News for December 2012

Shabbat Message: Flour and Torah
Dec 28, 2012

Rabbi Eli Seidman, Jewish Association on AgingDecember 28, 2012 15 Tevet, 5773Flour and Torah There is a famous Hebrew saying: “Without flour, there is no Torah; without Torah, there is no flour.” (Pirke Avot 3:21) The first part means that a person needs to be realistic when it comes to his (or…


Shabbat is Awesome! Jan. 12, 2013
Dec 27, 2012

Shabbat Is Awesome! Bring the whole family to celebrate Shabbat with games, conversation, rest and relaxation. This program adheres to traditional Shabbat observance. Fun trivia about Israel and a treasure hunt with Adi Snir, Community Youth Shlicha Read and relax or even nap in Room 202 Board games—bring your own or use some of…


J Cafe Menu Dec. 31-Jan. 4
Dec 26, 2012

    December 31 - January 4 J Cafe Lunch Menu Mondays — Fridays11 am-1 pm, Levinson Hall Are you looking for a convenient and fun place to have lunch? Come to the J Café for a delicious kosher lunch. Learn more about the J Cafe lunch programs at the JCC…


Squirrel Hill Holiday Hours
Dec 21, 2012

Monday, December 24 5:30am - 6pm Tuesday, December 25 8am - 6pm Monday, December 31 5:30am - 6pm Tuesday, January 1, 2013 Fitness Centers open 8am - 2pm …


Shabbat Message: Recognizing the Need to Change
Dec 21, 2012

Rabbi Aaron Bisno, Rodef Shalom CongregationDecember 21, 2012 8 Tevet, 5773Recognizing the need to changeThis week’s Torah portion Vayigash is about recognition. Specifically, the story concerns Joseph and his brothers at the moment when those who had earlier sold a younger Joseph into slavery are confronted with the reality that…


Upcoming Children and Teen Programs (SQ)
Dec 20, 2012

Off to the Races at the JCC! Grades 2-5 Wednesday, December 26 1-3 pm * Robinson Building Get your kids off the couch for an active afternoonof fun with friends! We're bringing in an inflatableracetrack and setting up the gym for friendly competitions and games. Sno cones, contests,prizes, music, and so much more.$15/childOpen to…


Great Collaborations Town Hall Meeting
Dec 19, 2012

Thursday, December 27, 5:30-7:30 pm at the JCC Topic: Tainted Games - The Politics of Race in the 1936 Berlin Olympics Guest Speaker: Dr. David Clay Large, Author, "Nazi Games, The Olympics of 1936" A reaction panel will follow his presentation featuring Sala Udin, Joy Braunstein and Holocaust Educator Jason Russo. This first Town…


A Gershwinter Night
Dec 19, 2012

A Gershwinter Night December 29| 8 pm | Tickets start at $25 December 30| 2 pm | Tickets start at $25 August Wilson Center for African American Culture A once-in-a-lifetime concert, featuring the Sean Jones International All-Star Quintet with special guest Eli Degibri, the famed Israeli saxophonist and Director of the…


Join us for PJ Library’s Storyland!
Dec 17, 2012

Join us for... PJ Library’s Storyland! Monday, December 24 4 - 5:30 P.M. Levinson Hall, JCC Squirrel Hill This program is geared towards families with kids 6 and under, but older children are also welcome.This event is FREEAttire: Pajamas, of course!There will be snacks, stories, crafts, and more!Though this event is free to attend,…


Fitness & Wellness Tip: Routines
Dec 17, 2012

Make one simple change in your fitness routine and gain a lifetime of Health…. If you’re a morning person, get up an hour early and walk, run, bicycle or hit the gym. It will energize you for the entire day. Studies have shown that morning exercisers have the highest success rate…


Shabbat Message 12/15/12
Dec 14, 2012

Alexis Winsten Mancuso, Assistant Executive DirectorDecember 14, 2012 1 Tevet, 5773As this holiday season continues, the needs of our community’s senior adult population are amplified. Many of them will find themselves alone, having lost their spouses, neighbors, friends and relatives. The number of Jews older than 65 is growing at…


New Parking Meters (SQ)
Dec 13, 2012

Dear JCC Friend,The Pittsburgh Parking Authority, which owns and operates the parking lot under the JCC's Kaufmann Building at 5738 Forbes Avenue, Squirrel Hill, has informed that JCC that it is changing the parking meters to a more automated system effective tomorrow, Friday, December 14. Four new "Pay by License Plate"…


New Winter/Spring Program Guides
Dec 11, 2012

New Winter/Spring Program Guides:Browse our program guides as PDFs below.  If you want to register online, use our Program Search to find any program.   Squirrel Hill Winter/Spring Program Guide South Hills Winter/Spring Program Guide …


Got Shabbat? Saturday, December 15
Dec 11, 2012

Geared to families with children ages 8 and under.Saturday, December 154-5:30pmLevinson Hall, Squirrel Hill JCC Join us this Saturday for FREE Chanukah family fun on the last night of Chanukah. Chanukah candle lighting and singing, Chanukah craft projects, snaks, Havdalah with Rabbi Donni Aaron, and more. Advanced registration requested but not required.…


Chanukah Family Shabbat Dinner
Dec 11, 2012

Chanukah Family Shabbat DinnerCelebrate Shabbat and Chanukah at the JCC Friday, December 145:45 - 7:30pmJCC Levinson Hall Let's celebrate Chanukah and Kabbalat Shabbat with songs, crafts and a delicious buffet dinner! Parents, enjoy a glass of wine while the kids take part in arts & crafts, relay races, tumbling, and other gym…


Power Outage in Squirrel Hill Area 12/10/12
Dec 10, 2012

Due to a power outage in the Squirrel Hill area, the JCC is closed as of 5pm Monday, December 10. The building will remain open for child pick-up until 6:30.…


Weekly Wellness Tip: 6 Reasons to Get Moving!
Dec 3, 2012

6 Reasons to Get Moving!!!!! Physical Activity helps you lose weight by burning calories, boosting resting heart metabolism, and buffering you from bone loss that can result if you diet alone. High levels of physical activity can decrease your risk of colon cancer by 40 to 50 percent. Exercise helps you get better…