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Event Series Event Series: Women’s Self Defense Series

Thursday, January 18
6:00 PM EST - 9:00 PM EST

Proactive Women’s Self Defense Series

In-Person Event

Cost: FREE


JCC Squirrel Hill
5738 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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As the war in Israel continues, we recognize the importance of having a safe space to gather and would like to invite our community to our upcoming events.

Learn necessary self defense skills in this three-part series.


Preparing the Mind and Body to Walk in Safety

Ninety percent of all self defense is proactive. Therefore, this seminar will be both lecture and hands-on training.

There will be a PowerPoint presentation on eliminating the elements that draw the attention of a would-be assailant.

Hands-on training will consist of defenses against common attacks perpetrated on women. You will learn how to use your body as a weapon against vulnerable areas to attack an assailant.

Below is the full schedule with times and dates.

  • January 18, 6:00-9:00 pm—Session 1:
    Seminar and Skills Training
  • January 24, 7:00-8:00 pm—Session 2:
    Follow-Up Skills Training
  • February 1, 7:00-8:00 pm—Session 3:
    Follow-Up Skills Training

All sessions are offered at no cost to participants thanks to generous grant funding from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD)


A second 3-part series will be held in February. Dates/locations TBA.


JCC Squirrel Hill
5738 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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Full inclusion is a core value of Jewish Pittsburgh. The Jewish Federation welcomes invitees of all abilities, backgrounds, races, religious affiliations, sexual orientations and gender identities. Please discuss accessibility accommodations with the contact person for this event.

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