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SQ Member Appreciation Day
Nov 17, 2014

Squirrel Hill Member Appreciation DayThursday, November 20Don't miss out on Member Appreciation Day! We want to say thank you for being a part of the JCC's community.Free 5 minute massages from 4-6 pmFree Group Exercise classesBring a workout friend for freeYouth Personal Training*12 youth personal training sessions for $360; includes…


Thanksgiving Turkey Burner Workouts
Nov 13, 2014

Turn turkey gravy into raw steel and burn off your holiday indulgences with one (OR MORE!) of these great workouts. Squirrel HillThursday, November 278:15 am Group Power with Marsha9-10:30 am Turkey Burner Spin with LaurieFriday, November 286:15 am Group Kick with Mike 8 am Group Centergy with Evan9-10:30 am After the Turkey Burner Spin with Laurie9:15 am Active…


A Conversation with Noted Scholar Benyamim Tsedaka
Nov 6, 2014

Noted scholar visiting Pittsburgh to talk about Jews and Samaritans. A Conversation with Benyamim Tsedaka andDale LazarMonday, November 24, 2014, 7:00–8:30 PM, Levinson Hall, Kaufmann buildingFree and open to the public. Contact Melissa Hiller at 412-697-3231 with questions.  Benyamim Tsedaka, noted historian, author of The Israelite Samaritan Version of the Torah, and…


Louise Silk: Community Memory Quilt
Nov 6, 2014

Louise Silk: BubbeWisdom is an exhibition this January at the JCC’s American Jewish Museum featuring Silk’s quilts and a children’s spiritual tent. Silk is also making a community memory quilt that will be included in the exhibit.  The memory quilt is made of bits of fabric that people give her. The…


Concussions Workshop
Oct 14, 2014

Concussions in Youth Athletes WorkshopMonday, October 20, 7 pmRSVP to Marsha Mullen by October 17JCC Squirell Hill - Room 202View printable PDF…


JCC's Sunday Sampler
Oct 8, 2014

Explore new interests, meet new friends and have exciting Sundays at the JCC! PREK-GRADE 21-2 pmBio Brainstorm with Carnegie ScienceJunior Rainbow Looming with the Learning ExpressZooming Zumba with Zumba on the Square GRADES 3-51-2 pmMaster Artists with Patrick SmithI've Got the Magic with Mike the  Balloon GuyMaster Yogis with Schoolhouse Yoga PREK-GRADE 22-3…


Basketball Season Kicks Off at the JCC
Sep 30, 2014

The JCC is THE place for basketball! The JCC season kicks off with BasketBash on Sunday, October 12, from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Robinson Gym at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, 5738 Darlington Road, Squirrel Hill. Admission is free and open to the community. Registration is suggested for…


South Hills Open House
Sep 16, 2014

South Hills Fall Open House Sunday, September 21  12:30-3 pm  Open to the Community (Steelers at Carolina 8:30 pm) Join us for:Exercise class demonstrationsMembershiop and camp discountsPickleballMike the Balloon GuyObstacle course competition for children with prizesCrafts for childrenHotdogs & popcorn (while supplies last)Open and lane swim For more information, please contact Ann Haalman at 412-278-1782.…


Louise Silk: BubbeWisdom
Sep 11, 2014

Coming this January to the American Jewish Museum            Louise Silk: BubbeWisdom Faith, Belief, PracticeJanuary 19-April 17, 2015 Using BubbeWisdom, I create art to inspire growth and learning that emphasizes process rather than the achievement of an outcome; moving beyond everyday triviality into a depth of spirit that enacts dignity…


Community-Wide High Holiday Children’s Services
Sep 4, 2014

Community-Wide High Holiday Children’s Services at the JCCThe Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, Temple Sinai and Tree of Life–Or L’Simcha have joined together to provide community-wide HighHolidays services for children up to age 6 and their families in the JCC’s Levinson Hall, in the Irene Kaufmann Building, 5738 Forbes…


SQ Fall Preview Week
Aug 22, 2014

Look what you can do during the Fall Preview Week! Click here for a printable PDFFREE Classes all weekSpecial DiscountsBring a friend for FREE: Your friend gets a 7 day punch card. If your friend joins, you get 1 month free. Group Exercise:All classes FREEMassage:25% off massageDance:All classes FREE for you and…


JCC 119th Annual Meeting
Aug 13, 2014

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 • 7 pmJCC Squirrel Hill • Levinson Hall • Open to the Community Welcome: Marc L. Brown, Chair of the BoardInstallation of OfficersPresentation of Volunteer AwardsRogal-Ruslander Leadership Award: Kenneth T. SegelIda & Samuel Latterman Volunteer Mitzvah Award: Beverly Block, Jennifer Jones and Lauren BaldelS. J. Noven…


July 24 - SQ Member Appreciation Day
Jul 18, 2014




Community Briefing on Israel
Jul 14, 2014

Please join us for a community briefing on the situation in Israel. Tuesday, July 15 7 PM  Jewish Community Center of Squirrel Hill  5738 Forbes Avenue, Levinson Hall We will hear from Israeli government representatives, local leadership who just returned from Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, and a Middle East security…


Squirrel HIll Building Without Water
Jul 11, 2014

7/12/14 Update: The water issue is now resolved. We appreciate your patience over the last couple of days. And again, we apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused. Have a wonderful weekend!_______________________________________________________________________7/11/14 Update: The JCC is continuing to experience problems with our water. Working restrooms and water fountains can be…


Strength Training for Triathletes
Jul 3, 2014




Community Memorial for Slain Israeli Teens – July 2, 7 pm
Jul 1, 2014

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has organized a Community Memorial Wednesday, July 2, 7 pm Jewish Community Center Squirrel Hill Express solidarity and stand in unity with the grieving families and the people of Israel. "May you be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem." -- Traditional words of comfort to…


Volunteers Wanted
Jun 19, 2014

Please join the Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition (SHUC) using a "Love your Block" award from the City and Moving Lives of Kids Art Center (MLK Murals) in volunteer opportunities coming up very soon! Through a community planning process and with approval of the property owner we are creating a "welcoming" mural…


SQ Member Appreciation Day
Jun 11, 2014




SQ 2014 Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program
Jun 11, 2014




NEW Parkour Fitness Camp for ages 9-14
Jun 10, 2014

Parkour Fitness Camp for ages 9-14August 11-15 • 9 AM-3:30 PMRun, jump, vault and climb! Taught by Andrew Obenreder,professional Parkour athlete and director of the PittsburghParkour Association, this camp will focus on fundamentalParkour movements, the importance of knowing your body,and learning Parkour as a method of training, discipline and aproblem-solving…


Prevention: The Language of Change
Jun 9, 2014

Men Destined for Leadership - Free interactive discussion, open to the public: Wednesday, June 11, 7-9 pm JCC Katz Theater in the Robinson Building, 5738 Darlington Road, Squirrel HillIntimate Partner Violence used to be "a woman's issue." Now, it's "a man's issue."Join experts in medicine, social service, religion, law, advocacy,…


South Hills Running Club
May 30, 2014

South Hills Summer Running ClubEverything outlined below for $25 and weekly guidance with track coach Dave! 2 or 3 group runs per week using various locations2 group 5k races (July 4 in Canonsburg, PA and August 9 in Brookline, PA)Train and run as a group at the Great Race on…


Discounted Youth Personal Training
May 27, 2014

Discounted Youth Training SessionsBrandon Crooms, an athlete himself, specializes in working with young athletes. "I want to work with speed, agility, power, strength, coordination and balance, as well as injury prevention" says Brandon, who himself plays point guard for the Pittsburgh Bullets. The North Carolina native who just graduated with…


New Massage Therapists
May 21, 2014

Please help us welcome two new massage therapists to the JCC! *Special Offer* 20% discount on Therapeutic massages with Chi-Chi or Crystal through June 15**Not valid with any other offer Chioma "Chi-Chi" NwadiaroMassage Types: Swedish, Trigger Point, Sports, Deep Tissue and Chair Hours: Sundays, 11 am-4 pmMondays, 4-8 pmWednesdays, 2-7 pm Crystal VolchkoMassage Types: Swedish,…


Clubhouse SPECIAL OFFER!
May 19, 2014

Clubhouse provides the down time that kids need after a long day at school, as well as creative and fun activities and homework support in our nurturing, structured program. The program includes a diverse group of children who are able to learn from and grow with one another. For information: Meredith…


Tikkun Leil Shavuot at the JCC
May 16, 2014

Pittsburgh Community-Wide Tikkun Leil Shavuot10 pm Tuesday, June 3 - 1 am Wednesday, June 4Join us for the community-wide Tikkun Leil Shavuot Program at the JCC in Squirrel Hill. FREE and open to the communityNumerous classes during each session:10-10:50 pm11-11:50 pm12-12:50 amSpecial Teen TikkunLight refreshments (dairy and parve) will be…


T'ai Chi
Apr 24, 2014

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Got Shabbat?
Apr 23, 2014




Coming Events in the Community - Squirrel Hill
Apr 11, 2014

Summer Food Service Program in Squirrel Hill, MonroevilleThe Jewish Community Center is particiapting in the Summer Food Service Program. 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…


Squirrel Hill Open House
Apr 11, 2014

Squirrel Hill Open House - Open to everybodyPlease stop in anytime on Sunday, April 27, and see what the JCC is all about! You can: Bring a Friend for FREEWork out in our Fitness Center and treat yourself to our whirlpool, steamroom and sauna! (must be over 18+)Try our Family GymPlay…


Pickleball at the JCC South Hills
Apr 11, 2014

Pickleball Comes to the JCC South Hills Pickleball, which is part tennis and part badminton, is a simple paddle game played using a large paddle to hit a special perforated, slow-moving ball over a tennis-type net on a badminton-sized court. Easy to learn, appropriate and fun for all ages, the sport…


Pittsburgh Jewish Community Scorecard
Apr 8, 2014

Are enrollment numbers in our Jewish schools growing or declining? How many people attend Kol Nidre services in Pittsburgh every year? How many seniors live in a Jewish residential facility in the community?To learn more about our community and to follow the trends, sign up for updates from the Pittsburgh Jewish Community…


The JCC Wins Six Awards
Apr 4, 2014

JCC of Greater Pittsburgh Wins Six Awards from JCC Association   The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh won six JCCs of North America Biennial Excellence Awards, awarded at the Biennial held in San Diego, March 28 to April 1. Three are Zahav Awards, which recognize outstanding, visionary initiatives with maximum impact or…


South Hills Newly Renovated Locker Rooms
Apr 1, 2014

Locker Rooms Open April 1 (No Fooling!)Improvements to the men’s and women’s locker rooms include replacing the floors, walls, ceilings, lighting, and benches.  Slip-resistant tiled floors, safety grab bars, HDPE lockers and bathing suit spinners are just some of the many upgrades to the locker rooms.  The $500,000 project, announced…


JCC Offers Multiple Sclerosis Exercise Program in Squirrel Hill
Mar 31, 2014

The JCC is offering Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Exercise Program, geared to help individuals with MS maintain an active lifestyle and avoid secondary conditions that may result from a sedentary lifestyle. The program is open to the community and is held at the JCC in Squirrel Hill. This structured program of exercise will help develop muscular…


Coming Events in the Community
Mar 28, 2014

Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival Presents "Anne Frank: A Living Voice” Monday, May 19, 7:30 pm A major work for female voices and strings by Linda Tutas Haugen, along with vocal settings of texts by Anne Frank and Hannah Senesh. Levy Hall, Rodef Shalom Congregation 4905 Fifth Ave., Oakland (between Morewood and Devonshire Aves.) TICKET…


Member of the Month and SPECIALS!
Mar 24, 2014

Congratulations to our Member of the Month, Laura Rosato! Laura was nominated by her fellow JCC members as our April member of the month because of her dedication to fitness and a healthy lifestyle.  Not only is she active in our fitness facility, but Laura is the definition of kindness as…


Got Shabbat? Saturday, April 26
Mar 17, 2014




P90X: Seen on TV. Now Do It Here.
Mar 17, 2014

Classes in the Garage, Squirrel Hill:Tuesdays, 6-7 pmThursdays, 6-7 pmFridays, noonFirst class always FREE. Fees pro-rated--it's never too late to join.Register at the Centerfit Desk…


Alba Flamenca - Saturday, March 22
Mar 12, 2014

Micaela Amateau Amato: Cante Jondo for Tikkun Olam at the American Jewish Museum in the Kaufmann Building, Squirrel Hill, Through April 25Opening Reception and Alba Flamenca performanceSaturday, March 22  – 7-9 pm  FREEAmerican Jewish MuseumAlba Flamenca performanceSaturday, March 22 – 8:15-9 pm  FREEAmerican Jewish Museum, Katz Theater, Robinson Building Micaela Amateau Amato: Cante Jondo for Tikkun Olam…


Once Upon a Purim Carnival and Open House This Sunday!
Mar 11, 2014

Sunday, March 16: Open House and Once Upon a Purim - The Sandy & Edgar Snyder Family Purim CarnivalOpen to the community 1-5 pm - Open House …


Coming Events in the Community
Mar 5, 2014

Community Meeting to discuss Jewish Residential Services / ACTION-Housing Plans for the former Poli’s Restaurant Site & Updates on Forward/Murray Avenue “Gateway” ImprovementsTuesday, March 25, 6:30-8 pmJewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh5738 Forbes Avenue – Levinson Hall – BPittsburgh, PA 15217Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition and Council Representative Corey O’Connor’s Office…


Harry B. Davis Championship is Tonight, March 3!
Mar 3, 2014

The Harry B Davis Clinic season culminates tonight with the Championship games for each division. Unlike any game you’ve experienced here at the JCC this season, Championship Night - or Big Monday - is complete with player introductions, music, announcers and more! There is no better way to wrap up this season and every…


Squirrel Hill Children, Youth and Family Activities
Feb 28, 2014

Questions: Meredith Brown, 412-521-8011 x 181 To register: Lauren Goldman, 412-521-8011 x 852 J Days  Each day includes free swim, sports of all sorts, arts and crafts and more! Have your child bring a dairy lunch, swim suit and a towel every day.  $55/day/child 9 am-4 pm   Registration is required by 5 pm of the previous business day to received…


Once Upon a Purim! Sunday, March 16
Feb 28, 2014

Once Upon a Purim - The Sandy & Edgar Snyder Family Purim CarnivalOpen to the communitySunday, March 16 2-4 PM: Carnival4-4:45 PM: Special performance by Gemini Children’s TheaterCome dressed as your favorite storybook characterNEW: Storybook Forest • Queen Esther’s Photo Booth • Explorations with Carnegie Science CenterPlus:• Exciting carnival…


Spring Baseball & Softball Throwing Clinic
Feb 27, 2014

with Dr. Scott Rosen, Physical Therapist, Clinical Director at Allegheny Chesapeake’s JCC office and Pitt Baseball Varsity LettermanThursday, March 13 • 4-5:30 pm • Levinson HallFor pitchers and all skill positions; FREE and open to the community!Are you a throwing athlete?  Baseball, Softball, Track (Javelin, Discus, Shot Put) and Football (Quarterbacks)…


Everyone Can Learn to Swim at the JCC
Feb 20, 2014

Spring Session Adult Learn-to-Swim Classes in Squirrel Hill start Sunday, March 16 Sundays, 1:30-2 pm Thursdays, 6:30-7 pm Register: At the Centerfit Desk or call 412-521-8011, ext. 202, or onlineLearn more about JCC AquaticsSquirrel Hill Aquatics information: Stephen Patrick, 412-521-8011, ext. 276South Hills Aquatics information: Earleen Birkner, 412-278-1975Delilah's StoryGrowing up in New York City, Delilah…


JCC Boys Varsity Basketball Team Semifinals!
Feb 20, 2014

We are pleased to announce that the 2013-2014 Boys Varsity basketball team has made it to the Semifinals of the Greater Pittsburgh Independent Basketball League (GPIBL)! Their semifinal game will be played tonight (Thursday, February 20) at 7:30 pm in the Robinson Gym at the JCC in Squirrel Hill. The Varsity team ended the…


The Science of Beauty - SQ
Feb 17, 2014

Lunchtime Lecture in Women's Centerfit Platinum, Squirrel HillWednesday, February 26, at noonNicki Zevola was a medical student at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine when she invented several patent-pending beauty product technologies.  Through Katz School of Business’ Randall Family Big Idea Competition and Innovation Worls’ Accelerator Alpha Lab, Nicki…


Ketubah Ballet "Salons" at the JCC
Feb 14, 2014

Join us at the JCC for Pointe of View Salons, a presentation by Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre about the ballet, Ketubah.The Salons will be held:JCC in Squirrel Hill, 5738 Forbes Avenue: Tuesday, February 25, at 7 pmJCC in South Hills, 345 Kane Blvd., Scott Township: Thursday, February 27, at 7 pmKetubah…


JCC Day Camps: 2-Day Sale!
Feb 14, 2014

JCC Day Camps 2-Day Sale Only on Tuesday, February 25, and Wednesday, February 26  Save up to $225 when you register for:  J&R Day Camp J&R Stepping Stones Performing Arts…


Mid-Winter Running Clinic: Sunday, February 23
Feb 12, 2014

Sunday, February 23 · 1-3 PM · FREERoom 156 (Robinson Building)Carolyn Kontos – Director Health PromotionRobin Brown, RD – Fueling your RaceMarsha Mullen, MS ATC – Dynamic stretching and warm upTraining for a race is a great way for you to start. Elite runner and director health promotion Carolyn Kontos…


Join for $28 on the 28th
Feb 12, 2014

Join the JCC on February 28th and only pay a $28 enrollment fee (normally $149)! Contact the Membership Office at 412-521-8011 x176 for details. New members only; one offer per customer.  …


Diller Teen Fellows
Feb 11, 2014

Diller Teen Fellows Now entering its sixth year in Pittsburgh, the Diller Teen Fellows program is an international partnership that inspires and empowers teens to be active, effective leaders committed to repairing the world, with a strong sense of belonging to their community, the Jewish people, and Israel. The Pittsburgh…


Every Body Day • Youth & Family Wellness Fair, Sunday, February 9!
Feb 3, 2014

Every Body DaySunday, February 9 • 8 AM-3 PM • JCC in Squirrel HillFREE and Open to the Community • Bring a FriendWhat's Happening:8:15 AM Group Power Launch Kaufmann Dance Studio9 AM-1 PM New Equipment Promotion Cardio Deck9 AM-1 PM Personal Training Consultations Trainers Desk9:30 AM Group Kick Launch Kaufmann…


Richard E. Rauh Senior High School Musical: The Lucky Stiff
Jan 29, 2014

Don't miss the JCC's Senior High Musical directed by Jill Machen! The musical LUCKY STIFF is a zany, offbeat and very funny murder mystery farce complete with slamming doors, mistaken identities and six million bucks in diamonds. You won't want to miss out on this!  Show Dates:  Wednesday, February 19, 7:30 pm  Thursday, February 20, 7:30 pm Saturday, February…


Youth and Family Wellness Fair
Jan 29, 2014

February 9, 11 am-3 pmCome in from the cold for a fun day of hula hooping, Frisbee football, karate, Family Yoga and more. The JCC will be filled with activities and interesting educational stations for the whole family to participate in. FREE and open to the whole community All classes are held in the Kaufmann Dance Studio.  Class Schedule:  11…


Results of Indoor Triathlon!
Jan 27, 2014

Everyone had a wonderful time competing in our Indoor Triathlon yesterday. Here are the results:MenWomenTeamsRead about one member's experience at the event: "Just wanted to thank you for putting on such a great event this past weekend. I had a blast! ... I put up my race review on my blog today.…


Visit our NEW JCC Day Camps website!
Jan 23, 2014

Every child is unique. We have a summer for that!Plan your child’s unique summer at jccpghdaycamps.comCamps for every age and interest• Traditional—swim lessons and free swim, games, sports, arts & crafts, nature and more• Performing Arts—pre-professional program for young performers in acting, dance and voice• Specialty—Circus of the Kids, Minecraft,…


Special Member Appreciation Day: Friday, January 24
Jan 21, 2014

Special Member Appreciation DayFriday, January 24 Did the #PolarVortex have you cuddling under a warm blanket yesterday instead of coming to the JCC? If so, don't worry! You can still come in and warm up with a friend at the JCC. We're having a special warm up Member Appreciation Day FRIDAY so bring your…


Squirrel Hill Children, Youth and Family Events
Jan 16, 2014

For any questions: Meredith Brown  412-521-8011 x181 To register: Lauren Goldman 412-521-8011 x852Drivers EdCourse includes 30 hours of class time and six hours of driving instruction. Students must have a learner's permit before the last course date.Ages 15-18$399/member;$499/communityTuesdays, February 4-April 8, 6:30-9:30 pm in the Robinson…


Tu B’Shabbat Family Dinner (Squirrel Hill)
Jan 13, 2014

Tu B’Shabbat Family Dinner at the JCC in Squirrel HillFriday, January 17, 5:45-7:30 pmJoin the JCC and Jewish National Fund as we celebrate Tu B’Shevat and Shabbat with a special dinner and unique programming.$10/person; $14/ community; $36/ family of 4, JCC members. $48/community. Children under 2 are free. Registration is required by January 14.…


JCC All Camps FREE Family Fun Night
Jan 13, 2014

Free for All Families at Latitude 40Sunday, January 19 • 4:30-6:30 PM200 Quinn Drive • Pittsburgh, PA 15275 (Robinson)Join the JCC at Latitude 40 as we kick off our 2014 summer camp countdown!Unlimited games and bowling are only part of the excitement.Register for camp and receive discounts on EKC, J&R,…


South Hills Locker Room Renovation Update
Jan 10, 2014

Activity has started on the demolition of the old locker rooms as we begin the work to install all-new locker room facilities.  Swimmers, please note:  We have installed a shower on the pool deck (near the life guard’s chair) so you can rinse off after swimming.  We have installed additional hooks (and replaced the…


Shabbat Message January 10
Jan 10, 2014

Rabbi Sharyn Henry, Rodef Shalom CongregationJanuary 10, 2014                   9 Shevat, 5774Make a Joyful NoiseBeshalach, Exodus 13:17-17:16The public radio program “Radiolab” recently aired a story about a man expressing pure joy. The man, Aleksander Gamme, is an adventurer; the event happened on day 86 of his three-month trek to and from…


School's Cancelled? Have Fun with Us!
Jan 6, 2014

The JCC is OPEN during this extreme cold weather. During School Cancellations, we offer programs for children in Squirrel Hill and the South Hills.Squirrel Hill: Snow Day J Days: When schools are cancelled due to the weather, the JCC is OPEN! Gym time, art activities, swimming are all available at a moment’s notice.…


Coming Activities with My Baby & Me
Jan 2, 2014

For information about all My Baby and Me programs, please contact Lauren Bartholomae, Director, Family Life Department, 412-521-8011 x398Sunday Manic Motherhood: Sunday, January 5, at 11 am in Family Place.  Just like the bi-weekly Manic Motherhood program, but this Sunday edition focuses on working moms of infants and toddlers.  JCC membership is not necessary. …


South Hills Locker Room Renovation Starts Soon!
Jan 2, 2014

Great news: We are planning a complete renovation of the locker rooms in our facility.  The locker rooms are 15 years old and have reached the end of their useful life.  Work is scheduled to begin on January 6, 2014.  Here is some information to guide you through the construction period: ·         The renovation is expected to take…


Squirrel Hill Children, Youth & Family Events
Dec 31, 2013

For any questions: Meredith Brown  412-521-8011 x 181 To register: Lauren Goldman 412-521-8011 x 852   Mad Science: Crazy Chemworks: Grades K-6 Wednesdays, January 8-January 29, 4:30-5:30 pmShake up a flask of fun in the JCC Science Lab! This hands-on and interactive program of chemistry for children is packed solid with cool reactions. Along with instructors from Mad…


Meet Dr. Scott Rosen, Clinical Director at ACPT at the JCC
Dec 24, 2013

Dr. Scott Rosen, Physical Therapist, is the clinical director at ACPT’s newest Squirrel Hill Office located in the Jewish Community Center. He earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Chatham University in Pittsburgh. Dr. Rosen, is a 1997 graduate from Chatham College and received a Bachelor of Science from…


Squirrel Hill Holiday Fitness Schedules
Dec 19, 2013

Squirrel Hill Holiday Fitness SchedulesDecember 22-28 Fitness ScheduleDecember 29-January 4 Fitness ScheduleJanuary 2014 Group Exercise Schedule Click here for full Holiday Schedule…


Mad Science: Crazy Chemworks (For Grades K-6)
Dec 18, 2013

Mad Science: Crazy Chemworks (For Grades K-6)Shake up a flask of fun in the JCC Science Lab! This hands-on and interactive program of chemistry for children is packed solid with cool reactions. Along with instructors from Mad Science, children will put on goggles and change liquid to solid and back…


Member Appreciation Day: Thursday, Dec. 19
Dec 17, 2013

Member Appreciation Day DecemberThursday, December 19Bring a friend for free • All exercise classes free for you and a friend!Raffle for TWO TICKETS TO THE MANOR THEATER$199 HOLIDAY DEAL:One month of Centerfit Platinum with towel service*30-minute Massage60-minute Personal Training session30-minute Nutrition Counseling session30-minute Private Swim LessonOne Spinning classOne Boot Camp…


NEW Group Exercise Class: GROUP ACTIVE
Dec 16, 2013

From the same company that has brought you Group Power, Group Kick and Group Centergy, the JCC is excited to introduce GROUP ACTIVE. This is one class that will deliver all the fitness training you need-cardio, strength, balance, and flexibility- in just one hour! Activate your life in only one…


Fame Jr. Middle School Musical
Dec 5, 2013

Philip Chosky Performing Arts Program presents:Fame JuniorJCC of Greater Pittsburgh Middle School MusicalWednesday, December 11 • 7 pmThursday, December 12 • 7 pmSaturday, December 14 • 8 pmSunday, December 15 • 2 pmSquirrel Hill JCC$8/Adult • $6/Student and SeniorCall 412 521-8011, ext. 852, for tickets…


NEW: Pickleball at the Squirrel Hill JCC!
Dec 5, 2013

COMING DECEMBER 17...PICKLEBALL:Part tennis, part badminton, and completely fun!Pickleball is the sport that's sweeping the nation; a simple paddle game played using a special perforated, slow-moving ball over a tennis-type net on a badminton-sized court. It's fun for all ages and can be played leisurely or competitively.No experience necessary!FREE…


An Evening with Mandy Patinkin & The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Dec 4, 2013

An Evening with Mandy Patinkin & The Pittsburgh Symphony OrchestraKnown for his award-winning roles on Broadway: Evita and Sunday in the Park with George and beloved for his characters from film and television, such as Inigo Montoya in The Princess Bride and Saul Berenson in Homeland, Mandy Patinkin joins the…


P90X: New Group Exercise Class
Dec 3, 2013

P90X at the JCC Have you tried the DVD In Home Fitness Program P90X? If so have you imagined what it would be like to be one of the extras working out right next to the trainer instead of your living room? Well now you can in our…


Mini Boot Camp: December 3-19, 2013
Dec 3, 2013

Mini Boot CampDecember 3-19, 2013Here’s your chance to work out the stress (and work off the food!) this holiday season and get a jump on your 2014 fitness goals! Join us for a mini-boot camp from December 3rd through the 19th, 6am to 6:45 am, on Tuesdays and…


Parshat Vayigash: The Seven R's of Repentance by Rabbi Donni Aaron
Dec 3, 2013

PARSHAT VAYIGASH  THE SEVEN R'S OF REPENTANCEBy Rabbi Donni Aaron  In this week’s Torah portion, Vayigash, Joseph reveals himself to his brothers, prompting the entire family to move to Egypt, where Joseph reunites with his father, Jacob. One specific passage in the text says:  "Please let your servant remain as a slave to my lord…


New Year, New Cardio Equipment at the Squirrel Hill JCC!
Dec 3, 2013

New Year - New Cardio Equipment!The JCC will be ringing in the New Year with new equipment in 2014New TreadmillsNew AMTNew EllipticalsNew Sci-Fit TrainerNew ExpressoIntroducing Jacob’s LadderJacobs Ladder provides the most efficient exercise for those serious about conditioning. Unlike most cardio machines, this patented treadmill climber utilizes low impact, high…


When school is closed for winter weather, the JCC is open!
Nov 26, 2013

When school is closed for winter weather, the JCC is open! Snow Day J Days: For children in grades PreK (must be fully potty trained) to Grade 6 $30/child 7:30-4pm Robinson Building Aftercare: 4-6pm ( additional $12/child if they are not Clubhouse members) Kids will be…


J Days: Fun for Kids and Families in December
Nov 25, 2013

Squirrel Hill J Days: Fun for Kids and Families in DecemberPreK*-Grade 6 Each day includes free swim, sports of all sorts, arts & crafts and more. Have your child bring a dairy lunch, swim suit and towel every day. 9 am-4 pm In-House J Days: $55/day/child Field Trip J Days:…


New Squirrel Hill Dance Classes
Nov 22, 2013

Register by December 20 and receive a $20 discount for each class.Already a student? Bring a friend to class FREE Dec. 9-13At the JCC School of Dance, children learn to express themselves with joy in movement. Students gain poise, self-confidence and an appreciation for the art of dance while developing…


EKC Thanksgiving 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
Nov 22, 2013

EKC Thanksgiving 3 on 3 Basketball TournamentFriday, November 29, 2013Squirrel Hill JCC This event is FREE and is open to boys and girls in grades 5th - 8th Registration is required. Bring your own team (max 4 players) or sign up individually. Contact Adam Baron at 412-521-8011 x 250 for details…


Children, Youth & Family Programs (November-December) Squirrel Hill
Nov 20, 2013

For any questions: Meredith Brown 412-521-8011 x 181 To register: Lauren Goldman 412-521-8011 x 852 Family Concert with Sheldon Low Tuesday, December 24, 4-5:30 pm For one night only, join the newest face in Jewish Rock Music, Sheldon Low as he performs a special concert for our community. Families will sing, dance,…


Member Appreciation Day: Wednesday, November 20
Nov 18, 2013

Squirrel Hill Member Appreciation DayWednesday, November 20, 2013All exercise classes free for you and a friend!Raffle for a $50 GIANT EAGLE GIFT CARD $199 HOLIDAY DEAL: One month of Centerfit Platinum with towel service* 30-minute Massage 60-minute Personal Training session 30-minute Nutrition Counseling session 30-minute Private Swim Lesson One Spinning class…


Free P90x Demo Exercise Classes
Nov 13, 2013

Free P90x Demo Classes at the Squirrel Hill JCC!Thursday, November 14 from 6 – 7pm in the gymFriday, November 15 from 12-1 pm in the Robinson Dance StudioFree and open to all members! Come try our new high intensity Group Exercise class.Click here to visit the Group Exercise page for…


What is the Correct Spelling of Hanukah? by Rabbi Donni Aaron
Nov 13, 2013

What is the Correct Spelling of Hanukah?Around this time of year a few years ago, I was listening to NPR. They had a discussion about the holiday of Hanukkah and one of the topics discussed was the spelling of the holiday in English. It was fascinating to listen…


Physical Therapy at the Squirrel Hill JCC has arrived!
Nov 12, 2013

Physical Therapy at the Squirrel Hill JCC has arrived! If you have walked in through the lower level of the Center in the past two weeks you have noticed a few changes. Allegheny Chesapeake Physical Therapy this regionally well-known and respected group has moved into the former Personal trainer…


Upcoming Squirrel Hill Basketball Programs
Nov 12, 2013

Harry B Davis Clinic Saturday afternoons - Robinson Gym Last day to register is November 18Don’t miss out - register today! Contact Jeremy Kelley 412-521-8010 x249 JCC Winter Classic 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament Monday, December 23 Don’t spend your winter break sitting at home. Come…


New Squirrel Hill Fitness Programs: November 2013
Nov 11, 2013

Holiday Special Bundle Just For YOU! Get a jump on the Holidays with our Wellness bundle For only $199 ($249 value) you receive One month of Centerfit Platinum with towel service* 30-minute Massage 60-minute Personal Training session 30-minute Nutrition Counseling session 30-minute Private Swim Lesson One Spinning class One Boot Camp class First 25 get a free t-shirt, free water bottle Centerfit Platinum members…


Creative Movement Dance Instruction
Nov 8, 2013

Creative Movement Age 3 & 4 This is the perfect class for your young dancer. We focus on creative movement which builds on the necessary gross motor skills needed for primary dance instruction. We use fun, upbeat music to learn basic skills like hopping, skipping, jumping, galloping, and balance coordination. Students…


Squirrel Hill Children, Teen & Family Programs: November 2013
Nov 8, 2013

Upcoming Children, Youth & Family ProgramsNovember 2013 For any questions: Meredith Brown 412-521-8011 x 181 To register: Lauren Goldman lgoldman@jccpgh.org 412-521-8011 x 852 J Days (November 11)  When school is out, have fun with us! Each day includes a field trip, free swim, arts and crafts, sports of all sorts and more! 9am-4pm.…


Chanukah Programs at the Squirrel Hill JCC
Nov 6, 2013

Celebrate Chanukah with the Squirrel Hill JCC Nov 23-Dec 4Saturday, November 23 6-10 pmPreK-grade 6 Kids Nite Out Chanukah Choopla:Dinner, swimming, sports, a movie and Chanukah activities such as playing dreidel, creating marshmallow menorahs, competing in trivia games and going on an indoor scavenger hunt to find the missing menorah. $36; $31/Clubhouse…


Community Wide B’nai Mitzvah Program: Saturday, November 9, 2013
Nov 5, 2013

Community Wide Dinner and Discussion for all 6th and 7th Grade Families: Is God on YOUR Guest List? Saturday, November 9, 2013 JCC in Squirrel Hill - Levinson Hall 6 – 8:30 pm Be a part of the conversation! With Rabbi Jeff Salkin, author of the classic, Putting God On The…


Shabbat is Awesome: November 9, 2013
Nov 4, 2013

Shabbat is AwesomeSaturday, November 9, 2013Drop by any time between 1:30-4:30 pmJCC-Squirrel Hill5738 Forbes AvenueOur JCC is a wonderful place that is central to the Squirrel Hill Jewish Community. Our building is open each day and thousands of people walk through our doors annually.Shabbat at the JCC is a special…


JCC Big Night 2014 - Save the Date!
Nov 4, 2013

JCC Big Night: Game OnCelebrating Our Role in Children's LivesSave the Date:Saturday, March 8, 20147:30 pmSquirrel Hill JCCCo-Chairs: Sue Berman and Doug Kress & Ingrid and Eric SmigaAnnouncing the JCC’s 2014 Win-Win Annual Fundraising Event: Big Night 2014: Game On! Line up your game pieces for the Jewish Community Center…


South Hills Community Chanukah Workshop
Nov 1, 2013

Community Chanukah WorkshopSunday, November 24, 201312:30 - 3pmJCC South Hills345 Kane BoulevardFree and open to all!Lots of fun for the entire family!Chanukah songfest with Rabbis Alex Greenbaum, Mark Mahler, Jessica Locketz and Donni AaronPizza lunch while supplies lastMake your own usable ChanukiahMake your own Chanukah decorationsMake Chanukah gifts for family…


South Hills Fall Mini Guide 2013
Oct 31, 2013

Check out some of the upcoming programs at the South Hills JCC this fall! Sports events, swimming lessons, dance classes and more!Click here for  the South Hills Fall 2013 Mini GuideVisit the full Program Guide page for the full South Hills and Squirrel Hill event listings.…


KDKA Radio at the JCC
Oct 29, 2013

KDKA Radio Pittsburgh broadcasted live from the Squirrel Hill JCC.Check out some pictures from the event on our Facebook page and listen to AgeWell Pittsburgh recording belowVisit the full Adults & Seniors page for more info on AgeWell.…


New at JCC Day Camps!
Oct 28, 2013

New at JCC Day Camps for Summer 2013Register today! NEW:Shorter Sessions for More Flexibility J&R offers four, 2-week sessions plus a final Bonus Week from June 16 to August 15. Each session will have a special theme or activity.  South Hills Day Camps are offered by-the-week, June 16-August 8.   NEW:Camp ExperiencesJ&R has reorganized…


Samuel M. Goldston Teen Philanthropy Project
Oct 25, 2013

Samuel M. Goldston Teen Philanthropy Project For teens in grades 7-8 Each teen contributes $500 of their Bat/ Bar Mitzvah money to a pooled endowment. Contributions are matched dollar for dollar through a generous grant from Linda and Edward Goldston in memory of their son, Samuel. Using what they…


Children, Teen & Family Programs: Squirrel Hill End of October 2013
Oct 24, 2013

For any questions: Meredith Brown 412-521-8011 x 181To register: Lauren Goldman 412-521-8011 x 852Samuel M. Goldston Teen Philanthropy ProjectFor teens in grades 7-8Each teen contributes $500 of their Bat/ Bar Mitzvah money to a pooled endowment. Contributions are matched dollar for dollar through a generous grant from Linda and Edward…


JCC Member Survey 2013
Oct 22, 2013

The 2013 JCC Member Survey now live through November 5.We constantly strive to do a better job in serving you and prioritize our work based on three years of participation in a national JCC Benchmarking for Excellence initiative. Benchmarking includes your survey feedback, which provides us with invaluable input for…


Jewish Heritage River Cruise
Oct 17, 2013

Jewish Heritage River CruiseAugust 6 - 13, 2014For Jewish SinglesPre-Trip Options:3 nights in Prague or1 night in MunichRiver boat cruising is the newest travel opportunity and it is growing by leaps and bounds as travelers discover the ease of having your transportation pull right up on the banks of your…


New Dance Programs at the South Hills JCC
Oct 14, 2013

New dance programs at the South Hills JCC taught by the JCC Dance Director, Kathy Wayne, a professional dancer, director, choreographer and teacher. The dance program will focus on developmentally appropriate skills. Our goal is to help your child gain poise, flexibility, …


Upcoming Sports and Recreation Programs: Hip-Hop Dance Lessons, Water Polo & more
Oct 14, 2013

Splash BallSplash ball is your child's intro to Water Polo and just fun play in the pool. Begins November 7 from 4:15-5 pm for ages 8-12 years. Contact Stephen Patrick at 412-521-8011, ext. 276 Swim LessonsGroup swim lessons are in full swing but it is never too late to sign up. …


Children, Youth & Family Programs: October
Oct 8, 2013

October Children, Youth & Family ProgramsFor any questions: Meredith Brown, 412-521-8011 x 181To register: Lauren Goldman 412-521-8011 x 852_________________________________________________________ Samuel M. Goldston Teen Philanthropy Project For teens in grades 7-8 Each teen contributes $500 of their Bat/ Bar Mitzvah money to a pooled endowment. Contributions are matched dollar for dollar…


Member Appreciation Week: Oct. 13-20
Oct 8, 2013

JCC Member Appreciation WeekOcrober 13-20Bring a friend for free!SPECIAL DISCOUNTS, OCTOBER 13Bring a friend and get entered into a raffle If your friend joins, you get a $75 gift card. Your friend gets half off the processing fee and half off the first two months of membership Discounts for camp…


South HIlls Fall Open House: Sunday, Oct. 27
Oct 8, 2013

Fall Family Open House at JCC-South Hills Sunday, October 2712:30–3 PMFree and open to everyonePetting ZooArts & CraftsObstacle CourseMike the Balloon Guy Free Hot Dogs, Chips, Popcorn, Lemonade Swim in Our Indoor Pool Open Gym Work Out in Our Fitness Center Meet Our Fitness Staff NEW MEMBER SPECIAL—SAVE AS MUCH AS $239! BIGGEST SAVINGS OF THE YEAR ON…


Join us for Kindergarten Information Night!
Oct 2, 2013

Kindergarten Information NightThursday, October 17 * 5-7 pmLevinson Hall * 5738 Forbes Avenue, Squirrel HillFree and open to the community Taking the giant step from Preschool to Kindergarten can be a challengefor children and their parents. Learn about all the choices at the JCC’sKindergarten Information Night.Meet representatives from many local schools…


Learn to Swim at the South Hills JCC
Sep 30, 2013

AQUATICS Please contact Earleen Birkner for additional information on any of the aquatics programs at 412-278-1975 ext. 216. Swim lessonsLearn to swim at the JCC Sunday classes start September 15th $154 Monday classes start September 16th $154 Tuesday classes start September 17th $154 Wednesday classes start October 2nd $132 Thursday classes start October 3rd $121(no class 11/28) Click…


New Parent Support Programs
Sep 24, 2013

My Baby & Me Fall Programs Baby Play Class: Every Tuesday at 10 and 11 in Family Place; free and open to the community!   Manic Motherhood: Wednesday 10/2 at 11:30 at Dunkin Donuts in Squirrel Hill; free and open to the community!   Manic Motherhood Sundays: Sunday 10/6 at 11:00 in Family Place; free…


Basketball Programs - October
Sep 23, 2013

Harry B. Davis Basketball Clinic 18-week program which includes instruction, exhibition games and league play Saturday afternoons beginning October 12 Boys 3rd-4th 2:20-3:20 pm Boys 5th-6th 4:50-6 pm Boys 7th-8th …


September-October: Children, Youth & Family Programs
Sep 23, 2013

For any questions: Meredith Brown 412-521-8011 x 181 To register: Lauren Goldman 412-521-8011 x 852 Sunday Sampler Sundays October 6, 13, 20 For children in grades PreK-5 1-3pm ( there will be a snack in between the classes) Children will choose to explore their interests with the JCC by choosing two classes. $75/ JCC member…


Decoding Ingredient Labels in Body Products
Sep 17, 2013

Decoding Ingredient Labels in Body Products Learn how to understand the largely unregulated world of cosmetic ingredient labels. Would you like to know which ingredients can potentially increase your risk for cancer, disrupt your hormones, permeate your cellular walls and accumulate in your organs? Did you know that there are three…


Group Cycling Challenge
Sep 17, 2013

Group Cycling Challenge Open to everyone! Try one class for $15--fee reimbursed if you join the JCC. Tuesdays & Thursdays November 7 - December 19 5:45-7am Geared toward endurance cyclists, competitive athletes, and those who want to stay fit. The class emphasizes endurance, cadence, climbing and sprints, as well as team exercises. Dan Holland, InstructorA competitive…


Driver's Ed Classes
Sep 12, 2013

Driver's Ed Classes Course includes: 30 hours class time 6 hours of driving instruction Tuesdays, October 15-December 17Ages 15-18 6:30-9:30pmRobinson BuildingJCC Squirrel Hill Students must have a learner's permit before the last course date. $399/member$499/community  To register, call 412-521-8011, ext. 202For details, contact Meredith Brown 412-521-8011, ext. 181 …


Children's Theater Workshop
Sep 11, 2013

JCC and Community Day School present:Children's Theater Workshop  with Gemini Theater for grades 3-5 Sundays, October 6 - November 103-5pm Children will learn techniques as well as write and perform a show for friends and family. Participants will receive a discount for the JCC Middle School Musical performances. $100/JCC member and CDS family if…


Family Mitzvah Makers at the Adat Shalom Garden
Sep 11, 2013

JCC and Community day School PresentFamily Mitzvah Makers at the Adat Shalom Garden For families with children ages 12 and under  Sunday, September 221-3pm Meet at Adat Shalom368 Guys Run RoadNo fee to participate  All of the harvested produce will be donated to the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry Advanced registration required by 5pm Friday,…


Kids Night Out & Got Shabbat
Sep 11, 2013

Join us September 28: 4:45-5:45pmLevinson Hall Free Shabbat fun with craft projects, board games, singing, snacks, havdalah with Rabbi Donni Aaron and more.Open to the communityFor families with children ages 8 and under. _______________________________________  JCC Chefs 6-10pmGrades PreK*-6  Make no-bake recipes Decorate chef hats and aprons Make food sculptures Learn about good nutrition Plus dinner, sports, swimming, and a movie. Children…


Control Stress with Yoga Breathing
Sep 11, 2013

                            Fitness & Wellness Tip of the Week: Stress can cause long term health effects. The good news is that although we can’t avoid stress, we can manage it. One effective way is through yoga breathing. Derived from India, yoga is a practice of uniting the body and spirit through poses while…


JCC's 118th Annual Meeting
Aug 28, 2013

JCC's 118th Annual Meeting Join us Monday, September 9, at 7 pm, for the JCC's 118th Annual Meeting In addition to honoring Jeffrey Markel, Outgoing Chair of the JCC Board of Directors, the meeting will feature Bill Isler, Chief Executive Officer of The Fred Rogers Company, who will speak about early childhood education. The meeting…


Holiday Hours
Aug 28, 2013

Holiday Hours Yom Kippur Friday, Sept. 13, CLOSE at 5 pm Saturday, Sept. 14: CLOSED Sukkot Wednesday, Sept 18, CLOSE at 5 pm. Thursday, Sept 19: CLOSED.  Friday Sept 20: partial opening*  Shemini Atzeret and Simcha Torah Wednesday. Sept. 25: CLOSE at 5 pm. Thursday, Sept. 26: CLOSED.  Friday, Sept 27: partial opening* *ECDC, Clubhouse, J Cafe, Fitness Centers are open. ___________________________________   …


Pictures from Circus of the Kids
Aug 27, 2013

WPXI took some great photos at this summer's Circus of the Kids!     Check them out here …


Flu +U Vaccine Program Older Adults
Aug 23, 2013

Help Protect Yourself Against the Flu by Getting Vaccinated at the JCC in Squirrel Hill Tuesday, September 17 11 am - 3 pm   Making sure older adults stay healthy every flu season is a top priority. The Squirrel Hill JCC is hosting the National Council on Aging’s Flu + You campaign on Tuesday,…


Circus of the Kids: THURSDAY & FRIDAY!
Aug 22, 2013

Come one, come all! See the amazing Circus of the Kids! SHOWTIMES: Thursday, August 22, 7pm  Friday August 23, 10:30am & 2pm  TICKETS: Child: $9  Adult: $13  Click here to purchase tickets JCC Robinson Building, 5738 Darlington Road, Squirrel Hill   For information about Circus of the Kids, visit www.circusofthekids.com or call 1-866-CIRCUS-5. For information about the camp…


Community-wide Children’s Services for the High Holidays
Aug 21, 2013

Community-wide Children’s Services for the High Holidays The JCC and Temple Sinai have joined to offer special High Holidays services for children up to age 10 and their families Bring your friends and come celebrate with Rabbis Donni Aaron and Ron Symons Music Storytelling  Prayer Torah Lessons  Sheli the Puppet Theme-based activity centers for younger…


Tumbling Tots
Aug 20, 2013

Tumbling Tots Get a good start at learning some basic tumbling skills, balancing and developing upper and lower body strength for ages 3-4 Mondays September 9 - October 7 1:30 - 2pm Kaufmann Gym  For more information call Kelly Young at 412-521-8011, ext. 220To register for the class call ext. 202…


Member Appreciation Day: Wednesday, August 21
Aug 15, 2013

Member Appreciation DayWednesday, August 21 Special giveaways, deals, and events all day. Bring a friend to the JCC for free! Not a member? Join the JCC today and get 3 MONTHS @ 50% OFF   When you bring a friend, get entered into a RAFFLE FOR VIP TICKETS TO SAVOR PITTSBURGH ($240 VALUE)…


Football & Hockey Lessons: Ages 3-5
Aug 14, 2013

Tiny Football Learn how to throw, catch, kick and block. Develop gross motor skills and sportsmanship. Tuesdays September 10 - October 8 1 - 1:45 pm Ages 3-4Kaufmann Gym$50  _____________________________________ Tiny Hockey A great introduction program to hocky with emphasis on fair play and understanding directions. Thursdays September 12 - October 10 1 - 1:45 pm Ages 4-5Kaufmann Gym$30 For more information: Kelly…


Science and Math Afternoons
Aug 14, 2013

Science and Math Afternoons Science and Math Afternoons is an enrichment program for four year olds. We explore topics such as numbers, animals, maps, the solar system, the earth, chemistry, machines and navigation. The goal of Science and Math Afternoons is to make these topics exciting and familiar through the use of…


J Days: End of Summer Fun
Aug 14, 2013

J Days End of Summer Fun  Spend your last days of summer with the JCC! Children will have a blast playing sports of all sorts, creating awesome art projects, swimming in the pool, and so much more. Please pack a dairy lunch, bathing suit and a towel. Monday, August 26  Tuesday, August…


Ladies and Gentlemen: The JCC Presents Circus of the Kids
Aug 14, 2013

Ladies and Gentlemen: The JCC Presents Circus of the Kids It’s a first in Pittsburgh as 50 children and teens participate in the world-renowned Circus of the Kids at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh in Squirrel Hill. The children will be flying on the trapeze, flipping off…


Amazing Afternoons
Aug 13, 2013

Amazing Afternoons is an enrichment program held in a dedicated classroom and designed for four-year-olds. We explore a different theme each month and incorporate field trips and visitors pertinent to each theme. Typical themes are Our City, Children Around the World and My Amazing Body. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 1:30 - 3pm September 4,…


South Hills Swim Lessons
Aug 7, 2013

Children's Swimming LessonsLearn to swim at the South Hills pool Sunday, September 15-December 15 $154 Level 1, 9-9:30  Level 2, 9:30-10  Level 3, 10-10:30  Level 4, 10:30-11  Level 5, 11-11:30  Toddler Tadpoles 11:30-12:00   Monday,  September 16-December 16 $154 Toddler Tadpoles 10-10:30  Tuesday, September 17-December 17 $154 Toddler Tadpoles 2:30-3  Level 1, 4-4:30  Level 2, 4:30-5  Level 3, 5-5:30    Wednesday, October…


South Hills Basketball League
Aug 6, 2013

South Hills Basketball League New: JCC Basketball League & pickup games in the South Hills Basketball League runs October 1 - November 21 Each team will play once a week for 8 weeks Games on Wednesday & Thursday, 7 - 8pm & 8 - 9pm Registration by Monday, September 23.Click here for registration form Pickup GamesFree for…


Pickleball Comes to the South Hills JCC!
Jul 31, 2013

Pickleball Comes to the JCC South Hills Pickleball, which is part tennis and part badminton, is a simple paddle game played using a large paddle to hit a special perforated, slow-moving ball over a tennis-type net on a badminton-sized court. Easy to learn, appropriate and fun for all ages, the sport…


August Group Exercise Schedule
Jul 30, 2013

The August Group Exercise class schedule is here! Classes range from beginner to high intensity training. Click here for the Group Exercise Schedule and find the right class for you. Visit the Group Ex Page for class descriptions and video trailers.…


Member Appreciation Day: Wednesday, July 24
Jul 19, 2013

This Month's MEMBER APPRECIATION DAY Wednesday, July 24 BRING A FRIEND TO THE JCC THIS WEDNESDAY AND YOU WILL BE ENTERED TO WIN 2 PIRATES TICKETS! PLUS: All exercise classes free for you and a friend When you bring a friend, get entered into a RAFFLE FOR PIRATES TICKETS Raffle every hour for a…


Squirrel Hill Group Exercise Class Changes
Jul 19, 2013

Squirrel Hill Group Exercise Class Changes Sunday July 21, 2013 8:15am Group Power Summer Launch KDS    9:30am Group Kick Summer launch- KDS 11am group Power is cancelled due to the launch  Monday and Friday 9:15am Yoga classes and Wednesday 9am Centergy class will all be moved back into the Robinson Dance studio beginning Monday,…


Fitness & Wellness Tip: Top 4 Ways to Relieve Stress
Jul 15, 2013

Stress has become so ingrained in our days and in our culture that you probably don’t even recognize it any more. But summer is the perfect time to relax, slow down a bit, and just enjoy the weather. What better time than July to use these lazy days to relieve…


Exercise of the Month: Kettlebell Swings
Jul 9, 2013

Exercise of the Month: Kettlebell Swings Primary Muscles Used: Glutes, hips, lower back, quads, core, shoulders, hamstrings Benefits: Power, cardio, strength, muscular endurance How to: Straddle kettlebell with feet slightly wider than shoulder width.  Squat down with arms extended between legs and grasp kettlebell handle overhand.  Position shoulders over kettlebell while engaging low back…


Fitness & Wellness Tip: Increasing Activity
Jul 2, 2013

Many of the health and weight problems that people face today are related to a lack of physical activity. Although we are “on the run” during the day, we’re sedentary as we drive, work, watch TV and use the computer. On top of that, modern technology gives us time-saving shortcuts like…


July Group Exercise Class Schedule
Jun 26, 2013

July Group Exercise Class Schedule The JCC has classes for all ages and fitness levels. High intensity Bootcamp fitness programs, Spinning, yoga, pilates and more. Check out the Group Exercise Schedule for class times. Visit the Group Ex Page for class descriptions and video trailers.   …


July 4 Holiday Hours
Jun 25, 2013

Holiday Hours:Thursday, July 4   Fitness Centers open 8am-2pm Family Park open 11am-7pm   View full Holiday Hours Schedule…


Member Appreciation Day: Wednesday, June 19
Jun 17, 2013

Member Appreciation Day Stop by the Squirrel Hill JCC this Wednsday, June 19 for huge specials! All exercise classes free for you and a friend! Update your membership information and get entered into a raffle for a Total Gym  Upgrade to Centerfit Platinum and get a FREE JCC GYM BAG  Bring…


ECDC: Family Picnic
May 30, 2013

Annabelle Rubinstein Early Childhood Development Center:Family Picnic Sunday, June 22-5pmFamily Park in Monroeville Join the ECDC staff as we celebrate the end of the school year! We will be partying at Family Park with games, crafts, music, fun and a cookout!Bring your swimsuits. RSVP to Mary Marcelle at 412,521-8011, ext. 375…


Past, Present, Future: Squirrel Hill & Pittsburgh's Jewish Community
May 28, 2013

The event will include a Q&A session and a dessert reception. JCC, Squirrel Hill * Admission: FREE Join four local scholars and community leaders: Jeffrey Finkelstein, CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Brian Schreiber, President and CEO of the JCC of Greater Pittsburgh Rachel Kranson, Professor of Modern Judaism at the University…


NEW: SUMMER HOURS
May 24, 2013

JCC SUMMER HOURSBegin Monday, May 27 Squirrel Hill Memorial Day: Monday, May 27 Centerfit open 8 am-2 pm Family Park open 11 am-7 pm Irene Kaufmann Building  Monday-Thursday, 5:30 am*-9:30 pm Friday, 5:30 am*-6 pm Saturday, 8 am-6 pm Sunday, 7:45 am-6 pm *Garage entrance only  Early Childhood Department  Monday-Friday, 7 am-6 pm Alex & Leona Robinson Building Monday-Thursday, 7:30 am-10 pm Friday, 7:30 am-6 pm Saturday and Sunday:…


Summer Mini-Guide
May 20, 2013

Summer Mini-Guide Check out the new Summer Program Mini-Guide. Family, fitness, wellness, sports programs and more at the JCC. Click here to download …


Fitness & Wellness Tip: Preventing Osteoporosis
May 17, 2013

Fitness & Wellness Tip: Preventing Osteoporosis May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month- a time to remember the importance of preventing osteoporosis, a disease that causes bones to become brittle and weak. Half of all women and ¼ of men over 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis, according…


Member Appreciation Day: Wednesday, May 22
May 17, 2013

Member Appreciation DayWednesday, May 22 Stop by the JCC for BIG savings!  Raffle prizes every hour True Runner FREE Gait Analysis: 5-8pm Upgrade to Centerfit Platinum and get your 1st month FREE Bring a friend for 7 days of FREE membership If your friend joins, you get a $75 gift card Not a member? Join the JCC…


Group Exercise Changes for May 17-19
May 17, 2013

Group Exercise changes for this weekend (May 17- 19) Friday May 17- 8am Group Centergy will be held in the Personal Training Studio9:15am Yoga will be held in the Personal Training Studio Saturday May 18- 2:15pm Power Yoga will be held in the Personal Training Studio Sunday’s 9:30am Group Kick class will be…


Special JCC Membership for Bar/Bri Students
May 14, 2013

Check out our state-of-the-art fitness facilities in the Kaufmann Building across the street Bar/Bri Membership: $99 Inncludes use of the following: Cardio Deck with state-of-the art equipment Weight Room Cybex Eagle 17-piece Circuit Star Trac's HumanSport Circuit Indoor 7-lane swimming pool plus training pool Walking/running track Gymnasiums Outdoor Olympic size pool in Monroeville For an additional fee: Racquetball courts Group exercise classes Yoga Pilates Spinning Personal training The…


JCC Summer Basketball Camps for Boys & Girls Grades 1-8
May 14, 2013

JCC Summer Basketball Camps for Boys and Girls Grades 1-8 Cleveland CavaliersMonday-Friday, July 22-269am-3:30pmRobinson Gym, Squirrel Hill$295 members/$395 communityAll skill levels Daily skill development stations include ball handling, passing, shooting, defense and rebounding Camp contests include Hot Shot, Free Throws, X-Out and Knock Out Organized 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 games Camp giveaways include a ticket to…


Men's Summer Basketball League
May 13, 2013

Men's Summer Basketball LeagueAges 18 and up  Wednesday Nights6-10 pmBegins June 5 8-game season plus playoffs and championshipCertified PIAA officialsT shirts will be providedJCC Robinson Gym$575/team  Check out all of the JCC's Basketball programsContact Jeremy Kelley at 412-521-8011, ext. 249…


Weight Loss Class: 6 Weeks to a Healthier You!
May 10, 2013

6 Weeks to a Healthier YouWeight Loss ClassWednesdaysMay 22-June 267-8:15pm$100  With dietitian Robin Brown, MS, RD Customized meal plan weekly goals and support Nutrition education Healthy eating strategies and much more Robin specializes in nurition for athletes. Her experience includes Sports Nutrition Coach to the US Rowing Junior Men's National Development Team, nutrition coach to Ironman, Ultra-Marathon…


May Holiday Hours: Shavuot & Memorial Day
May 9, 2013

HOLIDAY HOURS Shavuot: May 15-16Celebrates the giving of the Torah on Mt. Sinai and the first fruits of the harvest season Tuesday, May 14: Close at 5pm  Wednesday, May 15: All facilities closed  Thursday, May 16: Partial opening 5:30am-10pmECDC, Centerfit, J Cafe and Clubhouse Open  Friday, May 17: Regular hoursShavuot Spin: Enjoy a long ride after…


Kids Night Out: Saturday, May 11
May 9, 2013

Kids Nite OutSaturday, May 116-10pm Children in grades 2-5 will go to J&R Day Camp for s’mores, tie-dyeing, a special nature program with Nature Nemo, and more! They will arrive back to the JCC by 9:30pm. Children who are in grades PreK-1 will be “camping” at the JCC. They will be tie-dying,…


UNLIMITED GARAGE CLASSES FOR THE SUMMER
May 7, 2013

UNLIMITED GARAGE CLASSES FOR THE SUMMER MAY 28-AUGUST 18 KettleBell CardioKettleBell Cardio provides a quick, high intensity workout that targets all your major muscle groups. The KettleBell circuit gets your heart pumping while it strengthens muscles. Tuesdays, 8:15am, Holly Tuesdays, 6:30pm, Lisa Sundays, 9:15am, Moya   TRX/KBC ComboTRX® Suspension Trainer™ is a high performance training tool that…


Fitness & Wellness Tip: How to Relax
May 2, 2013

Fitness & Wellness Tip: How to Relax Just relax. What is it about that well-intended advice-usually suggested when you’re tearing your hair out- thatmakes you do just the opposite? Being told to relax, it seems, is the quickest way to make someone even more tense. But you can choose to relax…


Summer Pre-Camp Dance Training
Apr 30, 2013

Summer Pre-Camp Dance Training  Ultimate Dance Camp:  Ages 6-8 Explore various styles of dance including ballet, tap, musical theater, hip hop and choreography. Students must have previous dance training. Monday-Thursday June 17 - 20 9am - Noon Robinson Dance Studio $100 if you register by May 31;  $120 after May 31 Advanced Dance TrainingAges 11-18 This summer pre-camp is an…


Tikkun Leil Shavuot Programs
Apr 29, 2013

Pittsburgh Community Wide Tikkun Leil ShavuotTuesday, May 1410pm-12:50am  Join us for a community wide Tikkun Leil Shavuot ProgramFree and open to the communityNumerous classes at each session 10-10:50pm Rabbi Donni AaronUsing Music to Enhance Prayer: Yesterday, today, tomorrow Rabbi Scott AaronCivility in Public Discourse on Israel: Text study Cantor Michal Gray-SchafferThe Sounds of Shavuot Rabbi Johnathan…


Fitness & Wellness Tip: How can you avoid stress?
Apr 25, 2013

How can you avoid stress? Stress is a fact of life for most people. You may not be able to get rid of stress, but you can look for ways to lower it. Try some of these ideas: Learn better ways to manage your time by prioritizing lists. Find better…


Member Appreciation Day: Thursday, April 25
Apr 22, 2013

Member Appreciation Day Thursday, April 25Stop by the Squirrel Hill JCC this Thursday for huge specials! Great Prizes! Big Savings! Giveaways! Bring a friend for FREE! Upgrade to Centerfit Platinum, our luxury locker & spa facility, and get 3 months half price  Bring a friend for 7 days of free…


ECDC: Family Day Parties
Apr 17, 2013

Annabelle Rubinstein Early Childhood Development CenterFamily Day Parties Enjoy a morning with your child and teachers as we celebrate your family. Infants: Monday, May 6, 7-9 am Tots: Tuesday, May 7, 9:30 am Toddlers: Wednesday, May 8, 9:30 am Beginner Preschool: Thursday, May 9, 9:30 am Pre-K: Monday, May 6, 9:30 am For more information, please contact…


ECDC: Summer to Fall School Transition Meetings
Apr 16, 2013

Annabelle Rubinstein Early Childhood Decelopment Center:Transition Meetings Please join your child's 2013-14 teaching team to discuss summer transitions, Fall 2013 school routines and our Constructivist Judaism Curriculum. Each meeting will be at 7pm in your child's new classroom. Infants & Tots: Monday, April 29 Toddlers: Tuesday, April 30 Beginner Preschool: Wednesday, May 1 Pre-K: Thursday, May…


Children, Teen & Family Programs: April 20
Apr 16, 2013

Join us on Saturday, April 20 Got ShabbatFor families with children ages 8 and under.Join us for FREE Shabbat fun--craft projects, board games, singing, snacks and Havdalah with Rabbi Donni Aaron. 4-5:30pm Levinson Hall Free & open to the community Kids Nite Out For grades PreK-6 6-10pm Meet in room Monster Mini Golf in Monroeville(Grades 2-6)Dinner and transportation includedChildren…


Family Mitzvah Makers with the Squirrel Hill Fire Station
Apr 15, 2013

Family Mitzvah Makers with the Squirrel Hill Fire Station Sunday, April 28For families with children ages 12 and under  We will decorate cookies for our local fire station, meet the firefighters and tour the station. 1-3pm No Fee Meet at the JCC Questions: Meredith Brown, 412-521-8011, ext. 181Registration required with Lauren Grinstein at 412-521-8011, ext. 852 …


Yom Ha'Atzmaut Darlington Street Closing & Schedule
Apr 12, 2013

Israel Fest Tuesday, April 16, 4:00-7:30pm Street Closing: During Israel Fest on April 16 from 4-7:30pm Darlington Road will be closed from St. Edmund's parking lot to Murray Ave.Traffic will be detoured through St. Edmund's lot to Forbes Ave.No parking will be allowed in front of JCC buildings between 3-8pm. Please note that…


Please Welcome Ella Mason, Our New Massage Therapist
Apr 11, 2013

Please welcome Ella Mason, our new massage therapist! She is specifically trained in Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point, oncology, pregnancy, and reflexology massage. Ella is available Tuesdays 10am - noonThursdays & Fridays from 1 - 5pm Scchedule your appointment today and enjoy a 20% discount through May 15To schedule, see the Centerfit Desk…


iFest: Celebrating 65 Years of Innovation, Ideas, and Independence
Apr 10, 2013

Get ready for the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh's annual Israel Independence Day celebration!This exciting event features over 1,500 community members gathered together in support of Israel.iFest is one of the biggest community celebrations in Pittsburgh.  Israel Fest Tuesday, April 16, 4:00-7:30pm Squirrel Hill JCC 5738 Forbes Avenue Featured activities include: Teen…


Havdalah & Hoops
Apr 9, 2013

Havdalah & HoopsGeared to families with children grades 2-5Join us for the first ever JCC Havdalah and Hoops  Participate in Havdalah, eat dessert, and have friendly competitions in basketball, soccer and board games.You may create your own team (no more than 8 people). Teams will only be guarenteed if registred in…


Stress & Your Body: Weekly Fitness & Wellness Tip
Apr 8, 2013

The Effects of Stress on the Body Did you know that stress is one of the most common risk factors for cardiovascular disease? In response to stress, your body automatically increases blood pressure, heart rate, respiration, metabolism, and blood flow to your muscles. The response is intended to help your body react…


AgeWell Health & Wellness Fair featuring Brian Duke
Apr 8, 2013

AgeWell Pittsburgh’s Adult Department Presents: A HEALTH & WELLNESS FAIR FEATURING SPECIAL GUEST: PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF AGING SECRETARY, MR. BRIAN DUKE  Join us for the afternoon and mingle with a variety of health-related professionals, then stay for a special opportunity to hear Secretary Duke speak about topics of interest to all seniors, followed by…


Dancing Through the Decades: Dinner & Show
Apr 8, 2013

AgeWell Pittsburgh’s Adult Services Department Presents: “DANCING THROUGH THE DECADES” DINNER & SHOW  Enjoy a delicious dinner, then join Dance Caliente, for a fun, interactive social dance performance that will have you moving - even if it’s right from your seat! During the show, dance partners Eileen and Raul perform the…


Baseball Lover's Dream Weekend
Apr 5, 2013

Baseball Lover's Dream Weekend June 5-9, Weekend begins in New York and concludes in Boston. For a true baseball enthusiast, visiting iconic places like Fenway Park in Boston and Yankee Stadium in New York are bucket-list-experience must dos! To enter The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown is an exercise in lore and nostalgia;…


The Big Night of Fun: First ever overnight at the JCC for grades 2-5
Apr 5, 2013

The Big Night of FunThe first ever overnight at the JCC For grades 2-5 Saturday, April 6 Starts: 7:30 pm Pickup: Sunday, April 7, 8-9 am Bring a sleeping bag The night will include a pool party, tie dye*, open gym, Maccabi Games, s'mores and a campfire, a movie on the big screen and more. Breakfast will be served in…


Sunday Sampler: Explore your interests!
Apr 4, 2013

Sunday Sampler is Back!April 7, 14, 211-3pm Grab a Friend, Choose two classes taught by the experts and explore new interests at the JCC. Enjoy snacks between classes. 1-2pmPreK - 2: Mini Yogis with Amazing Yoga Instructor Erin DeGroot Fit Kids with JCC Fitness Instructor Beth Henke Junior Cartooning with Toonseum Grades 3 - 5: Guitar Heros…


Group Exercise Holiday Schedule: March 31
Mar 27, 2013

Group Exercise Holiday Schedule:Sunday, March 31 8am: Spinning with Mark 8:15am: Group Power with Brittany 9:15am: Yoga with Jessica 10am: Spinning with Bob 11am: Pilates with Gabriella 11am: Group Power with Marsha   More info on the Group Exercise page…


Spring Program Mini Guide
Mar 22, 2013

  Check out the new Squirrel Hill Spring Mini Guide! Featuring Swimming classes, sports leagues, and more! Click to download the Spring Program Guide. …


Fitness & Wellness Tip: Top 10 Nutritional Mistakes Made by Active People
Mar 22, 2013

Top 10 Nutritional Mistakes Made by Active People… Though active people typically pay close attention to their fitness regimen- they often make crucial mistakes in their diet. Not putting the right nutrients in your body could ultimately affect the overall fitness benefits of an active lifestyle.   Skipping breakfast. Experts agree- skipping…


Your Passover Story: Pass it Down Art Exhibit
Mar 19, 2013

Your Passover Story: Pass It Down March 19th – April 26th, 2013 In the 1920s, Ernest Hemingway’s colleagues bet him in a bar to write a story in only six words. He wrote: "For sale: baby shoes. Never used." Hemingway is said to have considered it his best work. Brevity may…


Passover Holiday Hours
Mar 19, 2013

Passover 2013 Holiday Building Hours Passover 2013First two days: Monday, March 25: Closes at 5pm Tuesday, March 26: Closed Wednesday, March 27: Partial Opening 5:30am-10pm (ECDC, Clubhouse, J Cafe, Fitness Centers) Last two days: Sunday, March 31: Closed at 5pm Monday, April 1: Closed 2013 Holiday Hours Calendar …


March J Days: School Days Off Programs
Mar 19, 2013

March J Days For children in grades PreK-6 * PreK children must be potty trained   When school is out, have fun with us. Each day includes free swim, sports of all sorts, arts & crafts and more. Have your child bring a dairy lunch, swim suit and towel every day.  Registration is required by 5pm of previous…


Larry Sadja 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
Mar 18, 2013

18th Annual Larry Sadja 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament ONLY ONE WEEK LEFT UNTIL TIPOFF!REGISTER TODAY! DON’T MISS OUT ON THE CHANCE TO PLAY IN THE 2013 LARRY SADJA 3 ON 3 TOURNAMENT Sunday, March 24, 2013 ADULT BRACKET             9:00-11:30 AM YOUTH BRACKETS          NOON-4:00 PM All games played at the JCC of Greater Pittsburgh, Squirrel HillOnly…


The Potluck Theater Workshop
Mar 15, 2013

The Potluck Theater Workshop Explore ways to make your personal story universal through theatrical and movement exercises. No background in theater or dance is necessary. Tuesdays 1-2:30pm April 23 May 28 Free and open to the community Room 202, Squirrel Hill JCC This unique, creative storytelling workshop for adults of all ages will be led by renowned dance-theater…


JCC Endurance Club: Running Clinic
Mar 15, 2013

JCC Endurance ClubRunning Clinic Sunday, March 249:30-11amLevinson B, JCC Squirrel Hill Functional Stretching for Runners Eating for Endurance Athletes by Robin Brown, R.D. Give your old shoes/sneakers a new life! Bring them in and we'll take them to recycle. Registration required. Contact Marsha Mullen at 412-521-8011, ext. 380 to register or for more information. The JCC…


Fitness & Wellness Tip: Be Portion Aware
Mar 14, 2013

BE PORTION AWARE Weighing food or counting calories isn’t something that most people want to be bothered with. You can, however, look closely at the things that influence how much you serve. In recent studies, it has been found that people can eat 20% less without noticing…- and if we make…


Grow & Learn: Class for Parents & Babies
Mar 14, 2013

Grow & Learn A class for parents and their babies (age birth - 9 months old) You and your baby will love this 6-week class which addresses all domains of your baby's development: Gross Motor, Fine Motor, Cognitive, Social Emotional, Expressive Language, and Receptive Language. We will play together while learning…


My Baby & Me: New Parent Support Groups
Mar 14, 2013

You asked and we listened! My Baby and Me is excited to offer two new MANIC supportive groups to meet your needs Sunday Manic MotherhoodFinally, a Manic support group for working moms! Gather with other women to chat about everything and anything that is on your mind. This drop-in support group…


Manic Motherhood & Manic
Mar 14, 2013




Pizza Before Pesach
Mar 14, 2013

Pizza Before Pesach Monday, March 186-7:30pm Join us for a pre-Passover dinner that includes crafts, community service projects, and all of the pizza you can eat! $18/family up to 4; $10 each additional person.No walk-ins will be accepted.  Program Details: Meredith Brown, 412-521-8011, ext. 181To Register: 412-521-8011, ext. 202 …


Snowy J Days: School Days Off Programs
Mar 6, 2013

Snowy J Days Today!Wednesday, March 6   Snowy School days off children programs today at the JCC! Gym, games, art projects, swimming and more! JCC in Squirrel Hill  7:30-4pm $30 $25/Clubhouse members  Bring a swim suit & dairy lunch   Contact Meredith Brown at 412-521-8011, ext. 181…


Fitness & Wellness Tip: Heart Healthy Diet
Mar 1, 2013

Eat a heart-healthy diet…. Eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, whole grain and high-fiber foods.  Eat fish at least twice a week, preferably oily fish, or talk to your health provider about taking omega-3 fatty acid (fish oil ) supplements.  Do your best to eat less salt. Limit sodium to 1,500…


Fitness & Wellness Tip: Get Moving!
Feb 25, 2013

Still need more reason to make Fitness a habit? You hear all the time that exercise is good for your health and heart. Here’s more motivation to start getting fit: If you’re inactive, you’re twice as likely to develop Heart Disease as people MOVING on a regular basis. Regular exercise naturally decreases the…


Let's Get Ready for Purim! | Kids Nite Out
Feb 19, 2013

Kids Nite Out Grades PreK-6 Enjoy a night out while your child has fun with us. The evening includes dinner, sports, crafts, swimming, programs around a special theme and a movie. Children will be grouped by age. February 23 Let’s Get Ready for Purim! Saturday, 6-10 pm $36; $31/Clubhouse member; $9/sibling $5 additional walk-in fee Questions: Meredith Brown,…


Shabbat Message: Benefits of Group Worship
Feb 15, 2013

Rabbi Eli Seidman, Jewish Association on AgingFebruary 15, 2013 5 Adar, 5773 Teruma: Benefits of group worshipTeruma, Exodus 25:1-27:19 What benefit does a person obtain from attending services in his or her synagogue? After all, can’t a person pray anywhere and anytime? This week’s Torah portion, Teruma, reminds me of a story. A…


Wellness Tip: Weight-loss Wake Up Call
Feb 14, 2013

A Weight-loss Wake Up Call The more excess body fat you have, the greater your risk of heart disease and heart attack- even if you have no other risk factors. Being overweight increases your blood LDL (bad) cholesterol and triglyceride levels, lowers HDL (good) cholesterol, and exacerbates other heart disease risks…


(SH) Parental Yoga Classes
Feb 13, 2013

Prenatal YogaGet your mommy glow with this gentle flow yoga practice. Connie, our prenatal specialist, will help you maintain strength and flexibility throughout pregnancy. With pranayama or breathing practices for relaxation, you and your baby will benefit. The prenatal practice also includes 20mins of yoga nidra, or guided meditation,…


Reminder: Women's Centerfit Platinum Wet Area Closed, Friday-Sunday
Feb 13, 2013

Women's Centerfit Platinum Wet Area Closed: 2/15 - 2/17 The women’s Centerfit Platinum wet area will be closed due to repairs at NOON Friday, February 15th and will reopen Sunday, February 17th.  The women’s general locker room will be available at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience! …


J Days: When schools out February 18, have fun with us!
Feb 12, 2013

J Days February 18 When school is out, have fun with the JCC! Children will have a blast this President’s Day at the JCC playing their favorite  gym games, creating unique crafts, swimming, taking a trip to the Library, and so much more. Children should bring a swimsuit, towel, and a dairy…


Nutrition & Young Children
Feb 11, 2013

Nutrition and Your Young Childwith Bonnie Bland, Nutritionalist with Aladdin Food Services  Wednesday, February 20 7:30am - Breakfast 8am - Speaker 8:20am - Pre-scheduled private sessions with Bonni Bland, limited to 10 minutes Please email questions to Kelly Gable-LaBelle. All questions must be sent by Friday, February 15.For more information call 412-521-8011, ext. 209. …


Purim Carnival: A Blockbuster Event!
Feb 11, 2013

The Sandy & Edgar Snyder FamilyPurim Carnival Get the red carpet treatment at this year’s Oscar-winning Purim Carnival at the JCC!Sunday, February 24 Included in this star-studded event: JCC Paparazzi: Check out our Photo Booth with props and take home a Purim memory! JCC goes Hollywood: Make your mark on our Walk of Fame American Idol, Purim-style:…


Do You Know the Dangers of Sitting?
Feb 8, 2013

Sitting is the Smoking of our Generation As we work, we sit more than we do anything else. We’re averaging 9.3 hours a day, compared to 7.7 hours of sleeping. Sitting is so prevalent and pervasive that we don’t even question how much we’re doing it. And, everyone else is doing…


Did You Know We Offer Babysitting While You Work Out?
Feb 7, 2013

We'll watch the kids while you work out! Our trained caregivers provide babysitting services in safe and secure age-appropriate play areas, so that you can enjoy the JCC on your own.  Babysitting is offered to participants of Group Exercise classes at the Squirrel Hill facility. Check out the Shortstop Babysitting page or Parent…


JCC Indoor Triathlon 2013 Results
Feb 6, 2013

The Annual JCC Indoor Triathlon Results are now available.   Annual Indoor Triathlon: A great way to train for any upcoming outdoor events or challenge yourself! Kids and Older Adults: Swim 250 yards, Bike 2 miles, Run 1 mile Adults 18+: Swim 500 yards, Bike 4 miles, Run 2 miles. Sunday, Jan. 20 Participants were timed…


Sugar Blues: Eliminate your sugar cravings
Feb 5, 2013

Are you suffering from the Sugar Blues? Are you constantly craving sweets?Do you want to gain control without deprivation? Join us for a FREE workshop featuring Integrative Nutritional Health Coach Dale Lemke. The Sugar Blues workshop will focus on changing your relationship with sugar once and for all. We will discuss the many…


February Group Exercise Schedule
Jan 31, 2013

The Squirrel Hill February Group Exercise Schedule is now available with new classes! New Saturday classes for February 9am - Spinning 12pm - TRX 2:15pm - Power Yoga (RDS)   Download the February Group Exercise Schedule Check out the Squirrel Hill Group Exercise page for more info…


Fitness & Wellness: How to keep your New Year motivation!
Jan 31, 2013

You started the New Year full of motivation and enthusiasm. You decided that this is going to be YOUR year to make lasting changes and improve the quality of your life. Now that we’re almost a month in, perhaps your motivation has started to wane and doubt has crept in.…


Women's Centerfit Platinum Wet Area Closed: 2/15 - 2/17
Jan 31, 2013

The women’s Centerfit Platinum wet area will be closed due to repairs at NOON Friday, February 15th and will reopen Sunday, February 17th.  The women’s general locker room will be available at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience!…


Richard E. Rauh Senior High Musical 2013: The Drowsy Chaperone: A Musical Within A Comedy
Jan 29, 2013

Philip Chosky Performing Arts Program Presents:Richard E. Rauh Senior High Musical 2013The Drowsy Chaperone: A Musical Within A ComedyDirected by Jill Machen   Thursday, February 14 7:30pm Saturday, February 16 8pm Sunday, February 17 2pm Wednesday, February 27 7:30pm Thursday, February 28 7:30pm Saturday, March 2 8:00pm Sunday, March 3 2pm  Tickets are $12/ Reserved ( available until February…


Jewish Journeys is this Saturday
Jan 28, 2013

Jewish Journeys: A Family Experience Through the Arts Experience the richness of Jewish life together and create a work of art to take home. Come to any or all of the sessions. This Saturday is Shabbat: A Day of Rest; a Day of Fun! Saturday, February 2 • 2-4 PM Check out all of the…


Annual Youth & Family Wellness Fair is February 10
Jan 28, 2013

JCC’s Annual Youth and Family Wellness FairFebruary 10 The annual Youth and Family Wellness Fair at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, 5738 Forbes Avenue, Squirrel Hill, on Sunday, February 10, from 11am. to 3pm will be bigger than ever with more than 40 presenters, games, interactive activities and giveaways. This year’s…


New Emma Kaufmann Camp Website!
Jan 25, 2013

Have you explored the NEW EKC Website yet?   Check out the new Emma Kaufmann Camp website and be sure to check out the interactive camp map! Emma Kaufmann Camp is a co-ed, residential camp located on Cheat Lake in Morgan­town, WV., just 70 miles south of Pittsburgh. Owned and operated by…


Kids Nite Out: Jan. 26 - Where the Wild Things Are
Jan 21, 2013

Kids Nite OutJanuary 26: Where the Wild Things Are with Gabe GoldmanFor Children in Grades PreK*-7  Saturdays 6-10pm Play nature games, make nature crafts, learn about animals and hear stories about life in the wild. Plus, swimming, sports, dinner and a movie. Kids are grouped by age Meet in room 202, Kaufmann Building$36;…


The Potluck Theater Workshop
Jan 21, 2013

The Potluck Theater Workshop FREE and Open to the CommunityTuesdays, 1-2:30pmJanuary 22, February 26, March 19, April 23, May 28Room 202 Explore ways to make your personal story universal through theatrical and movement exercises. No background in theater or dance is necessary. This unique, creative storytelling workshop for adults of all ages will…


Free KettleBell & TRX Classes this Week!
Jan 21, 2013

Try it for free the week of January 20-27!Space is limited   KettleBell CardioKettleBell Cardio provides a quick, high intensity workout that targets all your major muscle groups. The KettleBell circuit gets your heart pumping while it strengthens muscles.  Tuesdays: 8:15am, Holly, $80 Tuesdays: 7pm, Lisa, $80 Sundays:  9:15am, Moya, $70 Free on Jan. 20 and…


Every Body Day is almost here!
Jan 21, 2013

Sunday, January 278am - 1pmFREE and Open to the Community Free classes, discounts, giveaways The JCC is a great place for individuals and families: State-of-the-art fitness and wellness facilities and programs including expert personal training, group exercise, KettleBell Cardio and TRX Indoor swimming pools Full-court gymnasiums Child care and preschool Sports classes, clinics, leagues and pickup games Swimming…


Calling all creative souls: Hemingway 6 word story project
Jan 18, 2013

A Project in 6 Words In the 1920s, Ernest Hemingway’s colleagues challenged him in a bet to write a story in only six words. He wrote: "For sale: baby shoes. Never used." Hemingway is said to have considered it his best work. Brevity may be the soul of wit, but it hardly seems…


J Cafe Lunch Menu: Jan. 21-25
Jan 17, 2013

J Cafe: Lunch at the JCC Are you looking for a convenient place to have lunch? Come to the J Café for a delicious kosher lunch. Check out the new J Cafe lunch schedule for January 21-25 More info on the J Cafe page…


Jewish Journeys: A Family Experience Through the Arts
Jan 15, 2013

Jewish Journeys: A Family Experience Through the Arts For families with children in grades PreK-5 Experience the richness of Jewish life together and create a work of art to take home. Come to any or all of the sessions.$10/family/session Shabbat: A Day of Rest; a Day of Fun!Saturday, February 2, 2-4pm Shalom Bayit: Peace…


Beth's Boot Camp: 100% fitness success rate--are you up for the challenge?
Jan 15, 2013

Boot Camp with Beth Bradley Do you want to see results from your workout? Beth's Boot Camp tracks progress through a standardized physical test that is taken three times during the course of the class. The numbers don't lie: Beth's Boot Camp has a 100% success rate for those who take…


Inner Balance: Improve coordination & agility
Jan 14, 2013

Inner Balance Learn how to improve balance, coordination and agility through specific exercises and activities. Make your daily living activities easier. Classes meet twice a week for five weeks and are limited to the first 10 persons who register. Tuesdays and Thursdays February 5 - March 7 10:15-11am $25 Register at the Centerfit Desk, Squirrel Hill…


Youth Boot Camp: Fitness for ages 9-13
Jan 14, 2013

Boot Camp for Youth ages 9-13 A Total body workout designed specifically for youth. Saturdays January 19 - February 16 4:30pm - $50 Register at the centerfit DeskFor more information contact Laurie Wood at 421-521-8011, ext. 260 …


Fit Girls: Fitness program for ages 8-12
Jan 14, 2013

Fit GirlsA dynamic and fun workout with Beth Henke, Personal Trainer.Ages 8-12 January 20 - February 10  Thursdays, 4:15-5:15pm, $45 Sundays, 1-2pm, $45 Both Days, $80 Register at the Centerfit DeskContact Laurie Wood at 412-521-8011, ext. 260 for more information.  …


Ultimate Frisbee Clinic & League
Jan 10, 2013

Ultimate Frisbee Clinic & League for grades 3-8 Ultimate Frisbee combines the running of soccer, passing and covering of football, and pivoting of basketball into one great game. Players will learn and practice throwing, catching, cutting, and defending skills, as well as team formations and strategies. A perfect way to get…


South Hills Birthday Bash! 1/27/13
Jan 10, 2013

The JCC-South Hills Celebrates our 14th Birthday with Fun for the Entire Family! Sunday, Jan. 27, 20132 – 4pm Open to All!   The JCC facilities will be free and open to everyone in the community as follows Fitness Center – 8 AM to 6 PM (must be 16 years old) Free Swim in the…


National JCC Maccabi Games Tryouts
Jan 9, 2013

2013 JCC MACCABI GAMESAustin, TexasJuly 28-August 2, 2013 The JCC Maccabi Games is for Jewish teens ages 13-16 as of July 31, 2013. Don’t miss this opportunity to compete against athletes from across North America, Israel and around the world.  Team and individual Sports Boys Baseball, Soccer, Basketball Girls Soccer, Lacrosse, Volleyball, Softball, Basketball Individual Sports: Bowling, Dance,…


My Baby and Me: FREE programs for new parents
Jan 9, 2013

Free Programs for New Parents and Babies   My Baby and Me runs social and educational activities for parents/caregivers with young children. A variety of free drop-in groups, classes and special events designed for families with children age 4 and under areoffered weekly. My Baby and Me staff support new families in…


Little Linguists: Bring the world closer to your children through language
Jan 8, 2013

We will bring the world closer to your children through language, music, culture, food, games and fun! Classes follow themes; each session your child will build upon fundamentals and continue to add new vocabulary and phrases. French Immersion: grades K-5 Sundays January 6-March 17 1:30-3:30 pm Chinese Story Immersion: grades PreK-5 Sundays January 6- March 17 1:15-2 pm Chinese Level I and II: grades…


J Days: Fun for kids when school is out!
Jan 8, 2013

J Days When school is out, have fun with us. Each day includes free swim, sports of all sorts, arts & crafts and more. Have your child bring a dairy lunch, swim suit and towel every day. January 21: Fun Slides Carpet Skate ParkJanuary 28: Maple Syrup Making at North ParkJanuary 29: Latitude 40.February 18  9 am-…


Sunday Sampler Kids Classes - Jan. 13, 20, 27
Jan 7, 2013

Sunday SamplerJanuary 13, 20, 271-3pm Chose 2 classes, snacks provided between classes. PreK-2,  1-1:50pm Junior Creators with Color Me Mine Lego Star Wars Extravaganza with Snapology Junior Theatrics with Gemini Theater PreK-2,  2:10-3pm Zumbatonic with Regent Square Zumba Junior Science Explorers with University of Pittsburgh Lego Star Wars Extravaganza with Snapology   Grades 3-5,  1-1:50pm The Animal Kingdom with Animal Rescue…


New Healthy Sprout Vending in Centerfit Gym
Jan 7, 2013

NEW: Sprout Healthy Vending Machine  The new Centerfit vending machines are stocked full of healthy drinks and snacks!Located next to Centerfit Desk in the Kaufmann Building, Lower Level.Helping you refule after your workout.     …


Shabbat Message: The Three Signs
Jan 4, 2013

Rabbi Eli Seidman, Jewish Association on AgingJanuary 4, 2013 22 Tevet, 5773The Three SignsShemot, Exodus 1:1-6:1 Moshe was called by G-d to be the leader of Israel, and to take out the Israelites from Egypt. But he objected that the Israelites would not believe him when he would tell them that…


Every Body Day at the JCC!
Jan 4, 2013

  It's Every Body Day at the JCC!Free classes, fitness programs, givaways, demos, and more! Open to the Community January 27  * 8 am-1 pm Bring your friends * All Classes FREE   8:15 am: Group Power Launch 9:15 am: Kettlebell demo class 9:30 am: Group Kick Launch 9:30 am-12:30 pm: J & R and EKC camp discounts and…


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"…


JCC Endurance Club: Running Clinic
Dec 13, 2012

JCC Endurance ClubRunning Clinic Sunday, January 209:30-11 AM • LOCATION? Ramping Up Your Training with Carolyn Simitz, M.S. Footwear Analysis by True Runner Option runs: 5, 9 or 12 miles The JCC is the official 2013 Marathon training partner for Animal Rescue League…


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.…


Got Shabbat? December 15
Dec 11, 2012




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…


Chanukah Gifts of Wellness - Squirrel Hill
Nov 30, 2012

Gifts for General Members• Come and get your pass for a Group Exercise class of your choice• Upgrade to Centerfit Platinum during Chanukah and get 13 months for theprice of 12.For All Members…• Purchase a gift of $100 or more in Personal Training services and receive afree half hour for…


Chanukah Programs at JCC South Hills
Nov 29, 2012

Community Chanukah WorkshopSunday, December 212:30-3 pmJCC South Hills • 345 Kane BoulevardJoin with your South Hills friends from the JCC, Beth El Congregation of the South Hills, Temple Emanuel of South Hills, Chabad of the South Hills, Beth Israel Center (Pleasant Hills), Beth Israel Congregation (Washington, PA) and Congregation Ahavath…


Chanukah Programs at JCC Squirrel Hill
Nov 28, 2012

Chanukah begins at sundown Saturday, December 8All programs are free and open to the community unless otherwise indicated.Some activities require registration in advance. Call 412-521-8011 plusthe extension. Click HERE for South Hills Programs   Saturday, December 16-10 PM: Kids Nite OutIt’s a special Chanukah edition of Kids Nite Out (grades PreK-7). Dinner, swimming,…


Big Night 2013: Raffle Tickets Online
Nov 28, 2012

Big Night 2013: Time of Our Lives Big Night Raffle tickets & event tickets are now available online! You can win: 2 year lease on a BMW X1 from A&L Motor Sales ($18,000 value) $100/ticket  Only 250 to be sold! $7,500 Henne Jewelers Shopping Spree $25/ticket; $50/ 3 tickets; $100/7 tickets   Drawing at Big Night, March 9, 2013You do…


JCC Holiday Blood Drive
Nov 28, 2012

Donate Blood.Save Lives. Monday, December 172-7 pm All presenting donors will receive a $10 Gift Card that will be mailed after the blood drive Help us make your experience faster and more convenient by making an appointment: Visit www.centralbloodbank.org and search with sponsor code C189 or call Jeanne at 412-521-8011, x362 or email…


Middle School Musical 2012: Fiddler on the Roof Jr.
Nov 27, 2012

JCC of Greater Pittsburgh Teen Department Presents:Fiddler on the Roof Jr.Middle School Musical 2012Directed by Kathy Wayne Thursday, December 6 • 7pm Saturday, December 8 • 8pm Celebrate the first night of Chanukah with us - Candlelighting and Jelly donuts at 6:30pm Sunday, December 9 • 2pm $8/Adult  •  $6/Students and Seniors  •  $10/Reserved Seating…


New Class: Mindfulness in Eating
Nov 26, 2012

Mindfulness in eating empowers us to discover and change our unhealthy habits and behaviors around food. In this class, we will experiment with and explore mindfulness techniques to support you in achieving the weight loss you want. We will include in-class exercises in mindful eating, group discussion, and practical assignments that…


Thanksgiving Fitness Hours
Nov 15, 2012

Thanksgiving Fitness Center & Program Schedule: Thursday, November 22 Fitness centers open 8am - 2pm Click HERE for Fitness Program schedule (SQ) …


Fit Girls: A dynamic & fun workout group
Nov 14, 2012

Fit Girls: Ages 8 - 12A Dynamic and fun workout with Beth Henke, Personal Trainer November 25 - December 20 Thursdays, 4:30-5:30pm - $45 Sundays, 1-2pm - $45 Both Days - $80 For more information contact Laurie Wood at 412-521-8011, ext. 260Register at the Centerfit Desk.…


Got Shabbat? (SQ)
Nov 13, 2012

              Join us for FREE family fun!Geared to families with children ages 8 and under.Havdalah with Rabbi Donni Aaron, snaks, craft projects, singing, and more! Saturdays 4-5:30pm Levinson Hall, Squirrel Hill JCC November 17: Giving ThanksDecember 1: Chanukah Party   Advanced registration requested but not required.To register your family, please contact Meredith Brown at 412-521-8011, ext. 181…


Fall Program Mini-Guides
Nov 12, 2012

Now Available:Fall Program Mini-Guides Check out the programs the JCC offers this fall.Click to download South Hills Squirrel Hill …


Shabbat Message 11/9/12
Nov 9, 2012

Brian Schreiber, JCC President and CEONovember 9, 2012 24 Heshvan, 5773 In Pirkei Avot (Ethics of the Fathers), it is written, "anyone who works for the community, let your work with them be for the sake of heaven."How fortunate we are in Pittsburgh that we have been able to serve community…


WIld Rumpus Race Gallery
Nov 7, 2012

Did you participate in the JCC's Where the Wild Things Are inspired Wild Rumpus Race? Challenge course for adults and children that combines obstacles and running through the woods. Inspired by Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are  Check out the new image gallery HERE!  …


Kids Nite Out: Olympics!
Nov 7, 2012

Kids Nite OutSaturday, November 176-10pm Olympics themed! Fun competitions, Olympic art projects, swimming, dinner, and a movie. Sign up by 4pm November 16 Meet in room 202, Kaufmann Building$36; $31/Clubhouse member; $9/sibling; $5 additional walk-in fee Questions, contact Meredith Brown at 412-521-8011, ext. 181Register by 5pm October 26 with Lauren Grinstein at 412-521-8011,…


Weekly Fitness Tip: Why & How to Exercise
Nov 5, 2012

The “why” part of exercise is easy: Physical activity keeps you young by improving balance, mobility, strength and stamina and reducing your stress level as well as your risks of diabetes, heart disease and stroke. It’s the “how” part that can get you stuck: How much, how often, how hard,…


J Days: November 5, 6, 12, 23, 30
Nov 2, 2012

J DaysFor Grades K - 6 Each day includes games, gym time, swimming and snack. Children will have the opportunity to do art projects and no-bake cooking.Have your child bring a dairy lunch, swim suit and towel every day. Please arrive no later than 9:30 am on field trip days.9 am-…


JCC Endurance Club
Nov 2, 2012

JCC ENDURANCE CLUB Running Clinic with Registered Dietician Robin Brown, MS RDSunday November 18th at 9:30 am  Room 202 How to join the Paws over Pittsburgh Marathon Team How to properly Hydrate by Robin Brown, MS RD How to dress for cold weather workouts Optional group runs  The JCC is the official 2013 Marathon Training partner…


Shabbat Message 11/2/2012
Nov 2, 2012

Rabbi Michael Werbow, Congregation Beth ShalomNovember 2, 2012 17 Heshvan, 5773 Weigh candidates fairly when voting Imagine the urgency with which Abraham greeted his guests. As soon as he saw them coming he ran to greet them. Once he welcomed them and offered them something to eat, we are told that he…


New AgeWell Program Calendar
Nov 1, 2012

AgeWell's Independent Adult Services Department November 2012 Program Calendar Click HERE to download…


Member Survey Extended to November 6
Nov 1, 2012

Dear Members, Your opinion counts! If you haven't already, please spend a few minutes to take our fourth annual member survey, which has been extended to Tuesday, November 6. We know there's always more to learn about how to make the JCC a great place for you. Please help us…


Sunday Sampler: November 4, 11, 18
Oct 31, 2012

Sunday Samplerfor Pre-K-Grades 31-3pm  Choose a class from each time period and explore your interests with the JCC! Snacks will be provided between classes. November 4, 11, 18 Pre K/K1-1:50pm Junior Scientists with Mad Science Zumbatonic 2:10 - 3pm Paint it Yourself Junior Edition with Color Me Mine Lego Engineering with Snapology Junior Scientists with Mad Science Grades 1-31 -…


Wellness Tip: Eat Mindfully - Every bite appreciated
Oct 30, 2012

Eat Mindfully- Every Bite appreciated All food is good. Remove the “good and bad” from your food vocabulary. You can’t completely enjoy a piece of cake if you’re telling yourself it’s bad for you. There is no such thing as a bad or wrong food. If you get rid of the judgmental…


JCC will remain open 10/30/12
Oct 29, 2012

The JCC will remain open during Hurrican Sandy and will offer school days off programs. Call 412-521-8010 for updates. Stay dry!…


Andres Cardenes at Light Up The Night Benefit Evening
Oct 29, 2012

Andres Cardenes world renown violinist and former Concertmaster for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will be performing at "Light Up The Night" Benefit Evening and Gala Banquet for the Chabad of the South Hills Jewish Center for Living & Learning.   Mr. Cardenes will be presented with the "Chesed (Kindness) Award for…


Shabbat Message: Become You
Oct 26, 2012

Rabbi Amy Hertz, Rodef Shalom CongregationOctober 26, 2012 10 Heshvan, 5773Become youLech Lecha, Genesis 12:1-17:27The story of our biblical ancestors Abraham and Sarah is one of great courage and profound change. Their journey — our journey — begins with God’sinvitation to them: Lech lecha. Hearing God’s call to go forth…


Mindful Eating for Weight Loss
Oct 24, 2012

Mindful Eating for Weight Loss Wednesdays November 28 - December 19 7-8pm Mindfulness in eating empowers us to discover and change our unhealthy habits and behaviors around food. In this class, we will experiment with and explore mindfulness techniques to support you in achieving the weight loss you want. We will include in-class exercises…


Kids Nite Out: Groovy Saturday
Oct 22, 2012

Kids Nite OutFor children grades PreK* - 7 Have a groovy Saturday night at the JCC with fun activities from past decades. Saturday, October 27 6-10pm Play musical chairs, wiggle a hula hoop, enter a dance context, decorate a pet rock, make a sparkly glove and tie-dye a t-shirt (please bring a shirt). Plus--swim,…


Weekly Wellness Tip: Go meatless one day a week
Oct 22, 2012

GO MEATLESS ONE DAY A WEEK…. Meat in the Middle. Instead of going completely vegetarian one day, try to go two-thirds vegetarian almost every day. It’s fairly easy to eliminate meat from a couple of meals a day. Try enjoying meat for your lunch only. A salad a day. Try a roasted…


Pittsburgh: Let's vote to save animal lives!
Oct 19, 2012

The Animal Rescue League, the JCC's Marathon training partner, is competing in the ASPCA $100K Challenge and needs as many people as possible to vote for them every day so to win the $25K Community Engagement Award. They've been going back and forth anywhere between 1st and 4th places and…


Kidz Stuff: Swap & Shop
Oct 19, 2012

Kidz Stuff: Swap & Shop Join Shalom Baby, My Baby & Me and The Toy Lending Library for a "Swap & Shop!" Sunday, November 4 10am - Noon JCC Squirrel Hill, Levinson Hall 5738 Forbes Ave. Cost: $5 to drop, swap or shop. All proceeds will go to the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry What should I bring?Reusable…


Shabbat Message 10/19/12
Oct 19, 2012

Rabbi Donni Aaron, JCC Jewish EducatorOctober 19, 2012 3 Heshvan, 5773 What Judaism Has to Say About Health and Fitness—Part IIIncreasing the Heart Rate During Exercise You Shall Love the Lord your God With All Your Heart (from the Shema prayer, taken from Deutoronomy 6:5)The Hebrew word for heart (lev) and its…


Indoor Cycling for Endurance Cyclists & Athletes
Oct 18, 2012

Indoor Cycling for Endurance Cyclists & Athletes Tuesdays and ThursdaysNovember 1 - December 135:45 - 7amSpinning Room, JCC Squirrel Hill Focus areas include power at threshold, power at VO2 Max, power in sprints, pedal mechanics, cadence, positioning on the bike and core strengthening. Taught by Pittsburgh's premiere cycling coach Menachem Brodie. 12 classes…


Golden Strolling Strings Dinner Show
Oct 18, 2012

Golden Strolling Strings Dinner Show Thursday, October 255:30 - 7:30 pmLevinson Hall$15/age 60+; $18/age 59 and under Back by popular demand, celebrate autumn with the Golden Strolling Strings. Let them dazzle you with their exciting show after a delicious harvest dinner. Register at the Centerfit Desk For more information contact JEanne at 412-521-8011, ext.…


Family Mitzvah Makers at the Food Pantry
Oct 18, 2012

Family Mitzvah Makers at the Food PantrySunday, October 211-3pm; no feeMeet at the Food Pantry All are welcome to help make a difference as we assemble and decorate snack packs, stock shelves, and tour the Squirrel Hill Food Pantry. Limited spaces left. To receive text message updates about Children, teen, and family programs…


Member Survey starts today!
Oct 18, 2012

Dear Members,Our fourth annual member survey runs Thursday, October 18 to Thursday, November 8. and we encourage your response as part of our ongoing commitment to quality improvement.   We constantly strive to do a better job in serving you and prioritize our work based on three years of…


Shabbat Message 10/12/12
Oct 12, 2012

Rabbi Donni Aaron, JCC Jewish EducatorJanuary 21, 2011What Judaism Has To Say About Health and Fitness–Part II Increasing the Heart Rate During Exercise You Shall Love the Lord your God With All Your Heart (from the Shema prayer, taken from Deutoronomy 6:5) The Hebrew word for heart (lev) and its derivatives are…


Family Shabbat Dinner
Oct 11, 2012

Family Shabbat DinnerFriday, October 195:45 pm; dinner served at 6 pm Families with children grades PreK - 5, come celebrate Shabbat with food, song and your friends. Extended family members are welcome.Bring your own kosher wine/beer Advanced registration is required: no walk-ins. $10/JCC member$14/communityChildren under 2 are free Text "JCCkids" to 54253 if you…


Kindergarten Information Night!
Oct 10, 2012

7 pm Tuesday, October 23 Levinson Auditorium Taking the giant step from preschool to kindergarten can be a challenging one for children and their parents. Families with children approaching kindergarten age are encouraged to attend a Kindergarten Information Night on Tuesday, October 23, from 7 to 9 p.m., in Levinson Auditorium at the…


Member Appreciation Week
Oct 10, 2012

JCC Member Appreciation WeekBring a Friend for Free*October 14-21FREE Group Ex Classes for You and Your GuestBuy 12 Personal Training Sessions, Get one FREE(up to a $58 value) Sunday, October 14 Group Power Launch 8:15 am, KDS KB Cardio Class 9:15 am, Garage (registration required) Group Kick Launch 9:30 am Running Workshop 9:30 am, Room…


Sunday Sampler Returns!
Oct 4, 2012

Sunday Sampler Returns! Don’t miss out on our fall Sunday Sampler! Tell your children to grab their friends and check out our new classes. Choose a class from each time period and let your kids explore their interests with the JCC! Snacks will be provided between classes. $55/ childCost includes all materials.…


Shabbat Message 9/28/12
Sep 28, 2012

Rabbi Jessica Locketz, Temple Emanuel of South HillsSeptember 28, 2012 12 Tishri, 5773 The time is now This week, we read from Parashat Haazinu. In it, Moses speaks words of poetry, a beautiful poem highlighting his last words to the children of Israel. After Moses finishes speaking, God says to him: “Ascend…


South Hills Fall Family Open House
Sep 28, 2012

JCC South Hills Fall Family Open HouseSunday, October 1412:30 - 3:30pm An Afternoon of Free Activities - Open to the CommunityAll activities rain or shine except guided nature walks Free hot dogs and chips while supplies last! Petting zoo Mike the Balloon Guy and his amazing creations for all children Free popcorn and lemonade Timed obstacle…


October Group Ex schedule (SQ)
Sep 27, 2012

Click here to download the October Group Ex schedule More info about Group Ex on our webpage …


The Pittsburgh Foundation: Day of Giving
Sep 25, 2012

Save the Date! Give to the JCC on The Pittsburgh Foundation'sDay of Giving - Wednesday, October 3   When you designate the JCC in your donation toPittsburgh Gives on October 3, a portion of your donation will be matched by The Pittsburgh Foundation. Beginning at 12:01AM on October 3 any donation $25…


Weekly Fitness & Wellness Tip
Sep 24, 2012

Assess honestly where you are today. Can you improve your eating habits? Get more Sleep? Exercise more? What is your goal? Why do you want to achieve it? What will it take to attain it? When do you want to obtain it? What do you need to do to succeed? Break your…


Shabbat Message 9/21/2012
Sep 21, 2012

Rabbi Donni Aaron, JCC Jewish EducatorSeptember 21, 2012 5 Tishri, 5773 The fall time brings many of the Jewish holidays at once. We begin with the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah), then we continue with the holiday that represents repentance and forgiveness (Yom Kippur) and then we have Sukkot, our harvest…


Kids Nite Out: Spy Kids!
Sep 19, 2012

Kids Nite Out: SPY KIDS!Saturday, September 226 - 10pm We'll watch the Spy Kids movie, have a mystery dinner, participate in a scavenger hunt, make secret codes, swim and play sportsParticipants will be grouped by age. Meet in room 202, Kaufmann Building $30; $25/sibling & Clubhouse member; $5 additional walk-in feePreK children must…


JCC Holiday Hours
Sep 14, 2012

Rosh HashanahSunday, September 16: Close at 5 pmMonday, September 17: ClosedTuesday, September 18: Closed    Yom Kippur:Tuesday, September 25: Close at 5 pmWednesday, September 26: Closed   Sukkot:Sunday, September 30: Close at 5 pmMonday, October 1: ClosedTuesday, October 2: Partial Opening* 5:30 am-10 pm Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah:Sunday, October 7: Close at…


Shabbat Message 9/14/12
Sep 14, 2012

Rabbi Donni Aaron, JCC Jewish EducatorSeptember 14, 2012 27 Elul, 5772 The fall time brings many of the Jewish holidays at once. We begin with the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah), then we continue with the holiday that represents repentance and forgiveness (Yom Kippur) and then we have Sukkot, our harvest…


117th Annual Meeting
Sep 12, 2012

JCC 117th Annual Meeting Wednesday,a September 12 Alex and Leona Robinson Building * 7 PM   Featuring the award-winning film, A Life in Stills Honoring the memory of Ellen Weiss Kander, z"l Free and open to the community SEATING LIMITED: Call 412-521-8011, ext. 232. …


Shabbat Message 9/7/12
Sep 7, 2012

Mayda Roth, JCC Development DirectorSeptember 7, 2012 20 Elul, 5772Ki Tavo, Portion of the WeekThis week’s Torah portion, Ki Tavo, summarizes the entire relationship between G-d and the people of Israel:You have affirmed this day that the Almighty is your G-d, that you will walk in G-d’s ways, that you…


Exercise improves insomnia!
Sep 4, 2012

Exercise improves insomnia!For most people who are having trouble sleeping, there’s a simple cure: Exercise. In fact, when researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine asked sedentary adults with insomnia to exercise 20-30 minutes every other day in the afternoon, participants reduced the time required to fall asleep by half,…


Labor Day Holiday Hours
Aug 31, 2012

Monday, Sept. 3 Fitness Centers open 8am - 2pm Family Park open 11am - 7pm …


September Wellness Calendar
Aug 31, 2012

New September Wellness Calendar Click to downloadFitness & Wellness page…


Shabbat Message - August 31
Aug 31, 2012

Kelly Gable-LaBelle, Division Director, Early Childhood ServicesAugust 31, 2012 13 Elul, 5772 All parents want their children to learn and practice the values of kindness, respect and responsibility. The JCC’s Early Childhood Development Center focuses on these values through An Ethical Start, a curriculum based on Pirkei Avot (Ethics of the…


Weekly Fitness Tip: Sleep & Sweat
Aug 27, 2012

Sleep and SweatAll the stressors in your life aren’t likely to disappear, but there is a way to stop and even reverse the damage they do. Start by getting enough sleep. Lack of shut-eye boosts cortisol levels and can lead to metabolic imbalances that can increase your risk of heart…


Kindermusik Fall 2012 Classes
Aug 24, 2012

Kindermusic Fall 2012 Classes Kindermusik Village: Zoom and Dream PillowNewborns to 18 months with a caregiverHow many ways can Baby and Parent zoom? Through a variety of songs, chants, and instrumental selections you and Baby will experience the rumbling of a baby buggy, the squeaky stroller, the bumpa bumpa of a…


JCC Wild Rumpus Race
Aug 24, 2012

JCC: Wild Rumpus Race Saturday, September 15JCC Family Park261 Rosecrest Dr. Monroeville, PA 151469:15am A challenge course for adults and children, inspired by Where the Wild Things Are, that combines obstacles and running through the woods. Conquer obstacles Run through the woods like Max Jump through tires and over them Scale a wall Cross a creek Shoot a…


Mighty Kicks Soccer Demo
Aug 24, 2012

Might Kicks Soccer DemoWednesday, August 294 - 5pm For ages 2 1/2 - 5In the Kaufmann Gym with Coach Sam Sam Bellin, Mighty Kicks Director, has served as sports director at the JCC and a teacher in the Pittsburgh Public Schools. He is currently Head Soccer Coach at Alderdice, where his players…


Images of the Cosmos: Paintings by Jerry Segal
Aug 24, 2012

Images of the Cosmos: Paintings by Jerry SegalSeptember 14 - October 5, 2012 Awed by the Hubble Space Telescope discoveries and its contributions to astronomy, and moved by the unfathomable potential of future discoveries, in 2007 Jerry Segal began a series of paintings that examine the universe's vastness. As an artist…


Shabbat Message August 24, 2012
Aug 24, 2012

Rabbi Donni Aaron, JCC Jewish EducatorAugust 24, 2012 6 Elul, 5772It is that time of year again. We have now entered the month of Elul. Elul is the month in the Jewish calendar that comes before the month of Tishre, when we celebrate the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah) and…


J&R Camper Swim Classes
Aug 24, 2012

J&R Campers: Keep on Swimming!Swim classes begin the week of September 4 J&R Swim Group Equivalent American Red Cross Group Minnows & Tadpoles Pre-K or Youth Level 1 Catfish & Dolphins Pre-K or Youth Level 2 Goldfish Pre-K or Youth Level 3 Porpoises Youth Level 4 Rainbow & Bronze Sharks Youth Level 5 Silver & Gold Shark Youth Level 6 or Squirrel Hill Swim…


Florence Melton Adult Mini-School
Aug 22, 2012

Florence Melton Adult Mini-SchoolClasses begin September 10th! Register now!The GoalsTo convey a core of Jewish knowledge by integrating Jewish practices, ideas,language, law and history taught through a pluralistic approach to Judaism; tostimulate critical thinking and reflection in a non-judgmental environment with otheradults; to transfer Jewish learning into the contemporary world,…


Splash Bash Pool Party
Aug 21, 2012

Families with Children in Grades PreK-5Sunday, August 264 - 6 pm Celebrate the last days of summer at Family Park with a scavenger hunt and a BBQ dinner. Please bring school supplies that we will donate to underprivileged schools in our area. $5/person; children under 2 are FREEJCC Family Park, Monroeville, PA For…


Sitters on Saturday
Aug 20, 2012

Parents--have a night out while we entertain your children!South Hills JCC Saturdays, 5 - 10 pm Dates: September 15, 2012 October 20, 2012 November 17, 2012 Decemer 15, 2012 January 19, 2013 February 16, 2013 March 16, 2013 April 20, 2013 May 18, 2013--Outdoor camp fire, s'mores and movie, dress appropriately We will have pizza and salad supper, play inthe gym, swim,…


Improve your Sleeping Patterns: Weekly Fitness & Wellness tip
Aug 20, 2012

There are many factors that can cause sleep problems, and even more potential solutions. The steps you take to improve your sleeping patterns will be individual, based on the cause of your insomnia and the treatment plan laid out by your health care provider. In addition to the many lifestyle…


Shabbat Message August 17, 2012
Aug 17, 2012

We Cannot do as We Please Reeh Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17 Rabbi Alex Greenbaum, Beth El Congregation of the South HillsAugust 17, 2012 22 Av, 5772And God said in Deuteronomy 12:8, “You shall not continue to act as you have done so far, everyone doing what is right in her/his own sight.” But…


Shabbat Message August 10, 2012
Aug 10, 2012

Rabbi Stephanie Wolfe, Beth Samuel Jewish CenterAugust 10, 2012 15  Av, 5772 Torah love is more action than feelingEkev, Deuteronomy 7:1 Do you remember your first love? The one from high school or junior high whom you thought you would be with forever? For most of us, that story didn’t come true. We…


The Hazon Cross-USA Bike Ride is coming to Pittsburgh
Aug 6, 2012

The Hazon Cross-USA Bike Ride is coming to Pittsburgh! Come out and meet the riders who are cycling from Seattle to DC. The theme of the ride is sustainable food systems; come hear about riders’ experiences and learn about food systems across the country. Thursday, August 9thStarting at 9:30 am, the…


New Mother-Child Squirrel Hill Swim Times
Aug 6, 2012

MOTHER AND CHILD SUMMER SWIM TIMES TuesdaysAugust 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th 2-2:45 pm Cool off from the summer heat…


South Hills Fun Days: After camp mini camp
Jul 31, 2012

After Camp is Over, Have Fun with Us! August 13 - 17August 20 - 24For children entering grades K - 69 am - 3 pm Monday, August 13 Cool Spring's Mini Golf Tuesday, August 14 Movie, Popcorn, and Pop Day at the Galleria Theater Wednesday, August 15 Children's Museum Thursday, August 16 Chuck E CheeseLeave your lunch bag at…


Breathe in, Breathe out: Fitness & Wellness tip
Jul 30, 2012

Two little steps to less stress… Breathe in…. Breathe outThe ins and outs of Better BreathingTry this relaxation exercise from breathing guru Andrew Weil, MD. The payoff? Blessed relief from constant thinking. Sit with your back straight Place the tip of your tongue against the ridge just behind your front teeth. Exhale completely…


Shabbat Message July 27, 2012
Jul 27, 2012

Rabbi Sharyn Henry, Rodef Shalom CongregationJuly 27, 2012    8 Av, 5772 Love without reason trumps senseless hatredDevarim, Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22 Last week, The Times of Israel published an article entitled, “Why I’m not fasting on Tisha B’Av this year.” The title arises out of the fact that this year, Tisha B’Av, the ninth…


Weekly Fitness & Wellness Tip
Jul 23, 2012

Are you stressed out and too busy to notice? If you feel like you’re always rushed, never get a break, don’t have enough time, and are dissatisfied with your relationships, job, etc., chances are you’re stressed. Stress has become so normal that most of us don’t …


Shabbat Message July 20, 2012
Jul 20, 2012

Rabbi Donni Aaron, JCC Jewish EducatorJuly 20, 2012 1 Av, 5772Klal Yisrael on a Wisconsin campground Every summer, my family drives to Baraboo, Wisconsin, specifically to the campsites at Devil’s Lake. For the last eight years, we have packed our tents, sleeping bags, bug spray and all sorts of other camping…


Like us on Facebook for a Special Coupon
Jul 16, 2012

Like us if you like us! Are you on Facebook? Do you want a free Centerfit gym pass for you or a friend? Like us on Facebook for a FREE One-Day Centerfit Pass.Offer is exclusive to our Facebook fans!Show the pass to the Centerfit desk to work out free for a day.…


Weekly Fitness & Wellness Tip
Jul 16, 2012

Erase the effects of stress? Yes, you can! Exercises that elicit a “relaxation” response can help your body erase the cumulative effects of stress. This relaxation response is a state of profound rest and release. When a person meditates, for example, heartbeat and respiration slow down. The…


Shabbat Message July 13, 2012
Jul 13, 2012

Shabbat MessageRabbi Martin William Shorr, Temple Hadar IsraelJuly 13, 2012      23 Tamuz, 5772Pinchas, Numbers 25:10-30:1 Daughters of Zelophehad Came Before Feminism No need for coming that “long way baby,” G-d already got you there a long time ago. In recent times, more specifically the late 19th to the mid 20th century,…


Acrylic Painting Class Annual Show
Jul 11, 2012

Lila Hirsch Brody'sAcrylic Painting Class Annual Show August 1 - 29 Fine/Perlow and Weis GallerySquirrel Hill Opening ReceptionThursday, August 26:30 - 8:30 pm   …


Fitness & Wellness Weekly Tip
Jul 9, 2012

Secrets from successful Long-term losers:  Walk for 60 minutes every day. Break it up into 20-minute segments to work with your schedule if necessary. Watch less than 10 hours of TV a week. That’ll get you off your duff and keep you from snacking. Weigh yourself at least once a week. Think of…


Please welcome Rhonda Yancey, our new massage therapist
Jul 3, 2012

Please Welcome Rhonda Yancey, our new massage therapist. She specializes in Sports massage, deep tissue and Swedish massage. She will be available Fridays, beginning July 13th from 10am-4pm. Please schedule your appointment today. All massages with Rhonda will be discounted 20% through August 15th!    …


July Wellness Calender
Jul 2, 2012

New July Wellness calender is avaiable Note: JCC activities on calender are now live links. Click the blue day boxes for more information on the programs. Click here to view …


Weekly Fitness & Wellness Tip
Jul 2, 2012

Boosting Mental Discipline There are differences in how easy it is for people to resist distraction but we all have the potential to improve our focus. Boosting our mental discipline can help us to excel at work and any other interests…… And we all want to excel, right? Unitask.…


The Garage: Circuit Challenge
Jun 27, 2012

Challenge Yourself, Challenge your friends, Challenge your limits   Guidelines:  Unlimited Opportunities During Cycle (1 Per Day  Any Rest Longer than 20 Secs Results in 5 Rep Penalty Have the choice of having score Displayed Mens and Womens Top 5 Scores Listed Separately Total Rep Count taken at…


Please welcome Helen Lacey, our new massage therapist
Jun 21, 2012

Please welcome Helen Lacey, our new massage therapist. She specializes in therapeutic pain-relieving massage, implementing compression and soft tissue manipulation. Helen’s massages are a blend of Western and eastern modalities, either energizing or relaxing, based on the specific needs of each individual. She is available…


Family Park Baby Pool is Open!
Jun 21, 2012

News Splash: The baby pool at the Family Park is up and running! Click here for Family Park info and schedule.…


Family Shabbat Dinner
Jun 15, 2012

Family Shabbat DinnerCelebrate Shabbat with My Baby and Me Food, Kabbalat Shabbat, songs and crafts. If the weather is niec, we will dine alfresco! For families with children age 6 and under $10/JCC member; $14/community Children under 2 are free Bring your own kosher wine/beer (BYOKB) Friday, June 29,  5:45 - 7:30 pmLevinson Hall, 5738 Forbes…


New SilverSneakers Schedule
Jun 15, 2012

Ths Summer SilverSneakers Senior Adult Group Exercise Class schedule has been updated. PDF | Website…


Shabbat Message from Ben Tabas
Jun 15, 2012

Ben Tabas, JCC Digital Communication SpecialistJune 15, 2012 25 Sivan, 5772 Sh'lakh L'khaNumbers 13:1 - 15:41  Mapping Possibility in the Unfamiliar “When Moses sent them to scout the land of Canaan, he said to them, ‘Go up there into the Negeb and on into the hill country, and see what kind of country…


Women's General Locker Room now open
Jun 13, 2012

The Squirrel Hill Women's General Locker Room is now open again. Thank you for your patience.…


Women's General Locker Room closed for repairs
Jun 12, 2012

The Squirrel Hill Women’s General Locker Room is closed for repairs.Please use the Centerfit Platinum restrooms.Children should change their clothes in the Family Changing Room. Thank you for your patience!   …


Shabbat Message from Rabbi James A. Gibson
Jun 8, 2012

  This week's Shabbat Message from Rabbi James A. Gibson, Temple SinaiJune 8, 2012 18 Sivan, 5772Be’ha-a-lot-cha (Numbers 8.1-12.16)   PDF  |  Shabbat Message Archive This column, reprinted from the Jewish Chronicle, is a service of theGreater Pittsburgh Rabbinic Association.…


Mind-Full Mondays Lectures: Protecting Your Identity
Jun 6, 2012

JCC Squirrel Hill AgeWell Pittsburgh’s Adult Department Presents Mind-Full Mondays Lectures:“Protecting Your Identity – Deterring, Detecting, and Defending Yourself from Identity Thieves” Join the United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, along with staff from the United States Secret Service, United States Postal Inspection Service and the Financial Crimes Task…


TRX Promo (SQ)
Jun 1, 2012

TRX Promo   Free demos on Thursday, June 21, 6:15 am and 6 pm 5 sessions for the price of 4! June 28-July 26 Thursdays 6:15 am & 6 pm More information about the Garage…


Dunkin' Donuts LIVE MUSIC (SQ)
May 29, 2012

Dunkin' Donuts in Squirrel Hill has recently been remodeled! Live Music & Specials Tuesdays, 6-8 pm Drink specials Mixology fun Family friendly live music Info: Dunkin' Donuts website or call 412-521-2618…


Mini Golf Tournament
May 25, 2012

FREE: For Families with Children in Grades PreK-5 Mini Golf Tournament Sunday, June 3  //  2-4 pm  //  FREEFamily Park, Monroeville Join us as we tee off for our first family Mini Golf tourney. Families will compete on our awesome 9-hole course, enjoy snacks and have the chance to win a trophy. Info: Meredith…


Tikkun Leil Shavuot
May 24, 2012

May 26, 10 pm-12:50 pm CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS…


Weekend Warrior Bootcamp (SH)
May 17, 2012

Weekend Warrior Bootcamp Saturdays, June 2-July 7 • 9:30 am All levels are welcome!Introductory Special: $60  Registration required, secure your spot today for this 6-week adventure You will Work, Sweat, & See Results!Bootcamp works your entire body by going from one exercise to another in circuit fashion, with no rest, providing…


Soccer Mini-Camp (SH)
May 17, 2012

Challenger British Soccer Mini Camp June 11-15 • ages 3-6 Coaches from Challenger British Soccer will teach skills development with an emphasis on good sportsmanship, respect and leadership. Each player will receive a t-shirt, soccer ball and an evaluation. With the extended morning option, each player will get a snack and swim…


Dance Mini-Camp (SH)
May 17, 2012

Dance Mini-Camp June 11-15 • ages 3-7 JCC dance instructor Sherry Dusky-Brallier will teach tap, ballet and a variety of other dances. The extended morning option includes a snack and swim time. Ages 3-4 Dance only: 9-10 am, $95 Extended morning: 9-11:30 am, $160 Ages 5-7 Dance only: 10:15-11:30 am Extended morning: 9-11:30 am, $160 Register: Chris Gilbert, 412-278-1975…


Group Ex--Revised May Schedule (SQ)
May 14, 2012

Group Ex Schedule Revisions May 2012 Normal schedule unless otherwise noted below.Click here for May 2012 Group Ex schedule. Tuesday, May 15Yoga, 6 pm, PTS instead of Group Centergy Thursday, May 17Group Centergy, 6pm, PTSGroup Power, 7:15 pm Thursday, May 24Group Centergy, 6 pm, PTSGroup Power, 7:15 pm Saturday, May 26NO Group Power or Group CentergyKettlebell…


J&R Family Shabbat Dinner
May 8, 2012

J&R Family Shabbat DinnerFor Families Friday, May 18, 5:45-7:30 pm Register Online $10/eater; children under 2 are FREEJCC Levinson Hall, Squirrel Hill Enjoy a delicious dinner and an evening filled with fun, friends and your favorite day camp traditions. Info: Meredith Brown, 412-521-8011 x181 Advance registration required; Register Online or contact Lauren Grinstein, 412-521-8011 x852…


J&R Day Camp Undernight
May 8, 2012

Join us for a J&R Day Camp UndernightFor Children in Grades 2-5 Saturday, May 12, 7-10 pmRegister Online $20; $15/each additional siblingJCC Levinson Hall, Squirrel Hill Calling all new and returning J&R Campers:Enjoy all of your favorite camp activities Havdalah Pool Party Snacks Song Session Info: Meredith Brown, 412-521-8011 x181 Advance registration requiredRegister Online or contact Lauren Grinstein 412-521-8011…


Summer Sports & Dance (SH)
May 7, 2012

Summer Sports & Dance ClassesGrades K-2 June 18-August 10  l  Monday-FridayHour-long enrichment classes beginning 3:30 and 4:30 pm Session 1: June 18-July 13Session 2: July 16-August 10 Registration Form Questions: Chris Gilbert, 412-278-1975 x262 ______________________________________________________ Soccer StarsLearn basic soccer skills through drills and games with Coach Scott. Session 1, Mondays, 3:30-4:30 pm, $36 Session 2, Mondays, 3:30-4:30 pm,…


Specialty Camps (SQ/Family Park)
May 7, 2012

Get ready for some serious fun! JCC One-Week Specialty CampsRegistration Form  l  Brochure Based in Squirrel Hill, Grades K-8 Based at the Family Park in Monroeville, Grades 3-5 My First Experience @ J&R, Grades PreK-K One-week specialty camps enable you to customize your child’s summer activities to suit their interests and your family’s…


Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival
Apr 20, 2012

Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival presents “Swinging and Singing”with the Ortner Roberts Duo Zohar Chamber Singers, and HaZamir Pittsburgh Sunday, June 3 • 7:30pm Agnes and Joseph Katz Performing Arts Center JCC, 5738 Darlington Rd. Pittsburgh’s favorite klezmer and jazz duo Tom Roberts (piano) and Susanne Ortner (clarinet)…


Family Mitzvah & Movie Night (SQ)
Apr 17, 2012

For Families with Children in Grades K-3 Family Mitzvah & Movie Night Saturday, April 28, 6:30-8:30 pm$10/family, Katz Theater, Robinson Building Bring your favorite blankets and pillows, and snuggle up in your cozy pj's as the JCC provides a snack, movie and mitzvah project. Info: Meredith Brown, 412-521-8011 x181 Advance registration required, Lauren Grinstein, 412-521-8011…


Special Discounts! (SH)
Apr 5, 2012

Special DiscountsDay Camp 2012 and Sitters on Saturday April 21, 5-10 pmChildren ages 3-12 Discounts available only if camp registration takes place at Program Drop-Off Time. Discounts to be applied at Drop-Off Time on the night of the program. Discount Packages* Returning Campers not yet registered for the 2012 Day Camp season $25…


JFest: Israel Independence Day
Mar 30, 2012

Jewish Federation JFest A Celebration of Israel Independence Day & the Jewish Community Israel is turning 64 and the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh turns 100! Thursday, April 26, 4-8 pmSchenley Plaza (btwn the Carnegie and Hillman Libraries) and Carnegie Music HallRain or shine Visit JFest online for details, schedules and more. Enjoy musical performances…


SPRING into Shape! (SQ)
Mar 27, 2012

Spring into Shape, Choose the right class for you! Boot Camp   l   Fit Girls   l   Youth Boot Camp ___________________________________________________________________ Spring Boot Camp 6-Week Boot Camp with Beth Bradley Tuesdays & Thursdays, April 17-May 24, 6-6:45 amKaufmann Gym$75/Centerfit Platinum; $120/general member A structured, high-intensity workout modeled after military-style training that includes cardiovascular strength,…


Sunday Sampler (SQ)
Mar 20, 2012

Sunday Sampler April 15, 22, 29 • 1-3 pmPreK-Grade 3 What's new at the JCC? Tell your children to grab their friends and check out our new Sunday Sampler. Choose a class from each column and let your kids explore their interests with us. Snacks will be provided between classes. $55/child; cost includes all…


School's Out Fun Days (SH)
Mar 14, 2012

When School is Out, Have Fun with Us School's Out Fun Days April 24Grades K-6 9 am-3 pm$50/day/child; $45/day/child (early registration discount fee, see dates below) Before Care (7-9 am): $8/day additionalAfter Care (3-6 pm): $12/day additionalBefore and After Care: $15/day April 24Registration Form Each day includes games, gym time, free swim, a special field trip…


Fun Days/Spring Break (SQ)
Mar 14, 2012

When School is Out, Have Fun with Us! Spring Break Fun Days AprilGrades Pre K-6 9 am-4 pm$50/day/child; $45/day/Clubhouse member Register Online $15 additional charge for drop-in or late registration. Registration is required by 5 pm of previous business day. Before Care (7:30-9 am): No chargeAfter Care (4-6 pm): $12/day additional Info: Steve Lautman, 412-521-8011 x228. Please arrive…


Pool Party
Mar 14, 2012

Calling All 6th, 7th, 8th Graders! Pool Party March 31, 7-9 pmJCC, Squirrel Hill$10 BBYO Connect, J&R and EKC invite you to swim, watch a movie and listen to tunes pool side for this evening of fun. The JCC gym will be open for those who want to shoot hoops, too. Light snacks…


Adult Dance Class Special (SQ)
Mar 9, 2012

Adult Dance Class Special Buy a dance class card, good for any 5 classes (March 11-17)Get 1/2 off the price of a second card $50/card; $25/second class cardSession price: $81/member; $99/community Hip Hop Sundays, March 18-May 20 2-3 pm, KDS Register Online Tap Mondays, March 19-May 21 7:15-8:15 pm, RDS Register Online Ballet Tuesdays, March 20-May 22 10:30-11:30 am, RDS Register Online Info: Kathy Wayne,…


Jewish & Secular: Not an Oxymoron (SQ)
Mar 9, 2012

Jewish and Secular: Not an Oxymoron Rabbi Miriam Jerris, Ph.D.Society for Humanistic Judaism Sunday, March 25, 4-5:30 pmJCC of Greater Pittsburgh, Room 202 Have you ever felt uncomfortable in a traditional temple or synagogue? Did the language during the service seem somehow disconnected from your beliefs or how you live your life? Did you abandon…


Follow Gina's Transformation
Mar 8, 2012

As winner of the SHJCC Group X factor contest free training, I also have the honor of sharing my weight loss journey via this blog. I am going to do my best to keep it real for all of you readers. I am not…


J-Serve for Earth Day (SQ)
Mar 7, 2012

J-Serve 2012: Earth Day, April 22Serve the World J Serve is a day of service and learning for teens ages 13-18. This year, learning is focused on caring for our environment and what we as Jews are asked to do about it. Schedule 9:30 -10:00 registration for the different sites…


Larry Sadja 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament (SQ)
Mar 7, 2012

Larry Sadja 3-on-3Basketball Tournament Sunday, March 25$50/team  Register Online Adults: 9-11:30 amYouth: 12-4 pm Youth Divisions Grades 3-4 Grades 5-6 Grades 7-8 Grades 9-12 Details Minimum of 3 games per team Each 1st place team player will receive a trophy All participants receive a t-shirt Court monitors are provided for each game Divisions may be combined at the discretion of the tournament director Info: Alex…


ONLY 100 TIX AVAILABLE!
Feb 29, 2012




Purim Carnival (SQ)
Feb 29, 2012

Sunday, March 4, 2-4 pm Special Camp, Membership and Fitness Discounts Obstacle Challenge Course Jungle Adventure Playland Magician David Lawrence Israeli Dancing with Lynn Berman Physical Comic and Juggler Howard Mincone Open Play and Crafts in Family Place Mike the Balloon Guy  Megillah Readings Cookie Decorating  Game Booths and Prizes Food Court ____________________________________________   Tickets   One Play-all-day bracelet $10*Two Play-all-day bracelets $18*Three Play-all-day bracelets $26*4…


EKC Family Weekend
Feb 15, 2012

Emma Kaufmann Camp Family Weekend Family Weekend DatesAleph, June 8-10; Bet, August 24-26 Registration has begun; $300/weekend/family ____________________________________________________    Experience the excitement of camping with the entire family at EKC in Morgantown, WV.   Weekend Highlights include: Swimming in our NEW Aquatics Center (3 pools, diving boards, waterslides and water buckets Lake Activities (tubing, canoeing, kayaking, "The Blob" and…


Biggest Mover Contest (SQ)
Feb 13, 2012

ITS NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN! Biggest Mover Contest until March 24 So far over 100 of our members have decided to play along….. earning points for every workout… winning weekly prizes…. All  Hoping to win the GRAND PRIZE of 2 FREE months of Centerfit Platinum along with a Personal Training package! To…


Shabbat Message
Feb 10, 2012

Brian Schreiber, JCC President and CEO February 10, 2012                                            17 Shvat, 5772 As an organization committed to enhancing Jewish community life in Pittsburgh, I was struck by a passage in a book I read recently entitled, The Case for Jewish Peoplehood – Can We Be One?…


School's Out Fun Days (SH)
Feb 9, 2012

JCC-South Hills School's Out Fun Daysgrades K-6 9 am-3 pm$50/day/child; $45/day/child (Early Registration Discount) Before Care (7-9 am): $8/day additional • After Care (3-6 pm): $12/day additionalBefore and After Care: $15/day _______________________________________________________________________ Friday, March 23: Fun and Games at Chuck E. CheeseRegister Online Teacher-in-Service: Upper St. Clair not in sessionWE WILL NOT BE EATING LUNCH WITH…


Sitters on Saturday (SH)
Feb 9, 2012

Parents - have a night out while we entertain your children! Saturday, May 19* • 5-10 pm Register Onine Pizza & Salad Supper, Gym, Swim, Games, Arts & Crafts, Movie & Snack Children should bring a swim suit and towel. Registration is required by the Thursday before the program. No drop-ins will be accepted. $30/child…


Fitness/Wellness Weekly Tip
Feb 9, 2012

The Importance of Resistance Training Whether you’re new to exercise or you are an accomplished athlete, one of the most important ways to train your body is through resistance training which helps to build lean body mass. In order to properly train your body- …


Indoor Triathlon (SQ)
Feb 9, 2012

Sponsored by the Western Pennsylvania Jewish Sports Hall of Fame Sunday, February 19Registration 11:30 am • Start Time 12 pmRegister Online _______________________________________________________________________ SwimKids and Older Adults, 250-yard swim (10 lengths)Adults, 500-yard swim (20 lengths) BikeKids and Older Adults, 2 milesAdults, 4 miles Run/WalkKids and Older Adults, 1 mile (15 laps)Adults, 2 miles (30 laps) _______________________________________________________________________ Parent/Child Teams Only…


Got Shabbat? (SH)
Feb 9, 2012

JCC-South Hills, Social Hall • For families with children ages 12 and under Join us for FREE family fun as we celebrate the end of Shabbat with these special activities * _______________________________________________________________________ Saturday, March 17 • 4-5:30 pmFamily-Friendly Sports Competition in our Gym. We will make neckerchiefs for team identification. _______________________________________________________________________ Advance registration is…


Sr. High Musical - Gypsy
Feb 7, 2012

Philip Chosky Performing Arts Program  l  Richard E. Rauh Senior High Musical 2012 Jill Machen, Director Thursday, February 16, 7:30 pm Saturday, February 18, 8 pm Sunday, February 19, 2 pm Wednesday, February 22, 7:30 pm Thursday, February 23, 7:30 pm Saturday, February 25, 8 pm Katz Performing Arts Center5738 Darlington Road $10/Reserved, Call 412-521-8011 x852$8/General; $6/Students & Seniors,…


SilverSneakers February Events
Feb 3, 2012

SilverSneakers Events for February February is National Healthy Heart Awareness MonthMonday, Feb. 131 pm: Eating for a Healthy Heart Lecture with Dietician Deborah Dell. Healthy refreshments will be served. Free EventTuesday, Feb. 14  12:30-1:30 pm: The Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program for Beginners. New Level-1 class for beginners with Tai Chi…


Fitness/Wellness Weekly Tip
Feb 2, 2012

Creating Exercise Habits So you’ve made a resolution about committing to weight loss and starting to exercise and then your initial enthusiasm and energy wane. We get distracted by other things going on in our lives, or we do not think we are seeing results…


Shabbat Prayer Decathlon
Jan 31, 2012

Shabbat Prayer Decathlon Saturday, February 11, 9:30 am-12 pmKaufmann Gym, JCC Squirrel Hill The JCC and Temple Sinai invite families with 4th, 5th and 6th grade students to join us for spiritual and physical explorations of our Shabbat morning prayers. It might be winter outside but it will be like summer camp…


You're Invited: Big Night '12
Jan 24, 2012

All Aboard JCC's Love BoatMarch 3, 2012 • 7:30 pm ______________________________ Big Night Passport EnclosedView Invitation ______________________________ Big Night: All Aboard JCC’s Love Boat will be the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh’s sixth annual Big Night fundraising event, held at the Irene Kaufmann Building in Squirrel Hill. This Big…


Youth/Family Wellness Fair (SQ)
Jan 23, 2012

Youth and Family Wellness FairFREE and Open to All Sunday, January 291-4 pm, Kaufmann Gym Carnegie Science Center Venture Outdoors Interactive games on the JCC SportWall XerTrainer Youth fitness assessments Family yoga The Outdoor Classroom Hip Hop for all ages Hula hoops from Steel City Hoop Union Health and wellness vendor displays Membership specials Prizes, Giveaways, Games! Info: Marsha Mullen, 412-521-8011 x380…


Every Body Day! (SQ)
Jan 23, 2012

Activities Listings 8:15 am, Group Power Launch, Kaufmann Dance Studio 8:30-10 am, Biggest Mover Sign-up, Trainer's Desk 9-11 am, Try out our New Equipment, Cardio Deck 9:30 am, Group Kick Launch, Kaufmann Dance Studio 10-11 am, Family Gym, Kaufmann Gym 10 am-1 pm, Early Childhood Beach Party w/ Sand Table, Crafts & Prizes, Pool Lounge 11…


Birthday Open House (SH)
Jan 19, 2012

Birthday Activities, 2-4 pm FREE Gift Raffle for children under 12. Bring a non-perishable food item for the South Hills Interfaith Ministries Food Bank for an additional raffle ticket. Winners drawn at 3:30 pm in the Lobby. FREE Birthday cupcakes, popcorn and lemondae, Lobby FREE Scuba lessons for those ages…


Tu B'Shevat Shabbat Dinner
Jan 16, 2012

Celebrate Shabbat at the JCC Be a Hero for Trees: Tu B'Shevat Shabbat Dinner Friday, February 3, 5:30-7:30 pm$10/eater; children under 2 FREE Decorate your own superhero cape so you can protect trees from "villans"! Plus celebrate a festive Shabbat and eat a yummy dairy dinner with family and friends! Bring your own Kosher…


Shabbat Message
Jan 13, 2012

Brian Schreiber, JCC President and CEO January 13, 2012                                                  18 Tevet, 5772 Having just returned last week from Israel, I can't help but to reflect on one of our agency's core values—to foster meaningful connections to the land and people of Israel. We demonstrate…


Camps FREE Family Fun Nite
Jan 12, 2012

JCC All Camps FREE Family Fun Night NEW LOCATION! Carnegie Science Center's Highmark SportsWorks* Sunday, January 15, 6:30-9 pm Register for Camp and receive discounts on EKC, J&R, South Hills Day Camps, Performing Arts Camp, JCC Teen Travel Camp and Early Childhood Camps Wear your sneakers and get active with your JCC camp friends…


Fitness/Wellness Weekly Tip
Jan 12, 2012

Change Your Life for Good You swore this was the year you would stick to your resolutions, but that jumbo tin of popcorn and comfy couch are calling you every night! Join the club. About 40 percent of Americans make a vow on Jan. 1st- and …


UPDATE: Courtney's Countdown
Jan 12, 2012

Best Laid Plans January 12, 2012 So what were you doing last night at 3:11 am? Me? I was coming to the conclusion that one week into my official training plan, I am already off schedule. I have come to the realization that…


Shabbat Message
Jan 6, 2012

Rabbi Eli Seidman, Jewish Association on Aging January 6, 2012                                                          11 Tevet, 5772 Jacob’s Ethical Will Jewish Vayechi, Genesis 47:28-50:26 In my work with Sivitz Jewish Hospice, I often help patients review the events of their lives and pass along wisdom and advice to the…


AgeWell: Property Assessment
Jan 5, 2012

Join us at an informational meeting to learn more about the property assessment appeals process. Monday, January 9, 1:30 pmJCC, Squirrel HillLevinson Hall Officials will be on hand to answer questions about how to file an appeal. Sponsored by City Councilman Corey O'Connor and State Representative Dan Frankel. Info: Sybil Lieberman, 412-521-8011 x135…


NEW Fitness Equipment (SQ)
Jan 3, 2012

NEW Fitness Equipment, Coming in January 2012 There will over 25 pieces of new Cardio Equipment arriving at the JCC this January, as well as new belts for the treadmills that will be staying. New Equipment Features include touch screens, and the latest technology to ensure a smooth and effective workout.…


Sheldon Low Family Concert
Dec 22, 2011

Join us for a Sheldon Low Family ConcertHavdalah and Candle Lighting Saturday, December 24, 6:45 pm (updated start time), JCC-Levinson Hall (SQ)$6/person, 2 and under are FREE Enjoy the Steelers and your Chinese dinner, then join us for Havdalah, Chanukah candle lighting and dessert, followed by a special performance by Sheldon Low. 6:45…


J&R Winter Break Camp Days
Dec 22, 2011

J&R Winter Break Camp DaysClick for details…


Chanukah Continues (SQ)
Dec 22, 2011

Chanukah @ the JCC Thursday, December 22 10 am: PJ Library Chanukah Storytime! We’ll read Chanukah books from PJ Library and get crafty together in Family Place. Call Miriam Abramovich at ext. 398 to register. 4 pm: Arts & Crafts and Sufganiyot-making Demonstration The JCC Early Childhood Development Center will host with Community…


Shabbat Message
Dec 16, 2011

Alexis Winsten Mancuso, Assistant Executive Director December 16, 2011                                                         20 Kislev, 5772 As this holiday season approaches, 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…


TIME CHANGE: Sheldon Low Concert
Dec 15, 2011

WE'VE CHANGED THE TIME! Sheldon Low Family Havdalah, Candle Lighting and ConcertSaturday, December 24, 6:45 pm, JCC-Levinson Hall$6/person, 2 and under are FREE  Enjoy the Steelers and your Chinese dinner, then join us for Havdalah, Chanukah candle lighting and dessert, followed by a special performance by singer Sheldon Low. _________________________________________6:45 pm,…


My Baby and Me - Winter
Dec 15, 2011

My Baby and Me runs social and educational activities for parents/caregivers with young children. A variety of free drop-in groups, classes and special events designed for families with children age 4 and under are offered weekly. My Baby and Me staff support new families in their…


Shabbat Message
Dec 9, 2011

Rabbi Michael Werbow, Congregation Beth Shalom December 9, 2011                                                                    13 Kislev, 5772 What’s in a name? A lot! Vayishlach, Genesis 32:4-36:43 “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” — Shakespeare Each one of…


Shabbat Message
Dec 2, 2011

Rabbi Donni Aaron, JCC Jewish Educator December 2, 2011                                                                                     6 Kislev, 5772 Around this time of year a few years ago, I was listening to NPR. They had a discussion about the holiday of Hanukah and one of the topics discussed was the spelling of the…


Chakra Yoga (SH)
Nov 30, 2011

Chakra Yoga For Weight Loss and Stress Relief Thursdays, 6-7 pmJanuary 19-March 8$56 (no drop-ins) Experience a life of balance. Allow Instructor Connie Baker to give you an understanding of your chakras, or energy centers. With each class she will explore techniques and poses that help you find balance in your life and…


Marathon Madness (SH)
Nov 30, 2011

Ready, Set, Go! Marathon Madness Wednesdays & Saturdays, January 25-May 6$160 (no drop-ins) With the Pittsburgh Marathon only a few months away, it's time to swap your snow boots for your running shoes. Trainer Connie Baker will guide you on your Marathon adventure with runs, cross-training and tips to keep you healthy and…


Run the Marathon
Nov 28, 2011

FREE Race Registration & Help Training, Join our Team Run the Marathon with the JCCwith the JCC and PAWS Over Pittsburgh The JCC is a proud training partner with Animal Rescue League, a partner charity for Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon on May 6. Sunday, April 15: Run/Walk, ARL, 8 am Thursday, April 19:…


Members, FREE Upgrade (SQ)
Nov 18, 2011

Upgrade your JCC Membership NOW andReceive ALL the Benefits of Centerfit Platinum FREE of charge for the rest of the year (No Payments until 2012*) As a special gift from us, the first 20 members to upgrade will also receive a FREE half hour…


Shabbat Message
Nov 18, 2011

Rabbi Beth Jacowitz Chottiner, Temple Shalom, Wheeling, W.Va. November 18, 2011                                                                 21 Cheshvan, 5772 Chaye Sarah, 23:1-25:18 In circle of life, loved ones come and go We are all familiar with the phrase “circle of life.” I couldn’t help but think of this idea in relation to this…


Thanksgiving/Group Ex (SQ)
Nov 17, 2011

Squirrel Hill Thursday Nov. 24 8:15 Group Power with Marsha 9am Spinning Turkey Burner with Laurie  Friday Nov. 25 6am Spinning 8am Centergy 9am Spinning 9:15am Yoga …


Research Study, Diabetes Prevention
Nov 17, 2011

Squirrel Hill FREE, Contact us today In partnership with the JCC, the University of Pittsburgh Diabetes Prevention Support Center is offering a FREE healthy lifestyle research program for adults at risk for type 2 diabetes and/or heart disease.   If you are 18 years of age or older, do not have…


FIRST 50, JOIN TODAY...
Nov 15, 2011

THE FIRST 50 TO JOIN THE JCC GET THE BEST DEAL!$1 Processing Fee & 1 Month FREE   Contact Membership at 412-521-8011 x176 for details. Restrictions may apply…


Fitness/Wellness Weekly Tip
Nov 15, 2011

Boost Your Brain PowerMeditation requires you to tap all the self-regulation systems in your brain as well as the self-monitoring mechanism. Every time you meditate, you use two important parts of your brain: the prefrontal cortex, which helps you make smart choices, and…


Shabbat Message
Nov 11, 2011

Rabbi Jonathan Perlman, New Light Congregation November 11, 2011                                                                         14 Cheshvan, 5772 Genesis 18:1-22-24 On Rosh Hashana, we read the story of the Akeida, the nearsacrifice of Isaac by Abraham, taken out of the context of the Genesis narrative. We weave Abraham as hero into the High…


Men's Basketball Winter Classic (SH)
Nov 7, 2011

Men's Winter Basketball Classic League play begins November 28$750/team Info/Register: Julius Page, 724-708-5565 Real team uniforms Stats kept every game League leaders posted to website  16 teams in league; 8 per division South Div. played @ JCC-SH East Div. played @ Monroeville Sports Center Top 4 teams from each division make playoffs  Championship game broadcast LIVE on Trib Live RadioIndividual:…


Fall Harvest Dinner
Nov 4, 2011

Fall Harvest Dinner Monday, November 14, 5:30-8:30 pmPre-register by November 7 at the Front Desk$10/members; $15/community Come celebrate the harvest season with dinner, dancing and story-telling. We will celebrate and honor the accomplishments of our SilverSneakers members. We will be giving awards for: Most Inspiring Most Gracious Most Caring Award nomination can be filled out at the SilverSneakers…


Shabbat Message
Nov 3, 2011

Rabbi Donni Aaron, JCC Jewish Educator November 4, 2011                                                                                     7 Chesvan, 5772 One of the great mysteries of the Torah is why God chose Abraham to be the first Jew. No information is given in the Torah to explain God’s selection process. Instead, we have to…


WANTED: Chanukah Vendors (SH)
Nov 2, 2011

Wanted: Vendors for our Chanukah & Holiday Gift Bazaar Sunday December 4, 2011 – 9 am to 5 pm Monday December 5, 2011 – 8 am to 7 pm For more information call or email Ann Haalman at 412-278-1975 x204.…


Senior High Musical Auditions (SQ)
Oct 31, 2011

JCC Teen Department and Philip Chosky Performing Arts Program Present Auditions, Richard E. Rauh Senior High Musical Wednesday, November 9, 7-9 pm Robinson Bldg. Room 156 Jill Machen, Director For more information, call 412-521-8011 x228.…


AgeWell Workshop (SH)
Oct 31, 2011

How to Build a Better Brain Monday, November 7, 2-3 pmJCC-South Hills, Social Hall FREE for members; sign up at the SilverSneakers table in the lobby It's never too late to boost your brain power and improve your memory. Learn simple, everyday strategies for strenghthening your brain and improving your mental wellness. Join the…


AgeWell Health/Wellness Fair
Oct 31, 2011

Health and Wellness Fair Thursday, November 3, 10 am-1 pmPanel Discussion, 1-2 pm More than 20 information tables, including different professionals from the medical community Flu shots from 10 am-1 pm provided by Lutheran Senior Life/American Healthcare Individual counseling on health plans with APPRISE, by appointment only—call 412-661-1438 to schedule. Screenings and Information Booths “Silent Witnesses”…


Member Survey
Oct 25, 2011

Take SurveyOctober 25-November 8 Dear Members, Last year, many of you responded to a “Benchmarking” survey, providing us with valuable input about how you experience the JCC. We took your ideas very seriously and in response to the survey, have been focusing on improving our communications…


Pittsburgh Day of Giving
Oct 19, 2011

What a turnout for the JCC to the opportunity from The Pittsburgh Foundation!  Response to the challenge for the 24-hour period of giving on October 4th raised $67,296 from 106 donors.  And…that does not yet include the match portion from The Pittsburgh Foundation which is expected to be more than…


Check Our Fall Mini Guides!
Oct 18, 2011

View our Fall Mini Guides Classes start October 30Basketball Travel Team Tryouts: October 23-26 Squirrel Hill  l  South Hills…


Fall Family Open House (SH)
Oct 18, 2011

JCC-South HillsSunday, October 23, 12:30-3:30 pmFREE and open to the community Join the Fun! Petting zoo (1:30–3:30 pm) Timed obstacle course for ages 2 and older: win a Giant Eagle gift card Free raffles, popcorn, lemonade and arts & crafts Mike the Balloon Guy Guided nature walks on the Scott Conservancy Trail Free hot…


Employment (SQ)
Oct 17, 2011

Administrative Event Planning Assistant for Big Night The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh has a part time opening for an Administrative Event Planning Assistant at our Squirrel Hill location. The hours are primarily during the day, plus the night of the event.…


FREE Fall Fun Day (SQ)
Oct 17, 2011




Holiday Schedule: Oct. 19-21
Oct 17, 2011

Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah Wednesday, October 19, Close at 5pm Thursday, October 20, Closed Friday, October 21, Partial Opening* 5:30 am-6 pm(ECDC, Fitness Centers, Squirrel Hill: Clubhouse, Senior Programs) Complete Holiday Schedule…


Clubhouse/School's Out Fun Days
Oct 11, 2011

October Clubhouse Schedule and School’s Out Fun Days at the JCC October Fun Days Friday, October 14 - Trip to Trax Farms for a hayride and pumpkin picking Friday, October 21 - In-house If you are interested in sending your children to any of these fun days please …


Fitness/Wellness Weekly Tip
Oct 11, 2011

Healthy Eating for Busy FamiliesAmerica is getting fatter and Pennsylvania is helping to lead the way as one of the nation’s top 20 “Most obese” states. Our busy lifestyles encourage unhealthy eating habits, like eating on the run, and high/fat –…


Middle School Musical Auditions!
Oct 11, 2011

Auditions for the JCC Middle School Musicalgrades 5-8Sunday, October 16 • 1-4 pm and Tuesday, October 18 • 6:30-8:30 pm “Once Upon a Mattress”Kathy Wayne, Director ATTENDANCE AT BOTH AUDITIONS IS REQUIREDNo advanced preparation necessaryKatz Theatre, Robinson BuildingThere is no fee to auditionOpen to the communityFor more information, please contact Steven Lautman,412-521-8011,…


Register Now for Fall Basketball
Oct 11, 2011

Squirrel Hill The JCC is the Best Place for Basketball Fall Season Begins October 23 Register Now for JCC Fall Basketball Little Champs Super Hoopers: grades K-2, $120Sundays, November 6-February 12 Kindergarten, 1-2 pm Grade 1, 2-3 pm Grade 2, 3-4 pm Harry B. Davis Basketball Clinic: grades 3-8, $150Saturdays, November 5-February 18 Girls, grades 3-5, 1-2:15 pm Girls, grades…


Gateway to the Golden Years
Oct 11, 2011

Gateway to the Golden Years Featured speakers discuss financial and legal protections for emerging seniors and executors. Thursday, October 27, 7:30 pmJCC-South Hills Protecting Seniors during National Domestic Abuse Awareness Month Professionals offer the neweest ways to protect aging parents, family members and loved ones from becoming victims of physical, financial and emotional abuse. Hear…


Fall Family Open House (SH)
Oct 10, 2011

JCC-South HillsSunday, October 23, 12:30-3:30 pmFREE and open to the community Join the Fun! Petting zoo (1:30–3:30 pm) Timed obstacle course for ages 2 and older: win a Giant Eagle gift card Free raffles, popcorn, lemonade and arts & crafts Mike the Balloon Guy Guided nature walks on the Scott Conservancy Trail Free hot…


12 Weeks of Wellness
Sep 23, 2011

Lose 12 Pounds in 12 Weeks Mondays, September 26-December 12Noon or 8pm$120No fee for Personal Training clients who have purchased 12 or more sessions Join Personal Trainer and Wellness Coach Bonnie Livingston for this guided nutrition and lifestyle management course that will make slimming down fun. Nutrition education and guidance A support network and…


Fitness Contest
Sep 23, 2011

The Group Ex X FactorJCC Fitness Contest September 26-December 18 Win a 3-month Personal Training Package Get a FREE fitness assessment Take as many group ex classes as you can Write a 100-word essay by November 1, "Why Should the JCC Choose You?" The winner must be willing to share their personal fitness story on the…


Shabbat Message
Sep 23, 2011

Brian Schreiber, President and CEO September 23, 2011                                                                                      24 Elul,  5771 As we prepare for Rosh Hashanah and begin a new cycle of activities at the JCC, we take a moment to reflect on the year that was and look forward to the challenges and…


Get Over It: Marc Elliot
Sep 20, 2011

Get Over It!Everyone is Different Marc Elliot: Inspiring Tolerance Around the World October 9, 5:30 pmKatz Auditorium, JCC, Squirrel Hill Marc Elliot knows the importance of understanding people's differences. He was born with a rare disease that virutally left him no intestines and at age nine he developed a neurological disorder called Tourette's Syndrome.…


Shabbat Message
Sep 16, 2011

Mayda Roth, JCC Development Director September 16, 2011                                                              16 Elul, 5771 Ki Tavo, Portion of the Week This week’s Torah portion, Ki Tavo, summarizes the entire relationship between G-d and the people of Israel: You have affirmed this day that the Almighty is your G-d, that you will …


Member Appreciation Week is September 18-24
Sep 13, 2011

Join us for Member Appreciation Week * September 18-24 Bring a Friend for Free! * Free Group Ex Classes for You and Your Guest Free Personal Training Consults  Member Appreciation Week September 18-24 Daily Drawings for AWESOME Prizes: • Private Spin Party for you and 19…


Shabbat Message
Sep 9, 2011

Rabbi Martin William Shorr, Temple Hadar Israel, New Castle September 9, 2011                                                           10 Elul, 5771 Ki Tetze, 21:10-25:19 Matchmakers Must Remember Why They Do Their JobThis week’s Torah portion talks about divorce. There is a perception from those not knowledgable of Jewish law and tradition, believing divorce…


Amazing Journeys
Sep 7, 2011

Join us on our upcoming Amazing Journeys!Learn more Looking for an amazing journey this year? Well look no further! At Amazing Journeys, we believe that group travel for Jewish singles is about more than escaping your daily cares—it's about enhancing your life by viewing it through an always-fresh,…


Jewish Federation Centennial Display
Sep 7, 2011

Jewish Federation Centennial Display Opens at the JCC As the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh enters its 100th year of service to the community, the agency will honor its past with the unveiling of a 14-panel history display, to be on exhibit throughout the month…


Sports & Rec Child Calendar
Sep 5, 2011

Look What Your Child Can Do at the JCC! Squirrel Hill Early Childhood K-5 …


Labor Day - Group Ex
Sep 2, 2011

Labor Day Group Ex ScheduleMonday, September 5 Squirrel HillOpen 8am-2pm 9am, Spinning 9:15am, Group Kick 10:30am, Group Power NOTE: There will be no water exercise classes, Labor Day, Monday, September 5 ____________________________________________________________ South HillsOpen 8am-2pm Group Exercise Schedule 9:30am, Group Power, Judy/Tara 10:30am, Yoga mini session (30 mins), Tara SilverSneakers 10am, Cardio Circuit, Bonnie 11am, MSROM, Bonnie …


Labor Day Schedule
Sep 2, 2011

Labor Day Schedule/HoursMonday, September 5 Squirrel HillFitness open 8am-2pmNo senior lunch programRest of agency closed Group Exercise Schedule 9am, Spinning 9:15am, Group Kick 10:30am, Group Power NOTE: There will be no water exercise classes, Labor Day, Monday, September 5 ____________________________________________________________ South HillsOpen,  8am-2pm Group Exercise Schedule 9:30am, Group Power, Judy/Tara 10:30am, Yoga mini session (30 mins), Tara SilverSneakers 10am, Cardio Circuit, Bonnie 11am, MSROM,…


Shabbat Message
Sep 1, 2011

Rabbi Donni Aaron, JCC Jewish Educator September 2, 2011                                                                                3 Elul, 5771 It is that time of year again. We have now entered the month of Elul. Elul is the month in the Jewish calendar that comes before the month of Tishre, when we celebrate the…


Following Chelsea UPDATE!
Sep 1, 2011

The RACE, The Big One, & My First TriSunday, August 14 EDIT: Some people were asking me about the tri distance, and my time. I completed the Olympic/International Distance 1500m swim, 40K bike, 10K run. I finished in 3:48 (sloooowwwww BUT gives me …


Women Unchained
Sep 1, 2011

Women Unchained A Growing Problem: The get as a tool of abuse and what we can do about it as a community Sunday, September 11 • 8 pmJCC, Squirrel Hill • Levinson HallFREE and open to the community Shaare Torah presents Women Unchained, a documentary produced by Beverly Siegel Rieger, with a panel…


State Rep. Matt Smith
Sep 1, 2011

State Representative Matt Smith Wednesday, September 7 · 7-9 pmDid you know you can choose your energy supplier?Under a law that took effect in January, you can now choose the company that generates your electricity. Please join Rep. Smith and representatives from the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, Duquesne Light…


9/11 A Decade Later
Sep 1, 2011

92nd Street Y from Manhattan presents 9/11 A Decade Later: Lessons Learned and Future Challengeswith Donald Rumsfeld, Ari Fleischer, Michael Mukasey and Michael Medved Thursday, September 8 • 8 pm All seats general admission$15/seat at the door Full 92nd Street Y Broadcasts, Season 6 6:30 DinnerSmallman Street Deli dinner available. Please order from Temple Sinai…


Study Hebrew
Sep 1, 2011

Study Hebrew Start the new year taking a Hebrew/Ulpan class with the AJL. Reading, conversation and classical Hebrew. Evening classes at the AJL and JCC range from absolute beginner to advanced and are taught in an engaging and joyful manner. Classes begin the week of October 24 Once the Holidays are over, let's…


Shabbat Message
Aug 29, 2011

Brian Schreiber, President and CEO August 26, 2011                                                                                      26 Avan,  5771 The concept of Shabbat has different meanings for different people. While Shabbat traditionally encompasses prayer, ritual and family, multiple meanings have emerged for many individuals over the years. The multiple ways people celebrate Shabbat at…


Family Park Pool Schedule through Labor Day
Aug 24, 2011

End of Summer Family Park Pool Schedule Please note: The Family Park Pool will be closed Tuesday, August 30, to repair a leaking pipe in the pumping system. The pool schedule through Labor Day depends on the weather and staffing availability; please call in advance: 412-824-4740 or…


Fall Program Guides Online!
Aug 22, 2011

To view our Fall 2011 Program Guides, click here: Squirrel Hill Fall Program Guide South Hills Fall Program Guide…


Shabbat Message
Aug 19, 2011

by Rabbi Eli Seidman, Jewish Association on AgingEkev, Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25August 19, 2011                                                                    19 Av, 5771 Little Things Mean…


AgeWell Special Presentation
Aug 18, 2011

Special Presentation Thursday, August 251:15 pmRoom 202 Please join us for a discussion on Medicare and the opportunities available to seniors under the Affordable Care Act. We are fortunate to have as our speaker, Joanne Grossi, Regional Director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for Regtion III. Regional Director Grossi serves…


Bioage Testing
Aug 15, 2011

The JCC now offersBioage Testing Learn your body's biological age and ways to slow the aging process. What is Bioage Testing?A biological age test determines your body's biological age, as opposed to chronological age, when compared with standard biological age markers of the general population. The Bioage assessment includes blood pressure, lung…


6-Week Weight Loss Program
Aug 15, 2011

6-Week Weight Loss Program Led by dietitian Deborah Brooks, the program will provide you with a customized meal plan, weekly goals and support, confidential weigh-ins, nutrition education, shopping guides and more. Mondays, September 19-October 317-8 pm$108/member; $140/community ___________________________________________________________ Deborah Brooks, MS, RD, LDNDeborah is a registered dietitian with over 25 years of experience in…


Early Childhood Programs
Aug 15, 2011

Amazing AfternoonsAn enrichment program held in a dedicated classroom and designed for four-year-olds. We explore a different theme each month and incorporate field trips and visitors pertinent to each theme. Typical themes are Our City, Children Around the World and My Amazing Body. Space is limited. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays •…


Shabbat Message
Aug 12, 2011

Melissa Hiller, Director, American Jewish Museum August 12, 2011                                                                        12 Av, 5771 This week’s parsha, Va’etchanan, reinforces the blueprint for our covenant with G-d. Before the Israelites cross the Jordon, Moses reiterates the Ten Commandments as well as introduces the commandment of reciting the shema,…


Kindermusik Fall Classes
Aug 10, 2011

Contact Miriam Abramovich at 412-521-8011 x398.To register for a class or free preview, call x202. ____________________________________ Kindermusik Village: Feathers and Do-Si-DoParents and children newborn to 1½ years Feathers introduces you and your child to a delightful range of songs, movement activities, object play and vocal play relating to our feathered…


RELEASED EKC Music Video
Aug 5, 2011

EKC Music Video: Are You Ready? Make this video go viral... You can do this by posting the YouTube video link on your Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages. Help us reach 10,000 VIEWS on YouTube!!! For more information please contact Marla Werner at 412-521-8011 x352…


Shabbat Message
Aug 5, 2011

Rabbi Donni Aaron, JCC Jewish EducatorAugust 5, 2011                                                                               5 Av, 5771 Here at our two JCCs, we have thriving Early Childhood Development Centers. Unless you have a child participating in this program in either the South Hills or Squirrel Hill location, you may not know about some…


EKC: Music Video Trailer
Aug 4, 2011

EKC Music Video Trailer: Are You Ready? Full Length Music Video to be Released08.05.11 @ 4pm …


EKC: 1st Experience/Specialty
Aug 3, 2011

Your child can still have a great experience at EKC! Starts next Monday, August 8. Contact us now.Info, pricing or to register contact Stephanie Buzza, 304-599-4435 First ExperienceA one-week introduction to camp for children entering grades 2-5 Specialty CampsOutdoor Adventure, Sports (tennis, soccer, basketball), Crafts/Cultural, Horseback Riding, Water Skiing Your child will: Build new…


Run the Great Race
Aug 2, 2011

Run the Great Race with the JCCThe JCC wants to be your running buddy for the Great Race on September 25. Let's train together! Whether you are an experienced runner or a running novice, join us on Facebook to share training tips, ask questions, participate in group runs and be part…


J&R Photo Albums
Aug 2, 2011

View photos from J&R Day CampSelect a Week: 1 l 2 l 3 l 4 l 5 l 6 l Groups: Sess. 1…


J&R Group Photos - Sess. 1
Aug 2, 2011




Shingles Vaccine
Jul 26, 2011

Shingles Vaccine:What You Need to Know August 8 · 9:30 am-noonFREE Walgreen Pharmacist Jessica Campana will be available in the Social Hall lobby to answer your questions and talk about the importance of shingles vaccinations. Stop in if you would like information about getting vaccinated for the shingles virus. This is an informational session…


Meet your child's teacher
Jul 26, 2011

Come meet your child's teacher Friday, August 19 • 3-5:30 pm The children and parents will visit their classrooms and meet their teachers. I will be available to answer any questions. Refreshments will be served. Please meet us in the Atrium and classrooms. See you then! Kathy ReveszSouth Hills JCC ECDC Director For more…


Specialty Camps
Jul 26, 2011

JCC Summer Fun by the Week...One-Week Specialty Camps9 am-3:30 pm Pre- and Post-Camp Fun Days Mention this and receive $25 discount Kids can get in deep with Specialty Camps in science, sports and arts & crafts; our flexible Pre- and Post-Camp Fun Days bridge schedules so the…


Understanding Coronary Artery Disease
Jul 26, 2011

Abbott Laboratories cordially invites you to participate in the upcoming program: Friday, July 29 · 1 pmJCC Squirrel Hill, 5738 Forbes Ave. Featuring Guest Lecture:Nicole Bruno, CRNPMaster of Science in Nursing Topic:Understanding Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) Join us for a discussion about the most common form of heart disease, Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). You will…


Following Chelsea UPDATE!
Jul 26, 2011

If you love it so much, marry itWednesday, July 20 Did you ever hear that when you were a kid? You’d be talking about how much you loooove your new slap bracelet, or your new markers that smell like fruit, or your neon pink and…


Shabbat Message
Jul 25, 2011

Cantor Richard Berlin, Parkway Jewish Center July 22, 2011                                                                                       20 Tammuz, 5771 Mattot, Numbers 30:2–32:42 Vows Make A Difference, As Tradition Teaches “If a man makes a vow to the Lord or takes an oath imposing an obligation upon himself he shall not break his pledge; he…


Win Pirates Tickets
Jul 19, 2011

Win Pirates Tickets! Like Us on Facebook to be entered into our weekly Pirates tickets drawing. One winner will be selected every Monday. Must Like the JCC on Facebook to be eligible. Questions? Squirrel Hill only…


Following Chelsea UPDATE!
Jul 19, 2011

New Following Chelsea Photo Album_______________________________________________________________ BIG NEWS!Tuesday, July 19OK, so I am sure that some people know about my goals and what I am trying to accomplish. I write all of the time about having fitness goals, and how having those goals helps to take the…


J&R Summer Times, July 15
Jul 15, 2011

Read the J&R Summer Times, July 15 from week 4 of camp. …


Shabbat Message
Jul 15, 2011

Adam Baldachin, Rabbinical Student, Emma Kaufmann CampJuly 15, 2011                                                                      13 Tammuz, 5771 Torah Thoughts — Parashat PinchasPassing the Buck Decision making can sometimes be tricky. It is often unclear when decision makers should manage a situation or pass it on to others to decide. President Harry S. Truman, for example, took a…


J&R Photo Albums
Jul 8, 2011

View photos from J&R Day CampSelect a Week: 1 l 2 l 3 l 4 l 5 l 6 l Groups: Sess. 1…


Following Chelsea UPDATE!
Jul 8, 2011

Just Keep Swimming Swimming has to be the most fun way to get your physical activity in EVER! I’ve been taking swim lessons with Kelly and she is such a good instructor. I always thought that I was a decent swimmer but just …


Shabbat Message
Jul 8, 2011

Rabbi Donni Aaron, JCC Jewish Educator July 8, 2011                                                                                              6 Tammuz , 5771 Shabbat at Camp is always a special time. For both our camp in the South Hills as well as James and Rachel Levinson Day Camp at our Family Park in Monroeville, Friday…


Shabbat Message
Jul 1, 2011

Rachel Marcus, Associate Executive DirectorJuly 1, 2011                                                                                                29 Sivan, 5771 Who We Are: The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh We welcome all Jews to participate to the level of their interest in Jewish growth We have in place programs and services that provide members with opportunities to understand their…


Shabbat Under the Stars
Jun 30, 2011

Shabbat Under the Stars at the JCC's Family Park Celebrate Shabbat with family, friends and the Israeli Scouts Friday, July 22 • 5:30-8 pmFor families with children ages 6 and under$15/adult; $8/child age 2 and under Rabbi Donni Aaron, the JCC's Jewish Educator, will be there with her shiny blue guitar to sing…


July 4 Class Schedule (SQ)
Jun 29, 2011

Monday, July 4, Group Ex Schedule 8:30am - Group Kick 9am - Spinning 10am - Group Power Full Group Ex Schedule…


Like Us on Facebook
Jun 27, 2011

Like us on Facebook to recieve up-to-the-minute updates, view photos/videos and stay current with all things JCC and J&R!…


Shabbat Message
Jun 24, 2011

Rabbi Barbara Symons, Temple David Korach, Numbers 16:1-18:32 Location Matters in Disputes June 24, 2011                                                                                                24 Sivan, 5771 What is the proper arena for dispute? If you are a Food Network groupie, then you are familiar with the show “Throwdown with Bobby Flay.” In the territory of…


New Following Chelsea pictures!
Jun 23, 2011

New Following Chelsea pictures! Also available on our Facebook page…


AARP Driver Safety
Jun 23, 2011

AARP Drivery SafetyRefresher CourseFor Adults over 50 Monday, September 1912:30-4:30 pmSocial Hall For adults over 50 who have already taken the eight-hour course. Fulfills requirements for a continuing insurance discount from any auto insurer doing business in Pennsylvania. You must bring evidence of previous course completion no longer than 3 years ago…


Babysitting to the Rescue!
Jun 23, 2011

Goodman Shortstop Babysitting to the Rescue! JCC South Hills has babysitting hours when you want to take an exercise class or work out in the fitness center.Sunday-Friday: 9 am - noonMonday-Thursday: 6 - 8:30 pm Babysitting is available for children 6 weeks to 5 years of agePurchase at the Front DeskLimited spaces…


JCC Pittsburgh Goes Mobile!
Jun 22, 2011

Mobile website launch Visit JCCPGH.org from your Smartphone or other mobile device to view schedules or keep up-to-date on JCC news, events and much more while on the go!…


JCC is for Every Body!
Jun 20, 2011

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Shabbat Message
Jun 17, 2011

Gina Tudi, Division Director of Sales and Membership Service Johanna Kitman, Director, Membership Services June 17, 2011                                                                                                   15 Sivan, 5771 As membership directors, our job is to welcome everyone into the JCC community. When we talk about the JCC, we often refer to the image, based on…


Like us on Facebook!
Jun 15, 2011

We're making the jump to a new & improved Facebook page! http://t.co/RqPi375 all news & updates will be shared on this page…


New Following Chelsea pictures!
Jun 15, 2011

Click here for new Following Chelsea pictures!…


Aquathlon Challenge
Jun 15, 2011

Aquathlon ChallengeSunday, July 17, 2011 Registration form/Event details Swim-Run at the JCC Family Park in Monroeville $30/Centerfit Platnum member; $35/General member; $40/Community Contact Laurie Wood at (412) 521-8011 ext. 260…


Alan Paul Returns to the JCC to Speak about His Adventures in China
Jun 15, 2011

Alan Paul Returns to the JCC to Speak about His Adventures in China Monday, June 27  1:15pm Levinson Hall  Author Alan Paul, a native of Pittsburgh, will speak about his book, “BIG IN CHINA: MyUnlikely Adventures Raising a Family, Playing the Blues, and Becoming A Star in Beijing,”on Monday, June 27 at 1:15…


Shabbat Message
Jun 13, 2011

Rabbi Donni Aaron, JCC Jewish Educator June 10, 2011                                                                                                         8 Sivan, 5771 Summertime is here! In the Jewish world, there are not a lot of holidays that happen during the summer months. I see this as both a potential blessing but also a challenge. It’s…


Summer Sock Hop!
Jun 13, 2011

Summer Sock Hop!Second Annual Senior Dinner Dance Wednesday, June 295:30 - 8:30 pm  Live Entertainment: George Suhon and Silver Sky Dance, dine, and socialize. Last year was the social event of the season at the JCC and this year will be even better! Bring a date, or come with friends, but be sure to…


JCC Summer Blood Drive (SQ)
Jun 13, 2011

Jewish Community Center Summer Blood Drive Monday, June 201-7 pmLevinson Hall B - JCC - 5738 Forbes Avenue All presenting donors will receive a $10 gas card!  To schedule your life saving appointment, please log on to www.centralbloodbank.org and enter sponsor code C189 or contact Jeanne at (412) 521-8011 ext. 362 Please bring ID…


Family Pool & Patio Party with BBQ
Jun 6, 2011

Summer Time Family Fun! Sunday, July 314-8 pm Advance Registration and Payment Required. Come swim in our indoor pool and relax on our outdoor patio. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Children can play on our backyard playground or in our sandbox. Sports equipment will be made available for your use. Enjoy a…


Guided Family Nature Walks
Jun 6, 2011

Summer Time Family FunSeptember 1110 am-noon Join our favorite camp specialist "Nature Hal" for a guided tour of the Scott Conservancy Trail which begins at the edge of the JCC-South Hills property. We will meet at Nature Hal's tent, to the far left as you face the front of our building.…


Outdoor Family Movie Nights
Jun 6, 2011

Summer Time Family Fun! August 20 • 8-11 pmBackyard - JCC-South Hills (in case of inclement weather, program in Social Hall) All movies rated either G or PG. For exact movie titles, please call the Thursday before the movie or check this web page. The Front Desk operator will be able to…


Holiday Hours
Jun 6, 2011

Shavuot Holiday Schedule Tuesday, June 7: Close at 5 pm Community Tikkun Leil Shavuot: 10 pm-12:50 am Wednesday, June 8: Closed Thursday, June 9: Partial Opening 5:30 am-9:30 pm ECDC, Clubhouse, Senior Programs, Fitness Centers …


UPDATE: SQ Aquatic Center
Jun 6, 2011

Warm Water Returns! Temperature in the Training (small) Pool reached 85° F Sunday, so aquatics exercise classes can be held. Make-up swim lessons will be given today, Monday, June 6. For up-to-date information on water temperatures, please call the Centerfit desk, 412-521-8011 x202 or x372. We apologize for all inconveniences and thank you…


What are you doing this summer?
Jun 3, 2011

CLICK ON THE GOGGLES TO FIND YOUR SUMMER CAMP!…


Following Chelsea
Jun 3, 2011

Follow JCC member Chelsea as she works to lose weight, gain strength, and build a healthy lifestyle. Chelsea is working with JCC Personal Trainer Menachem Brodie and attends group exercise classes several times a week. You can share her journey through the "Following Chelsea" blog on this page…


Shabbat Message
Jun 3, 2011

Brian Schreiber, President and CEO JUne 3, 2011                                                                                                            1 Sivan,  5771 Last week, my friend and colleague, Rabbi Aaron Bisno wrote a provocative essay, “Courageous Conversation,” that opened the door to more public discourse toward the changes sweeping across Jewish life…


Family Picnic
Jun 3, 2011

Family Picnic Sunday, June 53:30 - 6pmFamily Park in Monroeville Join us as we celebrate the end of the school year with swimming; games and activities with ECDC staff; and a dinner of hot dogs, hamburgers, and drinks. Please bring your swimsuits! For more information, please contact Kelly Gable-LaBelle, Director, Early Childhood Development Center,…


Private Swim Lessons with Mary Beth Kish
Jun 3, 2011

Private Swim Lessons with Mary Beth Kish We will begin taking appointments on May 14. Contact Aquatics Director Kelly Grieneisen at (412) 521-8011, ext. 276, or kgrieneisen@jccpgh.org…


Before-Camp Mini-Camp
Jun 3, 2011

Catch the wave into summer fun!Before-Camp Mini-Camp: June 13-17, 2011Register for one, two, three, for or all five days. Before-Camp Mini-Camp days include games, gym time, free swim, a special field trip, and snacks. Children should bring a dairy lunch and beverage daily, unless otherwise noted in the day's activities. A…


Got Shabbat?
Jun 3, 2011

Got Shabbat?Upcoming program dates: (4 - 5:30pm)Wear your outdoor clothes for outdoor fun!  Saturday, August 13Celebration of Family Join us as we joyfully introduce Rabbi Donni Aaron, Jewish Educator for the JCC of Greater Pittsburgh. Rabbi Donni, as she likes to be called, has worked in Jewish education for more than 20…


Talks on Tuesdays
Jun 3, 2011

Talks on TuesdaysLet's have lunch and meet for educational programs, discussion, and speakers. Tuesday, June 1412:30 - 2:30pm This month:Simplification and Organization: Getting your house in order.With Sandy Goldstein. Learn how to organize and simplify your life by simplifying your home. Sandy Goldsten will teach us how to make good decisions about…


Family Place Spring Clean-up/Toy Drive
Jun 3, 2011

My Baby and MeWednesday, June 22  9am - Noon Join us for a morning of giving back! Help us clean and organize Family Place for the summer and put out some new toys for our children to enjoy. Donations of gently used toys will be accepted in the month of June. Please…


UPDATE: SQ Aquatic Center
Jun 2, 2011

Let the Sun Shine In! Squirrel Hill Pools Open Friday Enlarge Dear Members, Both pools will re-open Friday, June 3. Come by and swim and enjoy the brighter environment, thanks to our new windows.Please note that the Lap (large) pool will be slightly below normal temperature but will reach normal temperatures by…


Tikkun Leil Shavuot
Jun 2, 2011

Pittsburgh Community Wide Tikkun Leil Shavuot Tuesday, June 7 / 5 Sivan 577110 pm-12:50 am Join us for a community wide Tikkun Leil Shavuot program at the JCC of Greater Pittsburgh. FREE and open to the community 6-7 classes/session:10-10:50 pm / 11-11:50 pm / 12-12:50 am Click here for event/session details Dessert and coffee will be served…


Noar/Bogrim Trips
Jun 2, 2011

This just out: Plans for our Noar and Bogrim Big Trips! Session I Big Trip:  We’ll hit the road July 5 and head for Philadelphia and Baltimore, returning July 8. Highlights include: Visit to Six Flags Phillies Game Baltimore Inner Harbor…


Camp is almost here!
Jun 2, 2011

The hot weather this week makes us even more ready for camp to start! We’re day-dreaming about splashing under the Mushroom Spray and swimming in the big pool, running down the green hills and singing as loud as we can under the Pavilion. Counting the days to June 20… Learn more…


JCC Weightlifting Club
Jun 1, 2011

Tuesdays and Thursdays June 14 - July 217 - 8pm Come and try it! First week free Instructor: Jamie Skibicki Certified in USAW Level 1 Coaching and Crossfit Basic Barbell Goal: To teach the proper foundations of Olympic lifts such as: Back Squat The Overhead Press Full (or Power) Clean Clean & Jerk Full (or Power Snatch) Olympic-style (Clean) Deadlift JCC Weightlifting…


Talks on Tuesdays
May 31, 2011

Talks on Tuesdays Let's have lunch and meet for educational programs, discussion and speakers. This month: Simplification and Organization: Getting your house in orderwith Sandy Goldstein Learn how to organize and simplify your life by simplifying your home. Sandy will teach us how to make good decisions about keeping or "leetting go" the items…


Holiday Schedule - Shavuot
May 31, 2011

Shavuot 2011 Tuesday, June 7; closed at 5pm Wednesday, June 8; closed Thursday, June 9; partial opening, 5:30am-9:30 pm * Partial Opening: Open--Fitness Centers, Early Childhood Development Centers, After School Program, AAA Senior Center and related Older Adult programs  Closed--Administrative & Membership Offices  Cancelled--Regular Classes and Sports Leagues…


UPDATE: SQ Aquatic Center
May 27, 2011

The pools are temporarily closed for repair, maintenance and cleaning. This will be completed by Tuesday, May 31. The pools will begin to be filled on Wednesday, June 1, and will reopen as soon as the water temperature reaches its correct levels. We anticipate opening the pool on Saturday or Sunday, June…


2011 Aquathlon Challenge
May 27, 2011

Swim 800 meters, Run 5KJunior, ages 13-17: Swim 400 meters, Run 1.5 miles Swim in the 9-lane long course 50-meter Olympic pool and run on a wooded loop trail. There is an awards ceremony following the race. Participants are welcome to enjoy the pool, grounds and concessions for the rest of…


My Baby and Me Swim Time
May 27, 2011

Join My Baby and Me as we pack a bag and head to the pool. Bring your little one and plenty of sunscreen; we'll bring the snacks and drinks. Registration required no later than Tuesday of each week by contacting Miriam Abramovich at 412-521-8011 x398. WednesdaysJune 15, June 29-August 1710 am-noonNo…


UPDATE: SQ Weight Room - Reopened
May 27, 2011

Dear Members, The Weight Room and Personal Training Studio in the Centerfit lower level have reopened and Spinning classes and access to the Squash/Racquetball courts will continue as scheduled. The Aquatic Center will be closed temporarily for cleaning and maintenance. We are doing everything we can to reopen as…


Shabbat Message
May 27, 2011

Rabbi Jamie Gibson, Temple SinaiMay 27, 2011                                                                                23 Iyyar, 5771 Numbered or Innumberable? Bemidbar, Numbers 1:1-4:20 In this week’s parasha, Bemidbar, a census is called for to divide the Israelites up into their tribes and fighting units. The numbers are carefully counted, except for the Levites, who will not be among the…


JCC Squirrel Hill Update
May 26, 2011

  The Aquatic Center will be closed until further notice. JCC Members have access to: Carnegie Mellon University Pool (please present your JCC member ID card and bring your own lock.) CMU Pool Hours: Mon-Fri, 7-8am * 11:30am-1:30pm * 5-7pm               Sat-Sun: 1-5pm * 3-5 pm – Family Swim in Dive Pool JCC Family Park…


Attention Members
May 25, 2011

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the lower level will be closed Thursday, May 26, and Friday, May 27.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  Please see below for previous updates.  The Squirrel Hill Aquatic Center will be closed until further notice due to construction problems. Members have access to the Carnegie Mellon University pool (click…


Attention Members
May 25, 2011

Attention Members Squirrel Hill Centerfit, lower level (Weight Room, Spinning, Racquetball/Squash Courts, Personal Training Studio) and the Aquatic Center will be closed until further notice. Please check the website or call 412-521-8010 for updates. We apologize for the inconvenience.…


Season's Final Concert
May 24, 2011

Zohar Chamber Singers & Hazamir Pittsburgh Nizan Leibovich, Music Director & Conductor Season's Final Concert  —  Celebrating Yom Yerushalayim Tuesday, May 31 • 7:30 pmLevinson Hall • JCC, Squirrel HillFREE; Reception to follow "The chorus offered stylistically sound interpretations of the soulful melodies." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The Zohar Chamber Singers have performed in various venues throughout…


Day Camps for Everybody!
May 23, 2011

CLICK ON THE GOGGLES TO FIND YOUR SUMMER CAMP!…


Shabbat Message
May 20, 2011

Miriam Abramovich, MAJCS, JCC Family Life Coordinator—My Baby and Me May 20, 2011                                                                                                                      16 Iyyar, 5771 Underlying the JCC’s spirit are core Jewish values, one of which is exemplified in the Biblical story of Abraham and Sarah’s tent. We are told that Abraham would enthusiastically greet…


Health Fair (SH)
May 20, 2011

Health Fair National Senior Health Awareness Day May 25, 10 am-3 pmJCC-South Hills, 345 Kane Blvd. Enjoy a day full of information, giveaways, health screenings and demonstrations from over 20 community health and wellness providers. The goal is to keep aging adults healthy and fit. For more information, please contact Chris Gilbert at 412-278-1975…


Who is Fittest/Strongest @ JCC?
May 17, 2011

Who is the FITTEST and STRONGEST at the JCC? Survival of the Fittest &The Great Lift-Off May 22, 9 am-noon Both events: $40 Registration Form/Event Details Contact Matt Proskin at 412-521-8011 x152 for more information.…


Shabbat Message
May 12, 2011

Rabbi Donni Aaron, JCC Jewish Educator May 13, 2011                                                                                                         9 Iyyar, 5771 What is the Counting of the Omer? The Counting of the Omer is a verbal counting of each of the forty-nine days between the Jewish holidays of Passover and Shavuot. This derives…


Day of Learning
May 10, 2011

Isn't it time to study? South Hills Day of Learning Sunday, May 15, 2-4 pm Click here for event details…


New AJM Exhibit
May 4, 2011

Too Shallow for Diving: the 21st Century is Treading WaterMay 16-July 28, 2011Press Release Artists  l  Related Events  l  Environmental PartnersAdditional Resources: Local & Global Water Issues The exhibition Too Shallow for Diving: the 21st Century is Treading Water, guest curated by artist and educator Carolyn Speranza explores the environment,…


Celebrate Yom Ha'atzmaut (SQ)
May 4, 2011

Come celebrate as the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh presents the community's largest annual Israel festival, Yom Ha'atzmaut, the commemoration of Israel's 63rd Independence Day. The celebration features The Spirit of Israel Teen Delegation, a performance group from Pittsburgh's Partnership 2000 region, Karmiel-Misgav. In addition, there will be crafts from local…


Clubhouse Discounts
Apr 28, 2011

JCC's Clubhouse After-School Program, Fall 2011-12 Take advantage of Early Bird RegistrationRegister Now for Fall 2011 and Save The JCC Clubhouse After-School program offers: Caring, creative staff Top-quality facilities Homework assistance Healthy snacks Variety of fun activity choices every day, such as Construction Zone (building with different media), Friends Around the World (exploring a different culture), Back…


Please bear with us...
Apr 28, 2011

Please bear with us while we raise the roof! Construction has begun to replace the roof on the Kaufmann Building. We’re also replacing glass block in the Aquatics Center. While there may be occasional modifications in accessing the JCC via Darlington Road, no JCC activities will be curtailed during this period. These…


Shabbat Message
Apr 22, 2011

Dan Garfinkel, JCC-South Hills Branch Manager April 22, 2011                                                                                                       18 Nissan, 5771 The Shabbat that falls during Passover offers an opportunity to examine how both these celebrations reflect Jewish values of freedom and responsibility. Shabbat is a day of rest, and is fundamentally…


Shabbat Message
Apr 15, 2011

Rabbi Donni Aaron, JCC Jewish EducatorApril 15, 2011                                                                                                         11 Nissan 5771 In an ideal world, the Four Questions that we ask during our Passover Seder would be enough (dayeinu). But in the real world of today, filled with people with different priorities and expectations, these additional…


Passover Holiday Schedule (SQ)
Apr 13, 2011

Passover 2011 Holiday Schedule Monday, April 18 Closed at 5 pm Tuesday, April 19 Closed Wednesday, April 20 Partial Opening* 5:30-10 pm(ECDC, Clubhouse, Senior Programs, Fitness Centers) Sunday, April 24 Closed at 5 pm Monday, April 25 Closed Tuesday, April 26 Partial Opening* 5:30-10 pm(ECDC, Clubhouse, Senior Programs, Fitness Centers)  * Partial Opening: Open--Fitness Centers, Early Childhood Development Centers, After School Program, AAA…


Pilates Reformer Fusion
Apr 12, 2011

Pilates Reformer Fusion Partner up and experience one of the hottest fitness trends. Get all the strength and core toning benefits of the Reformer with bursts of cardio, plyometrics and MAT work. Share the experience with a friend, a spouse or a neighbor. Interval Pilates Reformer Training will whip you into…


Volunteers Needed (SH)
Apr 12, 2011

Volunteers Needed For Our Summer Garden Please volunteer your time to work with "Nature Hal" in the preparation of our garden plot. Last summer, our JCC Day Campers planted, tended and harvested a myriad of vegetables that were donated to local food banks. No advance notice of your participation is necessary.…


AJM: Closing Reception
Apr 11, 2011

American Jewish Museum presents A Painter's Legacy Closing ReceptionSaturday, April 30 • 6-8 pm Click here to view postcard for reception…


Shabbat Message
Apr 6, 2011

Brian Schreiber, President and CEOApril 8, 2011                                                                                                             4 Nissan 5771 The concept of Shabbat has different meanings for different people. While Shabbat traditionally encompasses prayer, ritual and family, multiple meanings have emerged for many individuals over the years. We at the JCC recognize that there…


Got Shabbat? (SQ)
Apr 5, 2011

Got Shabbat? Saturday, April 9 • 4-5:30 pm • FREEFor famlies with children ages 8 and underLevinson Hall Join us for FREE family fun as we "Get Ready for Passover"  Chametz Hunt Obstacle Course Arts & Crafts Singing Havdalah Advance registration is requested. To register your family, please contact Rachael Altoff at 412-521-8011 x228. …


What's Happening (SQ)
Apr 5, 2011

What's Happening... Squirrel Hill E-Newsletter Click to view…


New Fitness Equipment (SQ)
Apr 4, 2011

New Fitness Bikes are Here! Take a Video Tour of the New Bikes 3 Expresso Bikes — Learn More 2 Trixter XDream Bikes — Learn More 2 Precor Upright Bikes with TV — Learn More …


Shabbat Message
Apr 1, 2011

Rabbi Nosson Sachs, UPMC Shadyside HospitalApril 1, 2011                                                                                                             26 Adar II 5771 World without WordsParshat Tazria Leviticus 12:1-13:59 As one Arab regime after another falls, I am reminded of the famous line, “The pen is mightier than the sword.” The ability to instantaneously communicate through…


Wellness Calendar - April
Mar 31, 2011

Spring Forward30 Days to a Greener Lifestyle Wellness Calendar — AprilClick here to download…


Healthy Joints
Mar 29, 2011

Healthy Joints MAT specialist Joe DeAntonis (see bio below) will help you get your body moving again, improve your range of motion and feel better. Tuesdays & Thursdays • April 5-May 5 (8 sessions)11:30 am-12:30 pm • Personal Training Studio$120/JCC members; $150/community Click here to register or stop at the Centerfit Desk. For more…


Specialty Camps (SQ)
Mar 28, 2011

JCC Summer Fun by the Week... One-Week Specialty Camps9 am-3:30 pm Pre- and Post-Camp Fun Days Mention this and receive $25 discount Kids can get in deep with Specialty Camps in science, sports and arts & crafts; our flexible Pre- and Post-Camp Fun Days bridge schedules so the fun…


Make a Difference by Walking!
Mar 28, 2011

Make a Difference by Walking! Wednesday, April 69 am Walking is so easy. Just put one foot in front of the other. Step by step, day after day, you walk to makeprogress. Every day we take thousands of steps to get where we need to go.Now we can take steps…


Shabbat Message
Mar 25, 2011

Liza Baron, Director, Chidren, Teen and Family DivisionJames & Rachel Levinson Day CampMarch 25, 2011                                                                                                      19 Adar II 5771 Shabbat, the day of rest, is the heartbeat of Jewish life, bringing a rhythm of ritual and meaning that enriches and connects us to our …


Fun For Kids @ the JCC
Mar 24, 2011

Fun For Kids at the JCCSpring 2011 — Click Here for activities, more info …


Field Day at CMU for Grades K-5
Mar 22, 2011

Field Day at CMU for Grades K-5 Sunday, April 3, 1:30-5 pm Join us for a fun afternoon of sports and games with CMU student athletes and coaches. Sports and games will include basketball, football, soccer, tennis and track and field. Participants will have an opportunity to practice their skills in each…


Larry Sadja 3-on-3
Mar 17, 2011

Larry Sadja 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament Sunday, April 10 Adults: 9-11:30 amYouth: Noon-4 pm For more information, please contact Alex Speck at 412-521-8011 x249.…


FREE PT Consultation
Mar 16, 2011

Let us Help You! FREE 20 minute Personal Training Consultation   Spring is around the corner; let your exercise routine blossom! It is time to commit to improve your health, become more fit, get into the gym more often and make fitness a priority.Let us help you get started. Please schedule…


New Fitness Equipment
Mar 16, 2011

New Bikes are on the way! 3 Expresso Bikes 2 Trixter XDream Bikes 2 Precor Upright Bikes with Personal TV Learn More: Expresso  l  Trixter  l  Precor TV…


Member Testimonials
Mar 16, 2011

Meet JCC members who are transforming their lives by losing weight, gaining strength and building a healthy lifestyle, supported and motivated by the experts and programs at the JCC. The first member to share her story is Kate, pictured below. Watch Video   Watch Michelle's…


Sweet Tammy's Special
Mar 14, 2011

Exclusive Online Offers Mention this ad to receive: 50% off your Smoothie OR FREE bag of chips with the purchase of a sandwich & drink …


Manic Parenthood Series
Mar 14, 2011

Manic Parenthood Series Manic MotherhoodAre you a first-time mom with a new baby? Are you an experienced mom who has recently welcomed a new addition to the family? If so join us for this drop-in group where we will chat, laugh and discuss everything and anything that is…


Shabbat Message
Mar 14, 2011

Brian Schreiber, President and CEOMarch 11, 2011 An essential JCC core value is to maximize accessibility of services for people of all means and abilities. This is evidenced in the JCC’s longstanding commitment to provide financial assistance for people with limited financial means to become…


AJM: Opening Reception
Mar 11, 2011




Indoor Cycling/Spinning (SQ)
Mar 10, 2011

Indoor Cycling/Spinning for Endurance Cyclists Tuesdays & Thursdays, March 15-April 7 • 5:45-7 amJCC, Squirrel Hill • Spinning Studio Great for Runners! This program will focus on areas including power at threshold, power at VO2 Max, power in sprints, pedal mechanics, cadence, positioning and core strengthening. Taught by Pittsburgh's premiere cycling coach, Menachem…


Parent Speaker Workshops (SQ)
Mar 8, 2011

How to Get the Behaviors You Want... Without Being the Parent You Hate Presented byDr. Susan Berman, Ph.D. & Dr. Deborah Gilboa, M.D. Workshops 6-7:30 pm Responsiveness, Wednesday, April 13Register by Friday, April 8 Respect, Wednesday, May 4Register by Friday, April 29 Responsibility, Wednesday, June 1Register by Friday, May 27 What's the best way to get…


Purim Carnival (SQ)
Mar 7, 2011

Sunday, March 20 • 1-3 pmRead More …


Big Night 2011
Mar 7, 2011

Want to keep your "groove" on... Relive Big Night 2011? Watch the Wolf Tribute video Watch the Memorabilia Hall Tribute video Trib Live Article Post-Gazette Article View Big Night Photos Read More — Big Night 2011 …


Closing 3/5 @ 5pm-Fundraising Event
Mar 2, 2011

Saturday, March 5 Building Closes at 5 pm due to Fundraising Event…


New Following Chelsea Photos/Blog
Mar 2, 2011

Click here to keep Following Chelsea — Photo/Blog updates!…


Purim Party — Seniors (SQ)
Feb 23, 2011

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh’s AgeWell’s Adult Department is presenting a Purim Party with the Golden Strolling Strings on Wednesday, March 16, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Levinson Hall in the Kaufmann Building, 5738 Forbes Avenue, Squirrel Hill. Purim will be celebrated with a Strolling Strings ensemble show and a…


OPEN 2/22/11 - Regular Hrs
Feb 22, 2011

JCC is OPEN and has regular hours today — February 22, 2011. Check back for class updates and notifications. For more information, please call the front desk at 412-521-8010 or email.…


92nd St Y — The Way Forward
Feb 17, 2011

Temple Sinai & JCC of Greater Pittsburgh present: "The Way Forward"A Live Broadcast from NY's 92nd Street Y Wednesday, March 2 • 8 pmArianna Huffington & Joseph E. StiglitzComplete Broadcast Series Schedule » Gather with friends, neighbors and colleagues for a remarkable broadcast from the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan — challenging,…


Shabbat Message
Feb 17, 2011

Rabbi Donni Aaron, JCC Jewish Educator January 21, 2011 What Judaism Has To Say About Health Health and Fitness (Part 3) — Smoking Having received an overwhelming response to my previous Shabbat Messages about health and fitness, I have begun to look more in depth at the …


Following Chelsea — Updates
Feb 15, 2011

New Following Chelsea blog posts, videos, photos and more! Click here to view…


2011 High School Musical
Feb 15, 2011

Philip Chosky Performing Arts ProgramRichard E. Rauh Senior High Musical 2011 Jill Machen, Director Musical Dates/Times Thursday, February 17 — 7:30 pm Saturday, February 19 — 8 pm Sunday, February 20 — 2 pm Wednesday, February 23 — 7:30 pm Thursday, February 24 — 7:30 pm Saturday, February 26 — 8 pm Sunday, February 27 — 2 pm Katz Performing…


2nd Annual Jack Morris Swim Meet
Feb 14, 2011

Sunday, February 20, 2 pm Ages 10 and under JCC Squirrel Hill Pool Join us for the second annual swim meet honoring the memory of beloved swim teacher and coach Jack Morris, called the “Zen Master of the pool” and the “Mister Rogers of the water.” Spearheaded by Dr. Sidney Busis,…


Story Starters
Feb 14, 2011

Story Starters Sunday, February 273:30-4:30 pm • ages 5-10 • $5/family Write and illustrate your own story with guidance from Kristen Keller, children's librarian. Art and writing supplies will be provided and each child will leave with his or her own book. For more information, contact Liza Baron at 412-521-8011 x241.…


American Hearth Month
Feb 14, 2011

Get the Gift of Heart Smarts and Share the Love! It's American Heart Month, people. Heart disease is still the number-one cause of death among women in this country, yet less than half of American women know their level of risk, let alone what lifestyle changes…


Got Shabbat? (SQ)
Feb 11, 2011

Got Shabbat? Join us for FREE family fun Saturday, February 12 • 4-5:30 pm For families with children ages eight and underLevinson Hall, Kaufmann Building • JCC, Squirrel Hill Magic Show with David Lawrence Havdalah with Rabbi Donni Aaron Craft projects Snacks Singing Advance registration requested. To register your family email Liza Baron. Save the date for more Got Shabbat…


Shabbat Message
Feb 11, 2011

Brian Schreiber, President and CEOFebruary 11, 2011 One of our five core agency values adopted in 2006 is, “Following the tradition of Abraham, we welcome individuals of all backgrounds, embracing their uniqueness and diversity under our communal tent.” This precept provides the philosophical underpinning to…


NEW Following Chelsea Photos
Feb 8, 2011

Click here to see NEW Following Chelsea photos, and watch Chelsea's progess.…


Temple Sinai Presents Live, Satellite Broadcasts from NY's 92nd Street Y
Feb 7, 2011

Temple Sinai Presents Live, SatelliteBroadcasts from NY's 92nd Street Y Gather with friends, neighbors and colleagues for remarkable broadcasts from the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan — challenging, enlightening and edifying "big screen" productions, not available on cable. From the heart of Squirrel Hill, you can watch, listen,…


Shabbat Message
Feb 4, 2011

Rabbi Mark Joel Mahler, Temple Emanuel of South HillsFebruary 4, 2011 If you build it, God will come; if you don't, God won'tSouth Hills Terumah, Exodus 25:1-27:19 “Do you ever have doubts about God?” One of my confirmation students asked me this question recently. I took her question seriously. I wanted to…


JCC Energy Transformation
Feb 3, 2011

Meet JCC members who are transforming their lives by losing weight, gaining strength and building a healthy lifestyle, supported and motivated by the experts and programs at the JCC. The first member to share her story is Kate Brennan, pictured below. Watch Video ________________________________________________________________ Start your own journey! Contact one…


AJM: A Painter's Legacy
Feb 3, 2011

American Jewish Museum presentsA Painter's Legacy The Students of Samuel RosenbergFebruary 7 - April 30 Click image for details …


AJM: A Painter's Legacy
Feb 3, 2011

American Jewish Museum presentsA Painter's Legacy The Students of Samuel RosenbergFebruary 7 - April 30 Click image for details …


Watch Chelsea's Progress
Feb 3, 2011

Follow JCC member Chelsea as she works to lose weight, gain strength, and build a healthy lifestyle. Watch____________The Beginning »2nd Chapter » Chelsea is working with JCC Personal Trainer Menachem Brodie and attends group exercise classes several times a week. You can share her journey through the "Following Chelsea" blog…


Fitness Tip: Doing it Right
Feb 2, 2011

Interested in picking up some tips or pointers to make your workouts healthier and more effective? Watch as Joe DeAntonis tells you how to "Do things Right" when you workout! Watch…


Wellness Calendar: February
Feb 2, 2011

Wellness Calendar: February, A Healthier HeartClick here to view…


Rockin' Body (SH)
Feb 1, 2011

Rockin' Body Mondays & Wednesdays • 7:30 pmFREE for all members! Join Joanna Schupp this February to experience a Rockin' Body workout! 30-minute Power Workout! This high-intensity, interval training class is designed to make you sweat and spike your heart rate with the use of your own body weight. With little equipment needed,…


Indoor Triathlon Results
Jan 31, 2011

Click here to see results from the Indoor TriathlonSunday, January 30…


AJL Adult Education
Jan 31, 2011

Agency for Jewish Learning Adult Education ProgramsWinter/Spring 2011 Click here to view class guide…


Super Center Sunday
Jan 28, 2011

Super Center Sunday February 6 • 8 am-3 pmAll Activities FREE! Special Discounts Join Today: Get One Month FREE & we'll waive processing fee Member-get-a-Member Specials Extra Discounts for Camp Plus FREE Terrible Towel to new member sign-ups, camp registrations and lucky raffle winners every 15 minutes Schedule of Activities 8-10:30 am — Lauren Goldstein, HHC, AADPInfo table, schedule…


Shabbat Message
Jan 27, 2011

Kelly Gable-LaBelle, Division Director, Early Childhood ServicesJanuary 28, 2011 All parents want their children to learn and practice the values of kindness, respect and responsibility. The JCC’s Early Childhood Development Center focuses on these values through An Ethical Start, a curriculum based on Pirkei Avot…


Story Starters (SQ)
Jan 26, 2011

Story Starters Sunday, January 303:30-4:30 pm · ages 5-10 Write and illustrate your own story with guidance from Kristen Keller, children's librarian. Art and writing supplies will be provided and each child will leave with his or her own book. $5/family For more information, contact Liza Baron at 412-521-8011 x241.…


Shabbat Prayer Decathlon
Jan 25, 2011

Shabbat Prayer Decathlon Saturday, February 12, 9:30 am-noonJCC, 5738 Forbes Ave., Squirrel Hill The JCC and Temple Sinai invite families with 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students to join us for spiritual and physical explorations of our Shabbat morning prayers. This program in the cold of winter in the heart of Squirrel…


Biggest Mover Contest
Jan 25, 2011

The Biggest Mover Contest Enroll Today, All participants should enroll at the Concierge desk by February 1 Pick up you Biggest Mover 5-Day punch card, see Patti Sciulli for more info, 412-521-8011 x273 or email. Earn (1) point for attending any Group Exercise class with a limit of 5 Classes per week…


Shabbat Message
Jan 21, 2011

Rabbi Donni Aaron, JCC Jewish Educator January 21, 2011 What Judaism Has To Say About Health and Fitness–Part II Increasing the Heart Rate During ExerciseYou Shall Love the Lord your God With All Your Heart (from the Shema prayer, taken from Deutoronomy 6:5) The Hebrew word for heart (lev) and…


Manic Parenthood Series
Jan 19, 2011

Manic Parenthood Series Manic MotherhoodAre you a first-time mom with a new baby? Are you an experienced mom who has recently welcomed a new addition to the family? If so join us for this drop-in group where we will chat, laugh and discuss everything and anything that is on your minds.…


Middle School Musical
Jan 19, 2011

Philip Chosky Performing Arts ProgramJCC Middle School Musical 2011 Thursday, January 27, 7:30 pm Saturday, January 29, 8 pm Saturday, January 30, 2 pm Directed by Kathy Wayne Katz Performing Arts Center  l  5738 Darlington Road $10/reserved seating  l  $8/general admission  l  $6/seniors & students Call 412-521-8011 x852 or x202, for tickets.…


NY's 92nd Street Y Broadcasts
Jan 19, 2011

Temple Sinai Presents Live, SatelliteBroadcasts from NY's 92nd Street Y Gather with friends, neighbors and colleagues for remarkable broadcasts from the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan — challenging, enlightening and edifying "big screen" productions, not available on cable. From the heart of Squirrel Hill, you can watch, listen, discuss and learn...…


Shabbat Message
Jan 14, 2011

Brian Schreiber, President and CEOJanuary 14, 2011 The first of six core values adopted by the JCC in 2006 is for “the JCC to provide a gateway to help individuals experience the richness of Jewish tradition and community.” Our members and stakeholders inform us as…


PT Special (SH)
Jan 13, 2011

January Special: Personal Training Use It To Lose It Whether it’s a few pounds or the winter blues, use your JCC membership to lose the weight, lose the stress, lose the baggage. January Special: Purchase a personal training contract by January 31, 2011 for 12 sessions or more and get one session…


JCC Maccabi Games
Jan 12, 2011

JCC Maccabi Games Philadelphia, PA — August 14-19Jewish Teens ages 13-16 Be a part of this year's team... Squirrel HillMonday, January 31Robinson Gym 7-9 pm: Sign-up for boys In-Line Hockey, girls Lacrosse, girls & boys Soccer 7x7, boys Baseball, Swimming, Bowling, Dance and Tennis Tryout for: 7-8 pm: Girls 16 & under, boys Basketball 13-14 8-9 pm:…


Youth Fitness Class
Jan 12, 2011

Youth Fitness Class Session I Begins Sunday, January 16 Session II Begins Sunday, February 13 Ages 10-13 - Sundays, 4:15-5:45 pm & Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 pm Ages 8-10 - Sundays, 2:30-4 pm & Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 pm This class is based on five fitness goals—muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardiovascular endurance, agility and flexibility. Schedule (by weeks): Cardiovascular endurance Muscular strength…


FREE PT Consultation
Jan 12, 2011

FREE 15 minute Personal Training Consultation Let us help you keep your New Year's commitment to improve your health and make fitness a priority.We're offering a FREE 15 minute consultation with a Personal Trainer to discuss your current exercise habits and receive professional feedback on how you can…


Tu B'Shevat Celebration
Jan 12, 2011

Thursday, January 20  l  9 am-noon With Phipps Conservatory Tots and ToddlersLearn about trees PreschoolersPlant flowers For more info, contact Jennifer Wright at 412-521-8011 x375. Annabelle Rubinstein Early Childhood Development Center…


Boot Camp is Back
Jan 12, 2011

Beth Bradley Professional Certifications ACE Personal Trainer NABF Personal Trainer NABF Nutrition Technician BTS Group Power FREE Consultation » Boot Camp is Back! It's not too late to join... Tuesdays & ThursdaysThrough March 3  l  6-6:45 am Fee pro-rated for # of classes remainingDrop in fee: $8.50/Centerfit Platinum; $12.50/general member Register » Join Beth Bradley for a structured, high-intensity workout modeled…


Story Starters (SQ)
Jan 10, 2011

Story Starters Sunday, January 303:30-4:30 pm · ages 5-10 Write and illustrate your own story with guidance from Kristen Keller, children's librarian. Art and writing supplies will be provided and each child will leave with his or her own book. $5/family For more information, contact Liza Baron at 412-521-8011 x241.…


Shabbat Message
Jan 7, 2011

Cantor Richard Berlin, Spiritual Leader, Parkway Jewish CenterJanuary 7, 2011 'Go'... and Happy BirthdayPortion of the Week: Bo, Exodus 10:1 — 13:16 A parsha’s name usually comes from its first important word. Bo is the fourth word this week. This parsha starts, “The Lord said to Moses, ‘Go to…


Yeshiva Maccabeats
Jan 6, 2011

Yeshiva Maccabeats at the JCC! A Night of A Cappella with Yeshiva University's viral music sensation!Saturday, January 15 · 7 pm Watch the Yeshiva Maccabeats Doors open at 8 pm · Concert begins 8:30 pmJCC Pittsburgh, 5738 Forbes Ave.The Maccabeats are known for their Chanukah song "Candlelight" which got more than 4 MILLION…


Birthday Parties (SQ)
Jan 5, 2011

Birthday Parties at the JCC Celebrate your birthday with the JCC Click here to view details/brochure Let the JCC take care of your child’s birthday party. Our staff enthusiastically lead your party from beginning to end. You book it, then arrive and enjoy! Our price is for up to 15 children and includes…


Shabbat Message
Dec 29, 2010

Kelly Gable-LaBelle, Division Director, Early Childhood ServicesDecember 31, 2010 All parents want their children to learn and practice the values of kindness, respect and responsibility. The JCC’s Early Childhood Development Center focuses on these values through An Ethical Start, a curriculum based on Pirkei Avot…


Youth/Family Wellness Fair
Dec 29, 2010

Youth and Family Wellness Fair Sunday, January 9, 1-4 pm Kaufmann Gym l 5738 Forbes Ave l JCC, Squirrel Hill FREE and Open to All Family Zumba Interactive sport station by Pittsburgh Youth Golf Foundation Interactive games on the JCC Sportwall XerTrainer Youth fitness assessments Family yoga Art activity by Abrakadoodle Art Classes Hula hoops from Steel City Hoop Union Health…


Indoor Triathlon (SQ)
Dec 29, 2010

Indoor Triathlon Sponsored by the Western Pennsylvania Jewish Sports Hall of Fame Sunday, January 30Registration, 11:30 am  —  Start time, Noon Swim Kids and Older Adults, 250-yard swim (10 lengths) Adults, 500-yard swim (20 lengths) Bike Kids and Older Adults, 2 miles Adults, 4 miles Run/Walk Kids and Older Adults, 1 mile (15 laps) Adults, 2 miles (30 laps) For more information…


Healthy Eating (SQ)
Dec 29, 2010

Healthy Eating10-Step Weight Loss Program Tuesdays, January 11-March 15, 20117-8 pm$120; $150/community Register » Customized meal plans Confidential weigh-ins Shopping guides Personalized weekly goals One-on-one support Group support Nutrition education Mallary Whipple, MS, RD, LDNMallary has B.S. degree in nutritional sciences with a minor in kinesiology/movement science from Penn State University and M.S. ini clinical nutrition from the University of…


JCC's Biggest Loser (SQ)
Dec 29, 2010

Be the JCC's Biggest Loser Begins Sunday, February 6, 8:30-10 am Come to the Personal Trainers desk for your initial weigh-inFinal weigh-in: Sunday, April 10, 10 am-noon No Fee Win a one-month membership to Centerfit Platinum Participate in group exercise classes, use the cardio deck, swim in the pool and get moving! We will have a…


Indoor Cycling/Spinning (SQ)
Dec 29, 2010

Indoor Cycling/Spinning for Endurance Cyclists, Runners and Athletes Tuesdays and ThursdaysJanuary 11-March 3, 20115:45-7 am 16 classes for $160 Community members: Try one class for $15—fee reimbursed if you join the JCC Contact Laurie Wood at 412-521-8011 x260 for more info.…


Big Night Makes the List!
Dec 28, 2010

JCC's Big Night makes the list of "The 10 Best Parties of 2010" Click here to read article…


Tu B'Shevat Shabbat Festival
Dec 27, 2010

Friday, January 14, 5:30-7:30 pm JCC Levinson Hall, 5738 Forbes Avenue, Squirrel Hill Play in a magical forest and eat dinner with family and friends. Open to the community $6/adults and children 3 years and older; children 2 and under are free Please register in advance by contacting Miriam Abramovich, 412-521-8011 x398 Click image to enlarge…


Holiday Hours
Dec 22, 2010

Holiday Hours New Year's Eve, Friday, December 31Fitness Centers open 8 am-2 pmRemainder of Agency closed New Year's Day, Saturday, January 1, 20118 am-6 pm   Complete Holiday Schedule »   *Partial Opening — Open--Fitness Centers, Early Childhood Development Centers, After School Program, AAA Senior Center and related Older Adult programs  Closed — Administrative &…


Give the Gift of Classes
Dec 22, 2010

Give the Gift of Classes this holiday season. Click here to view our Winter 2011 Program Guides or click here to search our programs online.…


Shabbat Message
Dec 17, 2010

Brian Schreiber, President and CEODecember 17, 2010 In keeping with our recently established educational goals and guidelines, the JCC is celebrating its first Shabbat with expanded hours. How do we reconcile these seemingly contradictory concepts? It all begins with our perspective of mission and vision and an…


US Wellness Health Screenings (SH)
Dec 16, 2010

US Wellness Health Screenings December 29, 9 am- 2pm Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death in America. Do you know if you're at risk? Come to the free health screening to learn information on your risk for cardiovascular disease. Screenings include: Blood Pressure Body Mass Index Total Cholesterol HDL LDL Triglycerides & Glucose Questions, contact US Wellness…


Got Shabbat? (SH)
Dec 14, 2010

Got Shabbat? Join us for free family fun as we celebrate Shabbat and Tu B'Shevat, the Holiday of the trees. Saturday, January 15 • 4-5:30 pm Families with children ages 12 and underJCC-South Hills Social Hall Israeli Dancing Havdalah with Rabbi Donni Aaron Craft Projects Cookie Decorations Snacks What is Havdalah?Havdalah is a brief ceremony that marks the end…


Men's Basketball Leagues (SH)
Dec 13, 2010

Men's 18+ and 30+ Basketball Leagues Leagues starting in January 2011Sign up now! 18+ Tuesdays, 8 pmStarts January 11$750/team of 10 30+ Thursdays, 8 pmStarts January 13$750/team of 10 Fees include: Team t-shirt Refs Championship Prizes Sign up now for the winter season. Teams must register by January 3. There will be a regular season (number of games will…


Winter Break Activities (SQ)
Dec 9, 2010

Winter Wonderland Camp Monday, December 20-Thursday, December 309am-4pmPre-K-Grade 7$65/child; $60/sibling$60/clubhouse 2010-11 member $15 discount if you pre-register by 5 pm the previous business day Info: Josh Lobelsohn , 412-521-8011 x228Register: Cashier, 412-521-8011 x202 Details/Registration Form  » Chris Taft Basketball Camp December 27-30Grades 1-8, 9 am-3 pm$185 Learn the fundamentals with Chris Taft, a former Pitt and NBA…


Shabbat with Rick Recht! (SQ)
Dec 9, 2010

Family Shabbat Dinner with Rick Recht Friday, December 24 at 5 pm Join us! $18/Family of four $5/each additional person Children 2 years or younger -- Free! Please RSVP by December 22 to Liza Baron, 412-521-8011 x241 For info about Rick Recht, click here: www.rickrecht.com…


Light up the Holidays!
Dec 8, 2010

Light Up the Holidays! Thursday, December 165:30-7:30 pm $12, RSVP by December 10 Come "Home for the Holidays" at the JCC Enjoy dinner, dancing and a cocktail! Entertainment will feature music of Glenn Miller and Sinatra Menu Mixed greens salad with raspberry Vinaigrette, chicken in lemon sauce with capers, sauteed vegetables Noodle kugel Black forest chocolate cake Register at the Centerfit Desk.…


Blood Drive (SQ)
Dec 8, 2010

Holiday Blood Drive Wednesday, December 221-7 pm JCC, Squirrel Hill, 5738 Forbes Ave. To schedule your life saving appointment, please log on to www.centralbloodbank.org and enter sponsor code C189 or contact Jeanne at 412-521-8011 x362 or Dale at dellgass@itxm.org. All presenting donors will be entered into a random drawing for a 2010-11 Enjoy Book!…


J Street Event:
Dec 7, 2010

Jeremy Ben-Ami, President and founder of J Street, will speak at a public, free-admission event titled "Israel at a Crossroads: Decision Time for Peace" at the JCC on Monday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 pm. The event is moderated by Lynn Cullen and the Community Conversation partners include The Tikkun Olam Center…


Meet New Aquatics Director (SQ)
Dec 6, 2010

Meet the New JCC Aquatics Director Katherine Longwell, our new Aquatics Director, likes to quote the Latin proverb: "By learning you will teach; by teaching you will learn." She brings a wealth of coaching and teaching experience to the JCC, most recently serving as assistant swim coach at Quaker Valley High School.…


Fast Track Dating
Dec 3, 2010

The Pittsburgh Jewish Community Presents: Fast Track Dating Sunday, December 12$12/registration fee (includes 1st drink) Fairmount Pittsburgh Hotel510 Market Street, Downtown, 15222Valet parking & garage self-parking available 7 pm: Cocktails & Appetizers7:30 pm: Dating Begins Click here for details on a unique ans special event just for Jewish singles in Pittsburgh Hosted by the JCC, UJF,…


4th Annual Masters SwimFest (SQ)
Dec 3, 2010

4th Annual Masters SwimFest Saturday, December 11, 2-4 pm$20/swimmerSquirrel Hill Workout details poolside at 1:45 pm Swim lanes to match interval abilities Raffle Pot-Luck following swim Open to the community To RSVP to swim/dinner: Contact Katherine Longwell, JCC Aquatics Director, 412-521-8011, ext. 276…


Tribute—Russian Theater of Pittsburgh @ JCC
Dec 2, 2010

Tribute, a play in two acts by Bernard Slade, will be presented by Companion, the Russian Theater of Pittsburgh at the JCC on Sunday, December 5, at 3:30 pm in Katz Auditorium in the Robinson Building, 5738 Darlington Road, Squirrel Hill. The Russian Theater of Pittsburgh presents plays in the…


Watch 1st Night of Chanukah (SQ)
Dec 2, 2010

Click here to watch the 1st night of Chanukah @ the JCC, Squirrel Hill.…


Following Chelsea @ the JCC
Dec 2, 2010

Follow JCC member Chelsea as she works to lose weight, gain strength, and build a healthy lifestyle. Chelsea is working with JCC Personal Trainer Menachem Brodie and is sharing her journey through this Following Chelsea blog and @followingchels on Twitter. Interested in Personal Training, Click here » Real Food,…


JCC Important Information
Nov 30, 2010

We want to share some significant developments approved by our Board of Directors that reflect our vision, mission and values aimed at enriching your daily experiences at the JCC. We seek to build a place where all members—from the religiously observant to the most …


Celebrate Chanukah (SH)
Nov 19, 2010

Celebrate Chanukah @ the JCC-South Hills Click here for events, candle lighting times and more!…


Celebrate Chanukah (SQ)
Nov 19, 2010

Celebrate Chanukah @ the JCC, Squirrel Hill Click here for details, membership discounts, daily drawings and more!…


J&R Reunion
Nov 19, 2010

J&R Day Camp Reunion 2010 Friday, November 26, 10 am-noonMeet @ Robinson Gym$10/camper FREE if you are already registered for summer 2011 or if you register that day. Register for camp and get Early Bird & Returning Camper rates! Thinking about camp for the first time? You're invited too! Catch up w/ friends & counselers Gaga…


The Magnificent Mazowsze
Nov 16, 2010

Polish Cultural Council & 2Luck Concepts present"The Magnificent Mazowsze" Friday, November 26, 7 pmSoldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall, Oakland Returning to Pittsburgh in a special 60th Anniversary celebratory tour of live performances, the world-renowned Mazowsze is a thrilling display of dazzling movement, vibrant color and stunning beauty.  The incomparable Mazowsze performance troupe…


EKC Reunion
Nov 15, 2010

We hope to see you at the reunion Saturday, November 27 First Experience/Sabra/Kineret: 6:15-9 pmHalutzim/Teens: 7-9 pm And we can't wait to see you this summer at EKC! Call Stephanie Buzza at 412-521-8011 x318, if you haven't already registered for the Reunion.…


Holiday Baazar (SH)
Nov 15, 2010

Holiday Bazaar Monday, November 15, 8 am-7 pm Find the perfect gift for your holiday giving. Proceeds benefit the JCC-South Hills Early Childhood and Family Services Departments For more information, please call Ann Haalman at 412-278-1975 x204.…


Sugar Blues? (SQ)
Nov 12, 2010

Suffering from the Sugar Blues? Do you constantly crave sweets and want to understand why? Do you want to gain control w/o deprivation? Please join Lauren Goldstein, Certified Holistic Health Coach for a FREE lecture Tuesday, November 16, 6-7:30 pmRoom 202 For more information, call Laurie Wood at 412-521-8011 x260.…


Eat @ the J Café (SQ)
Nov 11, 2010

J Café Mondays through Fridays11 am-1 pm, Levinson Hall Are you looking for a convenient place to have lunch? Come to the J Café for a delicious kosher lunch. You have choices: Comfort Zone: Hot lunch that includes traditional comfort foods and sides New Deli: Monday, Wednesday & Friday, Sandwich w/ an assortment of meats…


Got Shabbat? (SQ)
Nov 11, 2010

Got Shabbat? Join us for FREE family fun Saturday, November 13, 4-5:30 pmLevinson Hall, Kaufmann Building For families with children ages 8 and under. Puppet Show by Miriam Abramovich & Marlene Miller Havdalah w/ Rabbi Donni Aaron Craft projects Singing & snacks Advance registration is requested. To register your family, please contact Josh Lobelsohn at 412-521-8011 x228. Save the…


Health Fair (SQ)
Nov 5, 2010

AgeWell Pittsburgh/Squirrel Hill Health Center Health Fair Thursday, November 11, 10 am-2 pmOstrow Palm Court "Open Enrollment: What you need to know about your Medicare Options" Guest speaker: Bill McKendree, Supervisor, Allegheny County, APRISE Program1-2 pm, Levinson Hall More than 15 different professionals from the medical community, 10 am-1 pm Giant Eagle will provide flu shots,…


Chris Taft Basketball Academy (SQ)
Oct 29, 2010

JCC Announces Chris Taft Basketball Academy Originally from Brooklyn, won the Big East Conference Rookie of the Year Award in his freshman season at the University of Pittsburgh in 2004 and set the all-time Pittsburgh season record for field goals made as a freshman (162). Taft also earned Third Team All Big…


Family Swim Party (SH)
Oct 29, 2010

Family Swim Party for ECDC Families Sunday, November 14, 2-4 pmFREE and fun for all ages Crafts, snacks and music Please note: This coincides with the Chanukah Bazaar. We will also be drawing the winning tickets for the basket raffle. This event will be held in the JCC-South Hills pool and social hall. For…


Age-Old Questions (SH)
Oct 29, 2010

Age-Old Questions "How does spirituality affect decisions as you age?" "How can you help your aging parents while caring for your own family?" Tuesday, November 96:30 pmFREE and open to the community JCC-South Hills345 Kane Blvd., Pgh, PA 15243 RSVP by November 4: Jamie Spivak@vitas.com or 412-3346339. Kosher dinner will be served. Presenters: Wendy Levin-Shaw, LCSW, is…


Indoor Cycling/Spinning for Endurance Cyclists and Athletes (SQ)
Oct 25, 2010

Tuesdays and Thursdays November 9-December 21, 5:45-7 am Focus areas include power at threshold, power at VO2 Max, power in sprints, pedalmechanics, cadence, positioning on the bike and core strengthening. Taught byPittsburgh’s premiere cycling coach, Menachem Brodie, this class is sure to help cyclistsand triathletes build upon the miles and successes they…


The Chris Taft Basketball Academy (SQ)
Oct 25, 2010

 Chris Taft, a former Pitt and NBA player, brings his expertise to the JCC with the newly organized Chris Taft Basketball Academy at the JCC. Taft will be the lead instructor in: The Harry B. Davis Basketball Clinic for kids in grades 3 to 8 starting November 6 Chris Taft Basketball Camps…


Bike Israel with Sherree Hall
Oct 21, 2010

Bike Trip in Israel March 6 to 17, 2011. Led by Sherree Hall, JCC Sports and Wellness Division Director The group will bike from the Golan Heights to Masada, touring many different worlds of Israel, traveling 9 to 32 miles a day depending on the difficulty of the terrain. Part of the…


JCC Honored as Citizen of the Year
Oct 20, 2010

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh was honored by the Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition as one of its three Citizens of the Year 2010 at a banquet Thursday, October 14. The Coalition, a non-profit community group dedicated to preserving and improving the quality of life in the 14th Ward of…


Senior High Musical Auditions
Oct 15, 2010

Auditions for the Richard E. Rauh Senior High Musical October 31, 1 pm  OR  November 1, 7 pmLevinson HallYou won’t want to miss another Jill Machen production! To be prepared for auditions, please come with sheet music to a Broadway or movie musical song; one verse and one chorus or 16-32…


Congrats Mary Beth (SQ)
Oct 7, 2010

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/columns/heyl/s_701701.html…


Ted Gup, A Secret Gift, to speak (SH)
Oct 6, 2010

Ted Gup, Author of A Secret Gift, to Speak at JCC-South Hills Author and reporter Ted Gup will speak about his new book, A Secret Gift: How One Man’s Kindness—and a Trove of Letters—Revealed the Hidden History of the Great Depression, at 7:30 pm on November 10, 2010, at the Jewish…


We Can! Youth Wellness Program
Oct 5, 2010

The We Can! program (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity and Nutrition) from the National Institutes of Health addresses weight management issues among youth ages 8 to 13. Parents and children together learn how to live a healthier lifestyle through improved nutritional choices, increased physical activity and reduced screen time. Sundays, October…


Shaddy's League Starts Sunday
Oct 5, 2010

The Sanford N. Robinson Sr. Challenger Baseball League A collaboration between the Friendship Circle and the JCC of Greater Pittsburgh Sundays, October 10, 17, 24, 31 Open to the Community Community Day School, corner of Beechwood and Forward Shaddy's League gives children and teens with special needs the opportunity to play the sport. Created by…


JCC Mourns the Loss of Vern Reingold
Oct 4, 2010

It is with a heavy heart that we share with you the passing of our dear friend, Vern Reingold.  We know that you join us in expressing condolences to Claire and the entire Reingold family.  Please see the obituary below.  Contributions may be made to the…


Middle School Musical Auditions (SQ)
Sep 28, 2010

Tuesday, November 9 • 7-9 pm Sunday, November 14 • 1-5 pm Robinson Dance Studio, 5738 Darlington Rd., Squirrel Hill Presented by the JCC Teen Department and Philip Chosky Performing Arts Program This year's show is sure to be another big hit with Director Kathy Wayne returning! You don't need to bring anything to auditions…


Fall Fun Days and Kids Nite Out (SQ)
Sep 17, 2010

Fun for Kids at the JCC Fall Fun Days l Fall Kids Nite Out l Birthday Parties Click here for more info/registration form For info: Josh Lobelsohn, 412-521-8011 x228…


School's Out Fun Days (SH)
Sep 17, 2010

Fall into the fun! October 8, November 1, 2 and 26 9 am-3 pm Each day will include free swim, crafts, games, gym time, special field trip and a snack. For registration form, click here For info: Ann Haalman, 412-278-1975 x204…


Join AgeWell for Dunkin' Brunch
Sep 16, 2010

Join AgeWell's Adult Department for a new 8 week series:Dunkin Brunch Beginning October 6, each Wednesday will feature healthy food items from Dunkin' Donuts DD Smart Menu, a stimulating lecture from a local health and wellness professional, and an exercise class. Lecture topics will include: Nutrition Diabetes Prevention Personal Security Systems Pain Management Dealing with Arthritis and More! FREE…


EKC Pre-Early Bird Registration
Sep 14, 2010

Emma Kaufmann Camp Pre-Early Bird Registration Starts September 15 Lock-in summer 2010 prices for next summer! Pre-Early Bird rates start at 10 am Wednesday, September 15. Deadline: September 29 Contact us at 412-521-8011 x318 or click here to see more about EKC…


Better Choices, Better Health (SQ)
Sep 8, 2010

Better Choices, Better Health Tuesdays, October 19-November 30 (no class November 23) 1-3:30 pm (JCC, Squirrel Hill) Free, Reservations required. Contact Amy Gold, 412-521-8011 x207 for more information. Do you have ongoing health condition such as arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, chronic pain, asthma, cancer, allergies, or any other condition that…


Study Hebrew (SQ)
Sep 7, 2010

Whether to enrich yourself, or be a role model to your kids Study Hebrew! What our students say about the program: It was exciting learning and being able to read Hebrew Just what I need to travel to Israel I learned how to speak more fluently with an Israeli instructor and w/ my peers How exciting…


Children Activities (SH)
Sep 2, 2010

Look what your child can do each day at the JCC! Sports, Swim and Dance Click here to view calendar for Fall 2010…


Drop and Shop (SH)
Sep 2, 2010

Give your child an afternoon of fun... games, great snacks, gym and swim time. Give yourself... A break, shopping time, cleaning time, a quiet lunch with a special friend, a movie that is not rated PG. Both you and your child are guaranteed a good time! Click here for registration form Saturdays1:30-4:30…


Water Exercise Programs
Sep 1, 2010

Cardio Blast Water Aerobics Great toning for the hips, thighs and buttocks while increasing cardiovascular fitness and flexibility. Mondays & Fridays l 1-2 pm$5/class/member$70/20 class card For more information contact Earleen Birkner at 412-278-1975 x216 Arthritis Aquatics Loosen up stiff joints in a warm water pool. Non-swimmers welcome. Must have a physician's referral to participate…


Talks on Tuesdays (SH)
Sep 1, 2010

the JCC-South Hills presents... Talks on Tuesdays This month: Brain Building: For More Mental Power w/ Bernie Gillotti, Educator, presenting practical tips to improve memory Tuesday, October 19 l 12:30-2:30 pm$5/member Lunch menu: Egg & Tuna Salad, Dessert Please register at front desk by October 12 Call Bonnie Livingston at 412-278-1975 x262 for more information or…


Member-Get-a-Member (SQ/SH)
Sep 1, 2010

Refer your friends to the JCC for big savings You get one month FREE for each membership referral. We'll honor as many as 12 referrals for 12 months FREE. Each friend gets one month FREE upon joining (General Membership). Be sure your friends give us your name when they join. Valid for new members…


Holiday Schedule (SQ/SH)
Sep 1, 2010

Click here to view the holiday schedule for closings, updates and more.…


Fall Group Ex Schedule Released (SH)
Aug 30, 2010

The South Hills Fall 2010 Group Exercise schedule has been released. Click here to print/download schedule. Click here for more info on Group Exercise.…


Town Hall Meeting (SH)
Aug 23, 2010

State Rep. Matt Smith to hold Town Hall Meeting at the JCC-South Hills Thursday, September 16 l 7:30-9 pm Pennsylvania State Representative Matt Smith will conduct a Town Hall Meeting at the JCC-South Hills. Rep. Smith represents the 42nd Legislative District, which consists of Mt. Lebanon, Green Tree, Rosslyn Farms and Thornburg with…


Blood Drive (SQ)
Aug 23, 2010

Sharing Faith. Sharing Life. Blood Drive Sunday, August 29 l 9 am-2 pmLevinson Hall, Squirrel Hill All participating donors will receive a pair of movie tickets and a special T-shirt. To schedule an appointment, call 1-866-366-6771 or click here.…


Classes Now Free! (SQ)
Aug 23, 2010

Great News for Centerfit Platinum members! Beginning Wednesday, September 1, your Centerfit Platinum membership becomes an even better value: ALL group exercise classes including Spinning, Pilates and Yoga will be FREE for Centerfit Platinum members. That is correct - unlimited classes for no additional cost with Platinum membership.…


New Rowing Machines are Here (SQ)
Aug 23, 2010

New Rowing Machines are Here! Come to Centerfit and try out one of our three new First Degree E-520 Fluid Rowers. Rowing provides a great whole body, low impact workout. With water as the basis of resistance, you'll feel like you're out on the water!…


Wild Zoo Safari (SQ)
Aug 23, 2010

AgeWell's Independent Adult Services Department Wild Zoo Safari Tuesday, September 21 l 9:30 am-3 pm9:30 am-3 pm l $25/age 60+ l $30/age 59 and under Enjoy a guided tram ride exclusively for JCC participants through the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium. Admission, transportation and box lunch included. Register by September 13 with Nicole Mezare,…


Welcome Back Shabbat Dinner (SQ)
Aug 23, 2010

AgeWell's Adult and Early Childhood Departments present Welcome Back Shabbat Dinner for all ages Friday, August 27 l 5-6:30 pm l Levinson Hall$12/person (no fee for children 2 and under) Celebrate Shabbat with your friends and family. Agency for Jewish Learning Rabbi Scott Aaron and his wife Rabbi Donni Aaron will lead the…


Camp may be over but the fun isn't!
Aug 10, 2010

After Camp Fun Days August 2010 l All Schools l Grades PreK-6 Click here for Registration Form…


Sign up for Fall Programs
Aug 9, 2010

Our fall programs are starting soon! Search online Check out our new Program Guide or call Squirrel Hill 412-521-8011  l  South Hills 412-278-1975…


New Exhibit
Aug 9, 2010

Associated Artists of Pittsburgh exhibit to be featured at the American Jewish Museum The American Jewish Museum (AJM) serves as host for the Celebration exhibit as the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh (AAP) continues its 100th anniversary commemoration. Running from July 25 through August 28, the opening reception sponsored…


We need your help! Please vote today
Aug 9, 2010

Vote for the "Break Time" video and help the JCC win. We need your help! Please vote today. UPMC Health Plan teamed up with the JCC to create a fun video featuring local kids' cool physical activities and healthy food choices. "Break Time," the video, was submitted to a video contest…


New and Current Member Specials
Jun 24, 2010

New members get a free 30-minute fitness orientation and a free one-week guest pass to Centerfit Platinum spa facilities. In addition, new members can earn a month’s free membership to Centerfit Platinum with frequent workouts, either in a group exercise class or with a personal trainer. New members who prefer…


American Jewish Museum: Featuring local Artist Exhibits
Jun 23, 2010

To Speak Her Heart: Leslie A. Golomb and Barbara Broff Goldman April 19 -June 30 Fine, Perlow and Weis Gallery, Kaufmann Building Artists’ Talk: Sunday, May 23, 2 PM.(Leave the Pot Behind, Leslie A. Golomb, 2008) An exhibition of prints, mixed media and lithographs that culminates 10 years of research conducted by…


New at the Family Park
Jun 23, 2010

This is big: we’re premiering a new, nine-hole miniature golf course at our 100-acre Henry Kaufmann Family Recreation Park in Monroeville. Find out more.…


Surprises in Store for Summer Camps
Jun 23, 2010

The miniature golf course at the Family Park is just one of the great new activities we have planned for this year’s James and Rachel Levinson Day Campers (children age 3 to grade 5).Our new Arts & Crafts Shelter will have storage, plumbing and electricity, enabling kids to work on…


I Made It Market Coming to the JCC!
Jun 17, 2010

I Made It! Market: A Birthday Party I Made It Market is turning three and celebrating at the JCC. Grown-ups can enjoy shopping from over 50 local makers selling handmade wares. Kids can enjoy FREE hands-on projects (princess and pirate hat-making, cake decorating, collage-making and more). Sunday, Noon…


Pittsburgh to Participate in the Maccabi Games
Jun 16, 2010

  August 8-13, 2010, in Baltimore will mark the first ever joining of ArtsFest and the JCC Maccabi Games®, and Pittsburgh will be there. The premiere arts experience for Jewish teens entering grades 8 - 12. Create, perform, exhibit, and immerse yourself in the arts! A great concept -…


Driver's Ed at the JCC
Jun 15, 2010

June 21-July 2 • 9 am-noon • Robinson Building Two weeks of daily classes 30 hours class time 6 hours of driving experience Must have a learner's permit by the end of July 2010 $375/member; $475/non-member For more information, please contact Sarah Glascom (412) 521-8011, ext. 228. To register please call the Cashier (412) 521-8011,…


JCC's Kirshner Family EKC Weekend Camp Sold Out
Jun 15, 2010

We are sad to announce that our Kirshner Family EKC Weekend has sold out.  For those who were able to register, we look forward to seeing you there!…


NEW Table Tennis!
Jun 15, 2010

Two "Stiga ST4000" Table Tennis tables are now available for all JCC members to enjoy Please contact the front desk for the schedule of availability. Members under thae age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.…


Current Exhibitions
Jun 15, 2010

Current Exhibitions: Fine, Perlow, and Weis Gallery, Kaufmann Building • 5738 Forbes Avenue • Postcard Opening Reception • Monday, May 10 • 7-8:30 pm Live music with Beth Goldstein • Reception sponsored by Ellie Baker Feldman • Free and open to public The opening event includes a special reception at 7…


Checkmates in the Post-Gazette
Jun 15, 2010

Click here to read the Post-Gazettes article on the JCC's Checkmates program.…


See us on OnQ
Jun 15, 2010

WQED's OnQ steps inside the JCC's AgeWell Program Click here to watch the clip…


Journey to Prague and Budapest
Jun 15, 2010

Join Amazing Journeys and the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh in an awe-inspiring journey to some of Europes most beautiful cities. Click here to learn more…


Cruise Alaska
Jun 15, 2010

Join Amazing Journeys and the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh as you cruise through the ocean in search for Alaska. Click here for more information…


KDKA explores senior fitness at the JCC
Jun 15, 2010

Click here to read KDKA's article and learn more about the role the JCC plays in senior fitness.…