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September 2020

Readiness: The Tishrei Holyday Seminars

Wednesday, September 30 @ 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Join Rabbi Schiff in these three seminars to learn about Rosh HaShanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot, and what they each have to offer in this unprecedented year.

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October 2020

A Small Country & Some Big Questions – Israel From the 20th Through the 21st Centuries

Thursday, October 1 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Zoom Teleconference United States
Tel Aviv

What are some of the key questions that Israel contends with as it continues to grow and develop in a shifting regional and international reality.

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Young Adult Newcomers Night Mixer

Thursday, October 1 @ 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Calling all newcomers! Whether you recently moved to Pittsburgh from out of town or returned back to Pittsburgh after some time away, this event is for you. Meeting new people during a pandemic is difficult so we’re here to help! Join the Young Adult Division for a virtual mixer. Mix up your own cocktail or evening treat (did someone say ice cream sundae?) and bring it to the mixer where we’ll be mixing and mingling virtually. Don’t miss the fun…

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Honeymoon Israel Alumni Event

Monday, October 5 @ 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Questions? email Karen Podorefsky at kpodorefsky@jfedpgh.org

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Ben-Gurion Society Virtual Cross-City Event Cleveland and Pittsburgh Connect

Monday, October 5 @ 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Being a Ben-Gurion Society member means being part of something bigger! Join fellow BGS donors from both Cleveland and Pittsburgh for our first-ever dual-city event. Together, we'll learn how both cities are ensuring the vibrancy of our communities today and for years to come, thanks to your generosity. Leaders from both cities, including Cleveland's General Campaign chair, Bradley A. Sherman, and former Pittsburgh SteelTree Board chair, Mark Pizov, will join us in conversation. You’ll also have the opportunity to network…

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21C Reform Responsa

Wednesday, October 7 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, November 11, 2020

What has Reform Responsa taught us about twenty-first century Judaism?

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YAD Wine and Wisdom in the Virtual Sukkah

Thursday, October 8 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Join Pittsburgh’s Jewish young adult community as we celebrate Sukkot in our virtual sukkah together. BYOWine and we’ll provide the wisdom as we discuss the idea of shelter and what that currently means for many people in our community within the context of Sukkot. We’ll be joined by an expert from the Fair Housing Partnership to enhance our discussions. Hosted by The Tree of Life Young Jewish Community, Repair the World, Moishe House, Temple Sinai Young Adult Group, Congregation Beth…

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YAD Melton Core 2: Crossroads & Ethics of Jewish History

Monday, October 12 @ 7:00 PM - 9:15 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM on Monday, repeating until Monday, May 24, 2021

Crossroads

Explore ethical issues such as justice, life and death, sexuality and community, with case studies from Talmudic, rabbinic and contemporary literature.

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Melton Core 1: Rhythms & Purposes of Jewish Living

Tuesday, October 13 @ 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Join other young adults to discover the central ideas and texts which inform our daily, weekly and annual rituals as well as life cycle observances.

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Pittsburgh Rabbis on Jewish Belief

Sunday, October 18 @ 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
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One event on Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on Sunday, November 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 10:00 AM

One event on Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 10:00 AM

One event on Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 10:00 AM

One event on Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 10:00 AM

One event on Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 10:00 AM

One event on Sunday, March 7, 2021 at 10:00 AM

One event on Sunday, March 14, 2021 at 10:00 AM

Rabbi Schiff hosts 14 Pittsburgh rabbis, each teaching a session on fundamental aspects of Jewish belief.

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Haftarah

Monday, October 19 @ 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Monday, repeating until Monday, March 15, 2021

Rabbi Schiff will seek to imbue meaning in these powerful prophetic passages.

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Campaign Leadership Team Meeting and Fundraiser Training

Wednesday, October 21 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Details coming soon.

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Mishna

Thursday, October 22 @ 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
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One event on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 9:30 AM

One event on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 9:30 AM

One event on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 9:30 AM

One event on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 9:30 AM

One event on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 9:30 AM

One event on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 9:30 AM

One event on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 9:30 AM

One event on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 9:30 AM

One event on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 9:30 AM

One event on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 9:30 AM

One event on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 9:30 AM

One event on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 9:30 AM

In this 13-session survey course, Rabbi Schiff will provide a comprehensive overview of this singular, foundational work.

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Young Adult Havadalah Event Series

Saturday, October 24 @ 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM

Havdalah: An Evening of Healing and Hope Please join the Young Adult Division for a virtual Havdalah ceremony as we leave the past week behind and begin a new week of peace. Havadalah will be led by Cantorial Intern Stefanie Greene and followed by conversation with YAD Committee member Barry Kaufman. Save the date for our next Havdalah on December 12th. Register to receive the zoom link.

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From Sinai to Seinfeld

Tuesday, October 27 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Jewish jokes are deeply revealing sign posts along the Jewish journey.

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A Conversation with Isaac “Bougie” Herzog, Chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel

Wednesday, October 28 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Chat with the Cheese Guy

Wednesday, October 28 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Zoom Teleconference, United States

Log on with Women's Philanthropy for a delicious evening with Brent Delman, aka The Cheese Guy. Your registration includes a sampling of four kosher cheeses from Brent's "The Cheese Guy" brand. Registration is available on a first-come first-served basis for the first 50 registrants and will close at 5:00 PM on October 15. Co-sponsored by Israel Bonds He’s been featured in the NY Times, Westchester Magazine, The Times of Israel, London Jewish Chronicle, NY Jewish Week and more. He gives…

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November 2020

Young Adult Virtual Bar Trivia and Game Night Series – Post-Election Decompression

Thursday, November 5 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Bummed you can’t go out for bar trivia?! Here’s the next best thing! Join Pittsburgh’s Jewish young adults and host Zach Schwartz for virtual bar trivia and game night the first Thursday of every month. We’ll bring 5 rounds of fun and all you have to bring is your game face. Also to make it feel like we’re at the bar bring your drink and dinner to the event too! Beer and wings anyone? Pizza? Sushi?!

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YAD Book Club

Wednesday, November 11 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Join Pittsburgh’s Jewish young adults for the inaugural launch of its book club! For this come as you are event we’ll be discussing Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls. We hope you’ll read the book and join but feel free to come join us even if you haven’t and just want to join in for a good chat. Glasses of wine and cozy slippers encouraged.

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Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Monday, November 16 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Zoom Teleconference, United States

Join the Cardozo Society and Women's Philanthropy for a virtual tour of the Illinois Holocaust Museum's exhibit Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Invited are members of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh's Cardozo Society and women who make a commitment to the Community Campaign. For more information about becoming a member of the Cardozo Society, contact Joe Enten at jenten@jfedpgh.org or 412-992-5212. Sponsored by: About the Exhibit: Based on the New York Times bestselling book…

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December 2020

Young Adult Virtual Bar Trivia and Game Night Series

Thursday, December 3 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Bummed you can’t go out for bar trivia?! Here’s the next best thing! Join Pittsburgh’s Jewish young adults and host Zach Schwartz for virtual bar trivia and game night the first Thursday of every month. We’ll bring 5 rounds of fun and all you have to bring is your game face. Also to make it feel like we’re at the bar bring your drink and dinner to the event too! Beer and wings anyone? Pizza? Sushi?!

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Young Adult Havdalah Event Series

Saturday, December 12 @ 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM

Please join the Young Adult Division for a virtual Havdalah ceremony as we leave the past week behind and begin a new week of peace.

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January 2021

Young Adult Virtual Bar Trivia and Game Night Series

Thursday, January 7, 2021 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Bummed you can’t go out for bar trivia?! Here’s the next best thing! Join Pittsburgh’s Jewish young adults and host Zach Schwartz for virtual bar trivia and game night the first Thursday of every month. We’ll bring 5 rounds of fun and all you have to bring is your game face. Also to make it feel like we’re at the bar bring your drink and dinner to the event too! Beer and wings anyone? Pizza? Sushi?!

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February 2021

Melton Jewish Medical Ethics

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, May 5, 2021

This cutting edge course looks at a range of novel medical ethics issues through the lens of Judaism.

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Young Adult Virtual Bar Trivia and Game Night Series

Thursday, February 4, 2021 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Bummed you can’t go out for bar trivia?! Here’s the next best thing! Join Pittsburgh’s Jewish young adults and host Zach Schwartz for virtual bar trivia and game night the first Thursday of every month. We’ll bring 5 rounds of fun and all you have to bring is your game face. Also to make it feel like we’re at the bar bring your drink and dinner to the event too! Beer and wings anyone? Pizza? Sushi?!

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April 2021

Israel In Depth

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 @ 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Rabbi Schiff hosts a series of six classes about the realities of Israeli society in 2021.

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May 2021

Top Ten Disputes

Monday, May 3, 2021 @ 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Monday, repeating until Monday, June 14, 2021

Rabbi Schiff takes a close look at the Top Ten Disputes of Jewish History.

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