Events for October 2012

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.…