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May 2018

Lag B’Omer Kirtan Concert

May 2 , 7:30 pm

Lag B’Omer Kirtan Concert description: Light your inner bonfire on this propitious day of singing, dancing, and rejoicing together! Hebrew Kirtan is continual call-and-response, fully participatory chant where short, sacred phrases from the Jewish tradition are treated as powerful, universal meditations. No need to be Jewish or know Hebrew to fully immerse in this experience. Led by Kirtan Rabbi, Keshira HaLev Fife, & full band. Part of the Weeks of Jewish Flourishing. Learn more at: rodefshalom.org/weeks start-date: 2018-05-02 start time:…

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‘The Diary of Anne Frank’

May 4 , 12:00 am - May 13 , 12:00 am

Prime Stage Theatre to present stage adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank May 4 through 13, 2018 at New Hazlett Theater, North Side; Prime Stage Artistic Producing Director Wayne Brinda to direct The play will run from May 4 to 13, 2018 at the New Hazlett Theater Center for the Performing Arts on Pittsburgh’s North Side. Director Brinda, associate professor of education and coordinator of secondary education at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, is also a Museum Teaching…

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American Friends of Israel War Disabled Foundation

May 5 , 12:30 pm

title: American Friends of Israel War Disabled Foundation description: A delegation of 8 Israeli Disabled Veterans will visit Beth Shalom on May 5th. After kiddush (which the AFIWDF is sponsoring), a panel discussion will take place in the Helfant Chapel. Please plan to stay for the opportunity to meet and greet this group, and also to discuss with them their experiences in the armed services of Israel. start-date: 2018-05-05 start time: 12:30 p.m. end date: end time: all-day event: recurring…

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Pride Seder

May 5 , 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Pride Seder description: You are invited to our first Pride Seder presented by the Pride Tribe and Women of Temple Sinai (WoTS). The Pride Seder will take a form reminiscent of the traditional Passover seder, but it will share stories and hardships of LGBTQ life, celebrate the freedoms that have been achieved, and explore freedoms not yet gained. Just as the Pride Seder will welcome LGBTQ individuals beyond the Jewish community, we will also welcome Allies of the LGBTQ community.…

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Klezmer Music Concert with Cantor Henry Shapiro and the Steel City Klezmorim

May 5 , 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

title: Klezmer Music Concert with Cantor Henry Shapiro and the Steel City Klezmorim description: Congregation Emanu-El Israel, Greensburg and its Festival of the Jewish Arts is proud to present its fourth annual Klezmer Concert with Cantor Henry Shapiro and the Steel City Klezmorim. Join us for an evening of entertaining music and light refreshments. This event is sponsored in part by the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh For more information, please call 724-834-0560 start-date: 2028-05-05 start time: 7:00 PM end…

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Odyssey of the Mind Pittsburgh Jewish Day School Competition

May 6 , 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

title: Odyssey of the Mind Pittsburgh Jewish Day School Competition description: On Sunday, May 6 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., area students will put their creative problem-solving skills to the test in the Pittsburgh Jewish Day School Odyssey of the Mind Competition. The competition will be held at Community Day School at 6424 Forward Avenue in Squirrel Hill, with participants in Grades 3 to 8 joining from Yeshiva Schools of Pittsburgh and Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh. Odyssey of the…

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First Mondays with Rabbi Alex Greenbaum and Guest Charles Reichblum

May 7 , 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

title: First Mondays with Rabbi Alex and Guest Charles Reichblum description: Beth El Congregation hosts its monthly “First Mondays “ program with Rabbi Alex, featuring journalist Charles Reichblum, nicknamed “Dr. Knowledge,” who has built one of the largest collections in the world of fascinating facts and stories that serve as a source for his Knowledge in a Nutshell book series. Lunch begins at 11:30 am and the lecture starts at 12 pm. Please call 412-561-1168 to make a reservation. start-date:…

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Weeks of Jewish Flourishing

May 8 , 7:00 pm
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One event on April 24, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on May 1, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on May 8, 2018 at 7:00pm

title: From Matzah to Revelation: Text Study with Kirtan Rabbi description: From Matzah to Revelation: The Work of these 49 Days Four Tuesdays: Text Study with Kirtan Rabbi • 4/17: Becoming Matzah • 4/24: Journey of the Soul • 5/1: World-to-Come Now! • 5/8: Mysteries of Mourners’ Kaddish Part of the Weeks of Jewish Flourishing. Learn more at: rodefshalom.org/weeks start-date: 2018-04-17 start time: 7:00 pm end date: 2018-05-08

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Israel Night at the Children’s Museum

May 9 , 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Photo provided by Classrooms Without Borders Save the Date: Israel Night at the Children's Museum description: Join Classrooms Without Borders as we celebrate Israel and Art! start-date: 2018-05-09 start time: 06:30PM end date: 2018-05-09 end time: 09:00PM all-day event: recurring event: No event address: The Children's Museum, 10 Children's Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 event organizer: Classrooms Without Borders | Children's Museum event website: http://classroomswithoutborders.org/events/show.php?187 event cost: $20 pre-registration, $25 at the door. Fee covers entrance fee, food, drink and all…

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An Evening with Rabbi Joseph Telushkin

May 10 , 7:30 pm

title: An Evening with Rabbi Joseph Telushkin description: The Rabbi William Sajowitz Endowment Fund of Temple Emanuel and South Hills Jewish Pittsburgh are excited to bring Rabbi Joseph Telushkin to Pittsburgh on Thursday, May 10. Rabbi Telushkin will speak on "The Twenty-First Century: A Moral Vision, One Day at a Time," at 7:30 PM at the Upper St. Clair High School Theater. This event is being held in honor of Rabbi Mark Mahler's upcoming retirement after 38 years of service…

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WoTS Cooking Class

May 14 , 6:30 pm

title: WoTS Cooking Class description: The Women of Temple Sinai invite you to learn about Chocolate Babkas with Randy Boswell. Anyone age 16 and older is welcome! The cost for this class is $10. RSVP by Friday, May 11. Visit our website for details. start-date: 2018-05-14 start time: 6:30 PM end date: 2018-05-14 end time: all-day event: recurring event: --- event address: 5505 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217 event organizer: Temple Sinai event website: https://www.templesinaipgh.org/wots-cooking-class-1 event cost: Cost: $10/person

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Peter Gethers: A Conversation With The Author

May 15 , 7:00 pm

From: <srglick@gmail.com> title: Peter Gethers: A Conversation With The Author description: Peter Gethers' new book, My Mother's Kitchen, is a funny, moving memoir about a son’s discovery that his mother has a genius for understanding the intimate connections between cooking, people and love. You are invited to the inaugural season of this series featuring five award-winning authors talking about their recently published books. Each talk will feature a presentation by the author, Q&A, and book signing. start-date: 2018-05-15

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Nava Tehila Concert

May 15 , 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Nava Tehila Concert description: This Jerusalem-based group of musicians and spiritual innovators has touched the hearts of thousands of Jews across the world with their melodies and new approaches to prayer and spirituality. We are delighted to welcome them to Temple Sinai on Tuesday, May 15 at 7 PM. We are honored to co-sponsor this appearance of Nava Tehila with our friends from Rodef Shalom. Come be part of this extraordinary evening. Sing and let your spirit rise! Free and…

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Rabbi Danny Schiff to speak at Temple Emanuel

May 18 , 6:30 pm

title: Rabbi Danny Schiff to speak at Temple Emanuel description: Rabbi Danny Schiff presents “American Jews and Reform Congregations: Assessing and Meeting the Challenges Ahead,” on Friday, May 18 at 6:30 p.m. during Temple Emanuel's Shabbat Evening Service. All are welcome to attend the wine & cheese pre-oneg at 5:45 PM followed by the service at 6:30 PM. start-date: 2018-05-18 start time: 06:30 PM end date: 2018-05-18 end time: all-day event: recurring event: ---

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JOSHUA L. SINDLER, Z”L, CREATIVE CLASSROOMS

May 24 , 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

From: title: JOSHUA L. SINDLER, Z"L, CREATIVE CLASSROOMS description: Thursday , may 24 @ 7pm The evening begins with musical performances by Hillel Academy students and will continue with the browsing of our student art gallery. The gallery will include art pieces from our students in grades 1-12. Light refreshments will be served. start-date: 2018-05-24 start time: 07:00pm end date: 2018-05-24 end time: 08:30pm all-day event: recurring event: No event address: Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh 5685 Beacon Street Pittsburgh, PA…

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