Metro Briefs August 11

Metro Briefs August 11

Congregation Beth Shalom will hold a communal Tisha B’av observance on Saturday, Aug. 13 at 6:45 p.m. Participants will hear from members of the community who will share poetry, prose, songs and stories about rebuilding the Jerusalem of hearts and minds and about renewing days as of old.

In addition to Beth Shalom, participating organizations are Temple Sinai, Congregation Dor Hadash, Rodef Shalom Congregation, Community Day School, J’Burgh, Jewish Community Center, Adat Shalom, Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha and New Light Congregation. Contact Beth Shalom at 412-421-2288 for more information.

JEVS at Home, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing nonmedical home-care support services to disabled and aging individuals, announced plans to open an office in Squirrel Hill. JEVS at Home is one of the largest home-care service providers in Pennsylvania and has been recognized for its integrity of service, ethical focus, client trust and commitment to home-care excellence.

To facilitate the expansion into Allegheny County and help assure those in need receive quality service as quickly as possible and at a maximum comfort level for participants and loved ones, JEVS at Home has partnered with Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Pittsburgh.

David Hammerstein of Pittsburgh has published an illustrated book, “Kelev’s Journey: A Jewish Dog Wanders Home,” in which he conveys the Jewish experience through a dog’s eyes, in his belief that a dog’s innocence reflects the purity of spirit to which Judaism aspires. Visit for more information.