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Events of Interest

Parenting Through a Jewish Lens (6-class series)

Sunday, Jan. 24 @ 8:15 PM - 9:45 PM

In Parenting Through a Jewish Lens, join together with other parents of young children to…

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Under One-derful Wednesdays

Wednesday, Jan. 27 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join PJ Library on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 2:00-3:00. This…

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Home to Home Tu B’shvat Terrariums

Thursday, Jan. 28 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
6424 Forward Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States

Tu b’Shvat is the birthday of the trees, and while January weather in Pittsburgh doesn’t…

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Jewish Spain Virtual Bus Tour Series – Part One: Medieval Majorca — The Golden Age

Sunday, Jan. 31 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Sign up is free! Space is limited.

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Jewish Life & Learning in the News

In honor of the 11 lost on October 27, 2018

Repairing the Soul and the World: Together in Healing and Justice
with Rabbi Shawn Israel Zevit

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Drawing on Jewish Wisdom and Practice to Cultivate Resilience
with Rabbi Deborah Waxman, PhD

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Randomness and Moral Agency: Lessons from the Book of Job and Beyond
with Rabbi Gordon Tucker, PhD

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Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story
with Rabbi Isaiah Rothstein

Pursuing Justice: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Authentic Jewish Practice
with Rabbi Rick Jacobs

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More than Zachor (Remember)
with Rabbi Cheryl Klein

There is No Place Like Home: Finding Holiness Wherever We Are
with Rabbi Jonathan Berkun

As Memories Fade: Yizkor and Historical Amnesia
with Dr. Shuly Rubin Schwartz

A Little Bit of Comfort for Those Who Mourn Today
with Rabbi Jack Riemer

Becoming a Human Torah —
In Life and in Death

with Rabbi Leon Morris

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The Hidden Things Belong to HaShem: Accompanying Others Through Loss
with Rachelle Sprecher Fraenkel

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Using Cantillation to Interpret Torah
with Hazzan Henry Rosenblum

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Heal Our Broken Hearts
with Rabba Yaffa Epstein

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Jewish Life & Learning


Alan Himmel

Alan Himmel

Jewish Life & Learning Chair
Amy Bardack

Rabbi Amy Bardack

Jewish Life and Learning
Carolyn Linder

Carolyn Linder

Senior Manager
Jewish Life & Learning
Shelly Parver

Shelly Parver

Assistant Planning Director
(412) 992-5207

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