Cosponsors: Beth El Congregation, Congregation Beth Shalom, Jewish Community Center, New Light Congregation, Rodef Shalom, Shaare Torah Congregation, Temple Emanuel of the South Hills, Temple Sinai הִ נֵּה מַ ה ּטֹוב ּומַ ה נָּעִ ים שֶׁ בֶׁת אַ חִ ים גַם יָּחַד Heenay ma tov u’ma naim shevet achim gam yachad “How good and pleasant…

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Community cosponsors: Jewish Community Center, Temple Sinai, Rodef Shalom, BBYO, Community Relations Council Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education. – Franklin D. Roosevelt Two thousand years ago, when seeking a new public leader, the Talmud mandated that the right…

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Cosponsors: Hillel Jewish University Center, Panthers for Israel, Community Relations Council Background Israel today faces an intensive and increasingly sophisticated global assault on its right to exist as a sovereign, democratic and Jewish state. This is largely accomplished through the well-funded campaign of delegitimization that utilizes Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS), among other techniques, to…

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The Jewish Delegate Assembly of Greater Pittsburgh is greatly concerned by the spate of anti-Semitic incidents, including terror attacks, riots, violent assaults and the desecration of synagogues and other holy sites that have occurred in in Europe in the last year. The CRC recognizes the EU and the State Department’s definition of Modern anti-Semitism.* The…

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Research shows that a quarter of the Jewish population carries at least one of the many preventable Ashkenazi Jewish genetic diseases (AJGD) – and the list is growing rapidly. The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) is the original funder and provider of community education about AJGD and supporter of appropriate pre-conception screening opportunities in Pittsburgh. The…

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The Jewish Delegate Assembly of Greater Pittsburgh Condemns unequivocally the hateful “price tag”* graffiti and vandalism against Catholic and Orthodox Christian, Muslim and Jewish institutions and individuals in Israel as reported in the Israeli press. These vile acts do not represent the feelings of respect our communities have for each other. Urges Israeli authorities to…

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Throughout the world, persons who are identified as gay, lesbian, bisexual, and/or transgender (LGBT) often face pervasive discrimination which sometimes includes state-sanctioned violence and the possibility of execution. Laws that punish people for who they are or are perceived to be creating a deep culture of hatred that can place LGBT people and their allies…

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Most Jewish students live and study on campuses on which they feel secure in their identity. However, especially during times of conflict between Israel and its neighbors, a disturbing anti-Israel climate can appear on Pittsburgh college campuses. This was evident during November 2012 when anti-Israel community members protested outside The Edward and Rose Berman Hillel…

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