Coming up

Coming up

The Hillel Jewish University Center will hold an open houses Friday, July 30, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Hillel JUC, 4607 Forbes Ave., Oakland. Staff and students will be on hand, and tours of the building will be given. Visitors will have the opportunity to register to win a welcome basket worth over $100. Contact Hillel JUC at (412) 621-8875 or at for moreinformation.

Shalom Pittsburgh will hold a Happy Hour in the Garden Thursday, July 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh, 2705 South Water St. Contact Becca Lehner at (41) 992-5255 or for more information.

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council, Pennsylvania’s second largest adult education agency, is seeking volunteers to teach basic literacy (reading, writing, math, computer skills) and English as a second language (ESL) to adult students throughout Allegheny County. There are currently over 100 students waiting to be matched with a tutor. GPLC is offering a workshop for volunteers wishing to tutor non-native English speakers in ESL. This workshop will be held in East Liberty at GPLC’s main office, Aug. 23, 25, 30 and Sept. 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. No foreign language experience is necessary. A workshop will also be offered for volunteers wishing to tutor basic literacy. This workshop will be held at the Sewickley Library Aug. 2, 4, 9 and 11 from 1 to 4 p.m. These workshops provide volunteer tutors with 12 hours of training that equip them with the necessary skills to help their students. Advance registration is required. Call (412) 661-7323 or visit for more information and registration forms.

The Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre is performing the plays of Jewish playwright Harold Pinter. The series began Thursday with “Hearing the Noise in the Silence: A Celebration of the Life and Theatre of Harold Pinter” and “The Hothouse” — a tragicomedy the British playwright wrote in 1958. Six Pinter plays can be seen over either of two weekends — Aug. 12 to 14 or Aug. 20 to 22. Pinter, who died in 2008, was the 2005 winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Over his lifetime, he wrote 31 plays and 13 sketches. Contact the PICT at (412) 561-6000 for more information.

(Angela Leibowicz can be reached at