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February 2019

Lunar New Year Parade

February 17 , 11:00 am

Photo courtesy of JFCStitle: Lunar New Year Parade description: On Sunday February 17th, the Lunar New Year Parade returns to the heart of Squirrel Hill! Starting at 11am at Philipps and Murray Avenue, Steel Dragon Kung Fu & Lion Dance will begin the festivities and the new year with a traditional Chinese blessing ritual. Pan-Asian cultural organizations in resplendent costumes and uniforms will showcase their craft as we march up Murray toward Darlington Street. Weaving in and out will be…

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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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Crime and Consequence

February 18 , 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Monday, repeating until March 13, 2019

Crime and Consequence description: A new course by the Jewish Learning Institute on crime and consequence, exploring and applying Talmudic principles to real and complex, modern-day cases concerning criminal convictions, sentencing, crime prevention, and rehabilitation. Class taught by Rabbi Yisroel Altein. CLE credits available. start-date: 2019-02-06 start time: 7:30pm end date: 2019-03-13 end time: all-day event: recurring event: Weekly event address: Chabad of Squirrel Hill 1700 Beechwood Blvd. event organizer: Yisroel Altein event website: http://www.chabadpgh.com/CLE event cost: $90 for entire…

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Chabad of the South Hills lunch for seniors

February 19 , 12:00 pm

Seniors Lunch description: Delicious Lunch Presentation on Fall Prevention by Gallagher Home Health Services Wheelchair accessible RSVP to 412-278-2658 start-date: 2019-02-19 start time: 12:00PM end date: 2019-02-19 end time: all-day event: recurring event: --- event address: Chabad of the South Hills 1701 McFarland Rd. Pittsburgh, PA 15217 event organizer: Barb Segel event website: event cost: $5 suggested donation

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Farbrengen

February 19 , 7:30 pm

Farbrengen description: Join us for a meaningful and uplifting evening where we will say L'chaim together, hear inspirational words by Lou Weiss and Farrel Buchinsky on living a joyous life, and sing lively Chassidic nigunim (melodies) led by the Davidson brothers and accompanied by Aaron Berger on the Violin and Rabbi Yitzchak Cowen on the Piano. start-date: 2019-02-19 start time: 7:30pm end date: end time: all-day event: recurring event: No event address: Chabad of Squirrel Hill 1700 Beechwood Blvd. event…

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Squirrel Hill AARP meeting

February 20 , 12:00 am

All seniors are invited to come and sing-a-long with the JCC chorus, Wednesday, Feb. 20 at the regular monthly meeting of the Squirrel Hill AARP at Rodef Shalom Synagogue, 4905 Fifth Ave., Falk Library. The meeting will include information on legislative matters which concern seniors, current health report and information on the groups monthly luncheons, etc. In addition crochet chemo hat patterns will be available and if you have a knitted pattern, please bring one to share. The JCC chorus,…

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Crime and Consequence

February 20 , 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 13, 2019

Crime and Consequence description: A new course by the Jewish Learning Institute on crime and consequence, exploring and applying Talmudic principles to real and complex, modern-day cases concerning criminal convictions, sentencing, crime prevention, and rehabilitation. Class taught by Rabbi Yisroel Altein. CLE credits available. start-date: 2019-02-06 start time: 7:30pm end date: 2019-03-13 end time: all-day event: recurring event: Weekly event address: Chabad of Squirrel Hill 1700 Beechwood Blvd. event organizer: Yisroel Altein event website: http://www.chabadpgh.com/CLE event cost: $90 for entire…

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Israeli Dancing

February 21 , 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Thursday, repeating until April 25, 2019

title: Israeli Dancing description: Israeli Dancing at the Squirrel Hill JCC every Thursday, except holidays. Beginners of all ages welcome with a special teaching session 7:30 - 8. Open dancing follows until the JCC closes. $3/person, $2/students. start-date: 2018-08-30 start time: 7:30 PM end date: end time: 10:00 PM all-day event: recurring event: Weekly event address: Squirrel Hill JCC Kaufman Dance Studio 5738 Forbes Avenue event organizer: Lynn Berman event website: event cost: $3/$2 students

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Kids in the Kitchen Cooking: For Shabbat From A-Z

February 21 , 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 28, 2019

title: Kids in the Kitchen Cooking: For Shabbat From A-Z description: Watch your child become a gourmet chef & prepare traditional & exquisite Shabbat delicacies. Each class includes the cooking segment, fun & hands on learning on various Jewish topics & one-on-one Hebrew Alef-Bet and reading. February 21st Challah & Dips February 28th Fish & Salads march 6th Chicken Soup & Matza Balls March 14th Main course March 21st Grand Purim Dinner at South Hills JCC March 28th Dessert Ages…

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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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Mahj and martini with NA’AMAT PITTSBURGH

February 21 , 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day 21 of the month, repeating until April 18, 2019

title: Mahj and martini with NA’AMAT PITTSBURGH at Rodef Shalom description: All ages, all genders, all levels are welcome. Come with an open mind and a sense of humor If you don’t know how to play and have and always wanted to learn this is perfect for you. EVERY THIRD THURSDAY OF THE MONTH AT RODEF SHALOM - 2/21/19, 3/21/19, 4/18/19...well you get the point.... Let me know if you can make it so we have enough tables and of…

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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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Clues & Shmooze (with some booze) Fundraiser

February 23 , 7:45 pm

title: Clues & Shmooze (with some booze) Fundraiser description: Join us for this fun trivia event, including a raffle, open bar, and snacks! Trivia will be in teams of 3-6 players. Bring your own team or be matched up at the door! REGISTRATION AND DRINKS START AT 7:45 PM TRIVIA GAME STARTS AT 8:15 PM start-date: 2019-02-23 start time: 7:45 p.m. end date: end time: all-day event: recurring event: No event address: Congregation Beth Shalom 5915 Beacon Street Pittsburgh, PA…

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