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Dor Hadash, a unique strand of Pittsburgh’s Jewish tapestry – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Schedule of Services & Events

Friday, Sept 13   –   7:30 pm  Erev Shabbat led by Rabbi Deborah and Seth Cohen in Cohen Chapel


Saturday, Sept 14

9:00 am  Torah Study, ALC1


10:00 am  Shabbat Morning Service, Rabbi Deborah with Cantor Julie Newman.  Cohen Chapel/ lunch in Falk Library


1-3:00 pm DISCUSSION on where Reconstructing Judaism is going.  Cohen Chapel


3:00-4:00 pm  Healing Service led by Rabbi Waxman.  Cohen Chapel


September, 2019
Name English Date Hebrew date This year
Sheila Steger 9/12/2000 12 Elul 12-Sep-19
Ethel Begler 9/13/1970 12 Elul 12-Sep-19
Mathew Bartholomew 9/4/1998 13 Elul 13-Sep-19
Jenny Chelemer 9/10/1984 13 Elul 13-Sep-19
Irving Fertman 9/12/1973 15 Elul 15-Sep-19
Melvin Balsom 9/11/2014 16 Elul 16-Sep-19
Sadie Saroff 9/15/1981 16 Elul 16-Sep-19
Janet Schlesinger 9/3/2004 17 Elul 17-Sep-19
Harry McKibben 9/11/1968 18 Elul 18-Sep-19
Mildred Schutzman 9/4/2004 18 Elul 18-Sep-19


Sunday,  Sept 15   

10:00 am – noon pm.  Board Meeting with Rabbi Waxman



Details and resources involved in facilitating and leading a funeral service.  With Dan Leger and Rabbi Doris Dyen,  ALC1


3:00-4:30 pm  SOCIAL ACTION PROGRAM – Dor Hadash Welcomes Refugees

The Dor Hadash Social Action Committee invites members to learn about the experiences of refugees who are living in Pittsburgh and the local efforts to assist them.  We will be hearing from Leslie Aizenman, Director, Refugee and Immigrant Services, Jewish Family and Community Services, Benedict Killang, Program Manager, Immigrants and Internationals Advisory Initiative at Allegheny County Department of Human Services, who leads county efforts to integrate immigrants and refugees, and Celestin Mpagaze, a refugee from the Congo, a growing Pittsburgh community.  Please join us for this important meeting.  Cohen Chapel

We encourage everyone to sign up for the HIAS Newsletter (click on “Sign Up” in upper right corner.)  It offers the best news and suggestions from a Jewish perspective on how to support and advocate for refugees and immigrants.  HIAS is one of our Social Action Committee’s partner organizations.  It was founded as the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society in 1881, and has gone on to promote a world in which all refugees “find welcome, safety, and freedom.”


High Holiday Days Service Schedule – 5780

Rosh Hashanah Services will be held at the JCC – Forbes Avenue building


Erev Rosh Hashanah

Sunday, September 29, 8:00 pm   Levinson Hall

Service Leader:  Lou Fineberg

Speaker:  Jo Recht


Rosh Hashanah – Day 1  Levinson Hall

Monday, September 30, 9:30 am

Service Leader:  Bruce Herschlag

Speaker:  Kathy Blee


Family Service10:30 – noon       Dance Studio (3rd floor)

Service Leader:  Anna Coufal with Gil Benedetti

Tot Service
10:45 – 11:45 am         Family Place (3rd floor)

Service Leader:  Karen Morris


Tashlich – immediately following services at Chatham Pond


Rosh Hashanah – Day 2 Levinson Hall

Tuesday, October 1, 9:30 am

Service Leader: Mark Rubenstein

Discussion Leader: Reb Ezra Weinberg


Yom Kippur Services will be held at the JCC – Darlington Road building 


Kol Nidre

Tuesday, October 8, 6:30 pm

Service Leader:  Barbara Baumann

Speaker:  Dan Leger


Yom Kippur  Wednesday, October 9, 9:30 am   Katz Auditorium


Service Leaders:  Paul Needle & Judy Yanowitz


Family Service10:30 – noon   Fishbowl (basement level)

Service Leader:  Daniel Mosse

Tot Service
10:45 – 11:45 am       Room 154 (basement level)

Service Leader:  Karen Morris


Yom Kippur Teen Discussion group, 10:30 – noon    (Classroom, basement level)
for Post-B’nai Mitzvah Teens


Yizkor Service (immediately follows Shachrit)    Katz Auditorium

Service Leaders:  Judy Grumet & Janey Zeilinger


Musaf Service (immediately follows Yizkor)     Katz Auditorium

Service Leader:  Lisa Levinson


Mincha/Neila Services, 5:00 pm      Katz Auditorium

Service Leader:  Ray Engel


Break-the-Fast immediately following services   Basement level


All Dor Hadash members are invited to join with others from the community at these JCC-sponsored holiday afternoon programs:


Rosh Hashanah, Monday, September 30

3:00 – 4:30 pm   High Holidays of Hope at the JCC: “Rosh Hashanah Upstanders”, a community program with guided conversations


Yom Kippur, Wednesday, October 9

3:00 – 4:30 pm   High Holidays of Hope at the JCC: “Yom Kippur: Forgiveness and Repentance”, a community program with guided conversations


DH Social Action at High Holidays:

As we celebrate the new year and reflect on how to act on our values, the Social Action committee encourages you to support the following two organizations:

Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center, a partner of HIAS in El Paso, Texas. They provide legal assistance to immigrant crime victims, those with deportation orders, asylum seekers and also general immigration legal assistance.  HIAS helps fund members of their legal team and reports that they are supporting the survivors of the Walmart shooting with immigration legal services. This will be a meaningful way during the High Holidays that we can respond to a community experiencing a tragedy we know so well,and support a HIAS partner in life saving work with vulnerable people at the Texas border.


The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank:  The mission of Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank is to feed people in need and mobilize our community to eliminate hunger. This organization, which we have supported for many years, continues to meet the great needs in our community.

Look for email information about how to contribute to both of these organizations soon.





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