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

JCC Squirrel Hill, 5738 Forbes Avenue

November 1, 2018

7:30 pm

What Squirrel Hill Can Learn from Chicago’s West Rogers Park will be presented by Howard M. Rieger and Beverly Siegel on Thursday, November 1, 2018, at 7:30 PM at Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, 5738 Forbes Ave in Squirrel Hill.

The program will feature a screening of  “Driving West Rogers Park: Chicago’s Once and Future Jewish Neighborhood,” a 25-minute video by Siegel, an award-winning documentary maker and part-time Pittsburgh resident, followed by remarks by Rieger, the former president/CEO of Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and Jewish Federations of North America.   Rieger currently is volunteer president of the Jewish Neighborhood Development Council of Chicago.

West Rogers Park, Chicago’s flagship Jewish neighborhood, is on the rebound after decades of decline.  Community activism by local residents is turning back years of neglect; fortifying a Jewish residential housing boom as well as a surge in new synagogues, day schools and Jewish community agencies; beautifying the neighborhood, and stoking civic improvements. All of this is happening in a neighborhood that is one of the most diverse in the city.

Rieger will talk about how the lessons of West Rogers Park can inspire and inform a wave of community improvement in Squirrel Hill, help us avoid the painful lessons of community complacency, and strengthen and preserve Jewish Squirrel Hill for future generations.

The program is free and open to the community; rsvp requested to [email protected].  For more information, please contact [email protected].

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