South Hills Community Garden is Growing!

Categories: Community Voices, Food for Thought
 

Would you ever jump in a pool without knowing how to swim?  My knee-jerk response is no.  But when tempered with “if it could save a life,” then yes. According to South Hills Interfaith Movement (SHIM), over 2,300 of our South Hills neighbors are food-insecure.  Many of them survive only with the assistance of local food…

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Bshul Bake Sale

Categories: B-shul, Food for Thought, Religious School, Social Action
 

“Tikkun Olam” (“world repair”) in Judaism has come to connote social action.  The phrase is found in the Mishnah, a body of classical rabbinic teachings.   This concept is defined by acts of kindness performed to perfect or repair the world.  Bshul is partnering with Beth El’s “Food for Thought” social action committee.  This group is working…

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Tuna Casserole Tikun Olam Dinner

Categories: B-shul, Food for Thought, Religious School, Social Action
 

Religious School Zayin and Chavarim students are teaming up to prepare and serve dinner to Family Promise of Southwestern Pennsylvania (FPSWPA).  FPSWA brings the community together in a local partnership to help families experiencing homelessness.  Families receive evening meals and overnight accommodations from local churches and spend daytime hours in Day Centers as they work…

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Food For Thought: Make a Difference in Our Community

Categories: Food for Thought, Social Action
 

In January, a new social action initiative called Food for Thought will be launching.  You might be surprised, as I was, to find out how quickly suburban poverty is growing, even in the South Hills. We are calling our new initiative Food for Thought because our goal is to raise awareness and combat food insecurity here…

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Making Connections with South Hills Jewish Community High School!

At the South Hills Jewish Community High School, we strive to keep our post-B’nai Mitzvah teens connected to their Judaism and to each other!  The program, which is open to all South Hills Jewish teens regardless of affiliation, provides exciting opportunities for new social connections and expanded learning.  This collaborative program is held here at Beth…

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Food For Thought: Make a Difference in Our Community

In January, a new social action initiative called Food for Thought will be launching.  You might be surprised, as I was, to find out how quickly suburban poverty is growing, even in the South Hills. We are calling our new initiative Food for Thought because our goal is to raise awareness and combat food insecurity here…

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