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Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Promotes Laura Cherner to Director, Community Relations Council

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

Laura Cherner, assistant director of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Community Relations Council (CRC), will become its director on Oct. 5, 2020.

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Audience Agreement of Conduct
דרך ארץ קדמה לתורה

Respectful speaking and listening are essential, even though there may be widely differing opinions present. This is rooted in a core Jewish value: Derech eretz kadmah l’Torah, proper conduct precedes the Torah. We call upon those attending CRC programming to engage in mutual respect, even in the midst of a heated argument.

Verbal and/or nonverbal attempts to interrupt or disturb the program, as well as uncivil behavior directed toward speakers, other members of the audience, and/or program organizers may result in removal from the premises and affect participation in future CRC programs.

Events of Interest

HOLD: CRC Gun Violence Subcommittee Meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 9 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Community Relations Council


David Ainsman
Jim Busis
Ken Eisner
Adam Falcone
Ted Goldberg
Cindy Goodman-Leib
Meyer "Skip" Grinberg
Amy Herlich
Susan F. Kalson
Gayle Kraut
Larry Lebowitz (chair)
Rosanne Levine
Paul Lieber
Todd Rascoe
Michele Rosenthal
Jason Secore
Robert Silverman
Laura Sohinki
Scott Tobe
Greg Unatin
Sharon Werner
Randal M. Whitlatch
Larry Lebowitz

Larry Lebowitz

Community Relations Council
Laura Cherner

Laura Cherner

Community Relations Council
(412) 992-5235
2020 Recipient
Sonia & Aaron Levinson
Community Relations Award

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