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  • Facing Hate, Embracing the Other, a keynote virtual panel event attuned to combating the rising tide of bigotry and hatred in all its forms. 
  • Not Easily BrokenRabbi Hazzan Jeffrey Myers (Tree of Life Synagogue) and Mr. Wasi Mohammed (Former Executive Director of the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh) join Rabbi Steven Schwartz to discuss how the Pittsburgh Jewish community healed from tragedy by choosing unity over hate. 
  • Inclusion and Belonging: Jews of Color, a virtual panel discussion featuring special guest Rain Pryor, daughter of the late, great actor-comedian Richard Pryor.
  • Building Bridges, Pursuing Peace, a virtual workshop on resolving conflict and tension through the Jewish values of rodef shalom (pursuing peace), and shlom bayit (a peaceful home or community).


Family Track

  • Pre-recorded Meditation Sessions (three different sessions for the following age groups: preschool, elementary school, teens/adults) with Rabbi Ben Shalva.
  • Social Justice Through Art (Sunday, September 27, two workshops for all ages: 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.) in-person, limited space. Registration required. A follow-up session for Sunday's participants will be held virtually via Zoom on Wednesday, September 30 and Thursday, September 1 at 5:00 p.m. (participants choose one option). Jay Wolf Schlossberg Cohen, esteemed local artist and social justice worker and Amy Goldberg, Religious School Director will discuss the earth and climate as a social justice issue.  Families would go through Jay’s process of drawing and watercolor during the in person workshop. We would pass out supplies that families would use in the follow up workshop virtually. During the virtual, at home piece, Jay would work through the collage process and help each family create their own piece that could be hung in your family’s Sukkah or in your home!  Protocols will be in place to insure the health and safety of all families.
  • Making a Shofar (Sunday, September 27th, two workshops for all ages: 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.) in-person, limited space. Registration required. Rabbi Hillel Baron will lead families through a discussion about the origins of the Shofar and it’s relationship to the personal, communal and spiritual paths of teshuvah.  Each student will make and take home a shofar.  Protocols will be in place to insure the health and safety of all families. Please only one parent attend the program per household.
  • Seven Species Tasting (**Rescheduled for Sukkot, more details to come soon!) in-person, limited space. Registration required.

To register for all Inward, Upward, Outward programs, click here
To register for Family Track programs, please email Jill Suffel at 

Sun, September 20 2020 2 Tishrei 5781