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#CFLKConnectingCommunities Upstander Opportunities

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July 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 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.


Connecting Communities In Kindness
UPstander Opportunity

East End Cooperative Ministries (EECM)
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
10 am– 1 pm
6140 Station Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

EECM provides the necessities of life: a hot meal, a safe place to sleep and food for the family. EECM also offers a place to regain strength after a hospital stay, a support system to work toward recovery, or one-on-one help to change life for the better.

Our time at EECM will be guided by JCC agency-wide policies including best practices in physical distancing, no contact interactions, hand washing/sanitizing, mask wearing.
Families are welcome and will be grouped together.
You can choose your opportunity:

  • Boxing food orders for the daily Food Pantry distribution
  • Organizing the Food Pantry storage room
  • Food preparation in the Community House kitchen
  • Gardening and pulling weeds

JCC membership is NOT required to participate.
RSVP Required by July 6, 2020

RSVP HERE

Learn more about EECM

Coming Events
Mar 23 – Jan 31
NEW: ATTENTION ADULTS age 60+ AgeWell at the JCC is now accepting Senior Center registrations which will allow participation in the Meals to Go and Meals Delivered programs. Call Darlene Cridlin, LCSW @ 412-697-3517 and leave your name and phone number to begin the required registration.  Calls will be returned within one business day to...
Jul 7 – Apr 27
12:15-12:45 pm
Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Ron Symons – Tuesdays, 12:15-12:45 pm Join with Rabbi Ron Symons in discussion around the most important issues of our day.  More than a current events class, these gatherings afford us the opportunity to ground our perspectives in values that humans have been holding dear for thousands of years and...
Jul 9 – Apr 29
Art and Quarantine Stories: Exploring Artworks and Topics That Relate To Our Current Moment. With Melissa Hiller, director of the JCC’s American Jewish Museum Free and open to all. JCC membership not required New subjects each week. Thursdays: 12:15-12:45 Join the class:  ZOOM
Sep 1 – May 31
2 pm
Virtual Senior Academy – Online Classes for Everyone! Featured: Tuesdays: Social Justice: Eternal Values Applied to Contemporary Issues with Rabbi Ron Symons Thursdays: Quarantine Stories  Art and Quarantine Stories with Melissa Hiller If you are interested in joining: Sign up on the Virtual Senior Academy website www.virtualsenioracademy.org For more details, email Maddie Barnes at [email protected]