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Pittsburgh JECEI/Bonim Beyachad Pilot Schools Professional Development Series for Early Childhood Educators

Reggio through a Jewish Lens

Early Childhood Education Professional Series Sessions

Using Technology & Storytelling to Build Relationships with the Natural World

at Squirrel Hill JCC Early Childhood Development Center

February 21 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
5738 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States

Join other Early Childhood Educators for part one of the Series “Reggio through a Jewish Lens”, facilitated by Christine Davis and Sarah Grimm. Qualified participants will receive Act 48/PA Keys hours for attending.

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Long-Term Project Work through a Jewish Lens

at Temple Emanuel Early Childhood Development Center

March 28 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
1250 Bower Hill Road
Pittsburgh, 15243 United States

Join other Early Childhood Educators for part two of the Series “Reggio through a Jewish Lens”, facilitated by Christine Mains and Julie Silverman. Qualified participants will receive Act 48/PA Keys hours for attending.

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What’s the Sound of Shabbat? Exploring the Familiar in New Ways

at Temple Ohav Shalom Center for Early Learning

April 11 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
8400 Thompson Run Rd.
Allison Park, PA 15101 United States

Join other Early Childhood Educators for part three of the Series “Reggio through a Jewish Lens”, facilitated by Morgan Besares Nelson. Qualified participants will receive Act 48/PA Keys hours for attending.

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Building Community

at Community Day School

May 2 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
6424 Forward Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States

Join other Early Childhood Educators for this fourth and final part of the Series “Reggio through a Jewish Lens”, facilitated by Andrea Erven-Victoria and Sarah Glascom Morris. Qualified participants will receive Act 48/PA Keys hours for attending.

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Events of Interest

Tots and Talk

April 15 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
1250 Bower Hill Road
Pittsburgh, 15243 United States
Free

Join PJ Library South Hills Ambassador Kate Louik for a morning of songs, stories, play…

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Open Gym with PJ Library

May 5 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
5738 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
FREE

Join us at the JCC in Squirrel Hill for a special, monthly Open Gym. All…

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Kids’ Mega Challah Event An afternoon of Jewish unity, joy and pride

May 19 @ 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
1700 Beechwood Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States

Hundreds of Pittsburgh kids- pre-K- Grade 5- will gather for an afternoon of challah-making and…

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Tots and Talk

May 20 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
1250 Bower Hill Road
Pittsburgh, 15243 United States
Free

Join PJ Library South Hills Ambassador Kate Louik for a morning of songs, stories, play…

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Tikkun Olam at the Zoo with Shalom Pittsburgh and PJ Library

June 2 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Questions? email Meryl Franzos at mfranzos@jfedpgh.org

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Open Gym with PJ Library

June 23 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
5738 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
FREE

Join us at the JCC in Squirrel Hill for a special, monthly Open Gym. All…

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Apples and Honey Fall Festival

9th Annual Apples & Honey Fall Festival

September 8 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Contact Info: Meryl Franzos

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Apples and Honey Fall Festival

9th Annual Apples & Honey Fall Festival

September 15 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Contact Info: Meryl Franzos

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Jewish Life & Learning in the News

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The Many Faces of Jewish Early Childhood Education

December 11, 2018

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New Network of Studio Educators Formed

February 20, 2018

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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

Director
Early Childhood Education
Shelly Parver

Shelly Parver

Senior Manager
Grantmaking & Allocations
(412) 992-5207
sparver@jfedpgh.org

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