Posts Tagged ‘CRC’

African Diversity Awards 2019

The Union of African Communities (UAC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the diverse African communities in Southwestern Pennsylvania by fostering unity, empowering current and future community leaders, and strengthening relationships with our neighbors outside of the African community. UAC is an umbrella organization, currently providing leadership and support to over 9,000 members from…

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Pride Seder

The Pride Tribe and Women of Temple Sinai (WoTS) are partnering to present the annual Pride Seder, which will take a form reminiscent of the traditional Passover seder, but will share stories and hardships of LGBTQ life, celebrate the freedoms that have been achieved, and explore freedoms not yet gained. e welcome LGBTQ individuals beyond…

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Pride Shabbat Evening Service

Join the Pride Tribe at Temple Sinai for our 5th Annual Pride Shabbat. When we recognize diversity and make genuine inclusion our practice, we build a richer community for all of our congregants. Through it, we give voice to our LGBTQ members and give everyone some new ways of looking at the world. All are…

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Jewish and Sikh Community Gathering: Stronger Together

Community Gathering

Please join us for a community gathering with the Jewish and Sikh Community at the Pittsburgh Sikh Gurdwara. Experience the opportunity to share prayer, food, reflections, and solidarity with our Sikh and Jewish brothers and sisters. Want to join us? Great! Please read this “Welcome to the Gurdwara” guide on respectful attire and conduct at…

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Criminal Justice Reform Panel

Working Together Towards a Better Future Join us for a panel discussion followed by Q&A with local and national experts on criminal justice reform. Featured speakers will include Doors Open at 6pm, Program begins at 6:30pm The program will take place in Alloy Studios of the Kelly Strayhorn Theater. Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of…

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Names of Injured Officers Released

Penguins Stronger than Hate

The officers injured in the shooting have been identified. https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14231142-74/officers-injured-in-pittsburgh-synagogue-attack-identified Bob Silverman, Sue Berman Kress and I had the pleasure of meeting and thanking SWAT Operator Burke and Officer Smigda last night at the Penguins game. They were incredibly humble and only replied with “just doing our job.” As of today, three of four operators…

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CRC Leads Campus Ambassadors on Educational Israel Mission

I asked Laura Cherner, the Assistant Director of the Federation’s Community Relations Council (CRC), to write about her recent experience in accompanying our community’s Campus Ambassadors from our local college campuses. We equip a cohort of students to conduct pro-Israel programming on campus and prepare them to fight the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement.…

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Stay Connected – Stay Informed

Much of our Federation’s communications are handled through social media, such as Facebook. These platforms allow us to quickly and quite often, communicate about things happening in our community and our Jewish world. If you are not on Facebook or if you do not follow the Federation on Facebook, you may have missed these few…

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A Powerful Collective

Over the past few years, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has sent several missions to Cuba.  We witnessed a small yet vibrant Jewish community and saw the work our dollars make possible with our own eyes.  As part of those missions, we visited the American Intersection.  As you know, the United States has not…

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