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J-JEP (Joint Jewish Education Program)
JJEP Open House
Sunday, April 2
10:30am - 12:00pm

All new incoming students and parents are invited to learn about the 2017-2018/5778 school year.

Open to students entering grades K-7.

Potential students & families will get to participate in:
Q & A
Morning T'fillah
Hebrew Demo

If you plan on attending, please RSVP to Kate.

Please join parenting expert, Debi Gilboa in a 3-part series about talking to your children about tough topics, the happiness of our children and the steps you should take to create a peaceful home. 

Respected parenting and youth development expert, Deborah Gilboa, MD, is the founder of and is a regular contributor on The Today Show. Popularly known as Dr. G, her passion for raising kids with character makes her a favorite family physician, media personality, author, speaker and social influencer. A mom of four boys, she inspires audiences with relatable stories and easy tools to develop crucial life skills in children ages 2-22. 

Free childcare will be offered at all three sites for children ages 18 months to five years old for families who pre-register.

What's Happy Got to Do With It? 
Sunday, March 5th from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. 
Rodef Shalom (also being live streamed at Temple Emanuel and Temple Ohav Shalom) 

There is so much pressure to make our kids happy! More than that, who could love these little ones more, or want more for them than their happiness? Let's talk about what happiness really is, what skills kids need to find and make their own happiness, and how to apply the long, Jewish view to what our kids really need from us to grow and thrive. 

A Peaceful Home: How to Turn the Juggle Into a Balance 
Sunday, April 2nd from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. 
Rodef Shalom (also being live streamed at Temple Emanuel and Temple Ohav Shalom) 

Shalom bayit - a peaceful home - can feel like an impossible goal. Dr. G lives this with four kids of her own (she survived 4 boys age 6 and under!), and will share strategies for getting the home life you want NOW instead of waiting for that elusive "later." We'll talk work-out-of-the-home, work-from-home and always-working-because-we're-home parenting, since there is no such thing as a non-working parent. Whether you keep Shabbat or not at all, Dr. G will talk about how to really enjoy Friday night and Saturday as a family. From conflict resolution to getting control of the family busy-ness, we'll leave with strategies for making our priorities and our schedules match.

From Sinai to Seinfeld: The History of Jewish Humor
A Melton Scholars Class presented by Rabbi Danny Schiff

A 10-session course on the amazing richness of Jewish Humor: A Treasure of irresistible jokes stretches from the Israelite relationship with God to the growing divide between cultural and religious Judaism in the early 21st century. Treating Jewish jokes as text, this course invites students to analyze and interpret the evolving concerns,styles, rhythms, preoccupations, and values of the Jewish people that lie buried deep in the words that make us laugh as Jews, and that bond us as a people. 

JJEP Parent Elective:  Grow your Judaism through Chai Mitzvah
One Sunday a month during JJEP

Join Rabbis Bisno, Henry, Adelson, and others for a unique experiential Jewish journey that blends monthly group study with personal choices of Jewish engagement, called the "Jewish Bucket List." 

Each month we will study a topic using a specially designed curriculum that is accessible to those of all backgrounds and styles of practice, offering texts in Hebrew and English, from contemporary and traditional sources.  Our tradition tells us that a full Jewish life involves our head, heart, and hands. Chai Mitzvah participants will be encouraged to build their "Jewish Bucket List" through identifying what is personally meaningful to them by incorporating study, spirituality and social action.
  • March 5: Israel and the Jewish Spirit with Rabbi Seth Adelson
  • April 9: Gratitude: Modim Anachnu Lach with Hazzan Rob Menes
  • April 23: Judaism and the Environment with Rabbi Jeremy Markiz
To sign up or for more information:
Email Kate or call  412-621-6566 x111
$18 covers the cost of materials
 Congregation Beth Shalom
Purim 2017: Monopoly Edition!
Sunday, March 12
10am - 1pm


Go directly to the carnival and enjoy  GAMES CRAFTS FOOD , and much more!

Located in the Samuel & Minnie Hyman Ballroom at Beth Shalom.

Sponsorships for Purim are still available!

For more information about the Purim Carnival, call Marissa Tait at 412.421.2288 x 463 or email her here.
Shababababa & Shabbat Haverim
Friday, March 17 

Shababababa is our musical Shabbat service for pre-schoolers and their families led by Rabbi Seth Adelson 

 Shabbat Ḥaverim is our new musical Kabbalat Shabbat service for kid grades K-4 led by Sara Stock Mayo

Lounge Nights

Finished with your homework? Nothing to watch on TV? Just trying to find something fun to do? Well, look no further! Come to Youth Lounge nights to play pool, eat pizza, enjoy surprise snack nights, play video and board games, and enjoy Jewish learning. 

Kadima (6th-8th) every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Closed on Holidays
Rodef Shalom Congregation
6th- 12th Grade: Purim Preparations continue!!!!
Sunday, March 5th 
12:00pm - 2:30pm with lunch provided!

Kindergarten-5th Grade: 
Purim Party!!!
Saturday, March 11th
5pm- 8pm

RSVP to Yael Eads by Sunday, March 5.

Cost of the event is $5.00 per child to help cover food and activities.
6th-12th Grade: 
Purim Overnight
Saturday, March 11th - Sunday, March 12
Drop off will be at 5:00pm on March 11th, and pick up will be at 1:00pm on March 12th.

Dinner, snacks, and breakfast are all provided. Donations are welcomed, but not required, to help cover the costs of food.

RSVPs to Yael Eads MUST be received by Sunday, March 5.
Save the Date:  
Empty Bowls 2017
Sunday March 19th
12:00pm - 6:30pm

We will be looking for bakers to fill our bake sale, as well as volunteers during the event!!!  

Contact Yael Eads at if you can help out!  
Greater Pittsburgh Community
(6th-12 Grades)
Sunday, March 19

J-Serve Pittsburgh is an invigorating, inspiring teen-planned day of Jewish community service, attended each year by 300 Jewish teens in 6th-12th grade from around greater Pittsburgh. Teens meet at the JCC in Squirrel Hill for breakfast and an engaging learning session led by their peers. Then, they're off to volunteer at more than 15 local service locations (including Cribs for Kids, 412 Food Rescue, the Ronald McDonald House and Beverly's Birthdays) for several hours before returning to the JCC for lunch and celebration.
Volunteer to make a difference in our community this year!
Mitzvah Bash
Sunday, March 5
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Ace Hotel
Mitzvah Bash is Pittsburgh's only Bar/Bat Mitzvah Event

Enjoy a spectacular party for adults and kids who are planning upcoming bar/bat mitzvahs. In two ballrooms of the Ace Hotel Pittsburgh, you will experience the greatest in: 
  • DJ Entertainment 
  • Food and Drinks 
  • Desserts and Candy 
  • Décor and Rentals 
  • Games and Activities 
  • Vendor Resources 
  • Theme and Planning Ideas 
  • and more! 
Vendor partners at the event include: All Occasions/Marbella, Lendable Linens, A-Z Entertainment, Entertainment Unlimited, E.L.F Entertainment, Tap Snap, Glyde Productions, Bella Christie and Lil Z's Sweet Boutique, Pretzel Crazy, Festivities, Grandpa Joe's Candy Shop, Miscellaneous Balloons, Gray Phoenix Design, Allison McGeary Florist, Nota Bene, Anne Lehman Design, Sherer Video, ASAP Promotions, Rhaina Taylor Photography, Perfectly Planned by Shari 

There will also be resources for many more fabulous vendors at the party! 

*The first 200 families will receive a gift bag 

This is a free event. 

Please bring a non-perishable food item for donation to the Kosher Food Pantry.
Please join us for a conversation with Rabbi Danny Schiff
"Anti-Semitism in 2017: How Worried Should We Be?"
Wednesday, March 15
Temple Ohav Shalom


Light Refreshments

RSVPs appreciated by March 13 to Jackie at or 412-369-0900

 Temple Ohav Shalom, 8400 Thompson Run Road, Allison Park, PA 15101