Upcoming Events in Our Community!

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J-JEP Events

Is God on YOUR Guest List?

ATTENTION ALL 6th and 7th Grade Families! Image
Join us for a Community Wide Dinner and Discussion.Is God on YOUR Guest List?Saturday, November 9, 2013
Jewish Community Center – Levinson Hall
6:00 – 8:30 P.M.Be a part of the conversation!

With Rabbi Jeff Salkin, author of the classic Putting God On The Guest List: How To Reclaim The Spiritual Meaning of Your Child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah. 

A light dinner will start the evening at 6:00 P.M. followed by Havdalah and an interactive conversation for students and parents!
RSVP by November 4 to Helene Kessler Burke at burke@rodefshalom.org or

This event is free, but requires a reservation.

J-JEP Closed November 10th!
This is a reminder that J-JEP is closed on Sunday, November 10th.Stay informed about closings and other events by downloading the J-JEP Google Calendar!Go to the JJEP.org to download the calendar.
6th and 7th Grade Retreat

Saturday, November 16-Sunday, November 17 at Beth Shalom
At this retreat for ALL Beth Shalom and Rodef Shalom 6th and 7th graders, students will participate in discussions, service, and activities. A dairy dinner will be provided on Saturday. Students will be invited to sleepover at Beth Shalom.
For questions and to RSVP, contact Vanessa Serafini; serafini@rodefshalom.org or

Sunday, November 24 at Beth Shalom
ALL students will report to Beth Shalom on Sunday, November 24 for Family Hebrew and Religious School.At 10:30 a.m. students will be dismissed to attend LATKEPALOOZA!J-JEP students are free, but there is a suggested $5/family donation to attend.There will be games, crafts, activities, and LATKES!

Beth Shalom Events
Upcoming Beth Shalom Youth Activities
Saturday, November 3 – Chaverim (K-2nd) Pittsburgh Zoo! (1:30-5:00 p.m.)
Saturday, November 9 – Chaverim (K-2nd) Parsha Games
Atid (3rd-5th) Movie Night @ Beth Shalom
Tuesday, November 5 – Kadima (6th-8th) – Open Lounge
Friday, November 8 – USY USY Shabbat Oneg
Rodef Shalom Events
Upcoming Rodef Shalom Youth Activities
Sunday, November 10 – 3rd-5th and 6th-8th  Skyzone trip! A Bus will be taking students to Skyzone from Rodef Shalom Congregation.Sunday, November 10 – SYG – Bowling!

Rodef Shalom Brotherhood Pancake Breakfast & Coat Drive
Sunday, November 3
Breakfast: 8 a.m.
Coat Drive: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Come support Brotherhood’s pancake breakfast! Enjoy pancakes, turkey sausage, and beverages. Cost is $5/person or $15/family. Proceeds will enable Brotherhood to support charitable causes throughout the year.
Spread the warmth! Bring unwanted coats, sweaters, and shoes in good condition along with you for Brotherhood’s annual drive. Donations are tax deductible. Items will be distributed through the East End Cooperative Ministry.

Holiday Bazaar & Book Fair!
Sunday, November 17!
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.Rodef Shalom Congregation in Freehof Hall and Aaron CourtVendors include: LinaBags, Rachel’s Cure by Design, Stella & Dot, Pampered Chef, Origami Owl, Mary Kay, Thirty one, and Much more!A Scholastic Book Fair (benefits J-JEP!) and the Rodef Shalom Gift Corner will be open!

There will be a Chinese Auction and Bake Sale.

Greater Pittsburgh Community Events

IllumiNER ExtraordiNER
Heinz History Center, Wednesday December 4 2013
IllumiNer Call for Menorah/ Hanukia Stories:
Share your family story with us!!!
AJL is calling people from the community to send their family menorah stories.
Eight of these stories will be chosen for a film interviews (of the family members)
to be presented at IllumiNER ExtraordiNER event on wide screens!!Download the flyer for more info!


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