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Rosh Hashanah- Immigrants, Refugees and Yinzers: All of Us Neighbors

Sep 26, 2022 - Sep 26, 2022 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join the JCC's Center for Loving Kindness (CFLK) for a soulful conversation with Pittsburgh neighbors no matter their country of origin. The conversation will be highlighted with the sounding of the shofar (ram’s horn) as a wake-up call to all of us for how we need to “love the stranger because we were strangers in the land of Egypt”. There will be a sharing of apples and honey for sweetness.

The moderator, Feyisola Akintola, Manager, Office of Immigration Affairs for the City of Pittsburgh, will guide us through a conversation with neighbors including those from Afghanistan, Ukraine, the Congo, Latin America, and Asia.

The Rosh Hashanah conversation will be held in JCC's Levinson Hall. Please enter through the Darlington entrance.

Feyisola Akintola, Manager, Office of Immigration Affairs for the City of Pittsburgh

Feyisola Akintola is the Manager of the Office of Immigration Affairs for the City of Pittsburgh. In her role Feyisola is charged with overseeing the city’s Welcoming Pittsburgh initiative which aims to build bridges across cultures. Feyi believes it is her job to focus on how she can better open the doors of local government to ensure residents and communities have access and feel welcomed. In addition, she manages the city’s involvement with Sister Cities. Feyisola graduated from the University of West Georgia and Chatham University. She lives in Carrick.

The CFLK is grateful to Rabbi Ron Symons, Melissa Hiller, Maggie Feinstein, Kohenet Keshira haLev Fife, Spiritual Leader Sara Stock Mayo, and for their spiritual leadership of these programs.

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For forty-nine years, the Coalition has been an active and important link in the community. It has served as a sounding board for new ideas, as well as a “watchdog” in the areas of public safety, education, residential quality, the business district, and parks and open space. With its focus on the quality of life in the 14th Ward, SHUC continues to monitor activities and future developments in the community through a range of standing committees.

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