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Seasons of our Lives II Booklet – Revised

 Seasons of our lives II booklet (rev.6.30.17)2017-7 (2)

 For our “celebrated members” a new hardcopy will be sent within the month.


Service Schedule & Upcoming Events



Friday, August 18

Potluck dinner and Kabbalat Shabbat Service,  6:00 pm

Service leader:  Tina London

Oneg Sponsor:   Mary Korytkowski and Bruce Herschlag


Saturday, August 19 / 27th of Av

Shabbat Morning Service and Torah Study 10:00 – noon,

The Rabbi’s Study

Parsha:   Re’eh, Deuteronomy 11:26 – 16:17

Haftarah:   Isaiah 54:11 – 55:5


Religious School Back to School Outdoor Potluck Shabbat Service Picnic

The Religious School is holding its Back-to School Outdoor Potluck Shabbat Service Picnic–Friday, August 25th.   All members of the congregation are most welcome, and it would be great if many of our post-school members could attend.  It is a great opportunity to meet some our younger families.

We will chant the Shabbat blessings, have a short child-friendly Friday evening service, then have dinner and spend a relaxing evening together in the great outdoors.

DATE:   Friday,  August 25th

TIME;   6:15 PM – if you can’t make it by 6:15, get there when you can.

LOCATION:   our corner of Frick Park, at the corner of Sanders and Richmond Sts, in Regent Square.   Directions are below.

WHAT  TO  BRING:  a parve or milk dish, no meat; something to sit on (we will have a few chairs and tables there);  if you have one, a game the kids can play after dinner.  There is a soccer goal on the field where we will be meeting.

These picnics have always been a lot of fun.  Invite friends and relatives; all are welcome.  Contact Hal Grinberg at

Directions:   From Squirrel Hill take Forbes Ave through Frick Park.  Make a right on Braddock Avenue, then make a right on Sanders St (one street past the traffic light by the Regent Square Theatre; the beer distributor and Typhoon are on that corner).  Go five blocks and you will see us on the right.

The Dor Hadash Book Group

The Dor Hadash Book Group is getting back in action after a 6-month hiatus.  Here are the details of the next meeting.  Remember we are always looking for new members, and invite friends who might be interested.

DATE:    Sunday, August 27th, 4:00-5:30 PM

BOOK:    Second Person Singular by Sayed Kashua

PLACE:   Alphabet City at City of Asylum

40 W. North Avenue on the Northside.  You can get directions from their website.

If you are interested in attending please contact Hal Grinberg at

The time and location are both a change from our normal routine. If you have not been to City of Asylum’s new building on the North Side, it is worth a visit.  You can get there early and look around the bookstore, and/or stay afterwards for dinner in the restaurant.



Request for Ushers

High Holy Days will be here soon.  We need people to help serve as ushers at each service.  Designations will be allotted on a first come, first serve basis.   If interested, please contact me, Jerry Rabinowitz, as listed below.  If you want a little more info on this, please see the notice is the September issue of the KOL.   412-241-8131

Seasons of our Lives II – revised copy. 

There was a misprint in the original version of this booklet that has been corrected.   Revised copies will be printed shortly.



Many of us were able to attend Jon Pushinsky’s informative presentation on Religion, speech, and civil rights: Current Constitutional challenges.   For those of you who were unable to be there and for those of you who would like to hear it again, we have a special opportunity.   If you click on the link, you will find that you can hear Jon’s talk in the comfort of your own home.   Many thanks to Jim Lenkner for making this possible.


Volunteer Opportunities with AgeWell Pittsburgh

AgeWell Pittsburgh has two volunteer opportunities that are fun and rewarding! Both help seniors in our community remain independent and connected.

AgeWell Rides, our senior transportation program that helps keep seniors on the go, has driven over 8500 miles since it started 2 ½ years ago.  Most drives are 3-5 miles – so that represents about 2750 short rides!  Volunteer drivers offer a lift to the grocery store, medical appointments, fitness classes, and more!  Help keep our older adults active and connected to the community.

AgeWell Visits is a friendly home visiting program where seniors can spend time with a kind volunteer, who has been screened and trained – someone who will listen and share small tasks or activities.  We have already given almost 600 visits since it began last year.   If you or someone you know could benefit from a friendly visit at home, please call AgeWell Pittsburgh at   412-422-0400 for more information.

We are actively seeking volunteers of all ages who are interested in either driving seniors and/or visiting with seniors.  Young families with children, bar or bat mitzvah students, high school teens (who will visit in pairs) and adults of all ages are needed as volunteers.  All volunteers will attend a 1-hour information session.  Group training can be arranged at your convenience. Jewish Family & Children’s Service will process your criminal background clearance and pay for a Driver’s History.

To find out more information call Ellen Leger at 412-422-0400 or send an email to We need you to help make a difference in a senior’s life!

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