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August 2020

Community Day School Board Meeting

Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Community Day School Board of Trustee Meeting

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September 2020

Speed Friending on a Zoom-like Platform

Wednesday, Sep. 2, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

We’re bringing back platonic speed-dating! Come meet some new friends and community members on Icebreaker, an online platform that matches you with different people and gives you question prompts to ask one another.

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America and the Holocaust: A Conversation with Dr. Barbara Burstin

Wednesday, Sep. 9, 2020 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Adolf Hitler vs. Franklin D. Roosevelt. The 1936 Olympics. American antisemitism during World War II. These are just a few of the topics that loom large in the conversation of America during the Holocaust. What role did Pittsburghers play in this larger story? In this conversation, preeminent scholar and professor Dr. Barbara Burstin talks with the director of the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh, Dr. Lauren Bairnsfather, to explore local history within the context of our national legacy and give a…

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Holocaust Center Advisory Board Meeting

Tuesday, Sep. 22, 2020 @ 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

First HC Advisory Board meeting of 2020-2021

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Community Day School Board Meeting

Tuesday, Sep. 29, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Community Day School Board of Trustee Meeting

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October 2020

Holocaust Survivor Speaker: Dr. Steven Fenves

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Dr. Steven Fenves was 9 years old in 1941 when the Nazis invaded his home country of Yugoslavia. For the next 3 years, his family home was overtaken by Hungarian soldiers; at 12 years old, he was forced into a ghetto, and then survived Auschwitz, a death march, and Buchenwald before he was liberated. He lost both of his parents by age 14. Along with his older sister, he left Yugoslavia as it fell under communism. Steven went on to…

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Parenting in a Pandemic (tweens and teens)

Monday, Oct. 5, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Parenting tweens and teens anytime is tough but especially nowadays. This age group faces so many changes and challenges and it’s hard to keep up with them. Add in emotional roller coasters and you’ve got adolescence. Join our teen experts in learning about warning signs, what’s actually “normal” for this age group, and how to help your kid address their needs in an age-appropriate manner. With Erin Barr, LCSW, clinical coordinator for UpStreet and Stephanie Rodriguez, MS, Teen Therapist for UpStreet

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Mindfulness and Meditation for Stress Management

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Mindfulness and Meditation for Stress Management, held from 11am-12pm on Tuesdays! Mindfulness and meditation offer the opportunity to cultivate greater awareness of one’s thoughts, feelings and actions.  Increasing awareness and integrating mindfulness and meditation into one’s routine strengthens one’s ability to act with intention rather than reactively and decrease feelings of being overwhelmed.

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Virtual Open Space Support with a JFCS Counselor

Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020

Join us for an open support hour with PsyD Candidate, Melissa John – Feel free to drop in, connect with people, get support, ask questions and more! If you are having an emergency, call 911. To sign up, please visit https://www.jfcspgh.org/virtualgroup/

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Art and Contemplation, college edition (it’s not that type of party)

Monday, Oct. 19, 2020 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 3:00 PM on Monday, repeating until Monday, Dec. 14, 2020

College is very different this year and stress is increasing. Join us for an art-based support group for college-goers, where we will explore ways art making can help regulate the nervous system, decrease stress, stoke our imagination, help develop insight, connect us more deeply to our bodies, emotions, thoughts, and world views. Bring any basic art supplies, drawing tools, and curiosity you can find! (examples of materials: crayons, markers, colored pencils, gel pens, pastels, pencils, paper, paint, magazines, newspaper, found…

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Spending so much time together: A challenge to partnership

Monday, Oct. 19, 2020 @ 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Before the pandemic, couples had together-time and apart-time. The stay-at-home order changed that dynamic and forced 24 hour daily togetherness with no breaks. The stress that has come with that change affects even the strongest of partnerships. Join Wendy Levin- Shaw in exploring why these challenges exist, and how to take and use them to reinforce what you have. This group has 2 different meeting times (daytime and evening) to accommodate schedules. To sign up: https://www.jfcspgh.org/virtualgroup/

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Holocaust Center Conversations Series: Julie Mallis

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 @ 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Our ongoing “Conversations” series features community members having a dialogue with Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh director Dr. Lauren Apter Bairnsfather. About Julie Mallis: Julie Mallis is the City Director of social justice based service organization, Repair The World Pittsburgh. They have been organizing youth programs and creative endeavors for the past 12 years in Pittsburgh. Mallis is a multimedia artist, VJ, DJ and educator working with digital media, paint, installation, performance, sound and audience interaction. Their work focuses on building community,…

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Dealing with Loss in Difficult Times

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020

Amidst this time of physical isolation, it can be difficult to find opportunities to gather with others to reflect on and process loss. The challenges of one loss can be compounded by additional losses of all kinds, making it difficult to find space for relief along the way. You are invited to join together in this virtual group to reflect and share your challenges and successes as you navigate this journey during this unique time.

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JCC Board Meeting FY 21 #1

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 @ 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

JCC Board of Directors Meeting (Private).

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Holocaust Center Program w/ Ted Comet

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Conversation with Ted Comet, discussing trauma and his survivor wife's tapestry work.

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Art and Contemplation General Edition

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 5:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020

Sign up here: https://www.jfcspgh.org/virtualgroup/ Join us for an art-based support group where we will explore ways art making can help regulate the nervous system, promote playfulness, imagination, help develop insight, connect us more deeply to our bodies, emotions, thoughts, and world views. Bring any basic art supplies, drawing tools, and curiosity you can find! (examples of materials: crayons, markers, colored pencils, gel pens, pastels, pencils, paper, paint, magazines, newspaper, found objects, glue, etc). For our first session, you will need some…

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Ceremony – 2nd Year Commemoration

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
10.27 Commemoration

On this day of remembrance and reflection, we will have time to pay our respects to the lives that were taken on 10/27/18 and be with their families, the survivors, the three congregations who worshipped at the Tree of Life synagogue, and the first responders.

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Virtual Open Space Support with a JFCS Counselor

Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020

Join us for an open support hour with PsyD Candidate, Melissa John – Feel free to drop in, connect with people, get support, ask questions and more! If you are having an emergency, call 911. To sign up, please visit https://www.jfcspgh.org/virtualgroup/

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November 2020

Soul Witness: Survivor Testimony as Inspiration During Troubling Times

Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020 @ 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Soul Witness

In the early 1990s, renowned Holocaust testimony expert Lawrence Langer conducted over 80 hours of interviews with Boston area Holocaust survivors for what was meant to serve as a living memorial to the Holocaust. The testimony tapes were placed in a metal closet, where they sat inexplicably for more than 20 years. In 2016, experienced producer R. Harvey Bravman, working with a local official, resurrected and digitized the tapes. Harvey then began working on a feature length documentary based solely…

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Art and Contemplation, college edition (it’s not that type of party)

Monday, Nov. 2, 2020 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 3:00 PM on Monday, repeating until Monday, Dec. 14, 2020

College is very different this year and stress is increasing. Join us for an art-based support group for college-goers, where we will explore ways art making can help regulate the nervous system, decrease stress, stoke our imagination, help develop insight, connect us more deeply to our bodies, emotions, thoughts, and world views. Bring any basic art supplies, drawing tools, and curiosity you can find! (examples of materials: crayons, markers, colored pencils, gel pens, pastels, pencils, paper, paint, magazines, newspaper, found…

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Dealing with Loss in Difficult Times

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020

Amidst this time of physical isolation, it can be difficult to find opportunities to gather with others to reflect on and process loss. The challenges of one loss can be compounded by additional losses of all kinds, making it difficult to find space for relief along the way. You are invited to join together in this virtual group to reflect and share your challenges and successes as you navigate this journey during this unique time.

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Art and Contemplation General Edition

Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 5:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020

Sign up here: https://www.jfcspgh.org/virtualgroup/ Join us for an art-based support group where we will explore ways art making can help regulate the nervous system, promote playfulness, imagination, help develop insight, connect us more deeply to our bodies, emotions, thoughts, and world views. Bring any basic art supplies, drawing tools, and curiosity you can find! (examples of materials: crayons, markers, colored pencils, gel pens, pastels, pencils, paper, paint, magazines, newspaper, found objects, glue, etc). For our first session, you will need some…

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Remembering Kristallnacht, 9-10 November 1938

Monday, Nov. 9, 2020 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Synagogues Burned; Jewish Homes, Hospitals, Orphanages, Schools, & Businesses Attacked; Jews Arrested and Interned 30 Years at the University of Pittsburgh Readings by University of Pittsburgh Students Musical Selections by Susanne Ortner Reflections on the Hidden Children who Survived the Holocaust by Keith Sachs Sponsored by the Department of German, the Jewish Studies Program, and the German Embassy's Campus Weeks Program  

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Epidemics and the Marginalized of Society: A View from the Jewish Past

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020 @ 6:00 PM

A Conversation with Natan Meir, Lorry I. Lokey Professor of Judaic Studies at Portland State University Tuesday, November 10 at 6:00 PM Moderated by Michal Rose Friedman, Jack Buncher Professor of Jewish Studies at Carnegie Mellon University Sponsored by the Carnegie Mellon University Department of History, and the University of Pittsburgh Jewish Studies Program. Zoom registration link:  https://cmu.zoom.us/j/97772094567?pwd=a0hLRFNCc3ZwOGNmRzVwU01GWlNQUT09

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Community Day School Board Meeting

Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Community Day School Board of Trustee Meeting

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Virtual Open Space Support with a JFCS Counselor

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020

Join us for an open support hour with PsyD Candidate, Melissa John – Feel free to drop in, connect with people, get support, ask questions and more! If you are having an emergency, call 911. To sign up, please visit https://www.jfcspgh.org/virtualgroup/

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Art and Contemplation, college edition (it’s not that type of party)

Monday, Nov. 16, 2020 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 3:00 PM on Monday, repeating until Monday, Dec. 14, 2020

College is very different this year and stress is increasing. Join us for an art-based support group for college-goers, where we will explore ways art making can help regulate the nervous system, decrease stress, stoke our imagination, help develop insight, connect us more deeply to our bodies, emotions, thoughts, and world views. Bring any basic art supplies, drawing tools, and curiosity you can find! (examples of materials: crayons, markers, colored pencils, gel pens, pastels, pencils, paper, paint, magazines, newspaper, found…

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Dealing with Loss in Difficult Times

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020

Amidst this time of physical isolation, it can be difficult to find opportunities to gather with others to reflect on and process loss. The challenges of one loss can be compounded by additional losses of all kinds, making it difficult to find space for relief along the way. You are invited to join together in this virtual group to reflect and share your challenges and successes as you navigate this journey during this unique time.

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Touch Base Tuesday

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 @ 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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3rd Tuesday of each month
family

Join PJ Library on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 8:00-9:00pm. Whether you’re new to Pittsburgh, new to PJ Library or finding yourself in new parenting territory, Touch Base Tuesday is the place to connect! Malorie Schecter will be the point person for this opportunity.

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Holocaust Center Generations Speaker Series: Alison Brown Karabin

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh is proud to present the latest installment in the Generations Speaker Series: Alison Brown Karabin. Alison will share the story of her grandmother, Elizabeth Brown (z”l), a Hungarian Holocaust survivor who endured Auschwitz-Birkenau and the Volary death march. About Alison: Alison Karabin was born Alison Serena Brown to Peter and Stephanie Brown in Alexandria, VA. Alison grew up in Squirrel Hill, with her younger siblings David and Rachel. She graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School and…

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Art and Contemplation General Edition

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 5:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020

Sign up here: https://www.jfcspgh.org/virtualgroup/ Join us for an art-based support group where we will explore ways art making can help regulate the nervous system, promote playfulness, imagination, help develop insight, connect us more deeply to our bodies, emotions, thoughts, and world views. Bring any basic art supplies, drawing tools, and curiosity you can find! (examples of materials: crayons, markers, colored pencils, gel pens, pastels, pencils, paper, paint, magazines, newspaper, found objects, glue, etc). For our first session, you will need some…

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Gratitude Havdalah

Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Havdallah Candle and Spices on Table

Join PJ Library for Gratitude Havdalah! Together we will find the Jewish connection to gratitude and welcome the new week through a Havdalah service. Registration is required and material kits will be available to pick up the Thursday before the program.

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JCC Board Meeting FY 21 #2

Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 @ 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

JCC Board of Directors (Private).

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SHIM’s 54th Annual (And 1st Virtual) Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Fifty-four years ago, leaders of four faiths came together to begin the annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service. Decades later, we’ll come together, virtually, to pray for the healing of our community during these trying times. This year’s event will feature Rabbi Aaron from Temple Emanuel of South Hills, Reverend Brian from Bower Hill Community Church, Visala S. Muluk, MD from Chinmaya Mission Pittsburgh, Dilara Nakipoglu from the Turkish Cultural Center Pittsburgh and special musical performances. We invite our neighbors near and…

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Art and Contemplation, college edition (it’s not that type of party)

Monday, Nov. 30, 2020 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 3:00 PM on Monday, repeating until Monday, Dec. 14, 2020

College is very different this year and stress is increasing. Join us for an art-based support group for college-goers, where we will explore ways art making can help regulate the nervous system, decrease stress, stoke our imagination, help develop insight, connect us more deeply to our bodies, emotions, thoughts, and world views. Bring any basic art supplies, drawing tools, and curiosity you can find! (examples of materials: crayons, markers, colored pencils, gel pens, pastels, pencils, paper, paint, magazines, newspaper, found…

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December 2020

Holocaust Center Generations Speaker Series:

Susan Hawkins & Peter Robinson

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Susan Hawkins - Generations

This pre-recorded Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh program will air in two parts. Part 1 airs Tuesday, December 1, 3pm and Part 2 airs Thursday, December 3, 3pm. Susan Robinson Hawkins and Peter Robinson are the children of two Holocaust survivors from Hungary and the Ukraine. Together, sister and brother tell the story of their parents’ loss and survival through concentration camps, hiding and emigration. Susan discusses her own journey of traveling back to Hungary and the Ukraine years later, and…

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Touch Base Tuesday

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020 @ 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)
1st Tuesday of the month
family

Join PJ Library on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 8:00-9:00pm. Whether you’re new to Pittsburgh, new to PJ Library or finding yourself in new parenting territory, Touch Base Tuesday is the place to connect! Malorie Schecter will be the point person for this opportunity.

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Holocaust Center Generations Speaker Series:

Susan Hawkins & Peter Robinson (Part II)

Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Susan Hawkins - Generations

This pre-recorded Holocaust Center doc will air in two parts. Part 1 airs Tuesday, December 1, 3pm and Part 2 airs Thursday, December 3, 3pm. Susan Robinson Hawkins and Peter Robinson are the children of two Holocaust survivors from Hungary and the Ukraine. Together, sister and brother tell the story of their parents’ loss and survival through concentration camps, hiding and emigration. Susan discusses her own journey of traveling back to Hungary and the Ukraine years later, and her experience…

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Art and Contemplation General Edition

Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 5:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020

Sign up here: https://www.jfcspgh.org/virtualgroup/ Join us for an art-based support group where we will explore ways art making can help regulate the nervous system, promote playfulness, imagination, help develop insight, connect us more deeply to our bodies, emotions, thoughts, and world views. Bring any basic art supplies, drawing tools, and curiosity you can find! (examples of materials: crayons, markers, colored pencils, gel pens, pastels, pencils, paper, paint, magazines, newspaper, found objects, glue, etc). For our first session, you will need some…

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Heneini.. A morning of mindfulness

Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Calling all preschool families! Join us for a morning focusing on mindfulness... PJ style!

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Holocaust Center Advisory Board Meeting

Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020 @ 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

HC Advisory Board Meeting #2 of 2020-2021 fiscal year.

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Holocaust Center Conversations Series: Kevin Mosley

Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The ongoing “Conversations” series features community members having a dialogue with Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh director Dr. Lauren Apter Bairnsfather. About Kevin Mosley: Kevin Mosley is a writer/ public speaker/consultant on Race, Black History, Policing, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in America. His 20 years of experience as a member of the Pennsylvania State Police where he served as a Use of Force Firearms Instructor, Drug Interdiction officer trained by the DEA, and Crash Reconstructionist provided a deep understanding of…

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Virtual Open Space Support with a JFCS Counselor

Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020

Join us for an open support hour with PsyD Candidate, Melissa John – Feel free to drop in, connect with people, get support, ask questions and more! If you are having an emergency, call 911. To sign up, please visit https://www.jfcspgh.org/virtualgroup/

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Welcoming Hanukkah 2020 with Keshira haLev Fife

Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Welcome in Hanukkah with OneTable! With the help of our friend, Keshira haLev Fife, OneTable is ready to spark the celebration for our festival of lights!

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Munchie, Menorahs, and Mistletoe

Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020 @ 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for some candid conversation about navigating the holiday season as a Jewish family living in a not so Jewish world!

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OneTable Live | Jake Cohen’s Third Annual Hanukkah

Friday, Dec. 11, 2020 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

It's that time of year again to fry up some latkes and crack out the menorah — for the third year, we're joined by the always hungry, nice Jewish boy, OneTable Board Member, Jake Cohen for a very special Hanukkah fundraiser! Not only will you have virtual access to Jake and his challah advice, but you'll receive an early access copy of his prized challah recipe from his new book JEW-ISH: Reinvented Recipes from a Modern Mensch. The first 20 RSVPs…

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Herbs and Harmony with Sara Weinreb

Friday, Dec. 11, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join herbalist Sara Weinreb for a virtual workshop on herbal medicine making and deepen your connection to the earth, the plants around you, and your physical being — all while bringing in Shabbat with community. Together we’ll be making an immune-boosting batch of fire cider, an herb-infused oil (dip your challah into something extra tasty!), and a tea which will allow you to nourish yourself and your loved ones on Shabbat and beyond. Together, we’ll create our own medicines and…

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OneTable Live | Shabbat Ritual on Instagram Live

Friday, Dec. 11, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Join OneTable's Rabbinic Intern, Aaron Leven, on Instagram Live (@onetableshabbat) as he brings in the magic of Shabbat + Friday night feels to your own table. Aaron will be sharing Shabbat ritual to usher in a Friday night experience that brings folks together through rituals, songs, and stories to create a kehilah kedosha (holy community).

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OneTable Live | December Trivia with Devin

Friday, Dec. 11, 2020 @ 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Physical distancing means trivia nights can still happen- they'll just take place on Zoom for now! Join OneTable for a trivia Shabbat dinner. BYOF (bring your own food!) and get ready to play! We'll be divided into teams, so the night will run smoother if you're on time for this one. Study up + see you there! Share the love! But, because trivia will be played in random teams, we ask that you share the link and ask friends to…

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Winter Lights Festival Walk Through

Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020 @ 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

And for the third night of Hanukkah, we'll be taking a winter walk... through the Jerusalem Botanical Garden's Winter Light Festival! Join us on Instagram (@onetableshabbat) for a takeover with the one and only, Jessica Cohen! Jessica, originally from Argentina and now living in Israel, works as an International Media Manager, an Israeli TV personality, and a Spanish-speaking presenter for the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Winter Lights Festival will cover three-and-a-half of the Jerusalem Botanical Garden's almost 30 acres, and include light…

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Invention Time

Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join PJ Library and Community Day School for a virtual version of this long time favorite program!

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Sufganiyot Bake-Along with @ChallahPrince

Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020 @ 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

“I don’t think you’re ready for this jelly.” - Destiny’s Child (and also anyone eating a sufganiyah). OneTable is thrilled to present a sweet Instagram walk-through for the fourth night of Hanukkah: A Sufganiyot Bake-Along with the royalty himself, Idan Chabasov AKA @ChallahPrince! Tune in to our Instagram on Sunday, December 13th for a step-by-step walk through of making some Hanukkah treats: sufganiyot. What are sufganiyot exactly? Great question. Sufganiyot are fried, jelly-filled doughnuts that are among many oily foods…

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Art and Contemplation, college edition (it’s not that type of party)

Monday, Dec. 14, 2020 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 3:00 PM on Monday, repeating until Monday, Dec. 14, 2020

College is very different this year and stress is increasing. Join us for an art-based support group for college-goers, where we will explore ways art making can help regulate the nervous system, decrease stress, stoke our imagination, help develop insight, connect us more deeply to our bodies, emotions, thoughts, and world views. Bring any basic art supplies, drawing tools, and curiosity you can find! (examples of materials: crayons, markers, colored pencils, gel pens, pastels, pencils, paper, paint, magazines, newspaper, found…

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AJC Advocacy Anywhere: Hanukkah, Greeks, & Jews w HE Archbishop Elpidophoros of America

Monday, Dec. 14, 2020 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

AJC Advocacy anywhere will host via Zoom & Facebook Live via computer, tablet, phone;   program will be recorded Join H E Archbishop Elpidophoros, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, & AJC Rabbi Noam Marans for a Hanukkah conversation on rising antisemitism, Eastern Mediterranean geopolitics, including strong cooperative bond between Israel, Greece, & Cyprus, faith during this challenging holiday season, and Orthodox Christian-Jewish relations. No fee to attend.  Dontion optional. Register at www.AJC.org/AdvocacyAnywhere

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Candle Lit Yoga | Hanukkah Flow

Monday, Dec. 14, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Flow with us! Join Kimmy Dueñas as she leads us through an Instagram Live Candle Lit Yoga flow! On Hanukkah we remember the power of illumination: the light within us, the light around us and the light that has guided us for thousands of years as a community. On this special fifth night of Hanukkah night, we will mark time and ritual with the intention of harnessing our own power and embracing our heritage. Through breath and movement, you will…

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A Whole Latke Fun with @paigeplates: A Demo

Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Sour cream or apple sauce? Shredded or grated? Regular potatoes or sweet potatoes? These are the questions that might come up when you think of latkes. But are you ever curious how to make them *AND* display them like a nice little Hanukkah gift?! Good news! Paige Erlich, OneTable host and creator behind @paigeplates, will be doing a step-by-step demo of how to make our own latkes (soft? crispy?!) with an added bonus of the perfect plating of the latkes on…

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Touch Base Tuesday

Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020 @ 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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3rd Tuesday of each month
family

Join PJ Library on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 8:00-9:00pm. Whether you’re new to Pittsburgh, new to PJ Library or finding yourself in new parenting territory, Touch Base Tuesday is the place to connect! Malorie Schecter will be the point person for this opportunity.

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Sfenj Cook-Along with Immigrant Food

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Come cook with us! We’ll be learning how to make sfenj with Téa and Mila of Immigrant Food, in DC. Sfenj, meaning sponge in Arabic, are the golden, unfilled fried treats eaten by Moroccans during Hanukkah and other special occasions. They are often coated in sugar or honey. Come *soak up* this time with their team, because we swear you won’t want to eat just one. Immigrant Food is D.C.'s first cause-casual restaurant that is a place for advocacy, change,…

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Art and Contemplation General Edition

Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 5:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020

Sign up here: https://www.jfcspgh.org/virtualgroup/ Join us for an art-based support group where we will explore ways art making can help regulate the nervous system, promote playfulness, imagination, help develop insight, connect us more deeply to our bodies, emotions, thoughts, and world views. Bring any basic art supplies, drawing tools, and curiosity you can find! (examples of materials: crayons, markers, colored pencils, gel pens, pastels, pencils, paper, paint, magazines, newspaper, found objects, glue, etc). For our first session, you will need some…

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DIY Candle Dripping with Becs Prager

Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020 @ 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Save the date for an Instagram Live you won't want to miss! Mensch Box Co.'s creator, Becs Prager, leads us through a demo on Instagram Live as Becs walks us through their candle creativity with a moment to embrace the light of the candles for Hanukkah. Becs Prager (they/them) is a non-binary Jewish digital designer and entrepreneur based in Austin, TX. They are the founder of Mensch Box Co. a personal-sized Shabbat box subscription that came about to help deliver ritual,…

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Pakoras & Chutney with Shulie Madnick

Friday, Dec. 18, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Cook Pakoras for Hanukkah and learn about the journey of Food Wanderings: Shulie Madnick. Join us on the last day of Hanukkah to learn about the Jewish community in Mumbai/Bombay that has existed for hundreds of years. Shulie will share about her upbringing and journey to India where she learned more about her heritage and the current Jewish communities in the area. Our guest, Shulie Madnick, is the author of many wonderful articles, such as:  Chasing Challah In Mumbai. You can…

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Young Adult Virtual Chanukah Party and Service Project

Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020 @ 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join Temple Sinai for a very special Young Adult Chanukah Party and Service Project! So many of us and others in our community are alone for the holidays during this difficult times. This especially effects those in retirement facilities and those who are in long term care. So we will gather together and write Chanukah greetings to those who are in long term care locally and are looking for pen pals to talk to. We will match you with a…

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OneTable Live | Shabbat Ritual on Instagram Live

Friday, Dec. 25, 2020 @ 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

The *LAST* Friday of 2020. We've made it and we're here to mark this moment with what we know and love: Shabbat ritual. Join us, alongside OneTable's Rabbinic Intern, Aaron Leven, for a moment of exhale as we reflect on a moment of closure in 2020 and new opportunities in 2021. We'll be streaming on Instagram Live (@onetableshabbat) as he brings in the magic of Shabbat + Friday night feels to your own table. Aaron will be sharing Shabbat ritual to usher…

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January 2021

Community Day School Board Meeting

Monday, Jan. 4 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Community Day School Board of Trustee Meeting

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Touch Base Tuesday

Tuesday, Jan. 5 @ 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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1st Tuesday of the month
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Join PJ Library on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 8:00-9:00pm. Whether you’re new to Pittsburgh, new to PJ Library or finding yourself in new parenting territory, Touch Base Tuesday is the place to connect! Malorie Schecter will be the point person for this opportunity.

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#WhyIPause: Honoring MLK with Robin Washington and Be’Chol Lashon

Friday, Jan. 15 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

On this special Shabbat, the Friday before we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday and impact on social justice, we’re joined by a leader in the Jewish Community, Robin Washington, in partnership with Be'chol Lashon. Introducing: #WhyIPause with Robin Washington: Honoring MLK’s legacy, being a leading voice in the news industry, and why turning off and tuning out matters. About Robin Washington: Robin Washington grew up in Chicago in a family of black and Jewish activists during the height of…

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Touch Base Tuesday

Tuesday, Jan. 19 @ 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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3rd Tuesday of each month
family

Join PJ Library on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 8:00-9:00pm. Whether you’re new to Pittsburgh, new to PJ Library or finding yourself in new parenting territory, Touch Base Tuesday is the place to connect! Malorie Schecter will be the point person for this opportunity.

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Sarah Blake – Derekh Speaker Series: Uncovering Hidden Stories

Wednesday, Jan. 20 @ 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

With the coming of the Great Flood—the mother of all disasters—only one family was spared, drifting on an endless sea, waiting for the waters to subside. We know the story of Noah, moved by divine vision to launch their escape. Now, in a work of astounding invention, acclaimed writer Sarah Blake reclaims the story of his wife, Naamah, the matriarch who kept them alive. For our third annual Derekh Speaker Series, we have invited authors from across the country to…

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Remembering the Children: B’nei Mitzvah Info Session with the Holocaust Center

Thursday, Jan. 21 @ 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM

Join us to learn more about the Remembering the Children B'nei Mitzvah Project. Geared for parents and families with children approaching their Bar/ Bat Mitzvah.

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Voices of the Generations: An Evening with Julie Kohner

Wednesday, Jan. 27 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Voices of the Generations

In Honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day This is a live event taking place on Zoom that will not be recorded. Registration in advance is required to gain access to the Zoom event. In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh is proud to present a special, one-night program with Julie Kohner. Julie is the daughter of Walter and Hanna Kohner, both born in Teplitz Schonau, Czechoslovakia.  Hanna survived four concentration camps during the Holocaust and was featured…

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Home to Home Tu B’shvat Terrariums

Thursday, Jan. 28 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Tu b’Shvat is the birthday of the trees, and while January weather in Pittsburgh doesn’t lend itself to planting trees, our Tu b’Shvat Celebration will remind families of our connection to the earth and in particular to the land of Israel. Together, families will create a terrarium layered with dirt, pebbles and plants.

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February 2021

Celebration of Life for Shulamit Bastacky

Tuesday, Feb. 2 @ 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Shloshim and program to celebrate the life of Holocaust survivor Shulamit Bastacky (z"l)

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Touch Base Tuesday

Tuesday, Feb. 2 @ 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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1st Tuesday of the month
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Join PJ Library on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 8:00-9:00pm. Whether you’re new to Pittsburgh, new to PJ Library or finding yourself in new parenting territory, Touch Base Tuesday is the place to connect! Malorie Schecter will be the point person for this opportunity.

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Shalom Chaverim

Friday, Feb. 5 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 PM on Friday, repeating until Friday, May. 28, 2021

A weekly virtual meet up for kids K-3rd Grade.  No agenda, just an opportunity for kids to unmute, connect and be silly together!  This hour long zoom call is moderated by PJ Library Ambassadors to ensure everyone has the chance to participate and have fun!

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Sexing American Jewish History

Friday, Feb. 12 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Moderator: Kathy Peiss, University Pennsylvania Discussants: Gill Frank, University of Virginia Rachel Kranson, University of Pittsburgh Jonathan Krasner, Brandeis University The latest issue of American Jewish History asks: What differences have Jews and Judaism made in the history of American sexuality? How has sexuality shaped the history of American Jews and Judaism? Set the mood for your Valentine's Day weekend by joining us for a virtual conversation that will celebrate the publication of this special issue, and consider all that…

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Shalom Chaverim

Friday, Feb. 12 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 PM on Friday, repeating until Friday, May. 28, 2021

A weekly virtual meet up for kids K-3rd Grade.  No agenda, just an opportunity for kids to unmute, connect and be silly together!  This hour long zoom call is moderated by PJ Library Ambassadors to ensure everyone has the chance to participate and have fun!

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Touch Base Tuesday

Tuesday, Feb. 16 @ 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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3rd Tuesday of each month
family

Join PJ Library on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 8:00-9:00pm. Whether you’re new to Pittsburgh, new to PJ Library or finding yourself in new parenting territory, Touch Base Tuesday is the place to connect! Malorie Schecter will be the point person for this opportunity.

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Athletes Against Antisemitism Panel featuring Zach Banner, Josh Bell, and Alysha Clark

Wednesday, Feb. 17 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for a special virtual event! A two-part conversation on combatting antisemitism, racial justice and moving forward in unity with NFL offensive lineman Zach Banner, MLB first baseman Josh Bell and WNBA champion Alysha Clark. In the summer of 2020, Zach Banner, offensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers, made headlines with a viral Twitter video, where he called for a stop to the antisemitic rhetoric and unity between minority groups - namely the Black and Jewish communities. Since then,…

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Community Day School Board Meeting

Thursday, Feb. 18 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Community Day School Board of Trustee Meeting

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Shalom Chaverim

Friday, Feb. 19 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 PM on Friday, repeating until Friday, May. 28, 2021

A weekly virtual meet up for kids K-3rd Grade.  No agenda, just an opportunity for kids to unmute, connect and be silly together!  This hour long zoom call is moderated by PJ Library Ambassadors to ensure everyone has the chance to participate and have fun!

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Shabbat Sha-Birthday Bash

Friday, Feb. 19 @ 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
balloons and candles near fireplace

PJ Library wants to help celebrate all our friends with birthdays in February!  Register by February 12 to receive a special birthday treat!

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Hidden Book Talk

Sunday, Feb. 21 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

During this program we will talk about the Holocaust and what it means to have been a "hidden child." Together we will talk about the PJ Our Way selection "Hidden" by Loic Dauvillier as well as listen to the story of a local "hidden child." Because of the subject, this program is only for children 9 and older.

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JCC Board Meeting

Monday, Feb. 22 @ 5:15 PM - 6:45 PM

JCC Board Meeting.

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Women’s Words and Queer Voices: A Purim Learning

Thursday, Feb. 25 @ 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

You might have heard the Purim story, but who did you hear it from? Join us as we investigate the Purim story through a more inclusive lens with guidance and knowledge from Danielle Kranjec, as she teaches about the Kranjec test!

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Shalom Chaverim

Friday, Feb. 26 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 PM on Friday, repeating until Friday, May. 28, 2021

A weekly virtual meet up for kids K-3rd Grade.  No agenda, just an opportunity for kids to unmute, connect and be silly together!  This hour long zoom call is moderated by PJ Library Ambassadors to ensure everyone has the chance to participate and have fun!

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PJ Library Home to Home Hamentaschen and Purim Players

Friday, Feb. 26 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

While we know we cannot replace the excitement of carnivals and community celebrations, we are confident that our Purim Celebration will remind families of the bravery of Esther, the sweetness of hamantaschen, and the resilience of the Jewish people. Together we will roll, cut, and fill dough to make hamantaschen while talking about the mitzvot and traditions of Purim. Once families put their hamantaschen in the oven, we will begin an interactive and participatory Purim shpeil.

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Livestream of HAMILTON-Themed Community Purim Shpiel

Saturday, Feb. 27 @ 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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One event on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021 at 3:30 PM

Originally performed in Pittsburgh in March 2019! Join us for this family-friendly one-hour Livestream of HADASSAH, A Persian Musical, with music from and lyrics based in part on HAMILTON by Lin-Manuel Miranda.     This livestream is in honor and in memory of the beloved Leon Zionts, and ALL TICKETS BENEFIT JFCS Squirrel Hill Food Pantry and the National Council of Jewish Women Pittsburgh.     Staged before COVID, this 2019 production of HADASSAH was made possible in part by a grant from…

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Livestream of HAMILTON-Themed Community Purim Shpiel

Sunday, Feb. 28 @ 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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One event on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021 at 3:30 PM

Originally performed in Pittsburgh in March 2019! Join us for this family-friendly one-hour Livestream of HADASSAH, A Persian Musical, with music from and lyrics based in part on HAMILTON by Lin-Manuel Miranda.     This livestream is in honor and in memory of the beloved Leon Zionts, and ALL TICKETS BENEFIT JFCS Squirrel Hill Food Pantry and the National Council of Jewish Women Pittsburgh.     Staged before COVID, this 2019 production of HADASSAH was made possible in part by a grant from…

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March 2021

Touch Base Tuesday

Tuesday, Mar. 2 @ 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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1st Tuesday of the month
family

Join PJ Library on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 8:00-9:00pm. Whether you’re new to Pittsburgh, new to PJ Library or finding yourself in new parenting territory, Touch Base Tuesday is the place to connect! Malorie Schecter will be the point person for this opportunity.

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Holocaust Center Advisory Board Meeting

Wednesday, Mar. 3 @ 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Board meeting #3 of 2020-2021 fiscal year.

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