“Polo Your Way – The 27th Annual Family House Polo Match at Hartwood Acres, Saturday September 11. Gates open at 11 AM, the match begins at 1:30 PM. Come enjoy a day of family fun at Family House’s biggest fundraising event of the year. Kids and parents alike will enjoy the many activities and festivities along with the polo match, that include: tailgating, vintage car show, boutique shopping, kids crafts & activities, great food, great company and so much more. This event is open to the public with the advance purchase of tickets. All proceeds benefit Family House charities. Call (412) 647-POLO or visit FamilyHouse.org for tickets.”
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh will hold its 115th annual meeting Monday, Sept. 13, 6 p.m. in Levinson Hall in the Irene Kaufmann Building, Squirrel Hill. A wine and cheese reception in the Ostrow Palm Court will precede the meeting from 5 to 6 p.m. A special program will be held called, “Torahs for Our Troops,” the goal being for Jewish Pittsburgh to donate a sefer (book) of the Torah as part of a national effort to provide portable Torahs for use by Jewish servicemen and women stationed abroad.
The Art of Forgiveness: Restoring the Sacred Self, is the High Holiday lecture at Chabad of the South Hills Monday, Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m. Rabbi Shais Taub is the guest speaker; there is a charge. For reservations and more information visit chabadsh.com or call (412) 344-2424.
Join other moms with their infants/ toddlers to enjoy interactive Jewish songs and movements at Chabad of the South Hills Mommy & Me, Sept. 14, 21, 28 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and Oct. 5, 12 at 10 a.m. Call Batya at (412) 344-2424 for reservations.
The YWCA Greater Pittsburgh will present Gloria Steinem, women’s activist, writer and founder of Ms.Magazine at a luncheon event Friday, Sept. 24, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place. For more information or to register, go to ywcapgh.org or call (412) 255-1279.
The “World of Jewtopia,” presented by Trust Presents, will run Saturday, Sept. 25, and Sunday, Sept. 26, at the Byham Theater. The “World of Jewtopia” is Bryan Fogel’s new multimedia extravaganza starring Bryan Fogel and Jeremy Rishe (lead actor from Jewtopia’s Off-Broadway production) that combines scenes from Jewtopia, stand-up comedy, excerpts from the bestselling book, (“JEWTOPIA: The Chosen Book for the Chosen People”) and a multimedia presentation for a funny, one of a kind event. Among the many topics covered to be covered are: How to pick the perfect restaurant table (because no table is right if you’re a Jew); How to properly disinfect your hotel room to avoid catching the plague when on vacation; Major Moments in Jewish History (1993: Rabin and Arafat sign a Middle East Peace Treaty. Immediately after Bill Clinton says, “Hey let’s go celebrate! I’ve got a Jewish girl in my office I think you’ll love!”); and Actual excerpts from Moses’ recently undiscovered diaries (“Dear Diary. Um.it’s been like 5 years and I got to be honest, I AM LOST!”) Visit Pittsburgh Arts for more information.
(Angela Leibowicz can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.)