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Stephen Jenkinson's Nights of Grief and Mystery Tour comes to Pittsburgh!
Oct
15
7:00 PM19:00

Stephen Jenkinson's Nights of Grief and Mystery Tour comes to Pittsburgh!

Members of our community have been working to bring Canadian scholar and storyteller Stephen Jenkinson and award winning musician Gregory Hoskins, along with his band, to Pittsburgh for a one-night-only event on Tuesday, October 15.

His message has something for everyone and, in particular, it will be relevant to those who are human and long for authentic community, those moving toward elderhood and those wondering what that entails, healers, patients, cultural activists, environmentalists, musicians, poets, writers, lovers of language, members of clergy, people of faith, aetheists, and animists, folks who are interested in conversations around philosophy, social history, anthropology, and end-of-life issues, life-long learners, people who may be closer to the end of life than to the beginning, those who desire a better world for the next generation or people for whom things that matter bring resonance. 

We implore you not to miss - it will rattle things lose and break your heart, it will make you whole and give you new appreciation for what it means to be alive.

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Learn More: https://orphanwisdom.com/nights-of-grief-and-mystery
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High Holidays of Hope: Forgiveness and Repentance
Oct
9
3:00 PM15:00

High Holidays of Hope: Forgiveness and Repentance

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Gather on the holiest day of the year to explore the role that forgiveness and repentance have in our daily lives and in light of traumatic circumstances.

Our conversation features:

Dan Leger, Longtime Member of Congregation Dor Hadash • Retired Hospice Nurse and Certified Clinical Chaplain • Survivor of October 27 Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre

Ivy Schamis, Social Studies Teacher • Survivor, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting in Parkland, FL

Moderated by Rev. Tim Smith, CEO of Center of Life in Hazelwood

Presented by JCC Pittsburgh’s Center for Lovingkindness with community Partners: 10/27 Healing Partnership, Makom HaLev, Congregation Dor Hadash, Kesher Pittsburgh, Repair The World Pittsburgh, and Tiferet

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High Holidays of Hope: Rosh Hashanah UPstanders
Sep
30
3:00 PM15:00

High Holidays of Hope: Rosh Hashanah UPstanders

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The piercing sound of the ancient shofar will inspire us to move from being bystanders to UPstanders.
These community leaders will share their passions:

Leah Lizarondo, 412 Food Rescue, "Food Justice"

Tammy Thompson, Circles Greater Pittsburgh, "The Cycle of
Intergenerational Poverty"

Kristy Trautmann, FISA Foundation - SWPA Says No More, "Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault"

Engage in guided conversations with neighbors
• Circulate among tabling organizations and learn more about getting -involved
• Special Rosh Hashanah snacks
• Casual attire

Presented by JCC Pittsburgh’s Center for Lovingkindness with community Partners: Makom HaLev, Repair The World Pittsburgh, 412 Food Rescue, Kesher Pittsburgh, Circles Greater Pittsburgh, Congregation Dor Hadash, Southwest PA Says NO MORE, and Tiferet

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