J-Serve Pittsburgh 2019

Sunday, April 7, 2019 FROM 10:00 AM - Sunday, April 7, 2019 3:00 PM

Squirrel Hill JCC, PA 15217

Keystone Mountain Region

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Event Details

To mark the thirteenth year of J-Serve Pittsburgh, an annual teen-planned day of service for 6th-12th graders throughout the greater Pittsburgh area, our theme is “Celebrating J-Serve Pittsburgh’s B’nai Mitzvah.” The ritual of b’nai mitzvah, when someone turns thirteen, is a significant marker on the road of becoming an adult and part of a community, with all the roles and responsibilities that go along with it. J-Serve is an opportunity for teens to take on some of the responsibility of being part of and giving back to the Pittsburgh community, living out values of tikkun olam (repairing the world), tzedek (justice), and g’milut chasadim (acts of loving kindness). This year, we are especially honored to be joined at J-Serve by a group of students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. As our communities continue to process the gun violence we have recently experienced, we are proud to come together in service, learning, and healing.

We are also excited to share that the opportunities at J-Serve are expanding this year! Along with traditional direct service projects, participants will also have the option to participate in one of two advocacy and community engagement experiences: one on gun violence, and one on immigrants and refugees. When you sign up, you can choose a classic J-Serve project like preparing meals for families in need with Family House or playing bingo with seniors at Weinberg Terrace, or learn more about advocacy and activism from fellow teens and local community leaders. J-Serve Pittsburgh is attended annually by more than 300 students, making it one of the largest J-Serve events in North America. Please join us for another inspiring year! Registration opens March 1.

Parents and guardians please do not forget to fill out this mandatory waiver. https://jccpgh.formstack.com/forms/jserve_pittsburgh_2019_waiver


SIGN UP FOR YOUR SITE HERE! https://form.jotform.com/90624417554155

Cost: FREE

Location: pittsburgh 15217

Travel Info

Bus transportation is available to and from the JCC at the following locations: Temple Ohav Shalom (North Hills), Congregation Adat Shalom (Fox Chapel), JCC of the South Hills (Mt. Lebanon), and Temple David (Monroeville), as well as from BBYO's regional convention. Buses will be departing for the JCC at 9:30 AM and returning around 3:30 PM. Please arrive at your departure location no later than 9:25 AM. If you are walking to or getting dropped off at the JCC, registration opens at 10:00 AM. If you are arriving at J-Serve on a bus from BBYO, please select "other" in your registration and tell us how you will be getting home.


J-Serve is completely free for all participants. Some events or projects will be restricted for specific age groups, so please sign up accordingly. This event is open to ALL 6th-12th graders -- invite your friends!


Parents and guardiants please fill out this mandatory waiver! https://jccpgh.formstack.com/forms/jserve_pittsburgh_2019_waiver