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June 2018

Gene Kelly’s Beth Shalom History

June 21 , 7:30 pm
Gene Kelly  (Photo courtesy of Rauh Jewish History Program & Archives)

title: Gene Kelly's Beth Shalom History description: Before he revived the movie musical with An American in Paris and Singin’ in the Rain, Gene Kelly worked as a dance instructor for Beth Shalom Congregation. The congregation paid Kelly $15 a week to teach dance classes for children on Sunday afternoons and to prepare for an annual springtime dance festival. Join Rauh Jewish History Program & Archives Director Eric Lidji as he reveals this unexpected historical connection through rare photographs and…

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PJ Library program

June 23 , 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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One event on July 21, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on August 18, 2018 at 9:00am

PJ Library is held on Saturday mornings from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. at Temple David, 4415 Northern Pike, Monroeville, Pa. Each learning includes a story, song, craft project, snack, juice and homemade challah. PJ Library is led by Rabbi Barbara Symons. marcineh22@gmail.com June 23 Let's Learn about Tzedakah July 21 Love Your Neighbor August 18 Caring for Animals marcineh22@gmail.com

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Temple David in Monroeville Trivia Night

June 23 , 7:00 pm

SATURDAY, JUNE 23 Temple David in Monroeville will hold Trivia Night at 7 p.m. Questions will cover a wide variety of topics; prizes will be awarded. The cost is $15 per person, which includes food from Smallman Street Deli and one soft drink. Beer and additional soft drinks will be available for purchase. RSVP by Tuesday, June 19 at jessicar@templedavid.org or call the office at 412-372-1200.

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Pursuer of Peace Award

June 24 , 6:00 pm

Sunday, June 24 You are Invited To Recognize Leaders in Addiction Treatment and Recovery: Rabbi Abraham Twerski and Gateway Rehab Tribute Dinner: 6:00 p.m. ∙ Freehof Hall Award Presentation: 7:30 p.m. ∙ Sanctuary The award presentation is open to the public. All are invited to the dessert reception immediately following in Freehof Hall hosted by Rodef Shalom Congregation. Tribute Dinner Reservations Dinner: $250/person (Kosher & Vegetarian Options Available as Replacement to Standard Dinner) Patron sponsorship: $500/person Includes VIP reception at…

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Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival, “Hebrew Melodies”

June 25 , 7:30 pm

Chamber Music Pittsburgh presents the Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival, “Hebrew Melodies” featuring members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra with soprano Tehila Nini Goldstein at 7:30 p.m. at Rodef Shalom Congregation. The program will showcase a Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival specialty: repertoire by Russian-Jewish composers affiliated with the St. Petersburg Society for Jewish Folk Music (1908-1918). Tickets are $25 and are available at chambermusicpittsburgh.org or 412-624-4129.

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Better Choices, Better Health Workshop

June 26 , 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 26, 2018

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, 5738 Forbes Avenue, Squirrel Hill, is hosting the workshop Better Choices, Better Health six consecutive Tuesdays, May 22 – June 26, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in Room 202. The workshop is free. This is a wonderful program that has benefited many adults. The workshops are informative, fun and interactive. In the workshop, participants will be together with people with similar conditions and concerns and will make new friends. Participants will actively be…

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Beginner’s Hebrew Class

June 27 , 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 1, 2018

title: Beginner's Hebrew Class description: Have you wished you could follow the Hebrew during our services or help your children with their Hebrew, but always been too busy to learn? Take advantage of the lighter summer activity schedule and learn how to read Hebrew! Over the course of nine sessions, you'll learn the Alef-Bet, the vowels, and the basic vocabulary of Jewish life. This is also the Hebrew reading class for those interested in becoming Adult B'nei Mitzvah. Questions? Contact…

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July 2018

Hill District Bus and Walking Tour

July 1 , 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

escription: New Light Men’s Club and Rodman Street Missionary Baptist Church have rescheduled this trip to July 1. Please join us on a bus and walking tour of Pittsburgh’s Hill District, where African American and Immigrant Jews were once neighbors in this culturally diverse renaissance neighborhood. Tour guides from the Hill House and the History Center will guide you through historical remnants and the story of this colorful neightborhood where the Great Immigration from Jewish Europe met the Great Migration…

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First Mondays with Rabbi Alex and Guest Todd DePastino

July 2 , 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

title: First Mondays with Rabbi Alex and Guest Todd DePastino description: Beth El Congregation hosts its monthly First Mondays program with Rabbi Alex Greenbaum from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., featuring guest Todd DePastino, historian and Executive Director of the Veterans Breakfast Club. He will be presenting Women in World War II. Visit bethelcong.org for more information. Call 412-561-1168 to make a reservation. start-date: 2018-07-02 start time: 11:30 AM end date: 2018-07-02 end time: 1:00 PM all-day event: recurring event:…

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Senior Carnival

July 3 , 12:00 pm

Senior Carnival-Tuesday, July 3rd at 12PM at Chabad of the South Hills Mt. Lebanon.Picnic style lunch, games, and presentation by Home Instead on " 5 tips to avoid hospitalization" $5 suggested donation wheelchair accessible. Call 412-278-2658 to register.

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Beginner’s Hebrew Class

July 4 , 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 1, 2018

title: Beginner's Hebrew Class description: Have you wished you could follow the Hebrew during our services or help your children with their Hebrew, but always been too busy to learn? Take advantage of the lighter summer activity schedule and learn how to read Hebrew! Over the course of nine sessions, you'll learn the Alef-Bet, the vowels, and the basic vocabulary of Jewish life. This is also the Hebrew reading class for those interested in becoming Adult B'nei Mitzvah. Questions? Contact…

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Beginner’s Hebrew Class

July 11 , 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 1, 2018

title: Beginner's Hebrew Class description: Have you wished you could follow the Hebrew during our services or help your children with their Hebrew, but always been too busy to learn? Take advantage of the lighter summer activity schedule and learn how to read Hebrew! Over the course of nine sessions, you'll learn the Alef-Bet, the vowels, and the basic vocabulary of Jewish life. This is also the Hebrew reading class for those interested in becoming Adult B'nei Mitzvah. Questions? Contact…

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Queens of the Forest

July 15 , 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Queens of the Forest – מלכות היער Date(s): Sunday, Jul 15, 2018 Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm Location: Raccoon Creek State Park Intended Audience: Women Only Cost of Event: $25 Dress Code: None Contact Person: Emily Bernstein ebernstein@jfedpgh.org 412-992-5247

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The Holocaust and the 21st Century: 2018 Summer Teachers’ Institute

July 16 , 9:00 am - July 20 , 12:00 am

title: The Holocaust and the 21st Century: 2018 Summer Teachers' Institute description: Our annual, week-long seminar addresses a variety of topics to help educators gain the knowledge to teach about the Holocaust more effectively. We bring in experts from around the country to share the latest research and tools with participating educators. This year’s topics are: America’s Response to the Holocaust International Perspectives on Remembrance Antisemitism and White Supremacy Multi-Media Survivor Testimony Working with Families of Survivors Propaganda and Media…

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CLEMENTE MUSEUM TOUR & MAGGIE’S FARM RUM

July 18 , 6:00 pm

CLEMENTE MUSEUM TOUR & MAGGIE'S FARM RUM Wednesday, July 18, 2018 6:00 at The Clemente Museum 3339 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh 15201 7:30 at Maggie's Farm Rum Distillery 3212a Smallman St, Pittsburgh 15201 Join us for an evening of Pittsburgh baseball history and then stroll over to Maggie's Farm for some local spirits and high spirited conversation. $35 per person: Museum tour AND social hour (limit 25) $15 per person: Maggie's Farm Rum social hour ONLY Dietary laws observed • Kosher…

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