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#CFLKConnectingCommunities

July 13, 2020 to August 31, 2020

JCC Center for Loving Kindness Launches New Campaign: Connecting Communities in Conversations

“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


Community Conversation with Pittsburgh Pirates first basemen Josh Bell

Josh is launching a virtual book club with the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh where he will recommend and discuss books on race, faith and social reform. Josh and Rabbi Ron Symons are joined by CFLK Advisory Committee member Geraldine Massey and Joel Gray from Pirates Charities.


1Hood’s Executive Director Jasiri X and Director of Advocacy and Policy Miracle Jones with Melissa Hiller


Rev. Tracy Hudson at EECM Pittsburgh


Zach Banner, Steelers Offensive Tackle, speaks with Rabbi Ron Symons and JCC Board Chair Billy Goodman in the first of a series of #CFLKConnectingCommunities in Conversations.

Zach Banner – CFLK Community Conversations

We are honored and excited to kick off Community Conversations with Pittsburgh Steelers player Zach Banner, who in the past week has been calling for unity after Philadelphia’s DeSean Jackson posted an anti-Semitic message on social media. In our Community Conversation with Zach he talked about that and a lot more; including his love for his Jewish Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity Brothers (USC ZBT), Pamela's Diner pancakes and a very important message for Primanti Bros.Here’s Rabbi Ron Symons and JCC Board Chair, Billy Goodman’s conversation with Zach Banner. #CFLKConnectingCommunities Pittsburgh Steelers NFL University of Southern California B3 Foundation JCC Pittsburgh Bill Peduto Jewish Community Centers of North America (JCCs) Ben Roethlisberger – BigBen7.com Ron Symons William Goodman

Posted by Center for Loving Kindness – JCC Pittsburgh on Friday, July 17, 2020

 


Ron and Melissa Introduce #CFLKConnectingCommunities

Connecting Communities in Conversations 
Coming Soon to CFLK Facebook

Watch and comment as Rabbi Ron Symons and Melissa Hiller present honest and authentic conversations with stakeholders who work to strengthen the fabric of the Black community and communities of color. Learn how to identify privilege, systemic racism, anti-racism, inherent bias, AND see how you can get involved in this important work.

Coming Events
Mar 23 – Aug 31
During the suspension of regular services at the JCC of Greater Pittsburgh, AgeWell at the JCC is pleased to offer Lunch Meals to Go for participants who are already registered in our Senior Center program.* The meals are freshly made and are kosher. Meal pickups will be drive-through only: 11 am and 1 pm Mondays and Wednesdays...
May 18 – Aug 21
New as of 06/03/20:  Vitalant is now testing all blood donations for COVID-19 antibodies. This includes JCC blood drive locations. While a positive antibody test does not mean that someone is immune to COVID-19, it does mean that they may be eligible to donate convalescent plasma and help people who are still recovering from coronavirus...
May 31 – Sep 7
The JCC Association’s 100 Days of Summer Fitness Challenge is back! Let’s win another one for Pittsburgh! Now, more than ever, it’s critical to stay connected. During these unprecedented times, we need to exercise to help us stay strong and healthy—physically and mentally. Go head-to-head with JCC participants across the continent in your favorite form of exercise....
Jun 1 – Aug 21
JCC to Participate in Summer Food Service Program in Squirrel Hill and Monroeville The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. General Information: This USDA program is locally administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education The program is open and available for children under the age of 18...