Animal Friends Chow Wagon – Our Boy Scout Troop, 284, is collecting pet food for Animal Friends Chow Wagon Program. It provides pet food assistance to families during challenging economic times, allowing them to keep their beloved pets. You can help by bringing unopened cat, dog, or rabbit food, pet treats, or cat litter, to St. Paul’s and placing it in the bin in the Undercroft marked “Chow Wagon.” Please make sure all donations are small – not bulk – sizes, as many Chow Wagon clients rely on public transportation, and cannot take home large items. For more information, contact Rachel Butler-Pardi at [email protected].
Do you have any jewelry you don’t want? Did you find any spare small jewelry boxes while cleaning up after the holidays? Claudia Circle needs them for the rummage sale (preferably boxes with the white lining intact)! You can drop them off in the office. It would be VERY helpful if you could bring items before the end of February. Thank you in advance!
Food Pantry Weekend is February 2&3. Please remember to bring your non perishable food contributions to the altar at the service of your choice. All canned, jarred (plastic please) and boxed items are appreciated. Other needed supplies are paper products and personal items (toothpaste, shampoo, etc.). Thank you very much for all your past contributions.
Souper Bowl Sunday! is Sunday, February 3. Right after the 8:45 and 10:45 services, look for 7th Grade Confirmands and their big cooking pots. They, and other youth, will be collecting money and can food to help feed the hungry through the South Hills Interfaith Movement Food Pantry. https://shimcares.org/basic-needs/#1516372039366-428066b2-643c
Thank you for your generous support!
Community Partner Spotlight: Mt. Lebanon Public Library
16 Castle Shannon Boulevard, Mt. Lebanon
Documentary Screening: We Knew What We Had - the Greatest Jazz Story Never Told
co-sponsored with Manchester Craftsman's Guild
Sunday, February 17, 2pm
The Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild presents its hour-long
documentary We Knew What We Had: The Greatest Jazz
Story Never Told, followed by a Q&A session and recordings of MCG Jazz. The documentary chronicles the
unrecognized history of jazz in Pittsburgh, and feature the
talents of international jazz legends George Benson,
Ahmad Jamal, Stanley Turrentine, Billy Eckstine, Kenny
Clarke, Art Blakey, Billy Strayhorn, and Mary Lou Williams
Equity in Community
co-sponsored with Repair the World Pittsburgh
Sunday, February 24, 5pm
Refreshments and round robin-style conversations about how we can build a community that is supportive and welcoming to immigrants and refuges with Hello Neighbor, JFCS, SHIM, and Casa San Jose.
This is the first of a four-part Repair the World Pittsburgh series in our community. Repair the World was founded in 2009 “to make meaningful service a defining element of American Jewish life.” Repair the World extends their mission to communities and partners to do the same. Through the action of service “volunteers help transform neighborhoods, cities and lives through meaningful service experiences rooted in Jewish values, learning and history.”
Please invite your friends, neighbors or organization members to join you in participating in these community building conversations aimed at initiative transformative change.
Community Partner Spotlight: Temple Emanuel of South Hills
1250 Bower Hill Road, Mt; Lebanon
A Conversation with Evan Wolfson: Temple Emanuel’s LGBTQ+ Task Force is excited to bring Evan Wolfson to speak at Temple Emanuel on February 7, 2019 at 7 pm. Mr. Wolfson will speak on “Making More Progress for Gay & Transgender People in our Community, Pennsylvania, the US, and the World: What Can We Do?”
Mr. Wolfson is an internationally recognized civil rights lawyer who founded Freedom to Marry, the campaign that won marriage equality in the U.S. He is the author of Why Marriage Matters: America, Equality, and Gay People’s Right to Marry (Simon & Schuster, July 2004). He is also a Squirrel Hill native.
The format will be a conversation with Mr. Wolfson, followed by audience Q&A. This event is free and open to the community