Metro Briefs January 27

Metro Briefs January 27

The Jewish Association on Aging is recognizing staff and volunteers from the past several years whose lifework at JAA’s Sivitz Jewish Hospice has brought comfort and caring to many. The 20 Years of Caring celebratory brunch will be held on Sunday, Jan. 29 from 10 a.m. to noon in the JAA Community Room at 200 JHF Drive.

The JAA will be recognizing Alan Cohen, nephew of the late benefactor Mike Sivitz, for playing a key role in establishing Sivitz Hospice as part of the JAA continuum.

Dr. Gary Fischer of UPMC’s Consortium Ethics Program will be speaking on the relevance of hospice in today’s world.

The brunch is free to the public. The program is sponsored by the Ryave Brody Family in loving memory of Gail Perlut Ryave.

To RSVP, volunteer or make donations to Sivitz, contact Estee Feuer at Sivitz Jewish Hospice at 412-422-5700, ext. 3780 or

Rachel Kranson, assistant professor of religious studies at the University of Pittsburgh, will present “How did the Conservative Movement Respond to Roe v. Wade — a History” after Shabbat services and Kiddush on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 12:45 p.m. This talk is presented by Congregation Beth Shalom’s Sisterhood and Adult Education Committee as part of Sisterhood Shabbat. The program is free and open to the entire community.

Call 412-421-2288 for more information.