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MDFR Day 1 by Dr. Monika Moyrer

By Ellen Resnek / Monday, June 17, 2024 / Comments Off on MDFR Day 1 by Dr. Monika Moyrer

Day one: it started really well in Atlanta. I am excited to be part of the group and look forward to learning about the Civil Rights Movement on this tour. […]

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We Begin Our 2024 Marching Down Freedom’s Road: A Journey of Education and Empowerment

By Ellen Resnek / Sunday, June 16, 2024 / Comments Off on We Begin Our 2024 Marching Down Freedom’s Road: A Journey of Education and Empowerment

As we stand on the precipice of another transformative journey, hearts brimming with hope and determination, we embark on a Civil Rights Study Seminar. “Marching Down Freedom’s Road” isn’t just […]

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The National Museum of African American History and Culture

By Ellen Resnek / Thursday, June 6, 2024 / Comments Off on The National Museum of African American History and Culture

The First Juneteenth On June 19, 1865, nearly two years after President Abraham Lincoln emancipated enslaved Africans in America, Union troops arrived in Galveston Bay, Texas with news of freedom. […]

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POSTPONED Usable History in Times of Crisis:  Reflections on 10 Years of Living in the Past

By Ellen Resnek / Tuesday, May 7, 2024 / Comments Off on POSTPONED Usable History in Times of Crisis:  Reflections on 10 Years of Living in the Past

POSTONED In the summer of 2014 Tammy Hepps moved to Squirrel Hill for one year to research her family’s ancestral Jewish community of Homestead, Pennsylvania.  Ten years later, she’s still […]

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Jewish Ameican Heritage Month

By Ellen Resnek / Wednesday, April 17, 2024 / Comments Off on Jewish Ameican Heritage Month

Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM) every May honors the rich contributions and unique stories of Jewish Americans. It showcases the deep connections between Jewish communities and the diverse tapestry of […]

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Empowering Tomorrow: South Allegheny Students Unveil Civil Rights History in MLK Day Assembly with Laura Thompson, CWB Alumni and Teacher Extrodonaire

By Ellen Resnek / Monday, January 15, 2024 / Comments Off on Empowering Tomorrow: South Allegheny Students Unveil Civil Rights History in MLK Day Assembly with Laura Thompson, CWB Alumni and Teacher Extrodonaire

Charting a course through the pages of civil rights history, South Allegheny students recently gathered in a powerful assembly that transcended generations. Led by the dynamic Laura Thompson, CWB Master […]

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Spotlighted by the Pennsylvania School Boards Association: Our Unforgettable Speaker Event Focused on Nurturing Understanding and Compassion

By Ellen Resnek / Wednesday, December 20, 2023 / Comments Off on Spotlighted by the Pennsylvania School Boards Association: Our Unforgettable Speaker Event Focused on Nurturing Understanding and Compassion

The Pennsylvania School Board Association (PSBA) highlighted Tony McAleer’s visit to Seneca Valley School District on December 7th, 2023, in their widely distributed monthly e-bulletin. This bulletin reached an extensive […]

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FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT: MOSAICS INSPIRED BY TRAGEDY

By Ellen Resnek / Wednesday, October 11, 2023 / Comments Off on FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT: MOSAICS INSPIRED BY TRAGEDY

About the Event Free and open to the public RSVPs to our opening reception are requested Presented by Rodef Shalom Congregation in collaboration with Violins of Hope, this exhibit features […]

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Art and Remembrance inspired by the art and story of Holocaust survivor Esther Nisenthal Krinitz

By Ellen Resnek / Thursday, October 5, 2023 / Comments Off on Art and Remembrance inspired by the art and story of Holocaust survivor Esther Nisenthal Krinitz

EDUCATION The lessons from Esther’s art and story are immediate and understandable, nurturing empathy and courage, while her art brings the Holocaust to life in a markedly different way than […]

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Jewish Genealogy Society of Pittsburgh First Annual Special Interest Week

By Ellen Resnek / Friday, September 15, 2023 / Comments Off on Jewish Genealogy Society of Pittsburgh First Annual Special Interest Week

Jewish Genealogy Society of Pittsburgh in Partnership with the Rauh Jewish Archives host First Annual Special Interest Week Thousands of Jewish immigrants from historic Galicia (including parts of present-day Poland […]

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