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February 2019

Scholar-in-Residence with Rabbi Lisa Grushcow

February 15 , 12:00 am - February 17 , 12:00 am

Rabbi Lisa Grushcow (Photo courtesy of Temple Sinai) Scholar-in-Residence Weekend with Rabbi Lisa Grushcow Sponsored by the Pamela K. Wiles Fund for Interfaith Understanding Friday, Feb. 15–Sunday, Feb. 17 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.” FRIDAY, FEB. 15 7 PM Shabbat Evening Service 8:30 PM Special After Oneg Presentation: “The Sacred Encounter: Jewish Perspectives on Sexuality” SATURDAY, FEB. 16 8:30…

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Dor Hadash Lecture: Anti-Semitic and Other Hate Violence

February 17 , 3:00 pm

ANTI-SEMITIC AND OTHER HATE VIOLENCE: THE CURRENT CONTEXT, PERPETRATORS, AND THE ROLE OF SOCIAL MEDIA Presented by: Kathleen Blee, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh Sunday, February 17 at 3 pm Rodef Shalom Congregation, Levy Hall Professor Blee has researched and published widely about the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazi and other white supremacist groups. In the aftermath of the Pittsburgh massacre, she will discuss how such groups have fomented racist and anti-Semitic violence in the U.S. over the past…

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Beth El Congregation’s 2019 Winter Speaker Series

February 18 , 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until March 11, 2019

title: Beth El Congregation's 2019 Winter Speaker Series description: Beth El will host its annual Winter Speaker Series starting Monday, January 28 with George Savarese, discussing Saudi Arabia and Israel. This is a free six-evening series which starts with a wine and cheese reception and includes thought-provoking Pittsburgh scholars presenting a variety of topics. Enjoy one evening or all! Other evenings will include: -Rabbi Dr. Danny Schiff: Prager and Steinsaltz, The New Torah Commentators (2/4) -Professor Jules Lobel and Rabbi…

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Fitness Foundations

February 21 , 7:00 pm

Fitness Foundations description: Presented by Steve Manns, Fitness Coordinator at the South Hills JCC start-date: 2019-02-21 start time: 07:00 PM end date: 2019-02-21 end time: all-day event: recurring event: No event address: South Hills JCC 345 Kane Boulevard Pittsburgh, PA 15243 event organizer: David Rullo event website: http://southhillsjewishpittsburgh.org/healthy event cost: FREE

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What Squirrel Hill Can Learn From Chicago’s West Rogers Park

February 21 , 7:30 pm

From: <bev@beverlysiegelproductions.com> title: What Squirrel Hill Can Learn From Chicago's West Rogers Park description: Making Squirrel Hill better for future generations is the focus of a program to be presented by former Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh CEO Howard Rieger. The program will begin with a screening of a 25-minute documentary by Beverly Siegel entitled "Driving West Rogers Park: Chicago's Once and Future Jewish Neighborhood," which highlights successful urban improvement strategies that can be applied here to fuel positive change…

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“Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín”

February 23 , 7:30 pm

“Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. at Fisher Auditorium, 403 S. 11th Street, Indiana, Pa. The concert/drama commemorates the Jewish prisoners in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp during World War II who performed Verdi's Requiem 16 times, as an act of defiance and resistance to their Nazi captors. Defiant Requiem is a complete live performance of Verdi's Requiem interspersed with historic film, testimony from survivors and narration that tells this tale of bravery. This performance features…

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Beth El Congregation’s 2019 Winter Speaker Series

February 25 , 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until March 11, 2019

title: Beth El Congregation's 2019 Winter Speaker Series description: Beth El will host its annual Winter Speaker Series starting Monday, January 28 with George Savarese, discussing Saudi Arabia and Israel. This is a free six-evening series which starts with a wine and cheese reception and includes thought-provoking Pittsburgh scholars presenting a variety of topics. Enjoy one evening or all! Other evenings will include: -Rabbi Dr. Danny Schiff: Prager and Steinsaltz, The New Torah Commentators (2/4) -Professor Jules Lobel and Rabbi…

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March 2019

Beth El Congregation’s 2019 Winter Speaker Series

March 4 , 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until March 11, 2019

title: Beth El Congregation's 2019 Winter Speaker Series description: Beth El will host its annual Winter Speaker Series starting Monday, January 28 with George Savarese, discussing Saudi Arabia and Israel. This is a free six-evening series which starts with a wine and cheese reception and includes thought-provoking Pittsburgh scholars presenting a variety of topics. Enjoy one evening or all! Other evenings will include: -Rabbi Dr. Danny Schiff: Prager and Steinsaltz, The New Torah Commentators (2/4) -Professor Jules Lobel and Rabbi…

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New Community Chevra Kadisha of Greater Pittsburgh annual dinner

March 10 , 12:00 am

The New Community Chevra Kadisha of Greater Pittsburgh will hold its 14th annual Adar 7 dinner on Sunday, March 10. The kosher dinner will be held at Temple Sinai. San Francisco artist Rabbi Me'irah Iliinsky will present her illustrated book, Mapping the Journey:The Mourner and the Soul. A commemoration to honor the memory of Jerry Rabinowitz, z"l, a longtime member of NCCK, will be observed. To conclude the program, Rabbi Me'irah will honor NCCK by presenting its members with her…

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Bagel Bites: Sunday Brunch

March 10 , 10:30 am

Bagel Bites: Sunday Brunch description: Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Foundation Scholar Rabbi Danny Schiff will speak at Temple Emanuel of South Hills on Sunday, March 10 at 10:30 a.m. as part of the "Bagel Bites: Sunday Brunch Series." FREE and open to the community. RSVP: http://www.templeemanuelpgh.org/event/bagel-bites-brunch/ start-date: 2019-03-10 start time: 10:30 AM end date: 2019-03-10 end time: all-day event: recurring event: --- event address: 1250 Bower Hill Rd. www.templeemanuelpgh.org event organizer: Leslie Hoffman event website: http://www.templeemanuelpgh.org/event/bagel-bites-brunch/ event cost: free

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Beth El Congregation’s 2019 Winter Speaker Series

March 11 , 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until March 11, 2019

title: Beth El Congregation's 2019 Winter Speaker Series description: Beth El will host its annual Winter Speaker Series starting Monday, January 28 with George Savarese, discussing Saudi Arabia and Israel. This is a free six-evening series which starts with a wine and cheese reception and includes thought-provoking Pittsburgh scholars presenting a variety of topics. Enjoy one evening or all! Other evenings will include: -Rabbi Dr. Danny Schiff: Prager and Steinsaltz, The New Torah Commentators (2/4) -Professor Jules Lobel and Rabbi…

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Korczak’s “Ten Matchboxes”

March 13 , 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

title: Korczak's "Ten Matchboxes" At Rodef Shalom description: A poor teacher, 10 empty matchboxes and the incredible ability we all have to use our imagination is the setting for Janusz Korczak's unforgettable story of decency, honor and the acceptance of each other's differences. Israeli actor and teaching artist Amichai Pardo of the Orna Porat Theater will star in this special performance at Rodef Shalom, which is suitable for ages eight and up. Sponsored by Classrooms Without Borders. start-date: 2019-03-13 start…

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What if discrimination on the basis of age were as unacceptable?

March 19 , 7:00 pm

title: Ashton Applewhite - Author and Activist Presented by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures description: What if discrimination on the basis of age were as unacceptable as any other kind of prejudice? Ashton Applewhite is a leading voice in an emerging movement dedicated to dismantling ageism and making age a criterion for diversity. Known for her 2017 TED Talk with almost 1.5 million views Applewhite asks us to look at ageism — the assumption that older people are alike and that…

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Derekh Speaker Series — Idra Novey

March 24 , 10:00 am

title: Derekh Speaker Series -- Idra Novey Idra Novey description: A series of talks by authors from across the country made available through the Jewish Book Council. This speaker is Idra Novey, author of Those Who Knew, a taut, timely novel about what a powerful politician thinks he can get away with and the group of misfits who finally bring him down. There will be a book sale and author signing at the end start-date: 2019-03-24 start time: 10:00 AM…

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Healthy Living for the Brain & Body

March 28 , 7:00 pm

title: Healthy Living for the Brain & Body description: Presented by Amy Dukes, Director of Memory Care Operations at the Jewish Association on Aging (JAA) start-date: 2019-03-28 start time: 07:00 PM end date: 2019-03-28 end time: all-day event: recurring event: No event address: South Hills JCC 345 Kane Boulevard Pittsburgh, PA 15243 event organizer: David Rullo event website: http://southhillsjewishpittsburgh.org/healthy event cost: FREE

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