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South Hills Torah Weekend

November 17, 2017

Temple Emanuel, Beth El Congregation and the JCC-South Hills present



Friday, November 17 at Temple Emanuel

Speaker:  Bill Strickland

5:45 – Pre Oneg, 6:30 — Service

Bill Strickland, founder of the Manchester Bidwell Group, Manchester Craftsmen Guild and Akko Center for Arts and Technology in Akko, Israel, a coastal town with a large population of Jews and Palestinians. World-renown humanitarian, Mr. Strickland brought his vision and Pittsburgh-based educational model, which largely targets disadvantaged youth and adults in transition to Akko.

Mr. Strickland is an advocate for bringing people from different communities together under the umbrella of respect and dignity.


Saturday, November 18 at Beth El Congregation

Speaker: David Fabilli

9:00 am — Service followed by Kiddush luncheon

Mr. Fabilli is known to Pittsburgh radio listners as David Jaye. He will speak about history of Jazz and Jews in Pittsburgh. He is a professor of broadcasting, and has been on Point Park’s Journalism and Communications faculty since the 1980s. He has also been a familiar voice on Pittsburgh radio since the 1970s, having worked on a number of area radio stations, including WDUQ, WJJJ, 3WS, WJAS, WYJZ, WDSY and WWCS.

During the past 10 years, Fabilli has produced a dozen “Best of” albums, including two 3-disc sets by legendary saxophonist David ‘Fathead’ Newman and also by organist Charles Earland.


Saturday evening at the JCC-South Hills

Evening of Jazz with Ken Karsh and Friends.

7:00 pm — Dessert Reception, Havdalah and Concert

Ken Karsh began playing guitar at the age of 9 and has been deeply involved in music and music education ever since. He attended Berklee College of Music and received his B.Mus. and M.Mus. in Performance at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Over the past several years, Ken has performed live and on recordings with nationally and locally known musicians. One of Ken’s proudest moments is his participation as guitarist for the soundtrack for the documentary film In My Hands.

Ken has performed with such distinguished groups as the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and the Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra (performing on Mandolin).



November 17, 2017
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