Jewish Texts

In this 4-part course, Rabbi Schiff will put the pieces of the “text puzzle” into one coherent picture, so that the place of Torah, Tanakh, Talmud, Midrash, Responsa, Kabbalah, as well as many other sources, can be easily understood.

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Jewish Texts

In this 4-part course, Rabbi Schiff will put the pieces of the “text puzzle” into one coherent picture, so that the place of Torah, Tanakh, Talmud, Midrash, Responsa, Kabbalah, as well as many other sources, can be easily understood.

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Jewish Prayer

Do you find prayer meaningless and opaque, or significant and powerful? This course will explore the challenging nature of prayer. It will delve into the fundamental features of how and why we pray.  Rabbi Schiff will describe the origins and the structure of Jewish services and will engage in a close study of a number of central prayers within the liturgy.  This…

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Jewish Texts

In this 4-part course, Rabbi Schiff will put the pieces of the “text puzzle” into one coherent picture, so that the place of Torah, Tanakh, Talmud, Midrash, Responsa, Kabbalah, as well as many other sources, can be easily understood.

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Jewish Prayer

Do you find prayer meaningless and opaque, or significant and powerful? This course will explore the challenging nature of prayer. It will delve into the fundamental features of how and why we pray.  Rabbi Schiff will describe the origins and the structure of Jewish services and will engage in a close study of a number of central prayers within the liturgy.  This…

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South Hills Jewish Pittsburgh presents “Nosh & Know with Rabbi Danny Schiff.” In this five-part series Rabbi Schiff explores “Judaism & The Holy Body.” Limited to 40 people. Registration is only $50 for all five sessions and includes lunch! Click HERE TO REGISTER. Please call (412) 278-1780 for any questions and/or help with registration. Dates and…

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Our Talmud proclaims that “When the month of Adar begins, we increase our joy”. Well, we are now into the month of Adar and one of our great, joyful Jewish holidays, Purim, begins on Saturday night. I encourage everyone to find a place to hear the Purim story by listening to the reading of the…

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We just completed a phenomenal week of Snowbirds Events in Florida. With over 200 in combined attendance at three events (Boca Raton, Naples, and Sarasota/Longboat Key). It was great to reconnect with our donors who winter down south. Rabbi Danny Schiff, our Jewish Foundation Scholar, spoke masterfully at all three about the perceived threats facing…

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One of the meetings I attended this week was for the preparation of our upcoming Community Study. A remarkable group of volunteers from academia, technology, business and longtime community leaders invested serious time deliberating and deciding on not only which questions to ask but how to ask them. In fact, there was so much detail…

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“Talk the talk and walk the walk”.  This expression is used to say that if you are going to say something you actually have to believe and do it.  Our Federation leadership has been talking about our commitment to Jewish identity building and Jewish education for many years.  And, I think we have done some…

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