We will be honoring those in our congregation who have reached their 80th birthday and beyond. This promises to be a memorable and beautiful Shabbat and we encourage all of you to attend to help us celebrate our special honorees at this simcha.
Shabbat Morning Service and Torah Study
10:00 – noon, The Rabbi’s Study
Parsha: Bamidbar, Numbers 1:1 – 4:20
Haftarah: Hosea 2:1 – 2:22
Kiddush luncheon following the service
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.
Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry
YOU have the power to change lives in our community
Every spring, the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry reaches out to supporters to help raise the funds needed to ensure our neighbors have enough food to put on their tables. This year, many of our donors are matching or increasing their donations to last year’s appeal, and we hope you will join them in giving as generously as you can.
The Pantry helps thousands of people experiencing temporary hard times, like layoffs or medical emergencies, or working parents earning wages too low to cover expenses. But the truth is that a large number of the people we serve are children, who must have adequate nutrition to grow properly, and seniors, who have worked hard all their lives.
Your financial gift to the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry will be maximized to its fullest potential. Not only will your gift provide nutritious food for hungry community members, it will also support critical services that help our clients break the cycle of poverty and become self-sufficient.
We hope you will join us again this year. We cannot do this work without you. YOU have the power to change lives. If you are able, make a donation right now to the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry (please designate “Spring Appeal”) or call 412-422-7200.
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 trainings can be arranged at your convenience. Jewish Family & Children’s Service will process your criminal background clearance and pay for a Driver’s History.
Join Dor Hadash in helping the community We provide dinners at the East End Cooperative Ministries (EECM) Homeless Shelter in East Liberty the second Wednesday of every month. Volunteers can come individually or in groups, and you can volunteer one month or many. The time commitment includes shopping, preparing and serving the meal. Congregants have expressed satisfaction doing this mitzvah, and most return year after year. This year, we need Dor Hadash volunteers for July 12 and August 9. Volunteers must be over 16 years of age due to EECM insurance. Please let me know if you can help out. Helene Weinraub firstname.lastname@example.org
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