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First Friday Speaker, April 13, 2018, 7:30 pm – Sue Friedberg

Beginning January, 2018, our Friday evening services will begin at 7:30 p.m.    As usual, Fridays that have potluck dinners will begin at 6:30 pm.  The KOL will have the week-by-week listings.

Also, after a break of several years, we are bringing back the FIRST FRIDAY SPEAKER SERIES, in which the first Friday evening service of each month will include a 10-15 minute talk.  These talks can be on a variety of topics and, in the past, have been very interesting, relevant, and thought provoking.  The initial speaker pool will be congregants.  As we move on, we may invite others to speak as well.

We hope you will attend and help us welcome back this enhancement to our Shabbat observance.


Upcoming Schedule of Services and Events

Schedule of services

Saturday, March 24 / 8th of Nisan
Shabbat HaGadol
Shabbat Morning Service and Torah Study
10:00 – 12:00 noon, The Rabbi’s Study
Parsha: Tzav, Leviticus 6:1 – 8:36
Haftarah Shabbat HaGadol:  Malachi 3:4 – 3:24
Kiddush luncheon following the service



Thanks for those who supported our change for changes efforts to raise money for diapers, but apparently recent arrivals don’t have small children.  JFCS is asking for two kinds of support:

  • Toiletries, including shampoo, deodorant, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste
  • Financial support, in the form of checks or VISA gift cards

Please bring or send your donations directly to JFCS, at 5743 Bartlett Street.

If you wish to make an on-line donation, go to

You can designate the donation to be directed to refugee and immigrant services.  If you do donate, please shoot us an email ( , so that we can track our overall contributions.

Thank you for your generosity!


Recruiting mentors to work with children of incarcerated parents.

In the most recent Kol, we announced the Pam Surano, from Amachi Pittsburgh, would be coming to talk to us about their program and to meet with prospective volunteers.  Unfortunately, Ms. Surano cannot be with us on March 25, as scheduled.  Stay tuned for a new date. In the meantime, if you are interested and have questions, please contact Dan Resnick,


From our friends at Casa San Jose:

Please CALL your state representatives and senators now and ask them to vote against HB 28!  PICC just sent out an alert that the Pennsylvania State Legislature is back in session this week, and could soon vote on HB28, the most punitive anti-sanctuary bill yet.  It “would hold ‘sanctuary municipalities’ liable for damages caused by the criminal activity of unauthorized immigrants. It would also require law enforcement to report anyone they suspect of being undocumented to federal immigration authorities.” Republicans have a majority in both chambers, and the bill is likely to pass. Even some Democrats are supporting this bill, and we will need a veto-proof majority to keep it from becoming law. Talking points can be found in this summary from PA Together, (or you could simply say “Don’t vote for HB28:  Please stop attacking immigrants!”)



From social action committee members:

The Pittsburgh Interfaith Impact Network

The PIIN Banquet will take place this year on Sunday, April 15, and ticket sales are underway!

PIIN 2018 Annual Banquet
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Westin Convention Center:
1000 Penn Ave.

Tickets purchased by Wednesday, February 28 will be eligible for an early bird rate of $55.00 for an individual, and $555.00 for a table of ten. After February 28, ticket prices will rise to $75.00 for an individual, and $750.00 for a table of ten.  Don’t delay: order your banquet tickets now to qualify for the early bird rate!

And the keynote speaker will be Andrew Young, former civil rights leader and distinguished public servant!

Group Trip to Israel

עם לא עכשיו, אימתי? If not now, when?     

Dor Hadash has never experienced a group trip to ISRAEL and now is the time to go with Rabbi Cheryl.  For those interested, a brief informational meeting will take place with Rabbi Cheryl on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at noon in the Tree of Life Building in the study.   Let’s get excited about visiting our beloved and beautiful Israel and creating special memories.


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The Annual Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, April 8th at 3 pm.  Please mark your calendars!









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