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Temple Sinai Tot Shabbat

Friday, September 20 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh,PA15217United States

Enjoy snacks and schmoozing with other parents of young ones, then a half hour of…

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Temple Sinai Tot Shabbat

Friday, October 18 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh,PA15217United States

Enjoy snacks and schmoozing with other parents of young ones, then a half hour of…

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Temple Sinai Tot Shabbat

Friday, November 15 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh,PA15217United States

Enjoy snacks and schmoozing with other parents of young ones, then a half hour of…

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Temple Sinai Tot Shabbat

Friday, December 20 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh,PA15217United States

Enjoy snacks and schmoozing with other parents of young ones, then a half hour of…

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Temple Sinai Tot Shabbat

Friday, January 17, 2020 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh,PA15217United States

Enjoy snacks and schmoozing with other parents of young ones, then a half hour of…

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Temple Sinai Tot Shabbat

Friday, February 21, 2020 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh,PA15217United States

Enjoy snacks and schmoozing with other parents of young ones, then a half hour of…

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Temple Sinai Tot Shabbat

Friday, March 20, 2020 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh,PA15217United States

Enjoy snacks and schmoozing with other parents of young ones, then a half hour of…

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Temple Sinai Tot Shabbat

Friday, April 17, 2020 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh,PA15217United States

Enjoy snacks and schmoozing with other parents of young ones, then a half hour of…

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Events of Interest

Jewish Baby University

Jewish Baby University

Wednesday, September 18 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2000 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh,PA15219United States

This innovative 6 week program designed for first time parents combines childbirth education with an exploration of Jewish traditions and rituals connected with pregnancy, birth, parenting and raising a family.

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Temple Sinai Tot Shabbat

Friday, September 20 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh,PA15217United States
Free

Enjoy snacks and schmoozing with other parents of young ones, then a half hour of…

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Rosh Hashanah Apple Picking

Sunday, September 22 @ 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2573 Brandt School Rd
Wexford,PA15090United States
Free

Join PJ Library, Repair the World and Congregation Beth Shalom for this exciting program! In…

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South Hills Rosh Hashanah Farmer’s Market for Kids

Sunday, September 22 @ 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
345 Kane Blvd
Pittsburgh,PA15243United States

A Rosh Hashana Farmers Market.  Designed for children ages 3-11. Kids will get a fresh…

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Spinning into 5780

Wednesday, October 9 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
5738 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh,PA15217United States

PJ Library invites you to spin into 5780 with our Yom Kippur Family program.  Families…

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Temple Sinai Tot Shabbat

Friday, October 18 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh,PA15217United States
Free

Enjoy snacks and schmoozing with other parents of young ones, then a half hour of…

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Zoo Animals

2 X 2 at the Zoo with Jewish Federation and PJ Library

Sunday, November 3 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7370 Baker St
Pittsburgh,PA15206United States
$2 – $8

Join the Jewish Federation Young Adult Division, PJ Library and CDS for some Noah’s Ark…

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Temple Sinai Tot Shabbat

Friday, November 15 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh,PA15217United States
Free

Enjoy snacks and schmoozing with other parents of young ones, then a half hour of…

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Jewish Life & Learning in the News

eJewishPhilanthropy post on early childhood education

The Many Faces of Jewish Early Childhood Education

December 11, 2018

The Director of Early Childhood…

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Studio Educator Cohort

New Network of Studio Educators Formed

February 20, 2018

As part of the Jewish…

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Toddlers Playing With Toys

The Jewish Nature of Reggio Emilia Early Childhood Education

February 13, 2018

Our community’s nine Pittsburgh JECEI/Bonim…

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Early Childhood Education Through a Jewish Lens

December 6, 2017

Twelve local Jewish early childhood…

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Jewish Life & Learning

Leadership

Jan Levinson

Jan Levinson

Jewish Life & Learning Co-Chair
Amy Bardack

Rabbi Amy Bardack

Director
Jewish Life and Learning
Carolyn Linder

Carolyn Linder

Senior Manager
Jewish Life & Learning
Shelly Parver

Shelly Parver

Assistant Planning Director
(412) 992-5207
sparver@jfedpgh.org

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