Archive for May 2018

Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh to Host Civil Rights Symposium on Hate Crimes

Pittsburghers have a chance to learn about hate speech and hate crimes that occur right here in western Pennsylvania at an upcoming civil rights discussion sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh. The event will occur on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from 7-8:30 pm at Congregation Rodef Shalom located at 4905 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh,…

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What Keeps You Up at Night?

Saturday night begins the holiday of Shavuot. I wrote about the holiday a few weeks ago in anticipation of tomorrow’s community wide Tikkun Leil Shavuot. My suggestion back then to attend our program has become even more amplified to encourage each of you to consider attending this unique to Pittsburgh Jewish experience. With 22 different…

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Jewish Federation to Host Celebration! A New Thank-You Event for Donors

Celebration Banner

Kippalive, Israel’s leading a capella group, will headline CELEBRATION!, a new donor-appreciation event. The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh will present the event to thank donors to the Federation’s 2018 Community Campaign. CELEBRATION! will take place at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 31, at Pittsburgh Opera, 2425 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh 15222. The night will also feature…

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Karen Morris Writes About Her Journey Home

Karen Morris, director of education at Tree of Life/Or L’Simcha Congregation, went on the Partnership2Gether Jewish Federation Volunteer Mission to Karmiel/Misgav this past April and shared her experience. “The mission was an incredible opportunity to travel with a diverse group of Pittsburghers (ages 50 – 87 from all parts of our city), and contribute to…

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The Book of Ruth: Pittsburgh-Style

We are in the middle of a period in the Jewish calendar called the Omer when we count the days from the second day of Passover until the beginning of Shavuot. Yesterday was Lag Ba’Omer, the 33rd day of the Omer. Traditionally during the Omer we refrain from certain activities like listening to live music…

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