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#JCCPGHVirtual – Expanding Beyond Our Walls

For a schedule of LIVE classes and activities, click HERE
Join our Fitness Facebook Group.

We are excited to use our digital platforms to come to you as we bring you many JCC programs VIRTUALLY! Check out our group exercise classes, personal trainers’ demos, and events and activities designed to connect and engage all ages.

And we want to hear from YOU! Share some of your experiences with us by posting pictures, videos and comments using the hashtag #JCCPGHVirtual and follow us on JCC Facebook, South Hills Facebook and Instagram pages.

For a schedule of LIVE fitness classes, click  HERE

Class Videos – Work Out With Us Any Time!

Patti’s Throwback Thursday Step!

Beginners Yoga with Bonnie

PWR Moves with Steve

Click HERE to view

Check back for more videos of our Group Ex classes with our own JCC instructors.

Core and Lower Body with Annie

3 Exercises with Ben

Advanced Push-Ups and Planks with Shawn

Squats Workout with Shawn

More Tips from Shawn

For a schedule of LIVE classes, click HERE

JCC senior fitness specialists have put together video classes that you can do at home. Keep moving!

SilverSneakers® Classic with Elaine

Water Aerobics Workout (on land) with Jess Navoney

20 Minute Brisk Walk


2 Mile Walk

Cardio Class with weights, band and ball


Low Impact Aerobics

SilverSneakers® Classic


SilverSneakers® Cardio

SilverSneakers® Improve Your Balance

Chair Yoga


Go to SparkPeople Videos

Note: With a SilverSneakers membership, you can log in to our on-demand video library of classes and workouts designed for older adults. Learn more about SilverSneakers

Dear Teens and Families,

The JCC’s Second Floor Teen Center  top priority is the safety, health and well-being of our teens, professionals and community. More than ever, we feel the greatest responsibility to continue to foster connection for the Pittsburgh teen community to meaningful experiences.

Below you will find a calendar of virtual experiences to participate in, as well as a preview of next weeks events. We welcome and encourage your participation!

-Your Second Floor Staff

The Second Floor Calendar of Virtual Experiences

Wednesday, April 1

3:30-4 pm Coffee Corner with Ariel

Come hang out with The Second Floor staff over some virtual coffee and conversation on Instagram live. This week’s staff person is Ariel DiFelice. Visit our Instagram page @thesecondfloorpgh.

6:30-7 pm: J Line Hebrew

7-8 pm: J Line South Hills

Thursday, April 2

4-4:30 pm: Teen Virtual Workout

Join Jesse Goleman as he takes us through a 30-minute virtual workout on Zoom.

Click here for the Zoom link.

Friday, April 3

4-5 pm: Game Night with  The Second Floor

Join The Second Floor on JackBox Games for an hour of playing virtual board and card games. ZOOM

Sunday, April 5

9:30-11:15 am: J Line & J Line Hebrew

Monday, April 6

3-4:30 pm: Netflix Movie Party The Prince of Egypt

4:30-5 pm: How to Make Charoset with Hannah Kalson

Visit @TheSecondFloorPGH on Instagram

Tuesday, April 7

3:30-4 pm: Take a Moment Tuesday – Mindfulness & Meditation Exercise


Time TBD: How to Make Matzah with Chaim Steinberg

Time TBD: The Four Questions for Making a Difference from a Distance, Rachael Libros, Repair the World


Wednesday, April 8

4-4:30 pm: Coffee Chat with Hannah Kalson

Visit @TheSecondFloorPGH on Instagram

Friday, April 10

4-4:45 pm: Passover Q&A with Alex

Visit @TheSecondFloorPGH on Instagram

Week of April 13-17

Monday, April 13

3-3:45 pm Passover Text Study with Rabbi Ron Symons


Tuesday, April 14

4-4:30 pm: How to Advocacy Workshop with Sarah Pesi

Visit @TheSecondFloorPGH on Instagram

Thursday, April 16

4-4:30 pm: Coffee Chat with Sarah Pesi

Visit @TheSecondFloorPGH on Instagramb

Upcoming Activities for Children, Youth and Families
Monday, March 30

10:30 am     Children, Youth & Families     Kids Yoga with Brandi      ZOOM

12:30 pm     Children, Youth & Families    Clubhouse Hangout gr. 2-6   Link will be emailed

Tuesday, March 31

10:30 am    Children, Youth & Families    Gym Time    ZOOM

3:30 pm      Children, Youth & Families    Virtual Hike   ZOOM

Wednesday, April 1

10:30 am    Children, Youth & Families     Virtual Games – ZOOM

12:30 pm    Children, Youth & Families     Clubhouse Hangout   Link will be emailed

Thursday, April 2

10:30 am    Children, Youth & Families      At Home Workout    ZOOM

12:30 pm    Children, Youth & Families      Virtual Jeopardy     ZOOM

Friday, April 3

10:30 am     Children, Youth & Families     Shabbat   ZOOM

2:00 pm      Children, Youth & Families      Art from Afar   ZOOM

Liza Baron, Director, JCC Early Childhood Development Center, and Rabbi Ron Symons on how parents with young children can manage during time when kids are not in educational settings

PJ Library Pittsburgh is offering many live programs. Connect on our Facebook Page. Please join us!

Check out everything we have happening!
Week of April 5-12

All week: Pets of EKC Instagram and Facebook

Post your pets with the hashtag #petsofEKC

Begins April 7: The Great Afikoman Hunt

Facebook and Instagram

April 10, 3 pm: Matzo Recipe Taste Tests

Live on Facebook and Instagram

Begins April 10: Instagram Pesach Bingo 


April 11: Sabra Story Time

March 30-April 4
All Week

Pets of EKC– Instagram and Facebook

Monday, March 30

PB&J Challenge ––Facebook

Tuesday, March 31

Fort Building Competition – Facebook and Instagram

Wednesday, April 1

2:30 pm: New Camper Meet Up – ZOOM

8 pm: Netflix Hangout – Google Chrome App Action Items

Thursday, April 2

3 pm: Camp Kahoot –Zoom Call & Kahoot

8 pm: Trivia Night

Friday, March 20 at 3pm

Cleanest Cabin Competition

One of the best camp competitions with a twist! Send us a before picture of your room and then an after picture of your cleaned room. You can submit your entry by messaging your pictures to our Facebook page through direct messenger. Entries must be submitted by 3/23 at 12pm. EKC Facebook

Sunday, March 22 at 10 am

Slime Making
Join our EKC Director, Aaron Cantor, and family and learn how to make your favorite slimes! We’ll be going live on Facebook for this one so check out the EKC Facebook page. Here’s the supplies list:

  • Elmers white glue
  • Water
  • Contact solution
  • Baking soda
  • Shaving cream
  • Food coloring if desired
Tuesday, March 24 at 12 pm

Scavenger Hunt from Home
We’ll post our list of items for you to find at home on Tuesday on our Facebook page and Instagram account! If you collect them all take a picture and submit it by direct messaging the EKC Facebook page with the picture of all your found items. Entries must be submitted by 8 pm on March, 27.

Wednesday, March 25 at 3 pm

Arts and Crafts with Lindsey
We’ll post a video to our Facebook page for you to follow along and do a fun arts and crafts project at home! Check out the supplies list below.
Supplies List – Need:

  • Water bottle or any type of see through bottle
  • Water
  • Oil (preferably vegetable oil, but olive or baby oil work as well
  • AND/OR Clear glue or glitter glue


  • Food dye or water color paints
  • Super glue to hot glue (to secure the lid)
  • Glitter

Add ins:

  • Sequins
  • Beads
  • Any small objects (get creative)
Thursday, March 26 at 1 pm

Virtual Snack Time & Letter Writing
Let’s gather together through a Zoom call and have snack time just like we would at camp! You can also take this time to write a letter to an Israeli soldier or a friend. If you choose to write a letter to an Israeli soldier, we’ll organize a collection of your letters to send to them from the EKC family.

Friday, March 27 at 8 pm

Shabbat Song Session Live with Mason
Join us through Facebook and Instagram live as we join in an EKC Shabbat Song Session together! EKC Facebook

Patti Sciulli, our Wellness Specialist, shares ideas on how to  avoid stress during these difficult times in her latest blog post. Read it HERE

For a schedule of LIVE classes, click  HERE
Tap Class with Kathy Wayne


Pre-Ballet and Creative Movement for Children with Kathy Wayne

Message from Amy Gold


While you’re stuck at home – Maddie Barnes

For a schedule of LIVE classes, click  HERE
Brandi’s ABC Workout

Soccer for Kids with Brandi

Preschool Warm-Up with Brandi

Stair Workout with Jesse

Goalkeep Specific Plyometric Workout with Jesse



Comforting Conversations

During this time of uncertainty surrounding the Coronavirus, the Center for Loving Kindness – JCC Pittsburgh presents a new series called “Comforting Conversations”. We invite you to listen and share your feelings, as members of our team talk with members of our community about topics we believe you and your family may be dealing with right now.

To see all of the conversations, click HERE

Rabbi Ron Symons talks with Mile Clark of WTAE: “How Much News?”

Our first conversation is with Dan Leger, a beloved hospice nurse and survivor of the Tree Of Life tragedy. Rabbi Ron Symons talks with Dan about fear.

NEW – LIVEstream series. Our first LIVE conversation:
Passover Through Art, Jewish Values and Loving Kindness
For information and to participate in these LIVE conversations, click HERE

Melissa Hiller Shares Her Favorite Passover Artworks

As Passover approaches, the director of the JCC’s American Jewish Museum talks about some of her favorite works HERE

XOXO: An exhibit About Love and Forgiveness

XOXO is an exhibit currently at the JCC’s American Jewish Museum. The exhibit’s hands-on activities are intended to help us process and understand different kinds of emotions…and are meant for everyone no matter our age. Melissa Hiller, American Jewish Museum director, shares exhibit-based activities you can do at home.

Click HERE to see the activities.

Thanks to the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh for lending this exhibit to us.


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