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Welcome to J-SITE!

J-SITE: the Jewish Site for Innovative Teen Education, is Pittsburgh’s leader in Jewish education for 8th-12th graders from all backgrounds. J-SITE programs prepare individuals to think critically, feel responsibility to the Jewish people, and participate in Jewish communal life.

Special event with Izzy Ezagui | Sunday, October 26, 2014
1:30 - 2:30pm at the JCC, Co-sponsored by J-SITE!

Izzy EzaguiJoin us for a special talk by Izzy Ezagui. Ezagui has a riveting story of perseverance and overcoming life's challenges. He is coming to Pittsburgh to share it Sunday, October 26 at the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill. An American-born member of the Israel Defense Forces, Izzy lost his dominant arm in combat on the border of Gaza in 2008 at age 19. After his rehabilitation, he took the unusual step of returning to military combat and went on to become a squad commander. President Shimon Peres honored him in 2011 as an outstanding soldier. Izzy is currently an IDF reservist. For details, view the event flier. For more information on Izzy and his story, read the coverage in the Fall/Winter Connections newsletter.


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  • Jewish Education

    At J-SITE we provide a wide variety of high quality courses with experienced and energetic faculty. J-SITE builds a curriculum around the student needs and interests, teaching Jewish text, history and values through hands-on programming and interactive classes.
  • Engagement

    J-SITE is a place where teens from throughout the Greater Pittsburgh Area come together both to learn and to socialize. Teens build relationships not only in the classroom, but also during supplemental programming throughout the year.
  • Leadership

    J-SITE is the place for the current and future leaders of the Jewish community to gain the skills they need to become our future leaders. We empower our teens to take responsibility for their learning, and their Judaism.

For more information

For any questions about upcoming Jewish learning programs for your 8th-12th grade teen, please contact Director of Teen Learning Carolyn Gerecht (), (412) 521-1101 x3204.