Jewish Education

2024 Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh Teacher Training

Tuesday, August 6 @ 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM EDT
Chatham University
Welker Room, Laughlin Music Hall, 0 Woodland Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh 2024 Summer Teacher’s Workshop, held in partnership with Echoes & Reflection, is free of charge, and Act 48 credit hours will be available. It will be held in-person on Chatham University’s Shadyside campus, with courses led by Lynne Ravas, veteran educator, Generations Speaker, and Echoes & Reflections facilitator. Both days […]

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2024 Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh Teacher Training

Wednesday, August 7 @ 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM EDT
Chatham University
Welker Room, Laughlin Music Hall, 0 Woodland Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh 2024 Summer Teacher’s Workshop, held in partnership with Echoes & Reflection, is free of charge, and Act 48 credit hours will be available. It will be held in-person on Chatham University’s Shadyside campus, with courses led by Lynne Ravas, veteran educator, Generations Speaker, and Echoes & Reflections facilitator. Both days […]

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An IDF soldier facing the Western Wall with an Israeli flag on their right shoulder

CLE: War Ethics in the Jewish Legal Tradition

Thursday, June 26, 2025 @ 8:30 AM - 10:45 AM EDT
Virtual

Open to all—you need not be a lawyer to attend.
Earn 2 ethics credits per class!

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A picture of Jewish text to the left and a split Israel flag to the right. A Lady Justice statue stands on the right.

CLE: Jewish Law in the Legal System of Israel

Thursday, May 1, 2025 @ 8:30 AM - 10:45 AM EDT
Virtual

Open to all—you need not be a lawyer to attend.
Earn 2 ethics credits per class!

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Hebrew text on puzzle pieces

CLE: Understanding the Structure of Jewish Legal Texts

Thursday, April 3, 2025 @ 8:30 AM - 10:45 AM EDT
Virtual

Open to all—you need not be a lawyer to attend.
Earn 2 ethics credits per class!

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raw cannabis with various forms in the backgroun

CLE: Legalizing Cannabis Is it Jewishly Acceptable?

Thursday, January 16, 2025 @ 8:30 AM - 10:45 AM EST
Virtual

Open to all—you need not be a lawyer to attend.
Earn 2 ethics credits per class!

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Jewish family carving a jack-o-lantern with halloween decorations

CLE: Halloween, Yoga and Seances: The Legal Boundary Between Forbidden Practices and Harmless Activities

Thursday, October 31 @ 8:30 AM - 10:45 AM EDT
Virtual

Open to all—you need not be a lawyer to attend.
Earn 2 ethics credits per class!

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a picture of the Statue of Liberty

CLE: Immigration From a Jewish Law Perspective

Thursday, September 12 @ 8:30 AM - 10:45 AM EDT
Virtual

Open to all—you need not be a lawyer to attend.
Earn 2 ethics credits per class!

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Generations Speaker Presentation by Clare Drobot

Tuesday, June 18 @ 6:00 PM EDT
Welker Room, James Laughlin Music Hall
5798 Woodland Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15232 United States

Join us as we welcome Clare Drobot for her first public talk with the Holocaust Center! Clare will share the story of her grandmother, a survivor from Poland, and how her experiences shaped her family.

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Generations Speaker Presentation by Dr. Melissa Marks

Thursday, July 18 @ 6:00 PM EDT
Chatham University
Welker Room, Laughlin Music Hall, 0 Woodland Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

We are excited to host Dr. Melissa Marks’s presentation for the first time!  Bio: Dr. Melissa Marks is the daughter and granddaughter of Holocaust survivors. Her desire to understand the history and psychology of the Holocaust led her to become a social studies teacher, a career she loved for a decade. Currently, she is in her 21st year as a […]

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A family celebrating Shabbat

CLE: The Legal Dimensions of Shabbat

Thursday, March 28 @ 8:30 AM - 10:45 AM EDT
Zoom

Open to all—you need not be a lawyer to attend.
Earn 2 ethics credits per class!

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CLE: Kedoshim

Thursday, May 9 @ 8:30 AM - 10:45 AM EDT
Rodef Shalom Congregation
4905 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States

Open to all—you need not be a lawyer to attend.
Earn 2 ethics credits per class!

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Woman handing money to a collector

CLE: Usury: Paying Interest on Loans in Jewish Law

Thursday, January 25 @ 8:30 AM - 10:45 AM EST
Zoom

Open to all—you need not be a lawyer to attend.
Earn 2 ethics credits per class!

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broken glass window

CLE: The Nuremberg Laws Led to Kristallnacht

Thursday, November 9, 2023 @ 8:30 AM - 10:45 AM EST
Zoom

Open to all—you need not be a lawyer to attend.
Earn 2 ethics credits per class!

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A silhouette of a person at a sporting event

CLE: How Jewish Law Approaches Sport

Thursday, September 21, 2023 @ 8:30 AM - 10:45 AM EDT
Zoom

Open to all—you need not be a lawyer to attend.
Earn 2 ethics credits per class!

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A person jumping from a cliff

CLE: Risk-Taking: How Much Danger Does Jewish Law Permit?

Thursday, May 30 @ 8:30 AM - 10:45 AM EDT
Zoom

Open to all—you need not be a lawyer to attend.
Earn 2 ethics credits per class!

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“Judaism and Veganism: Is There a Connection?

Sunday, April 23, 2023 @ 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM EDT
Boyce Park — Patrol Shelter
9 Hawthorne Road
Plum Borough, PA 15239 United States

Rabbi Akiva Gersh, aka The Vegan Rabbi, is coming to Pittsburgh for this one event as part of a national tour organized by Jewish Veg. Join us to learn from Rabbi Gersh and to enjoy vegan hors d’oeuvres.

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