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

Posted on 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 of Pittsburgh
  • Moderator: Adam Shear, Professor and Director of the Jewish Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh

as they discuss the unique history and current character of Squirrel Hill and Pittsburgh’s Jewish life. From a bustling streetcar suburb in the 1920s to a cultural hub today. Squirrel Hill remains at the heart of the region’s Jewish community.

Learn about the direction Squirrel Hill is headed and the future of the community. The majority of Pittsburgh’s Jewish population lives in the same geographic area, which makes the region an anomaly compared to most American cities. What does that mean for the neighborhood?

This event will be an informative finale to The Squirrel Hill Project - A program of the Jewish Studies Program