Metro Briefs January 10

Metro Briefs January 10

Community Day School Parent Association will present a workshop, “Raising Resilient Children,” Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. at CDS, 6424 Forward Ave.

Dr. Junlei Li’s workshop will share ideas from current research showing that how we interact with our children in moments of success and challenge has a powerful influence on their development. This workshop is developed as part of the Something Worth Trying initiative, a collaboration between the Fred Rogers Company and the University of Pittsburgh Office of Child Development, to connect child development research with the work of parents and teachers.

In addition to working with the Fred Rogers Company, Li serves as director of the Division of Applied Research and Evaluation at the University of Pittsburgh Office of Child Development and as research assistant professor at the applied developmental psychology program.

RSVP to by Jan. 21.

Poale Zedeck Sisterhood and the Shoshana Group, Hadassah Greater Pittsburgh Chapter will hold a combined meeting Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 1 p.m. at Poale Zedeck. Rabbi Daniel Yolkut will speak on the recent confrontation in Israel.

Yolkut traveled to Israel days after the fighting began on a mission with the Rabbinical Council of America. He delivered toys and coloring books, collected by his congregants, to displaced children, and saw a country building an “unprecedented ring of defense” in the form of the Iron Dome missile defense.

There is a charge. Dessert and coffee will be served. RSVP to Nancy Shuman, chair, at 412-361-7286 or; or Anita Kornblit at 412-421-8009 or

Pittsburgh Conference of Jewish Women’s Organizations will hold its second annual Games Day Party, hosted by Poale Zedeck Sisterhood, Monday, Feb. 4, from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at Poale Zedeck, located at Shady and Phillips avenues.

Participants can bring their favorite game or just go to kibbitz. Tables and snacks will be provided. Personal Care Closet, a National Council of Jewish Women, Pittsburgh Section project, will distribute boxes to collect personal care and hygiene products for women and children in transition.

Dena Chottiner is president of PCJWO and Anita Kornblit is the event chair.

RSVP to Kornblit at 412-421-8009 or; or Judy Mendelson at 412-521-6498 or by Jan. 31.

Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh is offering free vision screenings for adults and children (ages 3 to 5) Friday, Jan. 18, between noon and 3 p.m. at their Homestead location, 1800 West St. Appointments are not required.

Vision screenings do not replace professional eye exams, but can detect deviations from normal vision. Adults who take part in the Jan. 18 screenings will be assessed for acuity and macular degeneration; children will be evaluated for acuity, muscle balance and color deficiency.

Call Diane Pakler at 412-368-4400, ext. 2293 for more information.

Squirrel Hill AARP Chapter 3354 will hold their Wednesday, Jan. 16, meeting at New Light Synagogue located at 1700 Beechwood Blvd. at Forbes Avenue in Squirrel Hill at 1 p.m. Following the business meeting, Chuck Mahon will entertain; the community is invited.

Contact Frieda D. Safyan at 412-521-2804 for more information.