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5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
https://foundation.jewishpgh.org/venue/temple-sinai/

September 2018

Erev Sukkot Service & Soup in the Sukkah

Sunday, September 23, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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$3 – $7

Shake the lulav. Smell the etrog. Eat in the Sukkah and give thanks for all of our blessings. WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 23, 6 PM (Service at 6 PM followed by dinner.) WHERE: Temple Sinai Sukkah WHAT: Grilled Cheese & Chef Drew's Homemade Old-Fashioned Tomato Soup HOW: RSVP by Sunday, Sept. 16 at Noon to Debbie Haber at DHaber@TempleSinaiPGH.org or (412) 421-7039 COST: $7/Free for children 3 and under.

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Sukkot Morning Service at Temple Sinai

Monday, September 24, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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FREE

Open to the community.

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Steelers, Steaks, Spuds & Suds in the Sukkah

Monday, September 24, 2018 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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$20

Temple Sinai Brotherhood is celebrating Sukkot in a unique way, with steak, baked potatoes & beer in the sukkah, while watching the Steelers play the Tampa Bay Bucs. BBQ experts will be on-hand to grill a variety of kosher steaks, which you can enjoy with beer you bring, or soft drinks that we'll provide. Please bring a non-dairy side dish or dessert to share. Visit our website for RSVP and registration details. https://www.templesinaipgh.org/steelers-steaks-spuds-suds-sukkah.

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November 2018

Educator & Youth Professional Meeting

Friday, November 2, 2018 @ 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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As we prepare to come together in community this Shabbat and Sunday at synagogues, schools, and youth programs, let’s get expert guidance for how to talk to and support our people. One of our most valuable resources helping us respond to and support our community is the Israel Trauma Coalition. They have provided essential guidance to youth professionals and educators already, and with parents this evening. We are offering time tomorrow for any and all of you to learn from…

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Rabbi & Cantor Meeting

Friday, November 2, 2018 @ 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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How do we lead at a time like this? As we prepare to come together in community this Shabbat, let’s get expert guidance for how to talk to and support our people. One of our most valuable resources helping us respond to and support our community is the Israel Trauma Coalition. They have provided essential guidance already to individual colleagues in the past few days. We are offering time tomorrow for any and all of you to learn from them.

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Israeli Style Shabbat Dinner שישי- ישראלי

Friday, November 9, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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Israeli Style Shabbat Dinner

SOLD OUT. In response to the tragedy in our community, the local Israeli community in Partnership with the IAC and the Jewish Federation invites all community members to Join us for Israeli style Shabbat dinner that will bring all of us together. The event will include Kabbalat Shabbat, delicious Shabbat dinner, activities for the children and sing along. The event is free but requires registration.

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December 2018

Temple Sinai Brotherhood Brunch with Guest Speaker Barbara Burstin

Sunday, December 2, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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$10 – $18

PLEASE JOIN US FOR A BRUNCH & LECTURE    Historic Battles Royale, with a Pittsburgh Twist Reform vs. Zionist Zionist vs. Zionist FDR: Love Him or Leave Him? The Jewish Community & Sophie Masloff German Jews vs. Eastern European Jews Throughout the 20th century, those struggles played out locally and nationally. Come hear Barbara Burstin’s take on them. Barbara is on the faculties of the history departments at the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, teaching courses on the…

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January 2019

Brotherhood Brunch with Guest Speaker Clint Hurdle

Sunday, January 27 @ 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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$10 – $18
Clint Hurdle

Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle will be the featured speaker at a Temple Sinai Brotherhood Brunch & Lecture Series program on Sunday, January 27, from 9:00-10:30 a.m. Cost: $10 per person by Wednesday, January 23, and $18 per person after that date. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m., a buffet brunch will be served from 9:00-9:30, and our guest will speak from 9:30-10:30. RSVP to Todd Miller at toddprmktg@gmail.com or (412) 848-1082; or send a check (payable to Temple Sinai Brotherhood) to: Temple Sinai Brotherhood; 5505 Forbes Ave.;…

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WoTS & Brotherhood Lunch & Puppet Show

Sunday, January 27 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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FREE
WoTS & Brotherhood Puppet Show

Puppets! Come shake off the winter doldrums and join Temple Sinai member Kellee Van Aken and visual artist and puppet maker Cheryl Capezzuti for an afternoon of short puppet pieces. Stories of discovery, loss, and how to put things together—plus a giant puppet dance party!  Appropriate for ages 8–108! “Innovative. Creative. Not your puppet show of old. I was completely captivated. It was outstanding!” ~Shirley Goldstein, Temple Sinai member Cost: Free; donations accepted at the door. Please RSVP so we have enough food for everyone. RSVP…

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February 2019

Shabbat Dinner

Young Adult Shabbat Dinner at Temple Sinai

Friday, February 1 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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Please join us as Temple Sinai welcomes the young adult crowd and hosts a mostly musical Shabbat!

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Stand Up For Mental Health

Saturday, February 2 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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stand up for mental health

In Recognition of Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month, Temple Sinai invites you to this special comedy event featuring David Granirer (founder, comedian, and our MC for the evening) and a mighty group of Temple Sinai congregants eager to highlight the humor of their lives with mental health issues. We’ll start the evening with Havdalah and then present Lisa Lederer with the Shore-Whitehill award, which celebrates volunteers who promote the inclusion of people with disabilities in the fabric of Jewish life through advocacy…

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Tot Shabbat

Friday, February 15 @ 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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Free

Do your kids like to sing and dance? Do you want them to get the Shabbat feeling? Are you looking for an informal, inviting way to teach your little ones about Shabbat and connect with other families? Join Rabbi Keren Gorban for this exciting service. We will begin with snacks and schmoozing at 5 PM. At 5:30 PM we'll meet on the floor of the Leebov Sanctuary for Tot Shabbat worship service using a special prayer book.

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Scholar-in-Residence Weekend with Rabbi Lisa Grushcow

Friday, February 15 @ 7:00 PM - Sunday, February 17 @ 11:30 AM
Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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Free

Temple Sinai's 2019 Scholar in Residence is Rabbi Lisa Grushcow, Senior Rabbi at Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom in Montreal, author of Writing the Wayward Wife: Rabbinic Interpretations of Sotah, and the editor of The Sacred Encounter: Jewish Perspectives on Sexuality. Sponsored by the Pamela K. Wiles Fund for Interfaith Understanding. Visit our website for a full schedule: www.TempleSinaiPGH.org/Grushcow.

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An LGBTQ+ Conversation with Rabbi Lisa Grushcow

Saturday, February 16 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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Free

Join Temple Sinai for an engaging evening focusing on Jewish LGBTQ+ experiences. Rabbi Lisa Grushcow is the author of Writing the Wayward Wife: Rabbinic Interpretations of Sotah and the editor of The Sacred Encounter: Jewish Perspectives on Sexuality. She is the Senior Rabbi at Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom in Montreal. Sponsored by the Pamela K. Wiles Fund for Interfaith Understanding QUESTIONS? Contact Rebekah Malkin at (412) 421-9715 ext. 121 or Rebekah@TempleSinai.org.

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How to Recognize & Address Mental Health in Youth

Sunday, February 24 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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Free

Each year, 1 in 4 youths experiences a mental health or substance use disorder. This educational session will focus on recognizing the signs and responding constructively as parents and adult mentors, as well as on understanding the way stigma impacts treatment-seeking and what treatment resources are available. Presented by The Allegheny County Department of Human Services Office of Behavioral Health Contact Lisa Lederer at lisaglederer@gmail.com with questions.

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March 2019

Temple Sinai Brotherhood Brunch with Christina Cassotis

Sunday, March 3 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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$10 – $18

Christina Cassotis, CEO of Allegheny County Airport Authority Christina Cassotis, CEO of Allegheny County Airport Authority, will speak on Pittsburgh International Airport’s Terminal Modernization Plan: Building for the Region’s Future, following an introduction by Rich Fitzgerald, County Executive. Cost: $10 pre-registration; $18 at the door Contact Todd Miller at toddprmktg@gmail.com or (412) 848-1082.

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Adult Purim Carnival

Saturday, March 16 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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$18

Games * Prizes * Trivia * Food & Adult Drinks * Costumes $18 for unlimited games, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, soda, and two drink tickets for wine, beer, or our “signature” adult concoction, “Adar You Kidding Me” Cocktail! Hidden Harbour gift card for BEST COSTUME!  Purim fun for the kid at heart! Register online in your Temple Sinai account or RSVP to Rebekah Malkin at Rebekah@TempleSinaiPGH.org or (412) 421-9715 ext. 121. (Must be 21 or over — ID required.)

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Family Purim Carnival

Sunday, March 17 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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$10

Wear your favorite costume and enjoy games, food (cash or checks only please), prizes, and MORE FUN! Cost: $10 (all day pass); FREE for children three & under (Children under eight MUST be accompanied by an adult) Costume Contest: Prizes for the Best Purim-Related Costume (Who will you be? Haman? Esther? Mordecai?) and Most Creative Costume! Let’s Go Fly a Kite! Family Kite Design Competition: Inspired by our Mary Poppins Purim Shpiel, decorate a kite to adorn the shpiel stage. Prizes for the most…

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The Great Temple Sinai Bake Off

Saturday, March 30 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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$20

Seven of the best Temple Sinai bakers will compete. Only ONE will win! Be there to sample their delicious creations and vote for “The People’s Choice” winner!  Patterned after The Great British Bake Off on Netflix, watch our bakers face a technical challenge and create their show stoppers! And you get to schmooze, sample their efforts, and vote for “The People’s Choice” winner! For only $20, you’ll enjoy appetizers, dessert, two drinks, and the fun competition! RSVP to Kate Passarelli at…

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April 2019

cooking demo

Young Adult Passover Cooking Demo

Thursday, April 4 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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Learn how to cook 3 traditional Passover recipes from chef, Leon Edelsack.

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Cantor’s Assembly Bernstein Concert

Sunday, April 7 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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Cantor's Assembly Concert- The Music of Leonard Bernstein.

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Leonard Bernstein at 100 Concert

Sunday, April 7 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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$20

Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Leonard Bernstein with a special concert featuring a combined choir from Temple Sinai and Rodef Shalom, special guests from the Bach Choir of Pittsburgh, Cantors Assembly, and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Temple Sinai Member and Bernstein protege Flavio Chamis will delight us with stories of his time working with Bernstein.

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May 2019

Pirkei Avot Learning Series

Thursday, May 9 @ 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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The classic Jewish text, Pirkei Avot, is regularly studied in the weeks between Pesach and Shavuot. Part of the Mishnah, Pirkei Avot provides a wonderful insight into the observations and wisdom of some of the great sages of the Jewish tradition. In 2018, Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz released a brand new commentary on Pirkei Avot, “Pirkei Avot – A Social Justice Commentary.” In this class, Rabbi Schiff will teach Pirkei Avot utilizing Rabbi Yanklowitz’s twenty-first century insights. No prior knowledge is…

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Temple Sinai Folk Shabbat Dinner & Service

Friday, May 10 @ 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM
Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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$5 – $12

TURN UP! TUNE IN! Drop By! Join us for a special catered Shabbat dinner featuring Middle Eastern food. Wear your favorite tie-dyed shirt as we set a groovy mood for Folk Shabbat Evening Service at 7 PM. Cost: $10/$5 (12 years & under); Click here to register for Folk Shabbat Dinner. SPONSORED BY BROTHERHOOD & NESHAMA CENTER FOR JEWISH SPIRITUALITY Temple Sinai is an inclusive community that embraces, supports, and values all people, regardless of ability or needs, to participate in every aspect of our…

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Women of Temple Sinai Cooking Class: Grilling

Monday, May 13 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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$10

Leon Edelsack will share tips and tricks for getting the most out of your grill this summer. The cost for this class is $10. RSVP by Friday, May 10 to Carolyn Schwarz, 412-421-1268, 4carolynschwarz@gmail.com. Anyone age 16 and older is welcome!

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Pirkei Avot Learning Series

Thursday, May 16 @ 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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The classic Jewish text, Pirkei Avot, is regularly studied in the weeks between Pesach and Shavuot. Part of the Mishnah, Pirkei Avot provides a wonderful insight into the observations and wisdom of some of the great sages of the Jewish tradition. In 2018, Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz released a brand new commentary on Pirkei Avot, “Pirkei Avot – A Social Justice Commentary.” In this class, Rabbi Schiff will teach Pirkei Avot utilizing Rabbi Yanklowitz’s twenty-first century insights. No prior knowledge is…

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Temple Sinai Tot Shabbat

Friday, May 17 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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Do your kids like to sing and dance? Do you want them to get the Shabbat feeling? Are you looking for an informal, inviting way to teach your little ones about Shabbat and connect with other families? Join Rabbi Keren Gorban for this exciting service. We will begin with snacks and schmoozing at 5 PM. At 5:30 PM we'll meet on the floor of the Leebov Sanctuary for Tot Shabbat worship service using a special prayer book.

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Temple Sinai Shabbat After Hours

Friday, May 17 @ 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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Young adult wine & cheese mix and mingle with young adults following services.

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Pirkei Avot Learning Series

Thursday, May 23 @ 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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The classic Jewish text, Pirkei Avot, is regularly studied in the weeks between Pesach and Shavuot. Part of the Mishnah, Pirkei Avot provides a wonderful insight into the observations and wisdom of some of the great sages of the Jewish tradition. In 2018, Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz released a brand new commentary on Pirkei Avot, “Pirkei Avot – A Social Justice Commentary.” In this class, Rabbi Schiff will teach Pirkei Avot utilizing Rabbi Yanklowitz’s twenty-first century insights. No prior knowledge is…

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Pirkei Avot Learning Series

Thursday, May 30 @ 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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The classic Jewish text, Pirkei Avot, is regularly studied in the weeks between Pesach and Shavuot. Part of the Mishnah, Pirkei Avot provides a wonderful insight into the observations and wisdom of some of the great sages of the Jewish tradition. In 2018, Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz released a brand new commentary on Pirkei Avot, “Pirkei Avot – A Social Justice Commentary.” In this class, Rabbi Schiff will teach Pirkei Avot utilizing Rabbi Yanklowitz’s twenty-first century insights. No prior knowledge is…

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Pride Shabbat Evening Service

Friday, May 31 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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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 welcome.

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The Butterfly Storytelling: Wandering and Wondering

Friday, May 31 @ 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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Based on the style of the The Moth, a popular themed storytelling event, LGBTQ+ Jews and Allies will share stories about their lives. All are welcome! Have an LGBTQ+ story you want to share? Contact Kate Passarelli at klpassarelli@verizon.net by Friday, May 12.

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June 2019

Pride Seder

Saturday, June 1 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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$12 – $22

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 the Jewish community and Allies of the LGBTQ community. It will be a unique opportunity to bring Jewish customs and rituals into the light for…

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Pirkei Avot Learning Series

Thursday, June 6 @ 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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The classic Jewish text, Pirkei Avot, is regularly studied in the weeks between Pesach and Shavuot. Part of the Mishnah, Pirkei Avot provides a wonderful insight into the observations and wisdom of some of the great sages of the Jewish tradition. In 2018, Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz released a brand new commentary on Pirkei Avot, “Pirkei Avot – A Social Justice Commentary.” In this class, Rabbi Schiff will teach Pirkei Avot utilizing Rabbi Yanklowitz’s twenty-first century insights. No prior knowledge is…

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July 2019

Temple Sinai Tot Shabbat

Friday, July 19 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day Third of the month, happening 24 times

Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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Free

Enjoy snacks and schmoozing with other parents of young ones, then a half hour of song and dance for the whole family! Learn the Shabbat prayers and stories together.

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Shabbat After Hours

Friday, July 19 @ 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 8:30pm on day Third of the month, happening 24 times

Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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Free

Wine & cheese mix and mingle with young adults following services.

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August 2019

Temple Sinai Tot Shabbat

Friday, August 16 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day Third of the month, happening 24 times

Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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Free

Enjoy snacks and schmoozing with other parents of young ones, then a half hour of song and dance for the whole family! Learn the Shabbat prayers and stories together.

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Shabbat After Hours

Friday, August 16 @ 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 8:30pm on day Third of the month, happening 24 times

Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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Free

Wine & cheese mix and mingle with young adults following services.

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