JCC

Tikkun Leil Shavuot

Tikkun Leil Shavuot

Tuesday, June 11 @ 10:00 PM - Wednesday, June 12 @ 1:00 AM EDT
JCC Squirrel Hill – Darlington Entrance
5723 Darlington Road
Pittsburgh, 15217

Join your Pittsburgh community in person for a night of learning with well-known local rabbis and thinkers.

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Levinson Patio Beautification in Memory of Rose Mallinger

Wednesday, June 28, 2023 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
JCC Squirrel Hill
5738 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States

Join the Mallinger family and AgeWell at the JCC as we continue beautifying the Levinson Patio to welcome the gathering of older adults there. The patio beautification is in memory of Rose Mallinger, z”l, who was an active participant in AgeWell programs. The Levinson Patio is wheelchair accessible. Some projects will involve standing and bending, […]

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Tikkun Leil Shavuot

Tikkun Leil Shavuot

Thursday, May 25, 2023 @ 10:00 PM - Friday, May 26, 2023 @ 1:00 AM EDT
JCC Squirrel Hill – Darlington Entrance
5723 Darlington Road
Pittsburgh, 15217

Join your Pittsburgh community in person for a night of learning with well-known local rabbis and thinkers.

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JCC Purim Carnival

Sunday, March 12, 2023 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
JCC Squirrel Hill
5738 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States

Rachael Speck Division Director, Children, Youth & Family and JCC Day Camps Director, J&R Day Camp 412-697-3537 (Direct)

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JCC Purim Carnival (Hold Date)

Sunday, March 12, 2023 @ 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
JCC Squirrel Hill
5738 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States

Rachael Speck Division Director, Children, Youth & Family and JCC Day Camps Director, J&R Day Camp 412-697-3537 (Direct)

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JCC Board Meeting #4

Thursday, March 9, 2023 @ 5:15 PM - 6:45 PM EST
JCC Squirrel Hill
5738 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States

This is a JCC Board Meeting.

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JCC Special Board Meeting

Thursday, November 3, 2022 @ 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM EDT
JCC Squirrel Hill
5738 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States

This is an unscheduled Board Meeting.

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Yom Haaztmaut at JCC|||

Yom Ha’atzamut with the Shinshinim!

Wednesday, June 19 @ 12:42 AM EDT

What a Yom Ha’azmaut! Today we celebrated the Israeli independence day! We started our day at Community Day School (CDS) singing and dancing with Israeli songs outside. Following the dancing, all of the school went inside to see the amazing Carnival that we’ve made for this special day! There was Israeli dancing, Israeli trivia, Israeli games […]

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PJ Library Hannukah Storytime

Jewish Moments, Courtesy of PJ Library

Wednesday, June 19 @ 12:42 AM EDT

A group of staff from the Federation and the JCC met this week to discuss our PJ Library program. PJ Library is funded by the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. The JCC, through Federation funding, carries out high quality programs to connect PJ Library families. Before I continue, let’s make […]

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The Book of Ruth: Pittsburgh-Style

Wednesday, June 19 @ 12:42 AM EDT

We are in the middle of a period in the Jewish calendar called the Omer when we count the days from the second day of Passover until the beginning of Shavuot. Yesterday was Lag Ba’Omer, the 33rd day of the Omer. Traditionally during the Omer we refrain from certain activities like listening to live music […]

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South Hills Jewish Pittsburgh Transitions to the JCC

Wednesday, June 19 @ 12:42 AM EDT

I asked Rob Goodman, who has served as the founding Director of South Hills Jewish Pittsburgh, a program of the Jewish Federation, to write this week’s message: As Jews, our lives are tied to the calendar – our festivals, holy days, and Shabbat all are reflective of a combination of the lunar and solar cycles. This […]

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Free Books. Free Books!

Wednesday, June 19 @ 12:42 AM EDT

Last week’s Jewish Chronicle covered a Jewish Telegraphic Association (JTA) story about the powerful impact of the PJ Library program. Our Federation has been funding this incredible program in partnership with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation for many years. With over 1,300 current subscribers locally, the impact has been profound. While this article shares nationally aggregated data, we […]

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South Hills Jewish Pittsburgh Celebrates Israel

Wednesday, June 19 @ 12:42 AM EDT

I attended the Yom Ha’atzmaut celebration that was coordinated by our Federation initiative, South Hills Jewish Pittsburgh, at the South Hills JCC. It was fantastic seeing so many young families having fun and celebrating Israel. Every South Hills congregational Rabbi was in attendance. This sense of collaboration in the South Hills is helping the community reach […]

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Recognizing the Fruits of Collaboration

Wednesday, June 19 @ 12:42 AM EDT

What is collaboration? The dictionary defines it as: “the action of working with someone to produce or create something”. That seems pretty simple to define, yet difficult to pull off successfully. Collaboration like any relationship takes real work. It means sometimes thinking about the other(s) with whom you are collaborating and what their needs may […]

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Inspired and Energized

Wednesday, June 19 @ 12:42 AM EDT

I haven’t written in several weeks and during that period our Federation has had a ton of activity. Our Annual Campaign crossed $7 Million, making this one of the quickest paced campaigns in my 18 years here. December resulted in millions of dollars in contributions to our Foundation. The cash donations we have been working […]

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Renewed Beginnings

Wednesday, June 19 @ 12:42 AM EDT

In just a few weeks, several members of Knesset will be traveling to Pittsburgh as part of a delegation of the Jewish Agency for Israel and the Jewish Federations of North America. They will visit Toronto and Detroit, in addition to Pittsburgh. The goal of this journey is to educate Knesset members about our Jewish […]

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Shabbat Shalom and Happy Chanukah

Wednesday, June 19 @ 12:42 AM EDT

Sunday night, the Jewish world will begin the holiday of Chanukah. Our agencies have been and will be “getting their Chanukah on.” I know that the Chanukiah(some refer to it as a menorah) will be lit in the Jewish Association on Aging and Riverview Towers Facilities for the hundreds of our seniors who make their homes there. […]

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Shabbat Shalom

Wednesday, June 19 @ 12:42 AM EDT

It’s hard to pick just one memorable moment from this frenetic week to highlight.  There was the opening of the new Holocaust Center space on Sunday with a huge crowd in attendance including, most importantly, our local Holocaust survivors.  The first session of this year’s Wechsler Young Leadership program began with an overview of the […]

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Break Your Fast and Bridge the Future

Wednesday, June 19 @ 12:42 AM EDT

On Wednesday we fast for Yom Kippur.  On Thursday at our Annual Meeting, our Federation will celebrate accomplishments for the past year and look towards the challenges we hope to conquer in the coming year.  And the only comparison I’ll draw between the two is that, in a sense, Yom Kippur is the Annual meeting […]

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The Far-Reaching Legacy of the Grinspoon Foundation

Wednesday, June 19 @ 12:42 AM EDT

Brian Schreiber of our JCC and I were truly blessed to take part in a retreat sponsored by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation during the last week.  Approximately 40 professionals, mostly from Federations and a few JCC’s, all of whom lead organizations involved with PJ Library, participated.  The purpose was to brainstorm ways that each of […]

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