aquatics, call the JCC at 412-697-3510 or donate at JCCPGH.org. The Jack Morris Endowment Fund provides …

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The Addams Family

Philip Chosky Performing Arts Program • Performing Arts Camp 2019 Presents: The Addams Family • Delilah Picart, Director • Kathy Wayne, Choreographer/Camp Director • Betsy Lawrence, Music Director Performances Wednesday, July 10 • 7 PM Thursday, July 11 • 2 PM and 7 PM Friday, July 12 • 2 PM Katz Performing Arts Center • 5738 Darlington Road • Squirrel Hill Questions: Kathy Wayne • 412-339-5414

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Bowl Painting Party for the South Hills Empty Bowls Event

Paint a bowl to donate to Empty Bowls Your painted ceramic bowl will go directly to Empty Bowls, South Hills Edition, to be held Sunday, February 4 at Beth El Congregation. This event calls attention to food insecurity in our community. 100% of the funds raised go to local food pantries, including SHIM. Soup is served in the donated bowls. Thursday, November 16 1-3 pm or 7-9 pm • …

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Self-Portraits and Out of Many: Stories of Migration

Stop in at the JCC in Squirrel Hill by January 7 to experience the full impact of Self-portraits by University of Pittsburgh Drawing II students, exploring identity and the unique cultural and family histories that shape self-hood. The exhibit is presented in conjunction with Out of Many: Stories of Migration, photographs that document the experiences of multiple generations of immigrants and their descendants in Pittsburgh. Presented …

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Derekh Presents: Israeli Singing Duo Yonina in Concert

Israeli singing duo יונינה Yonina has become an international Internet sensation sharing videos of themselves singing from their car and living room couch. The duo’s immense popularity led them to record an album and sell out concerts in both Israel and the United States. Known for their positive vibe and soft harmonies, Yonina's acoustic concert in Pittsburgh will feature favorite covers from their weekly online videos along with …

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Shine the Light with Social Justice Disco

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 Center of Greater Pittsburgh Katz Theater • 5738 Darlington Road • Ages 13+ • Cash bar Tickets: $10; $25 includes Meet-n-Greet …

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Israel at 70: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Dani Dayan, Consul General of Israel in New York, will address issues including: Religious pluralism in Israel and the diaspora; Iran, Hezbollah, Hamas, and other security threats to the State of Israel; and the Prime Minister’s most recent trips to Africa and Latin America. To register or for more information visit www.jfedpgh.org/dani-dayan contact Eric Probola at [email protected] or 412.992.5247 The full inclusion of people of all abilities is …

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Semer Ensemble Klezmer Concert

Direct from Berlin Bringing Jewish Music Back From the Ashes of Kristallnacht: The Berlin-based Semer Ensemble, comprised of musicians from the US, Russia, Germany and Latvia, perform music that was lost to the world for more than 70 years. The Semer record label was founded in Berlin,1932 to record Jewish music. On November 9,1938 (Kristallnacht), more than 4,500 of the records were destroyed by the Nazis. From 1992-2001, German …

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Your Opinion Counts!

We want to serve you better, so we are conducting a JCC Membership Survey. The survey will be emailed to members and will only take 8–12 minutes. If you do not receive the survey by e-mail, please click on the survey link between October 26 and November 8. Your input is really important—who knows the JCC better than you? All of your answers will be strictly confidential; you will not …

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J-Fest on Darlington

J-Fest on Darlington is for the teens, by the teens! The first year of this FREE street festival in Squirrel Hill will change the game to celebrate Jewish teens in Pittsburgh with tons of activities like Zumba in the street Steelers BIG SCREEN watch party outside 100% kosher food Games, programming, community service and more! We are bringing the community together in a way that has …

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JCC Tailgate Party at Heinz Field

Join us for JCC Community Day: Come celebrate with us and cheer on Pitt! All are welcome (even Virginia fans) Tailgate Party will start at 10 am kick-off at 12:30 pm! $25 includes kosher tailgate (food, games, music and entertainment) Bring a friend for $40 (includes tailgate for two) Inquire about family rates Call JCC Membership at 412-697-3523 for more information.

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Fall Preview Week – Squirrel Hill

A fun-filled week to sample all our classes and meet our instructors Lots of surprises • Fusion classes • Team teaching • Prizes All free to you and your friends! Here’s what’s happening in addition to our regular schedule: Sunday September 10: 8:15 am Power/Core Fusion with Molly and Evan 11 am Active/Centergy Fusion with Molly and Evan Monday, September 11 8:15 am Active with Holly and Patti 9:15 am Active with Holly …

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Faithful Responses to Strangers, Immigrants and Refugees: A Pittsburgh Conversation

The current national conversation about immigrants and refugees demands that we engage in faith-guided conversations with each other across our denominations. Beginning with scripture, the Hebrew Bible instructs us, “When a stranger resides with you in your land, you shall not wrong him. The stranger who resides with you shall be to you as one of your citizens; you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers …

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Missing McKeesport – Film Premiere Event

Missing McKeesport: A Remembrance of the Thriving Jewish Community that Shaped a Generation, tells the story of the Jewish community of McKeesport, the Pennsylvania town that in its steel-making heyday thrived with a population of 55,000, four synagogues – as many as seven, some say – and a multitude of Jewish-owned businesses catering to the needs of its citizenry. This feature-length documentary film draws on the resources …

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Summer Stock at the JCC!

Philip Chosky Performing Arts Program Performing Arts Camp 2017 presents All Shook Up, Jr. All Shook Up, inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley, performed by a troupe of wildly talented JCC Performing Arts Campers. Performances: Wednesday, July 12 • 7 PM Thursday, July 13 • 2 PM Thursday, July 13 • 7 PM Friday, July 14 • 2 PM Agnes and Joseph Katz Performing Arts Center, 5738 Darlington Road, Squirrel …

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Pittsburgh Premiere – Hate Spaces: The Politics of Intolerance on Campus

Jewish National Fund of Western PA and the Zionist Organization of America: Pittsburgh are teaming up to educate the community about the challenges Jewish students face on college campuses across America today. Hate Spaces examines how anti-Semitism is being made fashionable at many American universities through the ongoing academic delegitimization of Israel, and the normalization of hatred in the name of social justice. Join them for the …

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Lost your card? Replace it for no charge through June 30

This month, we’re excited to introduce new technology, "Traction Guest," to improve security for JCC members and guests using our facilities. Starting June 19 in South Hills and June 26 in Squirrel Hill, members and guests over age 18 entering our buildings who do not have a membership card to scan will be signing in electronically on an iPad at one of the reception desks. Members can …

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Check out our Summer Mini Guides

Cool off at the JCC! Indoors and outside, we have great spaces and so many fun activities for everyone. Get the details in our Summer Mini Guides: Summer Mini Guide – Squirrel Hill Summer Mini Guide – South Hills Curious about the Family Park? For everything you need to know, click HERE

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100 Days of Summer Fitness Challenge

JCCPGH: National Champion 2017 & 2018 JCCPGH 2019: Let’s go for a 3-peat! • Compete as an individual and as part of our JCC team • Activities include Running, Walking, Cycling, Swimming, Cardio Equipment (ellipticals, rowers, steppers, etc.), Group Fitness, Personal Training, NEW - Strength Training • Awards to the top 3 performing JCCs and the top 3 individuals, nationwide PRIZES when for completing number of workouts! REGISTER: Online (starting Monday, May 27) Squirrel Hill: Register …

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Enjoy the Family Park!

Please note: The Family Park is closing at 5 pm Tuesday, August 27, due to weather.  Members, enjoy the Family Park Facilities  261 Rosecrest Drive, Monroeville, PA 15146 Family Park: 412-824-4740 * JCC in Squirrel Hill: 412-521-8010 • Olympic-size outdoor swimming pool• Diving board • Walk-in baby pool with rainbow mushroom sprays • Tennis courts and hiking trails • Poolside grass and lounge chair areas • Picnic area with grills • Playground and ball fields • …

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Pittsburgh Pride EQT Equality March

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh invites you to march with us in THE 2018 PITTSBURGH PRIDE EQT EQUALITY MARCH Sunday, June 10, 2018 11:45 AM Downtown Pittsburgh Register: https://jfedpgh.org/pride Information for Participants: Pgh EQT Pride March - 2018 Questions? Contact Emily Bernstein at [email protected] 412-992-5228. Co-Sponsored by

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Yom Ha’atzmaut

ISRAEL'S 69th INDEPENDENCE DAY 4–6:30 pm Play, Dance, Sing, Eat & Celebrate  In case of rain, all activities will be held in the CDS gym. Free parking is available at Allderdice High School THEN, DON'T MISS... Matisyahu Live and Acoustic 6:30pm In case of rain, concert to be held at Allderdice High School. 2409 Shady Ave. 15217   To guarantee admission to Matisyahu concert in case of rain, register online!  

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