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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 annual swim meet honoring the memory of beloved swim teacher and coach Jack Morris. The meet is open to: Squirrel Hill Swim Team South Hills Swim Team Sailfish Team Members Private Lesson Participants Dolphins and Sharks For more information Jamie Nathan, JCC South Hills Carla Likar, JCC Squirrel Hill The Jack Morris Endowment Fund provides scholarships for children to participate in JCC swimming programs.  To …

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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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Pittsburgh 10+ … New Works: Art for a Cause at the JCC

Pittsburgh 10 + Friends, an Art for a Cause exhibit of New Work by the Pittsburgh 10+ artists and guest will open Tuesday, July 10, and run through Friday, September 21, at the Berger Gallery in the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, Robinson Building, 5738 Darlington Road, Squirrel Hill. The exhibit is free and open to the community during regular JCC Robinson Building summer hours: …

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Come See Us Dance!

JCC School of Dance Presents: Elements/Applause Main Dance Recital Thursday, May 30, 6:30 pm Tickets: $8 The Recital will include a performance of "Warrior," which was choreographed by four students from the JCC’s K&M Dancers in memory of the victims of the October 27, 2018, shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue. “Warrior,” choreographed by Annie Mihm, Tillie Rosenberg, Lena Rothschild and Julia Strassburger, first was performed by the quartet at the …

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On the Map – a documentary about Maccabi Tel Aviv

On the Map J Film Pittsburgh Premiere  Community Partners: JCC of Greater Pittsburgh, Maccabi USA In 1977, Israel was a country in need of a miracle. The Yom Kippur War, the tragedy at the Munich Olympics and rampant inflation had left a heavy weight on the Israeli psyche. When the Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team—comprised of Israeli players and former NBA talents—suddenly blossomed, it gave the country a …

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Better Choices, Better Health Workshop

Better Choices, Better Health Come join a workshop called Better Choices, Better Health at the JCC in Squirrel Hill When:     Six consecutive Tuesdays, May 7 – June 11, 2019 Time:      12:30 – 3 pm (Room 202) Please contact Amy Gold, (412) 697-3528 to sign up today! This is a wonderful program that has benefited many adults.  The workshops are informative, fun, and interactive.  By joining the workshop, you’ll be …

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Kids Nite Out!

Grades 2-6 Fun Slides Carpet SkatePark  Kids will leave the JCC at 6:30pm and return by 9:30 pm. Dinner and transportation are included. $41; $36/ Clubhouse Member $9/sibling; $5 walk-in fee   Pre-K - Grade 1: Popcorn and PJ Party:  Wear your PJs, enjoy a popcorn bar, gym games, swimming, make your own pillows, and finish the night with a fantastic movie! Dinner is included. $36; $31/Club House Members; $5/Sibling Register with Lauren Goldman, [email protected] or 412-697-3540 Questions: …

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HaZamir Concerts

Join HaZamir Pittsburgh and HaZamir Karmiel/Misgav, our Partnership2Gether chapter in Israel, for two Community Concerts featuring Pittsburgh teens and Israeli teens singing world–class Jewish choral music together. Wednesday, March 29 at 7 pm – Mt Lebanon High School Monday, April 3 at 7 pm – Rodef Shalom Congregation – Levy Hall The concert is open to the community, free of charge.  For more information: Carolyn Gerecht, 412-339-5400

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J-Serve 2019

Celebrate J-Serve Pittsburgh’s B’nai Mitzvah! Join us on Sunday, April 7, 10 am-3 pm, for our annual day of service for teens in grades 6-12. This year, we are honored to be joined by a group of students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, as we bring our communities together in healing, in learning, and in hope. Come be part of this special experience as we …

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Register for our Fall Programs! 

Fall Programs for everyone start soon. Sign up today! Squirrel Hill Fall Program Guide - Squirrel Hill South Hills Fall Program Guide - South Hills TO REGISTER: Online Questions? Squirrel Hill: [email protected] or call 412-697-3522 South Hills: call 412-278-1975  

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Big Night!

Please be advised of the following program changes due to Big Night: JCC Squirrel Hill will close at 5 pm on Saturday March 4 to all members.  Members who are using the pool and fitness centers will have a ½ hour grace period to leave the facility. The Kaufmann gym and track will not be available from 3 pm Wednesday, March 1, to Sunday morning, March 5. Room 202 will …

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Purim at the JCC – Squirrel Hill & South Hills

Purim at the JCC - Squirrel Hill & South Hills Squirrel Hill: Purim - Welcome to the Jungle JCC Family Carnival Sunday, March 8, 2020 • 1-3 PM JCC Squirrel Hill, 5738 Forbes Avenue Jungle Adventures Wear your costume and get 5 extra prize tickets • Fantastic games! • Awesome prizes • 5-In-1 Bounce House with Super Slide • Live Animal Show • Mike the Balloon Guy • DJ and Photo Booth • Make Your Own Hamentashen • Jungle …

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Tu B’Shevat Shabbat at the Frick

PJ Beyond Presents Tu B’Shevat Shabbat at the Frick Pittsburgh For families with children 5 and older. Experience Tu B’Shevat and Shabbat at one of the city’s most beautiful museums. Enjoy a traditional Tu B’Shevat seder, plus crafts and environmental learning led by the wonderful staff at the Frick Pittsburgh. Meet in the education center. Space is limited! $10/family RSVP to Lauren Goldman by 5 pm February 8, at …

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Every Body Week

♥ Bring a Friend for Free Membership Sales for Every Body  Join this week and we will waive the processing fee! Refer a friend, if your friend joins - you get 1 month FREE (new members only) Upgrade to Centerfit Platinum (Squirrel Hill) and get 1 month FREE For Every Body • 20% off when you book any 1 hour massage (Squirrel Hill only) • “Buy 6 Get 9” Personal Training Sale: …

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Be the JCC’s BIGGEST Mover!

Join our Biggest Mover competition and you could win 6 months of Centerfit Platinum benefits including access to our spa style locker rooms, sauna, towel service and more. Starting January 8, sign up at the Personal Training Desk from 8:30 to 10 am and to participate, go to our group exercise classes, work out in our fitness facilities, swim in our pools, and just get moving! It all …

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CHUTZ-POW! Volume Three, Young Survivors

CHUTZ-POW! Superheroes of the Holocaust is a comic book series created by the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh that honors Holocaust survivors, resistance fighters and liberators by placing stories of sacrifice, courage, and resilience at the forefront of Holocaust awareness. The exhibition, co-presented by the American Jewish Museum and the Holocaust Center, includes the 36 original storyboard illustrations used to make the recently published CHUTZ-POW! Volume …

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Experience Spartan Fitness and More at JCC-South Hills

Experience SPARTAN LIFESTYLE PRIMAL HEALTH COACHING PARKINSON WELLNESS RECOVERY Learn more about these amazing new Fitness and Wellness Programs With Steve Manns, JCC Fitness Coordinator 10–10:40 am: SpartanStrong 10:40–11 am: Q&A about Primal Health Coaching, SpartanStrong, SpartanEdge and SpartanSGX 11–11:45 am: SpartanEdge and SpartanSGX sampler 11:45 am–noon: Q&A about Primal Health Coaching, SpartanStrong, SpartanEdge and SpartanSGX Noon–12:30 pm: PWR!Moves (Parkinson Wellness Recovery) Demonstration For info: Steve Manns 412-278-1975

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Indoor Triathlon for All Ages! JCC SQ + SH

Squirrel Hill and South Hills JCC Squirrel Hill: Come compete as an individual or as a parent/child team! Events vary depending on your age, but range from 250-500 yard swim, 2-4 mile bike ride, and a 1-2 mile run. Everyone is welcome! Parent/child teams • Only one parent and child per team • We encourage both parents and children to participate in every event • You must participate in all events …

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Winter-Spring Program Guides are here!

Sign up today. Classes start soon! View our Winter-Spring 2019 Program Guide: Squirrel Hill Winter-Spring 2019 South Hills Winter-Spring 2019 To Register: Online Squirrel Hill Email: [email protected] Call: 412-697-3522 Visit: Centerfit desk or Membership office South Hills Call: 412-278-1975 Stop at the Front desk or Membership office

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JCC-South Hills 18th Birthday Celebration

Bring your friends, family and neighbors! The JCC facilities will be free and open to everyone in the community as follows: Fitness Center: 8 am-6 pm (must be 16 years old) Free Swim in the Pool: 2-6 pm. Children under the age of 7 or who do not know how to swim must be accompanied by an adult Free Play in the Gym: 4-6 pm. Children must be accompanied …

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South Hills 5th Night Chanukah Celebration

Chanukah, an eight-day holiday, commemorates the re-dedication of the Jerusalem Temple by Judah the Maccabee in the second century B.C.E., when Syrian King Antiochus used force to impose Greek religion on the people of Israel. This caused an uprising led by Judah the Maccabee and a small band of poorly armed Jews who succeeded in overcoming Antiochus’s forces. Once the Maccabees prevailed, they entered the …

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Give the Gift of Camp!

For the holidays, give your child a great summer of fun, friendships  and community at a JCC Summer Day Camp. It's Early Bird season for our Day Camps; register now and save! JCC Day Camps registration info and forms J&R, Noar & Bogrim, Performing Arts Camps For Info and to Register: contact Lewis Sohinki, 412-697 3537 South Hills Day Camps For Info: Jason Haber, 412-278-1782 To Register: Fran Cicco, 412-446-4775 Give your child an incredible summer at Emma Kaufmann Overnight Camp EKC …

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Annual Turkey Trots!

Squirrel Hill: 4th Annual Turkey Trot Friday, November 23 • 9 AM - Meet at the Robinson Building Join us for a family-friendly and stroller-friendly walking activity and a Camp 365 tradition. We will walk a mile around the neighborhood with activities along the way! All children who complete the walk will receive a special reward. There will be nutritious refreshments, hot chocolate and coffee at the starting line. Questions: Jamie …

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EKC Reunion

Maccabi Color War, Sababa, Video presentation, Yearbook Distribution and more! Current 2nd -6th Grades - Kaufmann Building - 5:45 - 8:45 pm Current 7th -11th Grades - Robinson Building, Darlington – 7:00 - 8:45 pm

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South Hills Torah Weekend

Rabbi Gershom Sizomu, Spiritual leader of the Abayudaya Jewish community in Uganda, Be'chol Lashon Fellow and Member of Ugandan Parliament will be the featured speaker. Rabbi Gershom Sizomu is the first sub-Saharan African to be ordained at an American rabbinic school. In 2003, Rabbi Sizomu was awarded a Be’chol Lashon Fellowship to attend the 5-year Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies program at the University of Judaism in Los …

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Caregivers Aging Mastery Program

If you help a relative, friend or neighbor with household chores, errands, personal care, transportation or finances, you are a caregiver. Learn the art of staying healthy and happy on your caregiving journey in this 12-week course. Take advantage of this FREE national pilot program Open to the community • Ages 55+ Curriculum 1. Caregiver Perspectives on Aging Mastery® 2. Navigating Longer Lives: The Basics of Aging Mastery® 3. Exercise and You 4. …

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JCC 124TH ANNUAL MEETING

WHAT COMMUNITY CAN BE A conversation with Grant Oliphant, President, Heinz Endowments and Doron Krakow, President and CEO, JCC Association of North America VOLUNTEER AWARDS 2019 S.J. Noven Koach Award: Ina Gumberg, JCC Board Member Rogal-Ruslander Leadership Award: Lori Shure, JCC Board Member Ida & Samuel Latterman Volunteer Mitzvah Award: Tim Smith, President and Executive Director, Center of Life Geraldine Massey, Family Engagement Coordinator at Center of Life Liddy Barlow, Executive Minister, Christian …

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JCC Facilities Schedule

Passover 2020 Wednesday, April 8 - Close at 5 pm Thursday, April 9 - Closed Tuesday, April 14 - Close at 5 pm Wednesday, April 15 - Closed Memorial Day 2020 Monday, May 25 - Fitness Centers open 8 am-2 pm Family Park open 11 am-7 pm Shavuot 2020 Thursday, May 28 - Close at 5 pm Friday, May 29 - Closed Independence Day 2020 Friday, July 3 (observed) …

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