The AJL sponsors or supports special events designed to bring our community together, offer high level, unique experiences and celebrate Jewish learning. An example is the AJL Across the Rivers program that was inaugurated this past year in collaboration with area synagogues to bring high level scholars for ongoing learning. To find out more about any of the following events, contact Danielle Kranjec, AJL Adult Education Coordinator, (412) 521-1101 x3204 ().
Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 7pm
Location: Jewish Community Center, Squirrel Hill
“Past, Present, Future: Squirrel Hill and Pittsburgh's Jewish Community,” a roundtable discussion with Jeffrey Finkelstein, Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh; Brian Schreiber, Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh; Dr. Barbara Burstin; Dr. Rachel Kranson. Moderated by Dr. Adam Shear, University of Pittsburgh.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013,
Location: Heinz History Center.
5:30pm | Join us for the 2013 IllumiNER ExtraordiNER!
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More about The 2012 - 2013 Squirrel Hill Project
The Squirrel Hill Project is a series of talks, free to the public, on Squirrel Hill’s Jewish Community, Urban History, and American Jewish History. Squirrel Hill and its Jewish community are unusual on the American scene. In contrast to most other 1920s-era Jewish neighborhoods around the country, it remains heavily Jewish and the center of Pittsburgh Jewish life. The public programs in this series address the history of the Pittsburgh Jewish community, the history of Squirrel Hill in particular, larger patterns in Pittsburgh's urban history, and key themes in American Jewish and urban history. Examining the history of Squirrel Hill offers an opportunity for Pittsburgh's Jewish community to think about the current status of the community, the neighborhood, and the city, and to think about the future. Lectures run from October 14, 2012 - June 12, 2013. Sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh; co-sponsored by AJL and other agencies. View the PDF flier for more information.