Fanfiction With Friends

Categories: Hellos With Fellows, Sarah Lehman

What Is Fanfiction? By Sarah Lehman   Have you ever written a story about your favorite fictional characters, one that came directly from your own imagination? You are far from the only one to do so. As a matter of fact, such stories—also known as fan fiction or fan fics for short—are very common, especially on the Internet. Wikipedia defines… Read More

Friendship Circle Programming Update

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The Friendship Circle’s hybrid programming model, developed to address the challenges of the pandemic, includes a variety of virtual activities, as well as safely distanced in-person events and shared experiences: Drive-in events in our parking lot & the park A range of online clubs with to-go activity kits Evening hangouts for moms to unwind online Birthday deliveries to our members… Read More

COVID-19 Friendship Circle Update

Categories: Friendship Circle

COVID-19 Update from the Friendship Circle: The Friendship Circle of Pittsburgh is focused on taking precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep our staff, participants, and community safe. As a result, we are canceling all in-person programming scheduled through the end of March. We remain committed to facilitating meaningful social interactions, and to do so, we are developing… Read More

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Teen Leadership Shabbaton Our teens enjoyed a weekend of connection, learning and fun for Teen Leadership Shabbaton last weekend. On Friday, they participated in a Training Tracks discussion about ableism with guest speakers Joey Murphy, Regina Sciullo, and Nick Sciullo, followed by a lovely Shabbat dinner and some games. On Sunday, as part of a Teen Workshop, we heard from… Read More

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A WEEKLY TORAH THOUGHT FROM RABBI MORDY You know how some things are famous for what they aren’t? Like an apology that isn’t really an apology – “I’m sorry for how that made you feel.”Or a speech that doesn’t mention by name the one thing that people were listening for? So this week’s Parsha -Tetzaveh – is one of those… Read More

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