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Author Dorit Sasson coming to PJC

The author of Accidental Soldier, Dorit Sasson will speak about her service in the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) at Parkway Jewish Center on Sunday November 19, 2017. The program will be followed by brunch and an early opportunity to shop at the Sisterhood’s Chanukah Gift shop. 
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At age nineteen, Dorit Sasson, a dual American-Israeli citizen, was trying to make the status quo work as a college student—until she realized that if she didn’t distance herself from her neurotic, worrywart of a mother, she would become just like her. Accidental Soldier: A Memoir of Service and Sacrifice in the Israel Defense Forces is Sasson’s story of how she dropped out of college and volunteered for the Israel Defense Forces in an effort to change her life—and how, in stepping out of her comfort zone and into a war zone, she discovered courage and faith she didn’t know she was capable of.

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Posted September 13, 2017 by pjcwebsite in Uncategorized

Friday Night Fusion CD

Do you remember Cantor Berlin’s popular and beautiful Friday Night Fusion programs when we had our own band playing us through the Kabbalat Shabbat service? In honor of those great times and as tzedukah for the congregation, Cantor Berlin has assembled the old gang again to make a professional recording of the Friday Night Fusion service and donated 100 CD’s of this recording to PJC. He suggests that people wanting a copy of the CD make at least an $18 contribution to the congregation. We could really use that $1,800. Please contact the office or, better yet, come for services and get your copy soon.
(412) 823-4338

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Posted September 11, 2017 by pjcwebsite in Uncategorized

Our Syma

SymaJuniorHadassah1944 1944           Here is Syma’s interview about the Sisterhood.

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Posted March 13, 2017 by pjcwebsite in Uncategorized

Memories of Jack Kessler

Jack Kessler did a lot of good in this community. Here are just a few memories. Click on any of these images to see a larger version.

Posted June 27, 2016 by pjcwebsite in Uncategorized

Memories of Mr. Goppman

Here are three of the many pages where Allan Goppman appeared in Pittsburgh’s Jewish newspapers over the years. First, his engagement announcement in 1945. Then a column about his activities at Duquesne University. And third, a picture and article from 1991 when he was involved with donating a Torah to a shul in Israel.

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Posted February 12, 2016 by pjcwebsite in Uncategorized

Hanukah Dinner and Shopping

Come celebrate Hanukah with PJC on Sunday, November 22. We’ll have a big Hanukah shopping bazaar from 2:00 p.m. till 5:00 p.m. and then a sing-along and dinner. This entire event, including the homemade dinner (made in the shul’s kosher kitchen) is being coordinated by the PJC Sisterhood.

Cost for Dinner:

$10/person ~ $5/person under 13

Please call the office to make your reservations:  412-823-4338

Hebrew Classes

We’re offering five weeks of entry-level / refresher lessons in Hebrew this fall.  The class will be flexible, according to participants’ needs and interests.  We’ll meet at PJC on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. from October 14 through November 18.  Please call the office at 412-823-4338 or email us to register so that we can plan accordingly.  Here is the song Shalom, from the musical “Milk and Honey” to remind you about the power of the Hebrew language.