Metro Briefs June 25

Metro Briefs June 25

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh is now participating in a summer food service program in Squirrel Hill and Monroeville, Monday through Friday until Aug. 14, excluding July 3.

Kosher and kosher-style meals will be provided to all children, ages 18 and under, without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. 

Children can come for milk at 10 a.m. and stay for arts and crafts activities before a kosher lunch in Squirrel Hill, which begins at 11 a.m., and snacks from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Meals will be kosher-style in Monroeville.

Contact 412-521-8010 for more information.

New Light Sisterhood/Men’s Club presents “Some Like It Hot” starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon on Sunday, June 28 at 7 p.m. The $5 charge includes light snacks. Call Sharyn or Dan Stein at 412-521-5231 for information and reservations.

Parkway Theater in McKees Rocks will screen the film “Félix and Meira” on Sunday, June 28 at 5 p.m. and Wednesday, July 1 at 7 p.m. The 2015 film, by director Maxime Giroux, is a story of an unconventional romance between two people living vastly different realities mere blocks away from one another. Each is lost in their everyday lives — a Chasidic Jewish wife and mother and secular loner mourning the recent death of his estranged father; they unexpectedly meet in a local bakery in Montreal’s Mile End district. The film is set against the backdrops of Montreal, Brooklyn and Venice, Italy. Visit for more information.

Young adult men in Pittsburgh’s Orthodox community who were born between the late 1960s and the early 1990s are welcome and encouraged to attend “Kollel Konnections,” a free Happy Hour of sushi, cold beer and Torah with Judge Danny Butler, on Wednesday, July 1 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in Rabbi Ari Goldberg’s backyard at 6518 Darlington Road. Contact Michael Milch at for more information.

Chabad of the South Hills will hold its summer lunch and carnival for seniors on Tuesday, July 14 at noon. The program will include games and a presentation on senior in-home care services. There is a $5 suggested donation.

Call 412-278-2658 to register.

OASIS Intergenerational Tutoring, a program that is operated in partnership with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council, invites the community to become an OASIS tutor for an hour a week to help change a child’s life. No teaching experience is necessary, and free training will be given to adults 50 and over.  All materials, books and supplies are provided by OASIS. Ongoing education is offered at no charge. Training sessions will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 4 and Thursday, Aug. 6 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Macy’s, Downtown on the 11th floor.

For more information on how to become an OASIS tutor, contact John D. Spehar, Pittsburgh OASIS tutoring director, at 412-232-2021 or for more information.