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In our News section, you’ll find copies of our director’s weekly email message, Rabbi Scott Aaron’s blog, information for the media, the Connections newsletter for those in the community involved with or interested in special needs, and more. If you have questions about any of our news items or initiatives, contact the appropriate member of our staff or our Executive Director Edward Frim ( ), (412) 521-1101 x3101.

Recent AJL Photos

On June 1 we honored the 2014 Unsung Jewish Heroes--21 devoted educators in Pittsburgh's Jewish day schools, early childhood centers, and synagogue religious schools. Each hero was nominated by his or her community in recognition of their dedication to Jewish learning and building Jewish life in Pittsburgh. By kindling their students’ love of learning, the Unsung Jewish Heroes awardees ensure a vibrant and thriving future for our community. AJL was also pleased to present this year's AJL Special Needs Distinguished Service Award; the Grinspoon Award for Excellence in Jewish Education; and the Shore-Whitehill award. Learn more on our Teachers page

 

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J-Serve 2014 was an annual day of service for over 10,000 Jewish teens around the world. This volunteer initiative joins Jewish teens from across Greater Pittsburgh to learn together and serve the community, as they volunteer for a day to help address homelessness, hunger, the environment, inclusion of children with special needs, and much more. Learn more on the J-Serve page.

 

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Below are recent photos from the 2013 IllumiNER ExtraordiNER, AJL’s Community Hanukah Celebration at Pittsburgh’s Heinz History Center.

 

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Photos from J-Serve 2013: You can read coverage of J-Serve 2013 in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “Jewish teens fan out across Pittsburgh area for day of service,” and in The Jewish Chronicle, “May we serve you?”

 

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Photos from AJL’s annual awards program, including Unsung Jewish Heroes, Distinguished Service, Special Needs, and the Grinspoon Award for Excellence in Jewish Education.

 

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