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Jewish Spain Virtual Bus Tour Series

Join us for a live Zoom walk and talk uncovering the rich history of Jews in Spain. Conducted by Dani Rotstein, Founder of Jewish Majorca.   Register for free here: Through the partnerships of:Temple Ohav ShalomCongregation Beth ShalomTemple EmanuelTemple SinaiJewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Link to Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1118331261955318 Dates: January 31 - Part One: […]

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I've Always Wondered
Who Was Montefiore? Originally Published January 26-27, 2021.

With all the talk about hospitals lately (blessed to have them, wish we didn’t need them), the question came around to who was the namesake for Montefiore Hospital, the “Jewish hospital” in Pittsburgh. So even though this is neither his birthdate (October 24, 1784, in Livorno, Italy) nor his death date (July 28, 1885 near […]

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Derekh Theatre Talks: Black Plays in Pittsburgh & Beyond

In celebration of Black History month, join us for a community discussion of Black plays whose characters and themes resonate with present-day politics, protest movements, and community struggles. We will discuss plays by Lynn Nottage, August Wilson, and Christopher Demos-Brown. This discussion series is being presented in partnership with The 412 Black Jewish Collaborative. The […]

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I've Always Wondered
"Let My People Go!" Originally Published January 22-23, 2021.

Within this week’s parashah, which is Bo, we read of one of the times that God directs Moses to sally over and exhort Pharaoh to “Let My people go!”  “!שַׁלַּ֥ח אֶת־עַמִּ֖י”  God emphasizes God’s greater power in adding, “so that they may worship Me.”  Your correspondent is likely not the only one who comes away […]

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Third Annual Derekh Speaker Series

Uncovering Hidden Stories This series is sponsored by: Sarah Blake Naamah: The Novel January 20, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. With the coming of the Great Flood—the mother of all disasters—only one family was spared, drifting on an endless sea, waiting for the waters to subside. We know the story of Noah, moved by divine vision […]

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I've Always Wondered
Who Was Moses Hess? Originally Published January 15-16, 2021.

Moses Hess (originally Moritz Hess), was born on January 21, 1812, in Bonn, Germany, and passed away on April 6, 1875, in Paris, France.  Along the way, this journalist, philosopher, and early modern Zionist influenced Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, Theodor Herzl, and many others in important ways.  Hess’ first work published was The Holy […]

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Remixing Judaism with Professor Roberta Kwall

Wednesday, February 3, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. Join the conversation as Professor Roberta Kwall discusses how we can "remix" Jewish Tradition by developing a richer set of culturally religious norms to provide a foundation for a transmissible Jewish tradition. This conversation, based in her book, "Remix Judaism: Preserving Tradition in a Diverse World" is perfect […]

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Climbing the Tree of Life: A Tu Bishvat Seder

Thursday, January 28, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. Join us as we explore the mystical Four Worlds, eat some fruits and nuts, and drink four cups of wine for a virtual Tu Bishvat seder experience led by Rabbi Seth Adelson. We will ascend the rungs from the corporeal to the spiritual as we celebrate Creation, symbolized […]

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Digital Selves Amidst Coronavirus with Rabbi Jeffrey Schein

Sunday, January 31, 2020 10:00 a.m. Join this conversation about having uncomfortable conversations Together we'll explore our relationship to digital technologies while paying attention to the traditional categories of Jewish ethics and imagining a new Jewish ethical vessel named “between a person and their technologies.” Check out the event on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/events/767129674204219/ Meeting ID: 826 6394 3124 […]

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Jews for Justice

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