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May 2018

‘The Forbidden Conversation’

May 9, 2018 , 7:00 pm

The Katz Theater at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh in Squirrel Hill will present actor and photographer Gili Getz at 7 p.m. in “The Forbidden Conversation,” a personal one-man performance that explores the challenges of having a conversation about Israel in the American Jewish community. A discussion with Getz and members of the audience will follow the performance. Contact Kenny Cohen at or visit for more information and to register.

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June 2018

First Mondays with Rabbi Alex Greenbaum and Guest George Savarese

June 24, 2018 , 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

title: First Mondays with Rabbi Alex Greenbaum and Guest George Savarese description: Beth El Congregation hosts its monthly First Mondays program with lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., featuring guest George Savarese presenting "Russian Roulette," Putin's War on the United States. Mr. Savarese has served as the host of the World Affairs Council's "Global Press Conference" on KQV radio and has worked for AP Radio and National Public Radio. Visit for more information. Call 412-561-1168 to make a…

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July 2018

America in Transition: A changing Supreme Court in an era of confrontation

July 25, 2018 , 7:00 pm

Nate Firestone (Photo courtesy of ZOA Pittsburgh) Zionist Organization of America: Pittsburgh will hold a discussion on America in Transition: A changing Supreme Court in an era of confrontation, with Nathan Firestone, J.D., professor of political science at Point Park University and an adjunct faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh. Firestone has focused on American foreign policy, constitutional law, and has lectured extensively on Middle East politics. The program will be held at 7 p.m. at New Light Congregation,…

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September 2018

South Hills Coffee and Conversation with Congressman Keith Rothfus

September 16, 2018 , 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
(Photo courtesy of David Rullo)

On Sunday, September 16, meet Congressman Keith Rothfus (R), currently representing Pennsylvania’s 12th District and a candidate for reelection in Pennsylvania’s new 17th District. FREE and open to the entire South Hills Community. THIS EVENT IS “OFF THE RECORD” AND CLOSED TO THE MEDIA; NO VIDEO OR AUDIO RECORDING. South Hills Jewish Pittsburgh is pleased to partner with the Community Relations Council (CRC) of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, the South Hills JCC, the JCC’s Center for Loving Kindness…

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Advocacy Training

September 28, 2018 , 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

title: Advocacy Training description: Justice for All! Use your voice to influence the decision makers in government. Make an impact on the issues that you care about and recruit more support for your side. Join the PCWP for our Advocacy Training and use your voice to engage in democracy. Event will take place in the Mellon Board Room. Event Contact Information Annie Guadagnino 412-365-1878 Event Sponsor: Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics start-date: 2018-09-28 start time: 10:00AM end date:…

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October 2018

Knowledge & Nosh

October 8, 2018 , 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

title: Knowledge & Nosh (formerly Ladies Who Lunch) description: Women's Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, the National Council of Jewish Women and the Jewish Women's Foundation present Israel at 70: What About the Women? Part 2. Keynote speaker is Esty Shushan, founder and Co-CEO of Nivcharot, a group of Ultra-Orthodox (Haredi) women working to end women's segregation and demanding equal representation within the Haredi political parties in Israel. Co-sponsored by The Rayah Fund: Bringing Israeli Women's Voices…

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Get Out the Vote Postcard Writing

October 21, 2018 , 9:30 am - 11:30 pm

title: Get Out the Vote Postcard Writing description: Come help make a difference and write postcards with Women of Rodef Shalom to help Get Out the Vote for the upcoming midterm elections! We will be writing from 9:30-noon, but plan to arrive no later than 11:30 to give yourself time to write. We supply postcards, stamps, and templates for writing, and you bring your best handwriting and a pen (or several colored pens if you have them). We will also…

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Black Political Empowerment Project in solidarity with Jews

October 29, 2018 , 5:30 pm

Tonight, Oct. 29, 5:30pm Tim Stevens and the Black Political Empowerment Project has organized a press conference for half a dozen African American organizations (and a handful of other groups) to stand in solidarity with the Jewish community. A strong CRC turnout at the press conference on behalf of the Jewish community would be a powerful message. Please come if you can. The press conference is at 5:30pm at Freedom Unlimited, 2201 Wylie Ave in the Hill District.

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Duquesne University student vigil

October 30, 2018 , 7:00 pm

Tomorrow, Oct. 30, 7pm Duquesne University student vigil, open to the public. In the Student Union Ballroom

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November 2018

Youngstown Federation/CRC Community vigil for the victims of the shooting

November 1, 2018 , 5:30 pm

Thursday, Nov. 1, 5:30pm Youngstown Federation/CRC Community vigil for the victims of the shooting. Tentatively 5:30pm, Temple El Emeth, 3970 Logan Way, Youngstown, OH. I hope to attend and/or to send representation from our community.

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April 2019

Coffee and Conversation with Rep. Mike Doyle

April 15, 2019 , 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Rep. Mike DoyleMeet Pennsylvania Rep. Mike Doyle for a casual Coffee and Conversation from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh. This event is free and open to the community and is “off the record” and will be closed to the media. Video or audio recording will not be allowed. Questions or need accommodations for differing abilities? Contact Marlene Layton at or 412-992-5247 for more information.

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Looking Back, Marching Forward

April 28, 2019 , 1:30 pm

title: Looking Back, Marching Forward description: Squirrel Hill Stands Against Gun Violence and CeaseFirePA will host an event, “Looking Back, Marching Forward,” on the six-month anniversary of the October 27, 2018, Tree of Life shooting. At 1:30, on Sunday April 28, political, community and faith leaders will speak at Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Avenue in Squirrel Hill, to honor the victims of the October shooting and talk about how to reduce gun violence. At about 2:30. the group will march…

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June 2019

NCJW PGH Annual Meeting: Voting Rights & Our Democracy

June 6, 2019 , 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

NCJW PGH Annual Meeting: Voting Rights & Our Democracy description: Voter registration and ID laws, ballot access, census participation, modern voting machines... do you know about the issues that will impact the 2020 election? Do you know how can you get involved now to help protect our democracy? NCJW Pittsburgh’s annual meeting features a women-led panel discussion to raise awareness of systemic efforts to deprive people—especially people of color, women, individuals with disabilities, and LGBTQ individuals, of the right to…

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